Saturday, April 30, 2011

How to get noticed....

Etsy is full of jewelry sellers, me being one of them. I have had my Etsy shop since the very end of December and I have only had three sales. My last sale was in Febuary. I have done a lot of promoting and feel like I am out of ideas! I just can find "the key" to becoming super successful on Etsy?! Every once in awhile I come across a shop that has have over 10,000 sales and I just can believe it! Once I saw a shop that had a little over 40,000 sales! That just about blew my mind away! It left me wondering what did they have that I didn't? I mean, I have good pictures, tags, descriptions, titles etc. all the things Etsy says to do! But what am I missing?!There has to be something I just am not doing! I mean how do these peoples little businesses just explode over night into a huge profit?! Any ideas of what I could do better? What do you think about this subject matter? What is your best promoting tool?
Busy Beader

Friday, April 29, 2011

My first GIVEAWAY!

It's the THIRD day of my first giveaway!
The giveaway is for this bracelet:
how to enter:
- to enter you must be a fan of my business facebook page (!/pages/Midlothian/Madelines-Jewelry-Box/176950565672023)
- to enter POST the word ENTER to Madeline's Jewelry Box wall .... so easy...why not enter for a chance to win that awesome bracelet?!?
How will I pick a winner?
I will use

The giveaway last till MAY 3RD and 11:59 p.m.
E-mail, twitter, facebook, blog etc. about the giveaway! Spread the word!!!
good luck!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Break!

FINALLY Spring Break is here!  This week has been the longest week of my life knowing that the sand between my toes is just a few long days away! I am heading to Charleston South Carolina and Savannah Georgia to see grandparents and soak up the sun! I hope everyone is enjoying Spring so far!
This weekend I am selling my jewelry in Cumberland VA at a festival. I am really looking forward to it. I have been making a lot of new jewelry for it all week! After the festival I am going to try to list a lot of jewelry onto Etsy before I leave for South Carolina.  Anyone from Charleston SC or Savannah Georgia  know of any GREAT beads stores there?

I hope everyone is doing well!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My BEST treasury yet???

This is my newest treasury on Etsy! I am quiet proud! I worked very hard on it and my goal is front page!
What do you think of it? It is front page worthy?

What a bust!

Well last night I had my second craft show that year....I made $11.00. Pitiful right? The last time I did this same festival was just two months ago and I made $150.00.  Not many of the vendors did well.  For me March was not a very good month for sales. I do not know what exactly caused March to be such a terrible month for me?! I have talked to a lot of people on Etsy that have said March was the best month yet for sales! I am just not seeing the same results! How was march for you? Did you sell??? Did you buy??? For all of you who sell on Etsy... what is/are your goal(s) for April? Mine are to at least get one sale, to reach 100 hearts, and reach 200 circles. Hopefully I will get there in not time!
Fingers crossed!
~Busy Beader