My Etsy Shop is open! Day 196

I finally did it – my Etsy Shop is now open! Please take a look around and send me your feedback. I appreciate everyone’s comments and suggestions!

I’ll be adding items to it regularly as I have a number of original oil paintings and my palette knife paintings still to list.

Now there are just some technical difficulties with using their ‘mini’ site to promote it on this blog (I had wanted it to be part of the menu on the right) but since WordPress.com doesn’t allow javascript it seems I’ll be looking for some hosting options. If I lost you with this, I apologize….sometimes technology gets a little frustrating!

These difficulties aside, I’m excited to finally have an online store for people to view and (hopefully!) purchase some of my artwork. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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11 thoughts on “My Etsy Shop is open! Day 196

  1. BreOfficialBlog

    Your Paintings are beautiful and the Notecards look Very Pretty. I think the site looks Great. Congrats on your own store !! Have a wonderful and safe day. God Bless = )

  2. Steve Kubien aka @greenleafwood

    Woohoo! Congratulations. Now, here comes the comments and advice part… That most dreaded of terms for Etsians: Keywords and tags. I’ll give you a moment to go away and barf.
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    Feeling better now? Good. πŸ™‚

    Keywords and/or tags are vital to getting your work found anywhere online and Etsy is no different. One of the words used for you cards is “blank”. Try “blank note card” instead. What about “fine art card”, “art card”, “made in Canada”, “handmade note card”, “Canadian artist”… If you can use a couple of words in each keyword, you will get found more easily. Also, others advise you include your name. I try to do this though I’m not sure how much it helps. I figure, when my legions of admirers are googling my name, my Etsy listings will come up somewhere in the search. Of course, most of them just wind up being squatters on my lawn and a little tent city springs up. Good for my ego but bad for my neighbours.

    Good luck!

    Steve

    1. bstonehouse

      Thanks Steve, I’ll update the keywords – thanks for the suggestions! This is a big learning curve and I’m really glad there’s someone like you who has been there to go to for advice πŸ™‚

      Now I just need to hope I make huge amounts of money so I can quit my day job, lol!

  3. MoniqueE.

    Congratulations! What Steve said is true, it’s all about search terms. I would also use generic terms like white flower, pink flowers, etc.

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