Last year I started an Etsy shop and listed a few of my paintings. I received some views and a few messages but then I let it lapse and the listings expired. The past year was a BUSY one! I vowed that one day I would recommit myself to Etsy and be more attentive and active.
Well yesterday was the day. I listed 9 paintings and have started researching 'Circles' 'Favorites' 'Hearts' and everything Etsy to get my name out there. It is a little overwhelming, there are thousands, tens of thousands of talented artists, crafters and fabulous vintage items that it is going to be tough to develop a strategy that will help guide people to my little shop. I feel like a needle in a haystack. Unfortunately my first message I received was a spam one, at first getting me excited that I had a potential sale only to have wasted valuable studio time. Oh well, lesson learned.
There are many helpful forums, blogs and how-to guides for Etsy which I'll be reading up on soon. If anyone out there has any advise, I would love to hear it and please let me know what you think of my shop by visiting