*bangs head against desk* (It’s never a good sign when a post starts out like that, #amiright?!) But OOOOH, we’re going to talk about a good one today– and it involves busting the HECK out of the ever-popular MYTH that “You can build an online business for “free” as long as you hustle your buns […]
You’ve got some crazy-ambitious revenue goals and you’re willing to do the work. But what work are you actually supposed to do!?! It’s a question I get asked A LOT. In fact, most creative-type Etsy sellers are absolutely KILLER at creating beautiful product. But when it comes to actually marketing it? They don’t have a […]
So you’ve got your Etsy shop opened– congratulations! That’s no small feat (I get exhausted just thinking about opening up a new one!) and you definitely deserve a pat on the back for a job well done. But (as I’m sure you’ve guessed!) the work is hardly over. In fact, there’s still a lot to […]
If you’ve ever hopped on the Etsy forums, chances are you’ve stumbled upon a thread or two (or two million…) that asks the inevitable “Why aren’t I getting any views on Etsy?”
And for good reason– getting found on Etsy is the #1 reason for selling on Etsy in the first place! You absolutely shouldn’t have to drive all of your own traffic– you’re paying a $.20/product premium for Etsy to take over part of the work of driving traffic to your shop…
Pinterest is an INSANELY effective marketing tool for Etsy sellers– there’s no doubting that. You know it and you’ve heard it a gazillion times.
But do you actually believe it?
Using Pinterest to sell product is a mystery to A LOT of Etsy sellers– they KNOW they’re supposed to be using Pinterest to sell their product, but they are at a loss as to how (raise your hand if this is you– it’s totally been me, too!)
“Do more social media.” <– Okay, pet peeve time. I hate it when I search for small business marketing help and every. single. article I click on just tells me to “do more social media.”
You would seriously have to be living under a rock to not know about social media. Plus, if you’re taking the time to google it, it’s pretty obvious that you already know that social media is a big deal– what you don’t know is how to leverage the social media so that it is giving you results…
Marketing your Etsy shop is a HUGE topic and a HUGE percentage of your Etsy success– without some form of a marketing funnel (the strategies you use to get people into your shop), you’ll never reach those crazy amounts of success you dream about. I’ll be honest and say it’s taken me YEARS of trial + error to figure out which marketing strategies work for me 😉
But don’t worry– if the word “marketing” makes you want to curl up into the fetal position and eat ice cream, then you’re in good company, my friend!…
Fact: growing your Instagram following in those early start-up days of your business can be ridiculously tedious (at best)– and I don’t know about you, but a lot of the times I feel like I have about a million other things I need to be doing with my business as well, which doesn’t often leave me with a lot of time for growing my following.
Does gaining a couple hundred followers in a few hours sound like a dream? Then keep reading– I’ll be sharing my #1 secret weapon for growing your Instagram following FAST…