Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Week 3: Seven Sales (woot! woot!)

I'm overjoyed to report that I had seven sales last week!  That's almost double my goal!  For a little etsy shop like mine, seven sales in one week is definitely cause to celebrate!

When I see a rise in sales like this, I always wonder, what caused it?  Is it just luck or did I do something differently?  This is an extremely difficult question to answer, but one thing I do to try to figure it out is to keep a marketing journal.  Every day I write down anything I did to market my business, for example "tweeted pic of crochet buttons," or "mentioned my shop on my knitting blog."  Then the following day, I check my etsy stats and record my views, hearts, and sales right next to that date.  (I used to do this on a weekly basis, but this year I started doing it daily and I think it is more effective).  I keep track of all this information in a spreadsheet so I will eventually be able to analyze the data with formulas and charts and stuff.  As a bonus, keeping this log is a nice reminder that I should be doing at least one thing every day to market my shop.

How do you try to make sense of what is impacting your sales?  Do you keep a journal too, or have you figured out some other great method?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments!


  1. I know this is a bit late, but I want to congratulate you on the success of your business! Doubling your sales is worth celebrating. And in regards to your question about luck or doing something differently, I definitely believe it is the second one. I’ve read most of your posts and I’ve seen how you are promoting your products using different social media platforms. And I think you are starting to reap the fruits of your labor. I’m sure there’s more to come. :)

    ---) Guillermina Falkowski (---

  2. Seeing a boost in sales is always a good thing. It only means that all the marketing strategy you made the past year is paying off. And the journal is a great idea to have as well. This will serve as your reference when you plan to expand your business in the future. Good luck!

    Judith Shaw @ Rocket Boost Media