Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Revamping your Etsy shop - 2011. Part One

So you want to make your Etsy shop AWESOME this year? Is it time to step it up a notch or two in some areas of your shop?

If you’re anything like me, I’m always looking for ways to improve my shop & get out there more. People are asking for shop advice all the time on the Etsy forums. Especially newbies, but it’s not just limited to them. Everyone’s shop could use a good going over, & what a better time to do it then at the beginning of the year when the holiday rush has passed. Start fresh, start clean. Revamp your shop & your business, & become more successful than last year!

Now don’t get me wrong. Anyone can start a shop on Etsy & get everything set up for selling. A premade banner, an avatar with your picture, a “Welcome to this shop!” announcement, & maybe some policies, but it takes some real work to make your shop stand out in the crowd. We all want successful shops. 

What makes them successful? Sales? Well if that’s the case your shop has to be eye catching, your wording has to be easy to understand, & your policies clear & simple. If people aren’t attracted to your shop front, they probably aren't going to bother looking at what you’re trying to sell them.

The Storque blog is full of articles by Etsy administrators, shop owners & experts in certain areas of small business, but sometimes it can be overwhelming as a new Etsian to go find all the help you need for your shop. Where to even begin? Well, here, for one. This blog series is going to make your life & shop setup even easier!

So starting next week we’re gonna get going on our shops beginning with the most simple & easy to do things first. Each week a new topic will be added. Some will be by me, & many will be by guest bloggers, most of which have Etsy shops of their own. We will include topics on shop appearance, policies, pictures, pricing, SEO, marketing, social media, seasons & holidays, & much more. You definitely don’t want to miss out on THIS blog series!

Join me & 16 other small business owners as we embark on this journey to a better, more successful shop in 2011!

 Article written by Meagan from Baby Swank


Anonymous said...

Awesome! Can't wait to follow and learn!

Jane said...

Thank you! I am hoping to make real progress.

Mary said...

Great! Sounds just like what I need.