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! ;)
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 ♥