I’ve been disappointed with Etsy lately as the views of my shop have decreased dramatically. A couple of weeks ago I decided to use the search ads feature and set my budget at $35 a week. When someone on Etsy uses a keyword in the search bar that I’ve used on one of my listings then that listing shows up on the page. I didn’t even get close to spending my budget – in one week I only spent $3!
I think perhaps Etsy has gotten too big and it’s just too hard to be noticed. I like the way my shop is set up and I’ve spent quite a bit of time to modify my listings so I can be noticed but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I want to keep my shop but it may be time to branch out a bit.
Today I started looking around for other online venues to sell my paintings and prints online. Holy cow are there ever a lot! I’ve been looking through them one by one and I’m slowly narrowing it down to sites that specialize in art.
I’m intrigued with Artsy Home. This is how they describe themselves:
We exist to show and sell your work as décor. ArtsyHome will market your works to interior designers, commercial decorators, upscale homeowners & others. Our audience knows what they like, has the need, and can afford to purchase your work.
It sounds promising! It’s worth a little more research to see what kind of experience other artists have had there. Do you use Artsy Home or site other than Etsy? What has your experience been?