RSS – one way to increase traffic

Hi all!

In this post I will be talking with you about anything related to the business of craft – making, selling, buying supplies, anything internet related..you know what I mean.

My first foray here is about RSS. Well….I know it stands for Really Simple Syndication….

But any more than that I remain confuzzled : ) And what benefit is it to average crafter?

So..in order to find out I went over to the ever helpful and informative Etsy forums – Business topics – to see if I could find out.

These forums are sooo informative..I always check there – firstly as I sell on Etsy and find it totally relevant to my shop presence there, and secondly, because I can always find out what I need to know about things in general that I am interested in : )

I found this thread by Timothy Adam Designs, titled, “How to Increase Your Traffic & Sales with Your Etsy Shop RSS Feed

Timothy explains what RSS really is! He then describes in clear details how to add the feed to one’s own Etsy shop

Thirdly – he offers (via his blog, Handmade Spark) 17 free “my Etsy RSS” buttons.

I have skimmed through all 39 pages of this thread (it was 39 when I finished reading) and have started applying some of his wisdom to this blog.

Thanks so much Timothy!

My RSS link is just over at the top of the left sidebar, below Archives..just click there to receive regular updates from my Etsy shop! (ummm..that’s if I’ve done it right!). I’ve also added my RSS feed info to my Etsy shop home page too.

Etsy Storque also has a very informative page about RSS – you can find it here.

Let me know how you go with this – I would love to hear of crafty successes!

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The BiDM I had a stall at last Saturday was huuuge!

What is BiDM?

BiDM stands for Brisbane Indie Designers Market

Soooo many visitors – it was absolutely unbelievable!

Lots of sales, lots of good stories, beautiful cupcakes, lots of goodies to be had

My thanks to my co-stallholders – the wonderful Eliza of  Elvenhair.com (and Zoe and Gem)

BiDM Sat 4th July 2009

that’s me (Gaynor) on the left and Eliza on the right

Tips for improving your jewellery sales

I have been reading about this wonderful lady’s work on a regular basis and have found her tips to be really helpful. She now has an ebook about selling jewellery at shows, fairs & festivals. Even though she is from the US there may be good tips that apply to jewellery artists anywhere. It may be worth having a look –Click Here!