The question of, ‘should I Etsy, or should I not’ is one that is often asked, and I see phases of sellers pondering what else is out there for varying reasons. Today on the podcast I wanted to continue our conversation about alternatives and introduce you to Zibbet.
Starting to sell on Etsy, or your website can be an exciting time, but what you will notice over the coming months is a natural ebb and flow to how sales come in and that can feel a little bit like waiting for a bus – you wait for ages and then they all arrive at once!
The true trick to building sustainability with your income is to create a sales system that keeps those sales coming in regularly and with a higher average sale price each quarter.
But how do you do that?
Today I’m going to give you some quick tips on how to get started, so make sure your read right to the end!
The world economy is slowing down and for many reasons we are set to weather the storm here in 2019 with faltering highstreets, European politics (dare I say Brexit one more time?!) and worldwide trade deals collapsing.
It’s unlikely to dip for online sales though, as more and more retailers up their bid for online store sales this year. In 2018 mobile ecommerce sales grew by a staggering 16% (10ecommercetrends.com), as buyers made the switch to online shopping.
There are some really interesting trends happening for online sales lead generation in 2019 as a result, some of which you can read about in Forbes and 10ecommercetrends.com. I think they will be worth revisiting in another blog post, or two, don’t you?
Today I wanted to concentrate on what you can do right now that will help boost your online store sales, whether you have an Etsy shop, or a website and regardless of online shopping trends.
I’ve been using Hootsuite’s free social media scheduler to plan my content marketing for a number of years now and have found it a useful part of my social media strategy. Today I’m sharing a simple walk-through of how to set up your first social post using Hootsuite to help you get started over there.
Starting out with an Etsy shop (or any other selling platform) is fine, but certainly long-term this is not the sole answer for your online craft business – you need a website! My advice is to start simply, with something you can build up as you grow in understanding of ecommerce, something that helps you manage your inventory and something that will ultimately expand your reach. Today on the podcast we will discuss one of those options… Indiemade.
There will be a natural ebb and flow to retail sales for all of us and it can feel desperately hard to take when your Etsy sales, or craft website’s sales starts to slow down, and you aren’t sure how to breathe life back into things.
Slow down and be calm for a moment, because today on the podcast I am going to talk in more detail about exactly what you can do to boost sales when things are slow, as well as looking at why things get slow in the first place and how you can combat stunted sales over the long-term.
I know, right? This is exactly what you have been asking for and just can’t find anywhere else!
A few weeks ago in our Facebook group we started talking about Etsy and questions started rising about suitable Etsy alternatives either to move onto, or from which to host second shops. As you know in my own craft business I sold on a number of different sites including my own website, so I thought we’d start this discussion today based on my experience and findings.
It’s at this time of the year when I like to dig in deep and fully plan the next year of my business. It’s something that I also constantly talk about in terms of business goals, but rarely do I show you exactly how I organise my whole year to be more effective and productive with my time. Today I’m going to show you how to do just that with a very simple tool… my yearly planner!
It is thought that Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales can account for as much as 30-40% of retailers’ sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas according to The Balance, with the proportion of online sales accounting for this figure rising annually. That’s a huge incentive for modern retailers to make sure that they create their best offer every year.
But what about those of us who handmake our products – can we really afford to take part?
Today in the podcast I am exploring the idea of Black Friday handmade sales and asking, is it worth it?
Today I had a Facebook live session as part of Issue 3 of My Craft Biz magazine called ‘Why you need to start thinking about investing in your craft business’. I wanted to expand on that subject here on the blog, because I think there are two types of investment you always need to consider which can make a massive difference to your business.