I’ve been all kinds of horrible about adding new work to the Etsy and the statistics over the last year show that pretty clearly. I have the listings set to auto-renew every four months, but if I want more traffic to the store, I need to do more than sit back and watch.
Etsy listings last 120 days and I can (and have) set them up to auto-renew. This means instead of a full year’s worth of listing I only have to get four months worth (120 days) up and running.
I’ve got 47 to work this… so this will be a bit of an adventure! 😉
From Four Months Until Forever
Because of a kerfuffle in the past where I forgot to turn the listings’ auto-renew on and everything expired… I have a strong spike in listings starting in May. What I need to do is find the best way to get things back on a ‘daily’ schedule, so I’ve been eyeballing ways to spread out the mess.
Right now I’m working with a plan that would start up the listings on 27 Apr so I’d have to fill slots until 25 Aug. If I’m just relisting ‘early’ then I run out of listings around June 1st. That’s not counting any of the new listings, so I may end up in situations where I let things expire for a week or to. (To be fair a lot of the listings have been in the store for a while a week off won’t really hurt anything.)
I’m on a few Facebook sales lists and I’m renewing my MH$P (Model Horse Sales Pages) account in the hopes to draw in a little more traffic. Although in the past I had the most incoming traffic from Model Horse Blab, I’m not sure if I’m up for that level of conversation on top of everything else. Once I’m a bit more settled I might pick it up again. 🙂
So that’s enough planning… time to get listing! (and cross-posting) ((and making new art))