Quick post today because I need to get some sleep. Been fighting off the same cold for about 2 weeks now.
So Anandi's Laboratory has another customer, as of this morning. Awesome! I have set a goal of 1 sale per week. So far so good, right?
I spent a big chunk of the weekend making more jewelry (yay) and cleaning up my accounting spreadsheet. Like a good geek, I want to know exactly how much I should charge for my jewelry, and how much it costs me to make and ship it. So I've been tracking those things pretty closely. Of course, what I've made so far doesn't even *begin* to cover all of the money I've spent on beads thus far. Maybe someday... But I am having *so* much fun, and that's what counts.
Just like any online community, etsy has a lot of tips and tricks and unwritten rules. Due to the vast number of virtual shopkeepers on etsy, people are always talking about ways to "promote" their store.
So I've started the marketing push, just a bit. I've added the link to the store on my outgoing personal email, have added small apps to my blog and my Facebook profile to display my pieces and posted a couple of ads on Craigslist and Windows Live Expo classified ads. We'll see how that turns out.
Any other creative marketing ideas from my smart readers out there?