My trip to Texas really made me put my Etsy shop on the back burner for about a week. Inexcusable, really, because I had an inquiry about a sale to Guam during that time and wasn't able to address it fast enough. There may be time now... but I doubt it and refuse to let it get me down!
I actually have several sleeves that need to be photographed and posted in the coming week and in all honesty, I think Aquavert is going along well. Having wrote out a business plan for the month of February, I can't say I've met my revenue goals (yet)-- but I think remaining consistent and putting my name out there has definitely helped. As soon as I start actively commenting on blog posts, my views go up on everything. As soon as I post to Twitter, my views spike even more. And as for Etsy Teams? The numbers go up exponentially any time I help out the community.
What has also helped me is really being professional about the whole thing. Dedicating a set amount of work hours and staying focused during that time has really allowed me to get more into the swing of things and have better results.
Like making my moo designs!
I'm actually absolutely proud of these because I actually stayed focused and worked for a few hours on Illustrator to get these prepped for Moo mini cards. Now they all have my Etsy logo, updated contact info, and I can't wait to give these out. My next step is to update my banner, update my blogger layout to have the same sort of feel of my Etsy, and then revamp all my photographs. I love my product photos, but I think they can definitely be redone. I'm also considering sending out promo codes to really make a push for sales.
Slowly but surely, it's all coming together! I also want to give a shout out to DearSukie @ Etsy for the amazing moo card holder I purchased from her. It's so practical and so well made! Absolutely love it!