|photo by Themushroomcottage, her new shop TheMapleTeaHouse|
|my favorite closeup - green and white paper beads|
I definitely need to take out all my older journals and reshoot them on a clear day. I've noticed that some of my photographs are dark, and not very appealing!
|Pumpkins in midnight journal|
Removing products? Maybe it would be better to remove seasonal things, like my pumpkin journal. I do have some new ideas involving my artwork - I'll be adding them later, once I experiment a bit.
Keywords and Sections
One thing I definitely need to consider is changing some of my keywords and section headings. Again, there are two links in the Seller Handbook that look interesting. They are: Descriptive Keyword list and Brainstorming Key Words
I'm wondering (again) if I should open another shop, to go with the new line of products I have planned. We've talked about this before, on the BBArtisans team thread. The Storybeader name is getting farther away from what I started out making, back in 2008. I've changed my banner already to cover a broader spectrum of products. But I would just hate to loose all my circles and feedback, along with my store opening date! Do you have two (or more) shops on Etsy? Are they both active?
I forget when the shop statistics page was added to Etsy, but I like it a lot and it's a handy thing to have. We can thank the Etsy management for that. I need to go by my page once a week and write down some of my observations. I've noticed that when I blog about my own Etsy products, I get more traffic to the shop. Naturally, you say! Need to do that more often...
Before I go, I'd like to mention my blog. I'm proud to say that this is my 1000th post! I created Stroll Through Storyland because I wanted people outside of Etsy to become familiar with my artwork. Now the blogging has become a bigger part of my life than the shop! Funny how things work...