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Topic: Need a critique of your Etsy shop? This is the place!  (Read 124046 times)
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sheepishxlion
« Reply #1850 on: December 22, 2007 10:53:30 AM »

I think the things I have for sale are really nice, so why isn't anyone buying anything?  Huh Is it the prices, the photos, the descriptions...? I'd appreciate some feedback because I haven't made many sales and I want to do better. Thanks. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=89087

Some of your photos you are taking indoors with flash. Natural lighting no flash. Also, the horns you may want to have a pair to demonstrate how they look on but sell a different one. Many people will not buy items like hats, headbands, ect. that are shown worn for hygiene purposes. So just have a "model pair" and a comment about they will receive an unworn pair.
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« Reply #1851 on: December 22, 2007 11:24:09 AM »

^Actually all of my pictures are taken in natural sunlight, but thanks for the advice.
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« Reply #1852 on: December 22, 2007 11:34:21 AM »

I would have thought some of them were indoors with a flash as well (craft kit & the red leaves scarf).

I like your shop! Smiley
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« Reply #1853 on: December 22, 2007 12:09:14 PM »

Hmm, I'll have to work on that. Both of those were photographed right next to a big open window with plenty of light, but I guess I should try something else. Is there anything else about my shop that needs work?
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« Reply #1854 on: December 23, 2007 02:54:07 PM »

thanks guys, I should take some new photos but my bf went and lost my camera! again! sheesh. I'll put free shipping in my shop announcement!
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« Reply #1855 on: December 23, 2007 07:47:33 PM »

Hi everyone  Smiley
My shop is fairly new, I had a few different things on there before but nothing was selling very well, so I changed everything up.
Take a look and tell me what you think!

I've also been curious if I should make a lot of stuff and put it up (clothing, accessories, etc), or wait to see if anything sells before I make any more items...I think the good thing would be more selection for potential customers, perhaps sales, but the bad is making a bunch of stuff and still no buyers. Then I'm stuck with it! What are your thoughts? Hope I made sense. Thanks in advance!  Smiley

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« Reply #1856 on: December 23, 2007 10:58:33 PM »

Hmm, I'll have to work on that. Both of those were photographed right next to a big open window with plenty of light, but I guess I should try something else. Is there anything else about my shop that needs work?

it could be the black backgrounds, maybe try something lighter.  i like using open books or "not too busy" fabrics as backgrounds.  i really like the craft kit idea!

I've also been curious if I should make a lot of stuff and put it up (clothing, accessories, etc), or wait to see if anything sells before I make any more items...I think the good thing would be more selection for potential customers, perhaps sales, but the bad is making a bunch of stuff and still no buyers. Then I'm stuck with it! What are your thoughts? Hope I made sense. Thanks in advance!  Smiley

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your stuff is cute!  every time you list on etsy you a) scroll at the bottom of the main page under 'newly listed items' and b) since search functions sort by most recenlty listed items, you're going to appear in the first few pages of those for a bit.  for those reasons, you should try to list fairly consistently.  by waiting to list new items you'd be making it harder for buyers to find you!  And when buyers are drawn into your shop, they could very well end up buying one of your older items rather than whatever newer item you've recently listed. 

thats my theory, anyhow . . . hope its helpful Smiley
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« Reply #1857 on: December 24, 2007 03:22:25 PM »

Thank you! That does help!  Smiley
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« Reply #1858 on: December 29, 2007 11:10:42 AM »

I'm trying to work on getting a better overall look and my pictures. Any suggestions. I am not too busy sales wise, so now is a great time to revamp and improve my shop. I'd love any suggestions. I need a bit of help.

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« Reply #1859 on: December 29, 2007 04:03:41 PM »

Hey all!

On the advice of my fellow Craftsters, I decided to start selling custom portraits. I set up my Etsy site yesterday: http://www.dworkine.etsy.com.
A few general questions- What do you think overall? Anything you would change?

My most pressing concern is that Etsy is not the right market to sell portraits. There are a good handful of other portrait artists on Etsy, and maybe 2-3 talented ones. They sell their work, which is bigger than mine, for less than I do. However, I consulted with three separate professional artists, who suggested that I sell my art for significantly more than I posted it for. I want customers, but portraits are a huge time commitment, and I need to make money off of them!

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