Friday, March 26, 2010

Gearing Up for April

So I have a few things up my sleeve that I am going to "try" next month - in addition to debuting some new designs next Thursday! The first is a trial on my ever favorite site - Etsy. I currently do not pay for advertising, I just relist my items on a regular basis on my Etsy store and it tends to generate sales for me. Things have been trucking along in the sale department, but I would love to see a little increase. So... I am going to renew my items more often in the month of April - the goal is every day. I currently only do it twice a week. I am going to try to stick with it a month and see if I see a difference. I will report back in May and let you know what I find out

If you are wondering why I am posting more often it works kind of like ebay, your item winds up at the top of the list when people are viewing things in a products category, thus giving you more exposure.

The other thing I am going to start is making my menus based on what I can find on sale. I love shopping at Publix and by using they not only tell me what is on sale, but what coupons are available to pair with the sale items. I will also do this with Kroger and Walmart. So... I will let you know if I save any money and if we eat well on top of it.

Lastly, I hope to start sharing recipes that I come up with or find for using my left overs. I might as well share my findings with you and you gain benefit.

So here's to trying new things... speaking of new things, your prayers are greatly appreciated as I venture out on my own with the two kiddos to Mississippi this morning. I have never done this before - and I may never do it again. At least we will gain memories and get to celebrate special milestones with beloved family. Happy Weekend!


The Baggetts said...

I have been doing Southern Savers since November and I LOVE it! My average monthly grocery budget has decreased by about 25% AND I get to shop at Publix! Can't wait to see how you do!

*plum*tree*studio* said...

I'm eager to see how your April month does with relisting. Keep me posted and if you don't already do it...make sure to check heartomatic to see if people are making your items favorites. :) It's always good to know what they are looking at and loving. Good luck!!