As I work to create a permanent foundation for my shop and other online sales activities, I am discovering information that will help me build a better income. Hopefully, I will live long enough to enjoy the fruit of my efforts. :-)
Deciding what to name my ten Etsy shop sections is one of the permanent foundations I am working on. I have already committed to nine of the ten section titles I am allowed with a single Etsy shop, and need to find the best name for the final one. I have also toyed with the idea of splitting my efforts into two shops, but decided to wait and see which of my products sell the best.
Below I have listed the titles I have decided to keep ::
- Personal Writings
- Art Original & Prints
- Beads & Jewelry
- Fabrics & Yarns
- Recycled & Upcycled
- Kits & Patterns
- Ornaments & Collectibles
- Digital Delivery
Other parts of my shop development efforts are creating a variety of products for each of my shop sections, and having those products fit into different price categories from $0-10 to over $1000. I don't know which ones might sell better than the others, so creating a variety will help my chances of finding the right item with the right price for potential customers.
My goal to create 25 new listings each month is another part of this development effort. One of the forms I was working on today is a way to record the details of my listings in one place. I can already see where more improvements need to be made with my current listing group. Once I fix these problems, I can begin to create my new listings. I have been gathering supplies and making lists of the products I want to make first. I hope to make a huge dent in the 100 listings I need to have to catch up with my goal by the end of April.
Using my goals notebook, recording my activities, planning my strategies, reading and learning more each day, gathering supplies, making workspaces, and thinking about products to make -- these all contribute to my long-term income goals, to permanent foundations that will grow as time passes.