I remember how as a newbe on etsy I was walking in the dark trying to understand what are the good days in a week, what were the good days in a month....and so on.
I tried finding info in the forums and the blogosphere but came up with not much.... This made me start accumulating my own figures, I built some excell files in which I put my sales figures, with the details that interest me to follow.
So - now that I feel my shop is running long enough , and doing pretty well (knock on wood), I want to put mu penny for all the great info I did find on the forums and on etsyiens blogs and share my personal statistics. it may help some of you to decide what times are best to renew , good days for show cases etc...
SO- week days statistic show all days are approx the same.... , the exceptions are Thursday and Friday that are 3 % higher and Saturday that is 2-3% lower
days in a month : pick days are around the 3-5th, 14-17, and 26th.
My clients origin pie looks like this : 66% USA, 21% Europe, 8% Canada and 5% far east and Australia.
My hours stats looks like this just don't forget I'm in GMT +2 time zone so you need to convert the hors to match yours. :
I hope this helps someone to better plan their renewing, listing of new items and just hanging around in the right hours...... :)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Time to present what has come out of the hearts study I recently shared with you, as expected it has matured into jewelry, the pattern has stabilized, I made sure I can make many more and not only 3.... wrote down the prescription so it doesn't fly out of my hands and mind.
Sometimes I get so self assured about doing a certain model that I'm SO sure I'm not going to forget it, but when I need to repeat it it is suddenly not there...
Of course I usually find it back but many times it may take a while and cause pain.
SO - since these sweety hearts took their time finding my hands, I made sure they don't fly away.
My first dilemma when progressing with these hearts was flat or bulbed.... decided not to decide and let time and customers decide for me (cowered.... I know).
Its just that the bulbed are more clever looking and the flats are more straight forward (as hearts of course).
Second one was, another charm? or maybe a first brooch? I have a dozen sterling brooches lying in my supply box waiting very patiently for the right design to come.
so here it is both as a charm and as a brooch, as many of my new designs the first collection is in my favorite warm shades or red, orange, bordo and purple..
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Some of you may think it took me ages...... and I would have to agree :)
but finally I'm publishing my 7th tutorial, 7 should be a lucky no. not sure according to what belief but im ready to embrace it.
Anyway its here and its not the last :) as my previous tuts it is very detailed and have photos and illustrations to demonstrate all work stages.
About a week ago I tought my very talented 13 year old (sorry, couldn't mention her without the compliments...) how to make the sunflowers, she understood it very quickly and i had the feeling it was much easier to explain her then to photograph+writ+edit a written tutorial.
This made me realize it might not be a bad idea to take it one HUGE further step forward and record the instructions on video, I assume some people will prefer it this way, while others not...
My pro's are :
- maybe more clear instructions = what you see is what you repeat
- maybe more tempting for buyers that are not sure they will be able to follow written instructions.
My cons :
- might be difficult to produce (but not too much to push me away)
- too heavy to be sent via email (will need to figure a download function)
- cant be printed and carried around to your favorite sofa
- might not replace the current format....
All I can say (to myself and to you) is that I'll start and see how it goes...
meantime you are most welcome to give me your tips and advise :)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
A couple of days ago I shipped out a very colorful autumn collection to a gallery in France. The color combination (picked by my client) filled me with so much joy that I was inspired to take some arty snapshots of this color celebration.
These are of course only a fraction out of the many snapshots i took and the items i sent.... but it I hope it does express the joy.
when I will find the time I want to combine the photos into a short film that in hope will show the items" dancing",or i other words a new item on my to do list was just born....
Posted by YooLa at 9:42 AM