I could use some input from those of y'all who shop or sell on Etsy.
What time of day are you scouting for treasure or listing new items? Buyers, do you search specifics or watch the "newly listed" items scroll by? Sellers, do you vary your listing times?
Back in the good ole Ebay days a few short years ago I had this listing thing down to a science. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights were for listing so everything ended on Sunday night which made packaging and shipping Monday's task and every other day of the week was left for creating.
With Etsy I find myself befuddled. I've been listing in the morning because that's when I empty the kiln, clean and photograph the beads leaving the rest of the day and evening for melting glass. But is it better to list some at night as well? I find myself wondering if I limit my reach by only listing at a certain time of day.
I'm not going to get into the whine of how many more hours I need in a day or how it would be wicked wonderful if I could hire an assistant or even clone myself....although the last thing the world needs is two of me....but even though I've worked no less than 12 hours a day for my last 10 self employed years I honestly don't remember it ever being this hard. I'll tell ya, if I ever win the lottery the second thing I'm doing is hiring an assistant to handle the MyFace and Twister and every other social media outlet thingy.
The first is changing my name to Fairy Princess Julianna Loveness McLottery Winner.
So. Got any tips or suggestions about that how to tweak my listing schedule to reach a broader audience? Is listing new items every day enough or should the listing times be varied?
Here are a few of the new beads that went up this morning~ Focal and Earring sets for $15!
PS. W is a pretty popular letter if the magnitude used this post is any indication.
PSS. You're gonna count them now, aren't you?