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 www.southernsavers.com 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!