Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Those elusive sales

Been at it again. Thinking about how I can get those elusive sales my way.

I started thinking maybe I wasn't making the right things that would ACTUALLY sell. Maybe I needed to re-think what I was making and selling !

Do I want to do that? Well I did some digging around and found this idea.

Create a knitting pattern and sell the pdf pattern on Etsy. One particular shop has had over 7000 sales of her knitting and crochet patterns. Here's her info -

I do tend to make up my knitting designs as I go along , picking up ideas here and there, so this idea really inspired me. Could I remember a pattern well enough to write it down for everyone else to understand? and could I create a pattern that is so unique and wonderful that people would want to purchase it?

mmmmmm...............

And then something else I read about , got me thinking too. 
http://www.handmadeology.com/hey-stay-at-home-moms-here-are-5-tips-to-boost-your-sales/

Get some business cards printed and a photo book (yes a book full of photos of your items) and take with you wherever.

I really like this idea. Once the weather gets warmer we like to travel around the UK in our motorhome , so have business cards and photos with me means I could hand them out on the camp sites and in the pubs we visit.



So lot's to think about! Think I need to stop thinking and get doing!


2 comments:

  1. Whatever you decide to make/sell/do, good luck with it!!!

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  2. Really great idea to take business cards and pic with you on your travels. Leave the cards whereever you're allowed as someone somewhere will be interested and investigate! Creative thinking I say. Wish ya all the best and many sales!

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