I’ve made it over halfway through March without saying “I’m running on empty,” but then, I missed two or three or six blog entries at the beginning there. So is it bad that I’m still running on empty? Urgh.
I just finished the first draft of a custom doodle, which was enjoyable, as usual. I also worked on a new gift certificate graphic for Calobee Doodles–the idea I came up with at 4:30 this morning, when I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep because of a certain obnoxious little kitty… *cough*PIPPEN*cough*
It’s been a slow month, so I’ve been brainstorming ways to improve my shops. A few things I’ve considered:
- Re-evaluate my pricing (you can still take my poll… hint hint) and make adjustments as necessary;
- revise my shop information, item descriptions, and images (working on this now);
- advertise. Not necessarily the broad-scope Google Adwords type, but something smaller and more targeted… maybe on a few arts/craft sites and blogs. I’m going to continue to explore other, less direct methods of advertising, such as donating prints to giveaways or The Sampler;
- and finally, list more often. This involves, you know, creating things… and you’d think that would be the easy part, but no… I’m backwards like that.
So, business owners, enlighten me: what do you do to ensure your shop doesn’t stagnate?