For 2017 I decided to focus on YouTube a bit, I had been watching loads of youtube creators with loads of tips and tricks for how to grow a channel
and I thought 'This is so similar to growing a Etsy shop'
So for fun I decided to try and focus on growing my youtube channel a little. I really enjoy making my videos to teach about needle felting and dog training and I thought it would be good to try and give a little back to the Etsy community by also sharing some of my tips for growing a Etsy store
So how did I do??
Here are the stats of my growth on youtube for the first 4 months of the year
It really shows (I hope) if you really focus on something, take tips from the experts and have realistic expectations then you really can grow in anything online
but it takes consistent work, you cannot just post and sit back
anyway, for anyone who is interested here is my statistics on youtube
The geek in me totally loves how they have used all the great statistics they have to look at how the position of an item in a search category is not fixed, it rises and falls because SEO is more than just the tags and titles we work on.
As Etsy has always told us recency, sales, views and hearts do all to differing extents effect our SEO
This shows very clearly how a sale or a renewal can boost an item all the way to the first page of a search and it depends on other factors as to how quickly those items fall away down the ranking.
As I thought this was such a good article I made a quick announcement video of my reactions to this post
I tried out a new art form the other day
2d needle felting - or wool painting
This is my 2nd ever painting, I hope you all enjoy
I created my own transfer by drawing out my leopard with an iron on transfer pen (I used the sulky one in the link below - affiliate link) and I found it surprisingly easy to use
Then I ironed the image onto a piece of felt to give me a guide of where to felt. Then about 8 hours of stabbing later and this guy appeared
For the month of April I decided to run a challenge for all of us
In the first video I give out my starting stats from the last month - so HOPEFULLY by the end of the month there will be a nice change.
The point of the challenge is every day we do one little thing that hopefully adds up to a big change
Also sometimes its overwhelming all the work you have to do in your shop - its better to get in the habit of doing one thing every day than trying to do it all at once. Its actually better for SEO to have constant activity - and you dont burn yourself out
Week one challenge is to use EtsyRank to change one listing every day to get it to an A grade
As some of you know I was creating a dog training video a day for the month of march.
It was a whole load of fun and really had me thinking. Subjects from behavioral terms like explaining the quadrants of learning, to what I feed and other random ramblings - I hope you enjoy
I hope you enjoy these, thank you so much for all your support. I dont know if I will do a video a day again :D but it was well worth it
If you are interested in more (better) information then check out this book (Im not selling it, its just an affiliate link - which dosent cost you anything) I really enjoyed it