Friday, November 21, 2008

So, I'm Done...

I had read a post from an etsian about renewing and keeping your item at the top of the pile and how that will promote sales. Well, renewing if you didn't have a new item to list. And, sometimes I don't, so I would renew. The last 4 weeks I ran my own little experiment. I listed new items up to 3 times a day or renewed if I didn't have a new item to list. So, you may ask, how were your sales? How much extra money did you make? Did you find that you were working extra hours, sleeping less, needing more coffee to keep up with your extra orders?

Nope

I sold one card. One. To a really nice woman also named Beth (funny, isn't it), whose daughter knows of my shop because she is an etisan. Does she know of my shop because of my experiment? That I do not know, but I wouldn't count on it.

So, my cards will settle to the bottom of the pile with the rest of the other card sellers who have already figured this out and I will continue to promote here and on twitter, flickr and if I ever get caught up on my facebook page (perish the thought), there too.

8 comments:

UniqueNurseGranny said...

At least you had a sale..

moxylyn said...

Ohmygoodness. Is the card section just saturated with sellers? Your cards are really nice.

JustJaynes said...

I usually have luck with renewing, but I only do it certain times of the day. Love you songs you picked out to play on your site!

Steph said...

I am addicted to renewing. I don't know how to stop. I have no idea whether it is helping me or not, but I am too scared to quit.

LeelaBijou said...

Your cards are really pretty, I also think renewing all the time is not the best way (unless you can afford it). At least you had a sale :)

Cate Holst said...

Renewing can certainly eat up your profits. Interesting experiment, hmmm...

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Congrats on the one sale! Thanks for sharing about the experiment - it's good info to have.

shells said...

I've been experimenting with the renewing thing too - I made a couple of sales because of it and my views have risen a lot, but I'm still not sure if it's really worth it to keep doing all the time. Good luck with all you other promoting! And thanks for the comment you left in my blog :)