Well June was even more depressingly quiet than May was on Etsy and it’s starting to make me wonder whether it’s worth it anymore. I put a lot of effort into my store during June. I added some new listings, restocked a lot of the sizes that had sold out, and worked on improving my titles for SEO. It made absolutely zero difference. I also had a phone call from an Etsy advisor which I’ll blog about when I get the chance. My stats are below:
Sales and Visits
- Number of visits: 322
- Number of orders: 6
- Conversion Rate: 1.9%
- Revenue: £120.00
- 245 people found my shop through Etsy search
- 62 people visited my shop direct
- 8 people found my shop through Etsy ads on Google and the other random places they’ve started advertising.
- 0 people visited my shop via Instagram
- 7 people visited my shop via Facebook
Plans for July
Honestly, I’m starting to wonder whether the effort I’ve put in to making a go of it on Etsy is worth it. If I didn’t spend every evening sewing, I could do so many other things like gaming or, sewing for Ember and the new baby. I have an absolute ton of stock just sitting here waiting to be shipped out – almost £2900 worth according to erank! – and nothing is selling. I’ve also started to be able to compare my figures with last year’s and they’re way down. I assume a lot is to do with the shops opening again after lockdown, but still, it’s unmotivating.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do in July. I don’t plan on closing the shop until November as it might as well remain open to try and sell some of what I’ve already made up, but I don’t know whether I’ll keep making new items this month. Maybe I’ll focus on making items for my daughters (yes, we just found out it’s a girl!) this month instead.
You can view my Etsy store here.