Before I sold anything handmade, I sold odds and ends on EBay. And without a lot of effort on outside platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, Keep, etc. I got decent traffic. I know that EBay & Amazon both get substantial traffic which is such a plus. I read recently that Etsy is doing more with Google, which I pray is true, because traffic to my page without me having to post URL's all over the social media universe is a definite plus.
Things you need to know for driving traffic
* Educate yourself on keywords and #tags
* Have an account on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or any other social media site where you feel you can generate traffic to your shop.
* Use descriptive titles for items with important keywords. Think about what you would type into a search engine to find the item your listing.
* Know your market- Find out what's "trending" and what's in demand in your field of crafting expertise
* Be original- Don't be afraid to try new things.
* Learn about Etsy Stats and how to use the info they generate effectively.
* Keep learning-Technology is always advancing, you should be too
* Network- Join teams and be sure to check out forums where seasoned sellers share tips of the trade
* Share and encourage your friends and family to help you. From word of mouth, to sharing your photo's and links on social media sites you are both a part of. People who love you will want to see you succeed at your passion.
* Do not get discouraged, somethings take time and patience. This is one I have to constantly remind myself of.
Here's a listing I changed today. I changed the Title, the Thumbnail photo, and the Tags for the listing.Turquoise beaded bracelet set
You should be seeing this bracelet set
You may have to play with the tags a few times to get them right. I've noticed that a lot of people will go in and put more holiday related tags in around big shopping holidays like Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
If you are an online seller who has found some tips that have benefited you please be sure to share them in the comments. I've learned more things through other sellers then I have through my own trial and error. Wishing you lot's of success & Happiness!
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