Tuesday, September 1, 2009
You may be wondering why or how I managed to start a blog and then get so sidetracked that there were only two entries. Yet my store appeared to be making sale after sale. Well, first of all, after the blog I also joined Twitter and created a Facebook account for my store and a fan page. Twitter was so much easier than keeping a blog, I was only allowed to type 160 characters! Twitter was so much less intimidating. I could write it as I was running out the door. The blog simply kept dropping lower and lower on the priority list. Just an FYI - I still have not done a ton with my Lynsis Fishbowl account and fan page on Facebook, but feel free to look me up. I will accept you a friend. That was the other thing with Twitter I could follow friends easily and quickly learn what was going on in their world without reading a novel like this, haha. However, I must say Twitter brings views but I do not believe it has brought me a sale yet. Although I did have my first sale within two weeks and at one point sold three paintings in about a 24 hour period I worked at it nonstop. Many of my recent "sales" have actually been trades. Trading is a great way to introduce yourself to new people and save yourself some time, money and effort going out into the outside world for both presents and birthdays. Although I must admit I traded for quite a few things I don't think I am willing to part with. This is the latest in my Etsy life. I promise it won't be nearly 3 months before I blog again!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
S0 after signing up for my very first blog, I also signed up for twitter. To my new fellow twitterers I recently announced I was opening my online store. I couldn't believe how many people began to follow MY twittering right away! My husband still looks at me funny when I say, "Guess how many people are following me now?!" At the moment, I am waiting before I update and announce my new site to the Facebook and MySpace worlds - and friends and family. I want to have everything a little more together and more merchandise in my shop. The goal is to more stuff to cover a wider audience and a greater chance of success. With one first impression, I don't want to screw it up! I was also very surprised how much traffic picked up a ton when I began posting on the Etsy forums and chatting in the Etsy chatrooms. Still no sales yet, but I remain hopeful and continue to work at bettering my business and networking. In the mean time, I have been learning everything I can to improve my shop and learn about how to successful selling art and jewelry in the Etsy World. I have a long way to go, but it feels like I am off to a good start!
Friday, May 29, 2009
So here's the deal - I love creating art and it makes my day to have someone enjoy something I made. Since I can remember I have been creating art but this is the first time I am actually really trying to sell my artwork. It is a hard thing to say "I am an artist." I usually answer with, "Well, I paint..." or "Yeah, I mean... I make stuff." But "I am, I am an artist!" - there I said it. Ultimately, my goal is to build a business around my passion so I am able to do this full-time - as for now, I would be thrilled with part-time art work. Ha! Sorry, couldn't pass it up. What inspires me? Everything around me from my cats to the packaging on the back of my cereal box. I put my heart in everything I do. Each piece is made with a strong passion for arts and the love of making something from nothing. I have this strong desire for others to come into my world and see it through my eyes - this is my fishbowl.