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Old 07-08-2019, 07:01 AM
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How can I sell more

Hello, I'm trying to improve my sales, I will be glad for any advice. I'm painting mostly landscapes and animals and selling them on Etsy (here), Ebay and I also have Instagram account (here). I paint about 20-30 paintings per year (It's my hobby). I'm using promoted listings on Etsy and Ebay. On Ebay I sold about 20-25 paintings but mostly small cheap paintings (<50$). I have one sold on Etsy (selling there from february). I know it's a pretty difficult question, but I'll be glad for your advice on what to improve on my shops, paintings ...
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:26 AM
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Re: How can I sell more

Iím an Etsy seller my shop is http://springjames.etsy.com. I just visited your shop. My advice is:

1. Practice
2. Keep promoting listings
3. Put more listings up/list frequently
4. Make sure you are using all your tags/using good tags
5. Practice more.
6. Make sure your pricing is in line with your level as an artist
7. Repeat 1 and 5

Congratulations on your sale. Many donít get that far. As Iím sure youíve noticed, there are a million artists on Etsy. Many are good, even. Itís tough to get noticed. I have over 800 sales, but it takes a lot of work to get the seo right and it didnít happen immediately. Hell, even when I manage to hit the top of the pile for my keywords, itís nearly impossible to stay there. Just keep working at it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:50 AM
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Re: How can I sell more

Filip, I've sold a lot on Etsy, but as Spring says, it's now impossible to stay on the first pages of search. Sales, SEO, reviews, favorites, none of them matter anymore, they have AI algorithm gone crazy. I rarely get found via Etsy search anymore, after years of being a very robust seller. They are trending toward inexpensive illustrations now. Most of my Etsy sales come from categories.

I really like your work, love the woodpecker!

Good luck!
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:51 PM
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Re: How can I sell more

Thanks for your commnents!
I read about that algorithm too.
And is alternative for Etsy?
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:28 PM
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Re: How can I sell more

I also sell on Handmade on Amazon, but mostly from my own site.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:39 AM
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@RobinZ thanks for advice.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:11 AM
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Re: How can I sell more

Study marketing. You really have to market yourself to get sales. Etsy, eBay, Amazon, etc are not going to do the marketing for you, you need to drive customers to your work there.

Sales comes down to getting the right product in front of the right customer at the right price at the right time. yes, that is a lot of pieces to line up.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:05 PM
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Actually, I never drove customers to sites like etsy and amazon, I use them for their own traffic.

It makes no sense to drive people to selling sites that take a chunk of your revenue. Send them to your own site!
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:41 PM
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Re: How can I sell more

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It makes no sense to drive people to selling sites that take a chunk of your revenue. Send them to your own site!
Exactly. I pulled out of sites like that after I realized that I should be spending that time and energy promoting my own site instead of someone else's.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:45 AM
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Yes, if you are going to put the work into marketing it is better to be driving customers to a site where you get all the revenue.

My point was that the big e-retail sites aren't going to do much work to get it to be your work that the potential customer sees as opposed to another seller on the site.
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I just closed my Etsy Shop. I used to sell miniatures there frequently but it has gradually become a waste of time. I sell fairly well from my own studio and a few galleries, and I opened a new shop for myself for my bird paintings and drawings. Facebook sell for me.
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