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Please help: How to sell via my new online store?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Chris879, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Chris879

    Chris879 Newbie

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    Hello,

    I just started a new online store which is selling craft supplies, notions and sewing stuff.
    Those products are in a normal / middle price range and have very nice pictures.

    Now I'm wondering how to get more traffic to my site.

    So far I started copying my products to something like etsy (two German versions, since the shop is German as well).
    Plus I registered a Facebook account, created a page and uploaded some photos and a bit of content, joined 10 groups and requested 5 (strangers) ppl as friends and commented on 3 group discussions with helpful details.
    Plus I registered a Pinterest account, started uploading and repinning some 30 pins and followed around 200 people and have been backfollowed by 14 ppl.
    Plus I contacted 5 blog owners with bigger blogs whether they can do some promotion/raffle and one already agreed on it for next month.

    What I figured out so far on Pinterest: Nobody wants to follow/re-pin my product pictures but very cute and self-made DIY stuff is being repined.
    Same probably with FB: Nobody wants to click on crude links/spam but maybe with high quality content ...?
    The thing is: I can't produce enough great/cool self-made things per day to have enough content.

    I get around 1 - 5 visitors per day on my website - how can I increase this?

    Hope you can help me
    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Chris879

    Chris879 Newbie

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    I tried Google Ads for 20USD. 9 Visitors, 0 conversions.
    Then I read more about it and it seems as if Google Ads are very complex and a huge topic and read several times that it might make more sense to spend time on Facebook and Pinterest than Google Ads.
    What would you recommend?
     
  3. Triplescan

    Triplescan Junior Member

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    Okay, first of all, since when do you have the website? If it is a "young" one, patience is the answer. Let it grow naturally. You also mentioned something about not being able to "produce enough great/cool self-made things per day to have enough content". See, here's your problem. If you don't' have content you cannot expect to have visitors. Give yourself some time to create stuff for your site so as to have what to advertise. Also you have to keep in mind that a website "grows" within a period of one year or more. So, again, patience and hard work are your friends. But if you have a higher budget you can do of course also bigger advertising campaigns like Google Adwords, Facebook Advertising, and Media buying. As a free cool tip, build a newsletter list, create a free e-book or something catchy, interesting for visitors that they can get as soon as they register for a newsletter.
     
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