Showing posts with label crocheted scarf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crocheted scarf. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Trying to make both ends meet...

I am still adding more to the shop.
There are 160 items now.
The month is just slow still...
I said in the title, I am trying to make both ends meet. That is right. It is sad, the work is not paying off...
Just feel that I am a bit off balanced....
Hubby called from work place to tell me about the lay offs happening at their company. Then he told me bad news that  the remaining staff has to take a pay cut for next 3 months.
That is making me scared. Here I am trying to make my Etsy shop a success, depending on his income.
Now that is also going to be reduced.
Thinking of it, I am not sure where to cut the expenses, because, it is already been so tight and we are keeping the scare to ourselves.
So, if there is no more sales, I am not buying anymore raw materials for crafting.
Whatever comes to the store is going back to the store itself.
May be I will do more marketing and less making, may be..
I added this today though. That is making me glad.

The flowers are added with a button. Then I stitched the flowers to the cap to secure them enough. The white flowers of the green cap make it very adorable. 

That bracelet will sure go with the cap. Right now, there is one scarf also, in the shop, to make it a complete set.

Now, that is a great set. When i put all of them together, my mood is getting better.
So, to keep up with the things, I really need to have the positive thinking. When you look on nice things, the mental self depreciating talk will getting slower. 

Bindu Designs

Monday, October 15, 2012

Path to success on Etsy

I was looking on the Etsy website. In the forums they suggest to shop local. I tried to find my crocheted items on local search. I tried crocheted skinny infinity scarf. But, Any scarf from Bindu Designs came up on Etsy local.
Since they changed the browse categories, many are complaining about not getting enough views. But, they were getting a lot of views before.
What I can't figure out is they found a way to get those views before. Now, Etsy changed tactics and some others are coming up.
I guess, my crocheted scrunchie is getting more views now, even though it is not getting sold.
Things are better than before for Bindu Designs, because I think, I am got 3 sales on October itself. Also, I am showing up more on the teams. People actually stated to respond to my questions and suggestions there. Also, the discussions in other forums are also getting noticed.
Today, I shopped for more inventory. Many online discussions are pinting out the importance of having business cards. I haven't yet made them. Still kind of thinking how and where to make them. I can save on shipping by doing it local. Making few cards by hand is also an idea. It is very cost effective too. My time and efforts are better than spending money in this initial stage. The cards are needed only when a sale occurs. The handmade thank you cards are really fine now.
131 items are there in the shop. Sales are the important things. Once I start making some money there, I can start investing in business cards and things like that. Right now, just keep adding more and keep the inventory growing. It is a lot of work.
Bindu Designs