Same here. It is really difficult to get your shop noticed and to make sales. Apart from all the good advice given above, I would suggest you join a couple of Etsy team and start getting active. After all Etsy is a very large community, and members are also potential buyers.
I'm new here and I thought I would introduce myself before looking around. I am crafting like mad these days, mostly working with colourful felt and cotton. But there are so much more things I would like to be able to make, I am sure I will find lot of inspiration here.
I live in Dublin, love chocolate and just quitted smoking. Now I'm off to check the forum.