Monday, February 15, 2010

Etsy Success - Tip #1

This is the first of a series of articles I will write in the middle of each month. These articles will help provide tips & challenges to help you and your etsy shop be a success!

Some members of our local etsy group have been asking for hints & tips for making their etsy shops more visible. After reading How To Prosper on Etsy, Etsy Tips and blogs including Timothy Adam, I have suggestion #1-

List at least an item a day
. Listing items daily helps your products remain in the top pages of etsy searches. Items are listed by those most recently listed, so it makes sense to keep your shop current. For example: if someone searched "Geisha" "Pottery Shard" "jewelry" they would find the most recently listed Geisha necklace first. There are a few sellers on etsy who sell pottery shard jewelry. If I have not listed anything recently, it's possible you wouldn't even "find" an item from my shop, or the link to my shop itself within the first few pages of your search. In fact you might never see one of the geisha necklaces listed in my shop!

We have started a challenge, to help improve business in our etsy shops... The challenge is simple, and it starts today!

List an item a day in your etsy shop! Relisting does not count... It needs to be new and "fresh". I've listed my item and tweeted about it. I'm calling it my "Item of the Day". Todays item of the day is TWEET a cute one of a kind pottery shard necklace.

Here is the list of the shops participating in this etsy challenge:

The Quilted House RNEST member
Heavenly Creations pgh
Braggin Rights Bath
Just Ice Jewelry RNEST member
Buena Helena starting 2/15 RNEST member
Karols Treasures starting 2/17
Cocos Green House New Recruit, starting 2/22

Click on a shop listed above, see if we've listed our item of the day, See if we're keeping up on our challenge!

If you want to join, head on over to my blog and sign up! There is one catch... If you fail to list your "Item of the day" you must send a gift to the shop above you on the list! Also, as your shop becomes busier, you'll probably need to go to the post office more frequently, to send your items off to their new homes!


  1. This is a great tip. I'm afraid to take on the challenge officially, but knowing others are out there doing it will put fire under my butt. Also thank you Linda, because now I don't have to write up a Make-It-Monday blog this week! Haha, I'm taking my birthday week off!

  2. Happy Birthday Carol!!!! Hope it's great, glad we're off of school too, good timing!!

  3. Happy birthday, Carol! Linda, I love the post. Need to get my item listed! Love you guys!