In the past few months, I've learned of so many different ways to network and get the word out about ceejaybags. The options are endless!
Etsy forums blogging twitter facebook indie smiles craftster kaboodle thisnext street teams googlebase email newsletters word-of-mouth guerilla marketing
I've tried them all, but until recently I had no way of knowing what, if anything, was working. Was all of this tweeting, posting, discussing, and link-dropping actually driving any traffic to my new shop, or was I simply spending precious hours of my day on the computer when I should have been creating?
Just last week, Etsy administrators pointed me to a tool that could help. Thanks to Google Analytics, I'm starting to get a feel for who is visiting ceejaybags, and perhaps more importantly, how they're finding me in the sea of internet handbag designers. The preliminary results have surprised me, and have really helped me to focus my energies on what seems to be my most active networks. In the next few posts, I'll be discussing what's worked and what hasn't for me. And in the process, perhaps give you some new ideas on where and how to promote your online venue.