|The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree|
There is a debate on whether to promote or create. Meaning is it better to open a well finished store with lost of merchandise with little promotion or a smaller store with lots of promotion. And from what I've learned it is neither ..or both LOL. Let me explain. You can't promote without having a well filled store but you need to get your name out there (it's hard to let your business grow by word of mouth if customers are few and far between). So my advice would be to attack from both angles.
I create and network. I figure doing both helps the other. Just like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree your store needs a little love. Some argue that businesses used to thrive without this type of networking but communities were much smaller and closer knit. It's a new age where people can have friends all over the world it's a global community and the link is technology. So here's some helpful links specific to Etsy. How to get your store in tip-top shape and promotion.
Here are Esty links:
What's new January:
This links helps with tagging and promotion. Heads up for January:
Tagging tips on Etsy
Fee calculator/your prices links
Selling tips/Pay it forward posts
Apps for Etsy
Tips for item descriptions
Coupon code links
Next post, will be all the links I know outside of Etsy to help get your name and product out there. Cheers!