I need help selling on etsy

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I'm selling paracord bracelets and jewelry on etsy, and so far I have 100 views, 43 followers on instagram and i have a pintrest but i cant seem to get any new traffic there
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  • Profile picture of the author Thinkfast
    Originally Posted by Testudo Beats View Post

    I'm selling paracord bracelets and jewelry on etsy, and so far I have 100 views, 43 followers on instagram and i have a pintrest but i cant seem to get any new traffic there
    As i know etsy is already providing many offers to drive traffics ...... but if you want to drive traffics by your own work then try to promote your website on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other top social media platform because you are selling products so you can share many offers and attractive posts at social media on regular basis with trending hash tags for fashion.


    If you have additional budget and time then either do link building yourself for your store or use any company or freelancer to do promotion for your online etsy store to increase more visibility and online presence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Paracord seems saturated but what do I know. Besides Etsy, setup
    at places like Poshmark and any other marketplace that gets a lot of
    traffic. You might also consider wholesaling your stuff to other sellers
    since there are tons of people looking for stuff to sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    What have you done to drive traffic?


    Originally Posted by Testudo Beats View Post

    I'm selling paracord bracelets and jewelry on etsy, and so far I have 100 views, 43 followers on instagram and i have a pintrest but i cant seem to get any new traffic there
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    • Profile picture of the author Testudo Beats
      So far I've posted on instagram with appropriate tags to try and drive traffic, I've also posted on pinterest, but the pinterest seemed to get no traffic at all and idk what I'm doing wrong with it
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by Testudo Beats View Post

        So far I've posted on instagram with appropriate tags to try and drive traffic, I've also posted on pinterest, but the pinterest seemed to get no traffic at all and idk what I'm doing wrong with it
        First a question... how long have you been doing this? a week, a month? I will assume not long. You have just started and are wondering what you have done wrong... the only thing you have done wrong is not had patience at this point. The entire process is going to take TIME.

        Some things to look at. Look up Gary Vaynerchuk and his $1.80 Instagram Strategy.

        Look up and implement a Facebook Shop. The integration between Instagram and this "new" facebook option might suit you better. I am not suggesting dropping the etsy store, I am suggesting another platform to sell from.

        Look up "Peter Mckinnon product photography" and watch his videos.

        After that... you want to ensure on your Shop you can include cool photos like he takes but you also want the item on a stark white background. Read my post here: ( https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...l#post11482413 ) the exact same principles apply to Etsy and Facebook Shops - or any other sales platform for that matter.

        Cool artsy photos are for advertising, and white background photos are for selling. There is a place for both - and because you are using Instagram - the cool artsy photos are NEEDED.

        Most importantly DO NOT expect success overnight. you will only let yourself down. Right now decrease your expectations and look for that first dollar. After you get there just add a Zero. your first $10 sale.. then add a zero... $100 in a month. Then add a zero $1000 in a month.

        I find that a series of small achievable goals works really well at keeping you motivated.

        Once you watch and read the stuff above you will have a better idea that you need to slow down on the idea that you are "Failing" because you are not... you are on the right path. everything will work out... just do the things listed above.. it will happen.

        Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author mandiradebnath
    43 instagram followers are not enough. If you are targeting the social media for promotion,you need to give more effort on it to get huge traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robinyork
    Try to do paid marketing etsy
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  • Profile picture of the author cricketlady
    You can do this it will just take some time. For one thing, just work on instagram and Twitter. Then you need to follow at least one or two other people on etsy that has an instagram shop, but that is really active. You start liking and commenting on their items, start following new potential customers each day, like 5 or 10. So this every day. Be active on there, promote your item, then for a couple days just make a nice quote or add a nice picture on there. You will get a following if you are engaging. It's a job so put in the work say at least 4 hours a day promoting. Add a new product to your shop each day or week. Keep things fresh.


    I promote on twitter for my eBay shop. You can sell on eBay with your handmade items too. Same thing, you need to list a new item EVERY SINGLE DAY. So make 7 new brackets a week. On twitter you will need to follow 25 people a day every day. Hashtag etsy and you will find a bunch who has a shop, follow and retweet there items at least 10 from various people. Then Promote 3 or 4 of yours, then pin one to the top each day. I get more activity from twitter, but I that's all I work at. It really depends on where you want to promote. I find twitter gives me more sales, more people will promote your stuff on there than on instagram I find. Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by cricketlady View Post

      You can do this it will just take some time. For one thing, just work on instagram and Twitter. Then you need to follow at least one or two other people on etsy that has an instagram shop, but that is really active. You start liking and commenting on their items, start following new potential customers each day, like 5 or 10. So this every day. Be active on there, promote your item, then for a couple days just make a nice quote or add a nice picture on there. You will get a following if you are engaging. It's a job so put in the work say at least 4 hours a day promoting. Add a new product to your shop each day or week. Keep things fresh.


      I promote on twitter for my eBay shop. You can sell on eBay with your handmade items too. Same thing, you need to list a new item EVERY SINGLE DAY. So make 7 new brackets a week. On twitter you will need to follow 25 people a day every day. Hashtag etsy and you will find a bunch who has a shop, follow and retweet there items at least 10 from various people. Then Promote 3 or 4 of yours, then pin one to the top each day. I get more activity from twitter, but I that's all I work at. It really depends on where you want to promote. I find twitter gives me more sales, more people will promote your stuff on there than on instagram I find. Good Luck!
      THIS right here... this is exactly how you create a net of content DAILY that extends reach and increases the likelihood of a sale. The more consistently you do as mentioned above the closer you are to making sales and making them consistently.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    Where do you drive your traffic from? If you sell something on Etsy without the proper marketing for that then you will really have a hard time. If you don't have a budget then look into social media marketing. You can even consider working with Influencers in exchange for a free product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amsterdam81
    try using some backlink tools they are some freebies to paid ones like GSE ser, to get backlinks from, etsy/amazon/google, more the search traffic more the product ranks, or you can blogwalking find similar niche etc etc, even use followliker more specific and dont forget the proxies.. cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author TheReedster
    I would recommend using Etsy ads to push traffic to your Etsy shop. You do have to pay per click, so it takes a month or so to garner data about which products convert, but the recent sales and likes provided by the ads will also push your listings up in the organic search as well.

    Social media can be great, but you would definitely need more followers then you currently have to see any real impact. Also, keep in mind that a pin often doesn't see it's traffic spike until a month or so after it was pinned.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Have you tried listing on Ebay, Offer Up, and Mercari? Try taking better pictures and improving your descriptions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Testudo Beats
    I just wanna thank everyone who has commented I've taken most of your advice and I am steadily gaining more views, and followers on platforms and I'm going to keep at it and let you guys know when I get my first sale cause you've been a huge part of this, thank you all so much, if you have anymore great advice please I would be happy to hear it
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Smola
    I would start by building your social-following (set a goal to create a new post every day), and also maybe incorporate some kind of give-away on your instagram feed? For every share someone offers you, you will enter them into a drawing to win a bracelet!

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