Now playing: the sound of the printer in a library in Brooklyn, NY
I had a successful weekend of sales. In two days, I managed to sell three sets of cards. I was pretty impressed with myself, since I usually don’t make $30 in two days. But, my new thought process is now how to keep this kind of business going.
I guess my problem is promotion. I advertise on Twitter, and I think that brings in some kind of business. I don’t advertise on Facebook, because if my friends knew that I sold cards on Etsy, I’d be given hell. I don’t know where else to share my links or my information.
I read articles that explain how to promote your Etsy shops, but let’s face it, I’m not going to start passing out business cards on busy New York City corners or taping flyers on telephone poles and light posts. I also don’t have the time to set up shop at a flea market for an entire Saturday afternoon. Right now, I’m an internet-only kinda girl.
What I’m trying to do at this point is build up the client list that I have. Maybe I’ll start sending out exclusive coupon codes and freebies in my orders, or sending them a personalized ‘Thank you’ note to show my gratitude. I just don’t want to seem pesty or overzealous. I don’t want to shove my shop in people’s faces – I want them to actually like me.
My question for you: How do you advertise your shop?