Thursday, January 15, 2009

ETSY

Ready for business! I just finished the grueling task of setting up a shop at Etsy. This is an on-line shop for finding unique hand-crafted items. There are zillions of shops that make and sell absolutely anything you can think of.

The hardest part in starting this project was finding and cropping a banner to fit their speculations. When you see my banner you'll see that it's very thin. That can be a problem if you want to show the beach, the ocean, and the sky. No can do. I did the best I could. Hope you like it.

Then I had to make a decision on what to sell. Janie, my sister, has pounded in my head that I should sell notecards with personal images on them. She says I don't listen to her, but how many blogs have I mentioned that SHE said this or that? Lots. Anyway, I took her brillant suggestion and posted an example card that I have shown in two of my blogs. I love that image. Initially I listed the card as a Vintage Notecard. So when anyone goes to my shop they will see the card. The problem is that if they don't spend the time to read the description, they won't get it! I don't want them to buy the card that is listed, I want them to email me their photograph to be printed on the cards. This was a quandaryment (my word). After much thought and deliberation I decided to put a Your in front of Vintage Notecards. Maybe that will entice shoppers to read the description. We'll see. (Etsy told me that the change might not be up for 24 hours.)

Below is the image I took right after I listed the notecard. It's not very clear, but you get the idea. This page is called "nmccorklephotography's shop."

After a shopper enters my shop, hopefully, he/she will click on the item. It this case, it's the notecard. Then it goes to another page with a larger image and the description.
My plan is to put lots of matted 8X10's and several framed images in my shop. They will remain there for four months. If you want to see my shop, and I hope you will, please go to http://nmccorklephotography.etsy.com/. I would love to read your comments. Any help is appreciated.

4 comments:

debra said...

I am on my way right now....hugs

Michael said...

Nancy, I would like to see some of your photos, possibly matted and ready for framing, online. Do you have a website for these?

Michael

Patty said...

My 15 year old niece had on the most beautiful earrings yesterday. She got them from Etsy's!! I'm going to spend some time browsing on the site! Note cards are a good idea!

Tiedupmemories said...

Yay Nancy! Love your music!! Your etsy page looks fabulous!I added you to my favs!Wishing you many sales!!!!
Tracy