Tonight, I am going to tell you how to use the Etsy Mini function on Etsy. That will produce a little advertisement of your Etsy shop on your blog. It is very easy.
- First sign on to your Etsy and get to your shop. Look at the bar on the left side. At the very bottom is a link to "Etsy Mini". Click on that. Fill out the information and enter all lines. Then you will see two boxes of HTML code. You will need the first one for blogs. Click on your CTRL key and C to copy.
- Then open up your Blog by signing in. Go to customize which is on the top right as a choice to click. After you click customize, choose "add a page element". Then, click on the one that says "HTML/Java Script". First type in the title of your shop. Then press CTRL and V to paste the HTML code you copied earlier to this box. Save and go see your work on your blog.
- YOu should have pictures of your art from Etsy on your blog. This image should go right to your Etsy shop! Remember to consider where you place this on your blog. You can move things around on your "customize"window.
I want you to know I don't profess to be the expert here. I'm just studying this topic so I can improve and hope to share some gem of info with you fellow bloggers so you can have success too. Something I have been thinking about tonight is the idea that we have to consider our market. Each one of us, though we are all artists, have a different niche. Like me, my work is kinda funky, bright and whimsical colors. I often make jokes about when I do art fairs/booths...regarding how I can tell who will like my art when they are walking by. I always say it is the ones with funky colors in their hair or something edgy about them. Point being, we could possibly do better by finding those who have a taste for our flavor of work. So, I need to think about ways to reach my funky/punky market.
You may be a little more classical or shabby chic...or whatever. Think of ways that you can better reach the people who would be most attracted to your work. I'm going to think about this and I would love to hear some input on this topic. Remember, this is a learning experience for all of us.
Tomorrow, I want to discuss unique ways to market ourselves. Be thinking of that. How can you get the word out about your store? Are you telling your friends, family, and strangers about your shop? Get ready for some ideas on this topic. Hugs to everyone and good luck on your Etsy.