Hello! And welcome to my new blog. I've decided now would be a good time to start writing a blog, I am at a great point in my life, newly engaged, thriving Etsy shop and a head full of ideas for writing about. I plan to include previews of new jewellery designs, recent Etsy purchases, tutorials/information for other Etsy shop owners, seller interviews, wedding plans, lots of pictures of my beloved dog, Ellie and whatever else takes my fancy!
I thought I'd start with the Etsy meet I attended in Nottingham last Saturday. It was brilliant. Between 40 and 50 local Etsy sellers came together to swap ideas and information. I think I managed to speak to the majority in attendance and it's where some of the ideas for this blog have come from. I was surprised that many sellers seemed overwhelmed when it came to selling their handcrafted products, that it wasn't just a case of listing your product and someone coming along to buy it. There is definitely a knack to optimising your product listings for maximum exposure. I plan to tackle some methods for increasing traffic and sales in future posts.
For now though, I'll leave you with a group picture from our get-together on Saturday, I'm the second person in on the bottom right of the picture.