Ok.. list of most popular items. Well, following the advice of a fellow SFEtsy team member I'm using CraftCult to make this easy. Since I only have 1 sale I can't use sales as a judge of popularity for my items so I'm going to use hearts and views instead.
My top 5 items based on hearts are:
My Octopus Pendant with 5 hearts. This item was recently featured in a treasury
There is clearly some overlap here, which is fortunate because I have no idea which measure I should take to give the most accurate idea of popularity. Also these ratings are almost certainly biased in favour of items which have been listed for a longer time.
If I throw sales in as another measure of popularity (I have some sales off Etsy I can consider) I get a very different list:
Anyway I guess I can draw a few conclusions from this list...the wire items are more popular than the beaded items. The black wire items are clearly more popular than I give them credit for (they aren't my favourites).
Ok so how does that translate into offering new products. To be honest I'm not sure. I do already have several new items ready to be listed (don't worry you will see them here first!) and I'm constantly working on new items anyway so I think that counts as done...?
Right, here is where I slip up... finding a buddy. This I have not done. However I did just reply to someone's Facebook post saying they still need a buddy so hopefully by the time I post again I will have a buddy :)
Posting on the forums I haven't done either, mostly because I don't have anything pertinent to say. Maybe I'm missing something but posting on the forums for the sake of posting on the forums seems like a waste of time to me. To be fair I haven't even visited the forums so there maybe be some real gems I'm missing out on which I would find if I went to post...I guess I'll never know.
Are you participating in the Bootcamp? If so are you finding it a struggle like me? Or are you not an Etsy seller and wondering what on earth I'm talking about? Leave your comments here :)