Gaining views of your Etsy shop is obviously key to making a sale and there are many ways to do this. If you’ve been following my recent posts, you’ll know that Sue and I look to Etsy to earn a small additional income; we’ve no marketing budget and use free online tools and social media to spread the word, helping people discover our blog and Sue’s Etsy shop. This post is about how and why we use Twitter to help people find us.
For a fair while Sue and I worked at getting Etsy views by maintaining this blog, but in the autumn of 2011, Etsy launched their Connect Your Shop integration buttons aimed at sellers. What they offered was the chance to link your Twitter and Facebook accounts to your Etsy shop. Click the Twitter button on your Etsy listing and it’s sent to your Twitter account. Others who view your Etsy shop listings can also click the button and send it to their Twitter accounts.
We immediately added the appropriate buttons to Sue’s Etsy shop and I set up a Twitter account. Since then every new shop listing and blog post we’ve made has been tweeted via @messie_jessie__ As we reached a new audience we saw a definite increase in our Etsy views. But, there is more to Twitter than self promotion; beware over promoting on Twitter, it is likely to get you ignored or dropped pretty quickly.
Whilst we’ve found Twitter to be a great way to promote Sue’s work it has also introduced us to other artists and crafters. Twitter is a great place for meeting people, finding out what is happening and for sharing. And, that last part – sharing, is the key to using Twitter effectively to help people find your Etsy shop.
We regularly use Twitter to see what’s going on out there and when we find something we like we ReTweet it – we share it. Sharing gets you noticed! The original Tweeter will usually thank you and no doubt check out your profile. So what if they don’t buy anything? If they like what you do they may “follow” you and even return the favour by ReTweeting your work to their “followers”. That’s where the beauty of Twitter lies.
When another Twitter user ReTweets your tweet, it gets seen by all their followers, who in turn may Retweet it to their followers – imagine a chain reaction. For example, we currently have approx 1000 Twitter followers and say each of them has 100 followers each and each of their followers has 100 followers each, then each of our Tweets has a potential audience of 1,000,000 people. Like I said, we have 1000 followers and, it’s likely that many of these will have 1000’s of followers so; in reality the reach of a single Tweet is huge. If only a fraction of the potential audience for a single Tweet ends up viewing Sue’s Etsy shop then, the potential for a sale is that much greater.
So get on over to Twitter, sign up and make sure to add the Twitter buttons to your Etsy shop and anywhere else you can.
If you have any questions you’d like to ask, ideas and experiences you’d like share, please feel free to leave a comment.
Don’t forget to use the buttons on the right-hand side of the page to subscribe to our RSS Feed, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter or Pintrest. Oh ! And don’t forget Sue’s Etsy Shop.
March 7, 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
March 5, 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
I’m working on an intricate commission piece at the moment and its taking time to bring it all together. Tom thinks this is a great opportunity to write a series of posts showing how I work and how the piece develops. I do like the idea so I’ll take some photos as I go along and might make it a post for a future date. But, I think that’s unfair to the person who commissioned the piece as they should be the first to see it.
Meanwhile, I found I had a spare tin as yet unused. So, taking a break from the commission piece I just pottered about with making a small fun piece. What I ended up with was a small art assemblage story tin I titled – A Mad Tea Party.
I just love Alice and the Mad Hatter and I can never seem to stay away from them for long. This is a tin that whispers Alice in Wonderland, containing a little white antique cotton story book embroidered with words from Alice in Wonderland.
I listed it on Etsy last week and she sold fairly quickly. However, I’m always pottering and creating, with most things ending up in my Etsy shop. If you’d like to purchase any of my work, please pop over to my Etsy Shop. If you have any queries about this piece or any of the other pieces in my Etsy shop or, would like further information about Messie Jessie, please feel free to contact me via a “convo” through the Etsy shop or via e-mail at email@example.com .
March 3, 2014 1 Comment
Sue says she’s going to try to include more painting and drawings in her work this year. So, March’s free desktop wallpaper calendar is taken from her first attempt. Hope you like it. To make it your desktop wallpaper, left click the image to see a larger version, then right click that image and choose “SET AS DESKTOP BACKGROUND”.
If you would like to purchase any of Sue’s work, please visit our Our Etsy Shop. Our Etsy shop also has several other art dress assemblages for sale, we hope you enjoy viewing them. If you have any queries about this piece or any of the other pieces in our Etsy shop or, would like further information about Messie Jessie, please feel free to contact us via a “convo” through our Etsy shop or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
February 28, 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
Dolls houses that inspire.
February 26, 2014 1 Comment
Still Loving the fairy stories, I don’t think that is ever going to change.
This one is a little different in the fact that the figure is the painting rather than the sculpture.
I love painting, teach it but, don’t do enough of it.
This year I want to incorporate more painting into my work.
Also, I want to put some figure drawings on the blog and in my Etsy shop. It would be interesting to see what the response would be.
I’d love to know what you think of this one, so please leave me a comment below
February 24, 2014 2 Comments