Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Etsy-Sellin'

Hey y'all. Lately I've been trying to decide on a direction for my Etsy shop. As most of you know I have started working at Cracker Jax which sells all kinds of things from art to vintage and everything in between. I can sell my stuff on consignment there and I am about to start hanging some artwork. I always felt like my work needs to be seen in person to be successful. I can also be a little self conscious with my work but once you ask me to talk about it I can't shut up. ( : So for now I am pulling a bunch of stuff and am contemplating also pulling my vintage items, too. I may wait for them all to expire. Are any of you guys etsy sellers? What is your experience like? I have been doing it for about three years with very little success. I'm okay with that, I'm not sure that I'm doing all that I can do to get my shop out there. I have dabbled in advertising and working with other blogs but it can get so expensive and has yet to pay off for me. It's weird not having a shop, though. I had a shop before my blog but I definitely find myself putting more effort into my blog. Any stories you can share with me? I would love to hear your take on it.

Here are some of the vintage/art that are still sitting peacefully in my shop. If you're interested contact me!









2 comments:

Unknown said...

Do you think maybe your lack of personal website keeps your etsy shop from getting traffic? I feel like I can send people to our shop easily through that. Granted, Brad sells heaps more art than I do, so I guess I shouldn't speak to being a successful etsy seller...

A

jules tillman said...

I recently read that in 2010 the top 3% of Etsy sellers still make less than $10,000 (net) a year. I'm not sure where that fact came from originally (I got it from a small business coaching newsletter by Brand & Bloom). It was kind of depressing. But I see people with hundreds -- even thousands of sales and I do wonder: what are THEY doing that I'm not?

If you figure it out, let me know!? ;)

xo,
julie