I’ve made some progress. I have 10 projects posted on Craftsy and 9 Hand spun and handknit Baby Sweaters and 2 Baby Blankets for sale at My Etsy Shop. I’ve been favorited and clicked on but no sales, not even a question. It’s just a week, perhaps I just need a bit more patience??
Now this is fun! And time consuming, WHEW. I put up a quilt and a few of the things I made for the Jewelry Class at Craftsy and it was easy so I put some of my handknits up there too, as projects. Within 24 hours I have “hearts” and even some comments. This inspires me to go ahead and put some of the sweaters and things on Etsy and see what comes of it. It costs 20 cents per listing so it won’t be expensive to find out and I will only have to pay the final fees if they sell.
Online Venues and Promotions
It looks like the best way to get seen and then to get known is to have your products displayed and talked about in as many places as possible and to rank well with the search engines. Next we’ll talk about getting them clicked on and various ways to increase traffic to your pages. These ways include paid promotions but there are many more free ways to attract attention to your products and it’s going to take some studying to find them all. Here are a few I’ve found so far. My Craftsy create a profile page with lots of keywords upload projects with keywords comment on, save or “favorite”…
It’s been a long time coming but I’m ready to give this a shot. I’m going to try to sell my handknits, handspun yarns and maybe my pattern designs online. Of course, I’ve got lots of concerns and questions but I have to start somewhere so today I am putting up some of the things I’ve been spinning and knitting over the last few years up as “projects” on Craftsy. Once I put myself out there I’ll probably post some of them on Etsy too. I opened an account at Etsy several years ago and never did put anything up yet. I’ve got a web site set up also. Nancy…