This weeks To-Do List:
1) Read this week's Boot Camp article: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-success-merchandising-for-the-holidays-10652/
2) Make a list of your most popular items:
Make a List, Check It Twice
Make a list of your top items. If you're new to Etsy, include the items in your shop that have the most views and hearts. No items in your shop yet? Make a list of the items your friends and family react to the most. What do these items have in common? Is it the color, price point, style of photography?
Advanced task: Head over to your Web Analytics reports. What items in your shop have the most page views and lowest bounce rates? : http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-success-web-analytics-tips-9200/
3) Brainstorm new work you'll offer this season:
I challenge you to ponder your buyer, this season's trends and/or holiday must-haves. Use this information to brainstorm ideas for a new product (or line of products). Or think about what you already create that you can add more of. This new Etsy blog post will help get you : http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-success-merchandising-for-the-holidays-10652/
4) Find your Boot Camp buddy:
Reach out to another Holiday Boot Camper. Send a convo to a seller whose shop catches your eye and ask them to be your Boot Camp partner. Each week, check in to see how you are doing and how you might push each other along. I have a feeling some of you might put this off, so I encourage you to do it right this second!
Find your boot camp buddy in:
...this week's Holiday Boot Camp forum thread: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6640708
...on Twitter by searching #EtsyHolidayBootCamp: http://twitter.com/search?q=%23EtsyHolidayBootCamp
...on the Facebook Boot Camp Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161809843830424
...in the comments of the Boot Camp Mascot Treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c99138794f06d91dda08dff/etsy-success-holiday-boot-camp-mascots?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Boot+Camp+Mascot+Treasury&utm_content=etsy_success_093010&utm_campaign=etsy_success_093010
...your Etsy Team: RIGHT HERE!
5) Post in the Boot Camp forum thread: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6640708