Monday, August 18, 2008

I have had it up to shnik

I have had zero sales on Etsy this month. Zero. It annoys me a lot. No, I do not rely on Etsy for my living, but the extra income needs to count for something. This is after all a business, not a game. I am enjoying the business side as much as I do the creative side. This is who I am - an artist and a business woman.

I was wondering a lot if I should close shop. I spend way too much time on the forums, which don't really bring much sales anyway since buyers don't look there most of the times. This thread I posted today, and which got plenty of helpful response (as well as supporting, which was lovely but not what I was looking for), gives me a lot to think about. My mind is not yet set-up, but this is what I came up with so far.
  • I started a DaWanda shop, to see how I sell without all this annoying constant promoting.
  • I am waiting till the end of December before I decide whether I will close shop.
  • I am considering stopping to promote on the forums till October. I am just not sure I will be able to do that, cause seriously - I am addicted to the forums.
  • I am planning a local promotional activity. You can read about it here, if you wanna join - let me know ASAP.
  • I removed the baby Lavi text from my shop announcement. People commented it is too sad and a sales turn-off. Of course I will still be donating more if I can.
I will do more thinking tomorrow, after I review the thread again. Any thoughts are welcome.

2 comments:

goooooood girl said...

Very fine......

YuHui said...

I love your hand made foam puppets so much! Is the new-comer "Sophie" for sale? Can I purchase it from Taiwan? (We're in the south east Asia.) I will give Sophie a nice home.