I AM GOING TO SELL 5 sets of LEGO CUFFLINKS THIS WEEK! (Sorry for all caps... yes I am yelling). Through social media!
Well, it's been a while and I am finally off from work for the summer. Looking forward to spending time with my family and working on the site. In the last 10 months I've been working on trying to increase the number of hits my site is getting. There are days that it reaches 200 hits but still no sales. I get more reaction on www.bricklink.com than here. My twitter account following has increased to 1000 or more and it's great communicating with a variety of people but still no sales. I've used 100milefinds.com and they were good but still not enough sales to merit an expense for using someone else's site. I get the most sales through craft shows and people who meet me and come back for more items. The returning customers are the ones making the sales. More later.
I am hoping that my efforts to gain more followers on Twitter will help with sales. So far, there are more followers but nothing in terms of feedback or sales. Such is life. I am sure its the website. I dont think that it's as friendly to use as I thought. There must be something that's turning people away... maybe the lack of merchandise. Oh well. That's the catch with original work. Each piece needs to be built then photographed then photoshop-ed then posted and maybe sold. We have been building as much as we can. Today 8 necklaces. Tomorrow, re-tag everything before the next show. Oiy.
For the most part, we try to work on the business as much as possible during the "off-season". Everyone probably experiences the same as we do; quiet times from January to August and then Crazy-Crazy from late August till end of the year. Here is an example: We are trying to make booties for a variety of sizes and increase the quality. We won't work on the jewelry for a while and the monkeys will only be made to order. It gives us a chance to test out new stuff as well.
News: the blog is going well and so is he Twitter account. It seems a little redundant to mention that but it is part of our whole process. I have to thank @firsttiger for encouraging us and helping us out whenever we have questions regarding anything technology. Also, our friends up north (@vocaltic) who provided us a little bit of transport for our items.
lulu & mika craft and make many beautiful items. Always creating and working together.