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« on: September 27, 2010 03:25:33 PM »

I'm relatively new to Etsy (opened in mid-August) and have yet to make my first sale.  My budget for advertising is essentially $0, so I'm having to rely on all the free advertising from social media -- I have a Facebook fan page and a twitter, and I want to set up a blog soon.

I've used social media extensively to promote my writing, so I have that down pat and I'm doing well from it, but I'm finding out Etsy is a whole other can of worms.

What works best for you seasoned pros?  Do you use social media?  If so, how, and what kinds?

Thanks in advance for the advice!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010 07:20:26 PM »

honestly For me. My facebook fan page gets no updates and no visits from people. Even when it was new.
Family joined but that's it.
I've found my best choice to be cross posting my pictures of finsihed items to my profile on facebook as well as my blog/twitter. I've gotten a lot of interest and a few sales this way.
I also have no money for adds yet though I'm hoping to get to the point where I can buy some soon.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010 10:19:43 AM »

Definitely incorporate social media to promote your shop - even if it's only a fan page on facebook. I have gotten many a sale from someone who found me on facebook. I also blog regularly and run giveaways on a semi-regular basis.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013 06:16:29 PM »

I haven't opened my shop yet but I plan to use my current blog as well as instagram to promote my store.  I follow number of other blogs that do something similar  - they post to show progress on items they are making and by the time they actually finish the item and post it in their store people can't wait to buy it because they've just seen it being made.

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014 08:29:36 PM »

My Facebook fan page is finally getting a little more interaction. Twitter is not doing well for me. I retweet and fave etc and I lose followers more than keep 'em. I now have Instagram and it seems better. While I have low followers, I seem to engage with tags better, which helps me see which products I make people are most interested in. Just opened my shop a month ago. I have 2 sales, but they are from friends, so I hope to get a "real" sale soon.

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015 07:28:02 AM »

Join Etsy Teams. Look and search for teams that are geared towards what you are selling. When you join teams, you help each other promote your products. This means you will like, share, favor, etc. other people's products and they in turn will do the same for you.
What this means for you and your Etsy shop is that Google will eventually pick up an increase in interest in your shop and your products will start showing up on Google search. All this for free.
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