Is Model Horse Sales Pages (MH$P) worth the time?

Model Horse Sales Pages vs. Model Horse Blab

(Quick March 2024 edit since folks are finding this post because MH$P is temporarily offline due to a ransomwear attack. This was written in 2012 as part of a marketing review for my custom work. MH$P is a great place for more expensive customs, but wasn’t a good fit for my non-LSQ customs.)

As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’ve let my Model Horse Sales Pages (MH$P) listings slack off this month. Part of it is because I keep forgetting to post them and part is because I haven’t seen the referral traffic levels I was hoping for.

Traffic from MH$P to my website, per Google, is only 29 people in six months and over half of those were people who’d already stopped by once before. Traffic to the Etsy store was even worse, with only 9 visitors in the same time period.

In both cases I’ve seen more traffic from Model Horse Blab (128 and 76) that the Model Horse Sales Pages, which makes me think it might be worth it to swap my marketing strategy around.

Not that I’m going to pull out of the MH$P arena altogether– it’s still a good place to get some views, but I’m going to swap to a bimonthly post (1st and 15th) rather than a daily one.

But that also means I need to start being more active on Blab, which is probably a good thing. As much fun as it is to paint little tiny horses silly colors– it’s even more fun to share said silliness with friends! 😀

Anyone else seeing better results from other advertising venues? I’m still looking for ways to bring in more eyeballs to the Etsy page…

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Tracey Leskosky

    It has always been a terrific site. I wish Canada had one as shipping between the countries is disgusting. I miss the days being with my model horse buds painting. Maybe 2x month is the way to go or even weekly. I can’t imagine the work you do.

    1. Martha Bechtel

      I love window shopping on MH$P, but it really does lean more towards the expensive side of things. As much as I love my little customs the $20 price range is really not what they are geared towards. ^_^;

      I’ve been perfecting the model bases and interchangeable fencing… I’m probably going to give MH$P another try with the props, but I don’t know if I’ll crosspost the horses anymore. 🙂

  2. Tori Douglass

    Hi Martha…I have noticed with my own sales if I am offering something hot for-the market I get a lot of interest. Price makes a difference in continued interest. Possibly no one is interested in what you are selling.

    1. Martha Bechtel

      Yup! This post was written back in 2012 and was in reference to the customs I was marketing at the time. I’ve found the MH$P is focused more towards the expensive end of things and that’s not really my target market. I’ve found more luck with Facebook and Instagram, but I do still list on MH$P now and then.

      I updated the post so that’s more obvious– The ransomwear attack on them has made this post spike in traffic. 😅

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