Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Being New Again - My First 16 Friends

Having a new shop on Etsy reminds me of how hard it is to be new. Making connections, hoping to get noticed, creating a shop full of new items including photos and descriptions. I have fresh empathy for fresh shops on Etsy. I spent a little time using pounce to see who else was new. There is really just one tip that came to mind for brand new shops: open with at least 5 items. Take the time and effort to make the first photos of those 5 items spectacular. Make it clear in the photo what the item is. Yes, that is really one tip. The treasury below was on the front page last night. Many thanks to BatesMercantileCo who was one of my very first connections in my new shop. Having one of my vintage pieces on Etsy's landing page reminds me that I have more vintage clothing to list. The sun is shining this morning, so a photo shoot may be in order.


pbates said...

Congratulations to you on your new shop AND for making front page! Your stuff is great, so just keep on doing what you're doing. And I completely agree with you on the 5 items and photos. AND continue to improve photos. I'm waiting for the next sunny day so I can improve more of mine! Welcome to the wonderful community of Etsy.

Cindy said...

Love your new shop (your old shop too)! Your work is absolutely beautiful.

Best of luck,
Cindy (Bellingham, WA)

Victoria said...

Congratulations! What fun having a 'new' shop, but yes, lots of work.

Tracey said...

Congrats on the FP!
And WHAT a gorgeous treasury it is!!

Diane said...


I just added you to my circle and as a favorite!

The best of luck with your new shop!!