Like so many others, I was disenchanted by the selling site, Etsy. My last sale there was in September of last year. I thought I had merely boarded up my shops there, but apparently Etsy decided to blow them up and salt the earth where they had been standing. So I joined ArtFire in late April; after nearly two months of my scattered time to get (almost) everything posted from scratch, I felt ready to throw open the cyber doors. I checked in every day, tweaked this and that, promised myself I'd read the ArtFire sellers' guide "to success" at some point and post something in the forums at least once a day. We all know how that goes.
I was getting some traffic - redirects from here and my Facebook page mostly - but no inquiries, no real interest. I was getting a little down about it all. My husband and I were talking just a few days ago about how long I should try selling on ArtFire - he convinced me to keep the shop open through the holiday season.
Next thing I know I get an email from one of my Etsy customers - she went looking for me there and coming up empty, searched me out and not only found me but gave me my first ArtFire sale.
This is what she bought a few years ago:
This is what she bought yesterday:
If you'd like to know how to make one for yourself, you can purchase the pattern from The Jade Dog Designs --> LINKY
It had been so long since I've had an online sale that it took me a minute to remember what to do - crazy, eh? I've got to step up my game and insure it's not ANOTHER year before my next sale!
Cheers and naturally, more later.