2.26.2010

Tags: More important than you think

If you have an Etsy shop you know what tags are. I know a few people that have started up Etsy shops recently and just wanted to share my two sense. I don't claim to know any secrets or even how to actually make sales on Etsy. I think it is hard and something you really have to work at. I think great products are the first step and then being able to capture your products in great photographs are important. Spending time on your profile and descriptions of your items is important. Then I think relisting and marketing are some of the biggest keys, but those cost money and add up quickly.

I think the easiest and most important thing you can do to bring people to your shop is to use all your tags. You get 14, don't waste them!

When someone searches for a certain word on Etsy and one of your tags matches: bingo! They are more likely to find your item. Think about each item in your shop. So the first few might be easy...What category it fits under...What your item actually is... But then think of other words to describe your item. Who is it geared towards, men, women, kids? Where would you use it, kitchen, living room, bathroom? Is there free shipping? What color is it? Anything you can think of that relates to your item will help.

Just think, if I search for something in my favorite color for my kitchen and you have the perfect item in your shop, am I going to find you?

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9 comments:

xoxoKrysten said...

Totally good advice! And I totally love Etsy =-)

Together We Save said...

Great advice!!

tinypaperheart said...

this is very informational! :)

ANASHD said...

Very helpful...Happy SITS Saturday!

Kathy Sprinkle said...

Love your take on life! I'll be back!
Found you from the SITS Saturday Sharefest. I've enjoyed my visit here! Thanks,
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
http://www.blisspot.blogspot.com/

pk @ Room Remix said...

Excellent advice!

In answer to your question about the pillows in the 3rd room in the my post, I don't know where they're from. The designer is http://www.traceryinteriors.com/, so if you're interested I'm sure you could e-mail them (they have a "contact" page on their website) and they would let you know. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Sewn With Grace said...

Thank you for your advice. I keep entertaining the idea of an Etsy store for myself so any information is helpful in the decision making process. Hope you are having a good weekend!

Myda said...

Very true. Thank you. Love the pic of tag words. Cute!

Annie said...

Thank so much for the advice because I have an Etsy store.

 
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