|Eel at Looe Reef 6/12|
I'm not certain if this post is about venting or just asking a question.When someone "favorites " my ETSY listing or my shop,I look at their profile to see who they are.I think it's useful to know who likes my work. And yes, I do try to determine if this is a future buyer or just a browser. In the end I create for my own enjoyment ,in my own style. But ,knowing who your customer base is,certainly helps to merchandize your product.
So who are the slippery eels???
They are the people who slip around ETSY
"favorite-ting"items,hoping the sellers will look at their shop.
And what do they sell? They sell "how tos" about ESTY success ,
shop makeovers, off ETSY sales venues. These people aren't really marking shops to buy from or even for inspiration .
They are targeting shops they hope will buy what they are selling.
Is there really anything wrong with this ?
It does count as one more 'heart " for a listing or a shop...that's a good thing
It doesn't really hurt anyone,does it?
Maybe there is a chance some sellers will find the service offered useful.
However , I personally find it a bit annoying.
I believe a successful shop takes work . I have read article after article on tips about selling on line,taking good photos ,using SEOs ,etc etc.
And yes,writing blogs...LOL!!!
I have purchased many "how to tuts" and booklets. I welcome advice and information.
But, I find it at little cheesy for people to slip in under the guise of "favoriting" my shop .
I think would rather get a straight forward message "hey, I sell how improve your shop stuff.... r u interested ? "
I'm wondering if you have had any slippery eels visit your shop .
How do you feel about it ?
"favorite" a friend
Bead Happy !.