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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mini me at Craft Cult!

I really don't know what I'm doing wrong but my etsy views are currently non-existent and driving me ever so slightly barmy. I've listed, renewed, relisted, been featured in lots of treasuries, sewn garlands and hairbands til my fingers bled.... but no movement at the shop at all! What is a girl to do?

Well one thing I haven't really explored is outside advertising. Etsy is a wonderful site for all things handmade (this we know already) but they do practically no advertising. Its all very grassroots, word of mouth, customer referrals and relies heavily on the independent traders to do that type of thing. At .20c a listing there I can't really complain but I'm not prepared to sit on my hands either! Drastic times call for drastic measures....  

One site i use every day is CraftCult, I checked out their advertising costs and was pleasantly surprised. I ended up taking out a week long carousel and sidebar ad with them for $36 (roughly 28 Euro) - its a decent price but lets see if it delivers some results. Wish me luck! ;)

N.B ::
The other mini me (you know that lovely little one growing in my belly) is doing great and kicking me like crazy! I still pinch myself everyday... ;D


LauraCassidy said...

Good Luck with the ad Tanya, I hope it brings you lots of well deserved sales! x

TanyaMac said...

Aw cheers Laura! ...and same to you honey bunch! ♥

Aisling Kiernan said...

Good woman yourself. I will be dying to hear how you get on with your advertising. Fair play to you for being so proactive.
Enjoy every moment of growing your little baby. You have brought me back some lovely memories. xxx

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

No worries Tanya, everything is kind of quiet in my shop too! I think it's that time of the year! :)
Good to hear all is well with your mini-me - don't forget to show us an updated pic! :)

TanyaMac said...

Hey Ailsing hun! Yes I'll certainly keep you updated! Its so good to hear from you, i hope all is well in your neck of the woods! ;)

Hiya Mitsy... I'll be flaunting the bump again soon! I just don't want people to get bored with all my bumming & blowing (aka boasting!)

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

That's allright, Tanya! I'm glad you will post one without me having to post one wearing the apron! LOL :)
Happy weekend!

Rainey J. Dillon said...

Hi petalpie!
thanks for popping over to my bloggy. So yes myself & Jim will be hosting the co-op's newest market on 13th June(2nd Sun of ev. mth) let me pull up a sod of those grass roots you were referring to ..SPREAD THE WORD.. A short stall application form
You looked fantastic the last time I saw happy for you Tanya ..can't wait to see you next time.