My fiance and I started our shop on Nov. 29. So far we have sold 4 items but we only had 8 on there until yesterday anyway so I would say that is a pretty good ratio. My fiance also took third place in the Amigurumi competition ( http://blog.etsy.com/?p=54
) so that was a great moral booster for him. We make sure to advertise by posting our finished crafts on crafster, blogging about it on our website which gets pretty good traffic, and posting on a friends blog that has a good readership.
Hmm...I also have a friend/old boss who has an extremely successful blog ( http://zia.blogs.com/wastedbirthcontrol/
). She manages an art shop at my alma mater ( www.moore.edu
) and might plugg etsy for me since I painted this awesome birdhouse for her as a house warming present.
I have purchased one thing on etsy so far but unfortunately I am not happy about it. It was a Christmas present for Dennis (my other crafty half) and was purchased on time but the seller screwed up and switch items between my and one other buyer. I sent the other buyer's stuff to him right away but I hear he went out of town and behold it is January 2 with still no present for my baby. I may have to ask for a refund at this point and send the item back to the seller if I ever get it. http://www.vagrantaesthetic.etsy.com http://vagrantaesthetic.com