Sunday, May 24, 2009

Self Pimping in The Etsy Chats, A Quick Guide



In light of my recent article about the secrets of Etsy Selling, I've decided to continue with this article about the Etsy chat rooms.

For those of you looking to further your selling on Etsy, please consider, that pimping to the Etsy chat room may not be the way to do it. I know many of you are probably cursing me under your breath right now...LOL.

There are specific rooms for pimping your wares, (I.E. Featured Seller (FS) rooms, Promo rooms etc)and that's fine, go forth and pimp there, however a general chat is probably not the place to do it.

For example, lets say you sell children's accessories. You come in chat and start pimping your wares. Well, I don't have any kids of the age to wear such children's accessories, nor do I have a pet that would wear them. Yes, I do know that grown women MAY wear them, but I'm not one of them. So you kind of just struck out with me. Now, there are probably 19 other possibles in the chat room at the time, and one of them is you. So that makes 18 possibles. Of this, a few will do the same thing you do (More if you make jewelry) so lets say you're down to 15 possibles. Of those 15, lets say 2 are men, so you're down to 13 possibles. 3 don't have kids or pets. Now you're down to 10 possibles. So out of these 10 possibles, 3 are broke, so now you're down to 7 possibles. Out of the 7, 3 will ignore you because you're pimping in a general chat, and it annoys them, so now you're down to 4 possibles. Out of those 4 possibles, you may find 1 or 2 who would be interested in your exact items, and perhaps purchase from you. Now if you frequent the chatrooms with any regularity, you're pimping to the same people over and over and over. So even if the 2 purchased from you, do they need more? Or are you just hacking them off by pimping over and over and they've already bought from you.

So now instead of incessantly self pimping in the etsy chat, why not run on with your self and try flickr, twitter, myspace, craigslist, kajjijji, facebook, paid advertising, or something that MAY possibly be YOUR target market!? How about a magazine that caters to people who buy your items? Have a flyer made, promote it. There are so many things you can do!

Go forth and promote! Only....not in chat.

4 comments:

Misty said...

I am so excited by this I am about to stand up on my couch, pull my shirt up and shake my boobies with excitement!

Kudos, Auntie, kudos!

maggie said...

Man!! I can't remember the last time I pimped my ware...course I can't remember the last time I had sex either...*sigh*

Drea said...

*goes ahead and shakes misty's boobies for her*


And my own!

Totally agreed. Pimp away, just not in chat. Please.

balanced. said...

Thank you for featuring my bracelet here. :)

Though, I hope it's not just cos I was self pimpin it. :P