Wow, where has January gone? In less than one week our little Internet experiment will be over. How has it gone so far? Is it worth it?
In the beginning I spread myself too thin between nearly ten sites. It was consuming way too much time. And worse it was starting to wear on my sanity! So rather than do a half hearted job on multiple sites, I decided to focus on four main sites, Etsy, twitter, facebook, and my blog. So how is it going so far?
On Etsy I have taken the advice of another successful shop and improved my photos. I have received many compliments and better yet was featured in an Etsy Treasury! I am still stuck with only one sale, but to stimulate my rating I have made a couple purchases. Buying on Etsy adds to your rating. When the seller leaves positive feedback it is a boost to your shop. That's me always thinking outside the box! To check us out on Etsy go to http://www.fourelementsdesign.etsy.com/.
Twitter is an absolute blast! I love posting my tweets. Although, only using 140 characters is a bit of a challenge for someone like me!!! Yesterday I reached 50 followers. I really like that I can post links to facebook, etsy, and my blog to reach people I normally would not be in contact with. I have also used twitter for feedback. I ask different followers for tips, colour combo suggestions, and inspiration. With only one week left let's see if I can get to 75 followers! To follow us on twitter go to www.twitter.com/4elementsdesign.
My facebook fan page has really taken off. At last count we had 156 fans! Facebook has long been a tool to connect with old friends and extended family. Now, I am able to use that tool to share my lampworking designs with everyone. I can suggest the page to friends. They have the opportunity to view the page and decide if they would like to become a fan. The more fans that join equal more news feeds that mention Four Elements Design. With facebook I can post photos, list promotions, and link to my Etsy shop and other accounts. I also love that others can leave comments regarding my posts. Any feedback is good. To become a fan of Four Elements Design on facebook click the link on the side of this blog.
Last but certainly not least is my blog. I may only have 9 followers, but each and everyone matter. They have taken the time to read what I have to say and find it worthwhile. That means the world to me. Having this blog is like a journal of my experiences while starting my jewelry business. I love looking back at the posts and remembering each hurdle! I really hope this blog inspires other new Etsy seller's to take a leap and try something new. None of us are going to grow personally or professionally if we don't take any chances.
Well with less than a week till February, I had better get busy. Thank you for taking the time to follow Four Elements Design on our journey. We look forward to sharing it with you!