Tuesday, June 2, 2009

How to Get Rid of Customers

I know, I know - most of us are trying to attract customers.

But knowing how to keep them away also tells us something about how to attract them - just do the opposite!

So here's what I've done over the past month or so to slow my shop down (NB. I'm not totally insane - I've just been extremely busy preparing for gallery exhibitions and couldn't deal with a rush in my Etsy store at the same time):

1. I stopped posting in the forums.
2. I stopped relisting my items.
3. I stopped mentioned and linking to my Etsy store in my blog posts.

It's incredible what a braking effect these three things made. I still had the odd sale, but nothing like my usual business.

Now I need to gear up again - so (you guessed it) I'm posting, I'm relisting and I'm blogging about my Etsy store.

I'll let you know how it goes.

My Shop:
http://www.scarlettcat.etsy.com

My Blog:
http://scarlettcat.blogspot.com

My Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/people/scarlettcat

1 comment:

Holistically Heather said...

when i stop going into chat for a while, my sales drop drop drop hahah