Rethinking Etsy

Etsy Shop Stats for May 2016 to April 2017
Etsy Shop Stats for May 2016 to April 2017

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

Etsy Sections April 2017
47 Things Done, 73 To Go!

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))

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!

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