Friday, March 22, 2013

People just aren't finding me anymore.

 My top search term today on Etsy is...
Rustic Goth Etsy.

What that tells me is...
people aren't able to find me anymore, just by browsing art,
like they used to be able to.
Not sure what to do about that...
Etsy Search Ads are a waste of money...
it doesn't help to renew anymore...
I am promoting everywhere I know...that doesn't cost a bunch of money...
and I viewed my Twitter results...just over 1% of my Etsy visitors in the last year
came from Twitter...
over 50% from Facebook.
12% from Pinterest 
(and I don't think I've even been there all year)

11% from this Blog

and the rest from places like:

I suppose I need to promote a bit more on some of the other Social sites...
as soon as I have some 'free time'.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Week-End Shop SALES and eBay

My house is very small...probably the smallest house I've ever lived in.
It has a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room
and two bedrooms.
No basement to speak least not one that I would dare to go into.

I work sometimes in my chair in the living room...but most of the time
in the dining room.

I have one closet between two bedrooms...and share with my son who lives
in the second bedroom.

Most of the time...the size of my house is 'sufficient'....
and we manage okay.

But...trying to find enough room to store some 40+ paintings
in a house this size is a real challenge.

So.....I'm having a week-end painting SALE in my Etsy Shop...
a store wide SALE in my ArtFire Shop...
some very low starting bids on some small
framed paintings

Hopefully this will help me move enough of the
current paintings that are looking for good homes...
to be able to paint some new pieces...
fingers crossed:)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Need to do LOTS of Computer Work

I recently checked some links I have on
my website...
and discovered Many links were directed to items 'no longer' available.
Not good....

I linked all of the print pics on my website to Etsy listings....
problem is...
a number of the items have expired and I decided not to relist.

So....I decided the CMZ Art ArtFire Shop would become my
One Stop Art Shop.

I don't have to pay listing fees and the items do not expire unless I close up shop.
So....I am gradually moving all of the items from...

to one shop on ArtFire.

This alone is going to take SOME Time....then I'll need to redesign my website and update
all the links there....
needless to say...I do have some work cut out for me!!

In the meantime...I'm still working on two different I'm managing
to keep myself quite busy...
hopefully I'll be able to keep it all going until everything is all up and operational