I am hoping to start a new thread that could be used to chat about Etsy. I have search the forums for Etsy threads but thought it would be good to have it all in one place that could be updated as Etsy evolves over time.
These no obligation to give out links to your Etsy store if you don’t wish to that’s up to you. Just chatting about your experience and what you found helps would be greatly appreciated by others.
Little bit about my experience with Etsy.
I started my shop about 2 years ago. Where I used my 3D printers to making board game and computer game related items, then and about a year ago I purchased a GF basic. It took me about 6 months to get to know the machine before I put some laser cut items up on my store.
My store has been doing alright and I make a decent amount of money to keep the hobby going at the moment but I would like to focus on it this year and try and increase my sales.
I’m located in the UK and find 90% of my sales go to the USA. I guess that’s just because Etsy is not as big in the UK as it is in the USA.
I also used Instagram to advertise my stuff but I’m not sure how many of my sales are as a result of Instagram.
I can’t think of anything in particular that I have done that I would say made a difference in sales. I feel like it’s mostly random and down to how busy Etsy is as a platform, for example just before Christmas it was quite busy. I was wondering if anyone have any thing that they did that made a defiantly improvement to sales?
If anyone’s got questions for me or just wants to chat about Etsy or share there experience so far, Jump in. I’m kinda hoping this post turns into something useful for people.