During my first 2 years of doing business online and running a shop online, I was creating. I was a creating machine, I created product after product and then another product. I had 2 shops, AiFactory for my illustrations and clipart and Print Me a Party for my invitation design. Both were on Etsy and I just had to create content and products. Like me there are many artists and creators out there who wake up to create content.
Everyday! Create a new product in hope to sell. Getting in front of the computer everyday, oh I will share this on facebook, Oh i’ll tweet about it, I’ll pin it to my group board and so on and so forth. That is my friend called a daily grind where you dont know where you are going. You must have a Goal and a plan for your products and your shops in place and following this plan all these traffic driving tools should be used to move you forward towards your goal. Now I move forward with a plan and a goal in hand, for this purpose I use my Goal Planner Workbook for creatives and without fail I have been seeing incremental increase in my sales.
But fast forward now If there was ONE advice I could give that would be to create and promote on a 1:1 ratio. The time that you spend creating new content, must be on a direct ration to the time that you spend promoting it .
Questions is where to promote content, there are multiple ways of promoting your content some are paid and some are free. Fact is when I was using free tools to promote content, my sales growth was pretty slow.
That could be the preferred way for many, considering that they are just creating products for their shop for the sake of creating.
But!, if you are here in the online selling game for the sake of earning and increasing those earnings, earning for the sake of financially supporting your family as well then you must also consider spending some money into promotion.
But thats talk for another day, today I would ilke to share with you 50 ways you can promote your shop for free !. And if you do at least 5 of these tasks everyday, i can guarantee that you will have some sales rolling in. But the key is consistency. You may want to choose a few of these and then concentrate on those for a month. See hte results ditch the tasks that are not bringing in any results and choose a few more.
So what are those 50 tasks, here you go!
I hope these will be helpful for you, Do you have any ideas which can be added to this post? if there are simple tasks that you are doing and that helps you get more traffic to your website, chances are someone else might also find it useful!.