Thursday, November 10, 2005

Etsy.com

I have decided to take my journals that are for sale off my website and move them to etsy.com. I decided this after realizing I haven’t made a single sale from the site in 2 years. It’s a great place to showcase my custom work and highlight what I can do in custom work, but the sales just aren’t there to support it. So what does this all mean?

Well, my etsy site is Comfortableshoes.etsy.com I’ll move the books that are for sale to there in the upcoming weeks. Prices will change in accordance with my new pricing structure. Meaning they’ll go up a tad. Those pages that are selling an item now will redirect people to my etsy page. I had thought of auctioning off some of the items on there but I can’t bear to think of some of them going for less than they are listed. I think that etsy is an affordable alternative to my low hit website.

Not to fear though, I plan on keeping the site up and running but it’s purpose will change. It will go from a website of art and books to one simply of books. I’ll keep a link for the art, but it won’t be highlighted the way it is now. I haven’t painted in ages and to have the paintings highlighted is simply foolhardy and wishful thinking. (I do hope that someday I spend my summers painting again.) I’ll be turning the page on journals and notebooks toa gallery of pictures and styles. I’ll be totally revamping the page into something that is hopefully a little slicker. It will mean my taking sometime to re-teach myself Dreamweaver as I seem to have lost the rudimentary skills I once possessed.

I don’t have a lot of ideas for it quite yet but it will be something that I continue to wrok on over the next few months. I expect that the move to etsy.com will take some time and won’t happen for a month or so. For now I’ll focus on moving things slowly and one at a time.

2 comments:

Arika said...

Leslie,

I hope you find this to be a profitable move for you! I would def. think it would be...I know I am the sort that prefers to just buy something rather than playing the bidding game on eBay.

Good luck to you!

Comfortable Shoes Studio said...

it may not be the most profitable option, certainly better so than eBay and less so than my own website, but I think the increasein traffic is more than worth the change. I also think that spending a little more time on my site will pay off as well. I'd like to take a webdesgn course while I'm still working but I'm not sure time will allow for that. i may just take a few days off work and explore dreamweaver on my own.