Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Promote less, craft more...

That's what I've been seeing throughout the forums on Etsy. It seems as if everyone is getting a tad bit, or maybe more frustrated with their lackluster sales. There are so many good products out there for sale and no one is buying. Its January and tax returns will be coming up in Feb, but how do we stay encouraged until then? Do we just keep crafting or do we take this downtime to promote. If we craft we're using supplies and materials, however if we promote we're using time.

How much do you promote versus crafting and vice versa?

2 comments:

Felicia said...

The trick is the find a good balance and to figure out which promotional venues work best for your shop :) Unfortunately, this requires an investment of time and often trial and error.

Chimera Crochet said...

I agree that you need to find a good balance. I kind of find it frustrating though, when balanced against photos, promoting, shipping blah blah blah, actual CRAFTING seems to take up the SMALLEST amount of time. :(