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MysMyers
« on: July 10, 2009 01:34:03 PM »

Hey ghouls,

I recently opened up a shop, Www.Shophandmade.com/Store/TheKraftyKreep, and have had absolutely NO traffic or sales as of yet. I am on twitter, I've got a fb group and I've even donated some stuff to help myself in the promotion area. I am possibly beginning to think that I may be doing something wrong, something I don't realize...so now I have come here to ask if you guys could take a quick peek at my shop and give some c&c, please?
Here are a few of the items I have listed in my shop (just jewelry for now)







I really would like to expand my shop (housewares/artwork), however, am worried that if things are not selling now that I may very well be wasting my time...

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009 06:26:37 AM »

Do you know it takes an average of 2 years for a new business to start making a profit? In this economy its probably 3 years, but as you've just opened your shop you can expect that with the billions of folks on the internet you're swimming with billions of other little fishes looking for quick sales, too. A running start for a small business is...one sale!

You have to keep trying to find outlets and avenues to promote yourself, whether it's joining forums to discuss the latest creepy type music or movies, posting things on Flickr, running an ad or exchanging links with creepy sites, etc. etc. Marketing is a never ending process.
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MysMyers
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009 11:54:17 AM »

Thanks! that, I totally realize...but I don't get a lot of feedback on my items, which is why I came here wanting some. Because I'd like to make sure its that reason I am not selling and not because my items suck! hah so I'd really appreciate any c&c that you can give me on my web shop and/or items please. Thanks guys!
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Everybody needs a little kreep in their lives:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/thekraftykreep

Follow me:
www.twitter/TheKraftyKreep

Become a fan and WIN! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Out-in-the-boneyard/The-Krafty-Kreep/114023171949294#!/pages/Out-in-the-boneyard/The-Krafty-Kreep/114023171949294?
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009 01:27:36 AM »

I'm probably not going to be very useful, but I just wated to say that I adore the jewellery you have posted here, and if I had seen it before I had a baby, I would totally have bought some. Problem is, I have no spare money these days :-(

But please don't give up, you are very talented, and there will be a market out there for your style of jewellery. You just need to find it.
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MysMyers
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009 11:38:16 AM »

Thank you Chickology! That really means a lot! It's encouragement from people like you and the ones I'm around that keep me trucking Wink
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http://www.etsy.com/shop/thekraftykreep

Follow me:
www.twitter/TheKraftyKreep

Become a fan and WIN! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Out-in-the-boneyard/The-Krafty-Kreep/114023171949294#!/pages/Out-in-the-boneyard/The-Krafty-Kreep/114023171949294?
appleoctober
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009 05:40:04 PM »

Just keep at it! Even if things don't sell right away it will only make you a better crafter!
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