Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Downsizing

Yesterday I bit the bullet, faced the facts, and closed down all my online web stores but 3. The 3 remaining ones are Etsy, my main squeeze of course; Bonanzle; and Sellers Arena which is really not working yet anyway. I have had absolutely no sales on the others and with my health problems can no longer devote the time to keep them updated when I sell something on the active ones. I gave them all a good run for the money, so to speak, and they just didn't pay off. Bonanzle yet may go too, we shall see. I do not like the venue there, just not enough handmade stores, too many commercial interests. I've met some nice people, but it is sales I am interested in after all. So out with the flotsam, in with the proven venues.

6 comments:

Audrey said...

I'm on Bonanzle too, but I think I will close it, just haven't had any action there at all. I'm still on Etsy and just opened an ArtFire shop, will have to see how it goes. There are just only so many hours in a day, and one woman can only do so much!

2 Virgos Designs said...

Hey Audrey, how are you?! Still loving my tote! so proud of it! I have had several sales on Bonanzle so will keep it for now. I know a lot of people like Artfire, I had a free account there and just never sold anything. I like their Facebook Kiosk too! I think you will do well on Artfire. I know, I had 8web shops, could not keep up with them, and all I was doing was editing. Freedom!

M.M.E. said...

I think you'll like this better. Now you can really focus your efforts.

2 Virgos Designs said...

Yes, I already do and can also now concentrate more on Facebook, i have made a few sales diretly from Facebook it is worth the time and effort. Twitter only brings views, no sales. Etsy, my blog, and Facebook are my best venues.

patbiv said...

Glad to hear that you are still taking control. We all need to reevaluate and revise where necessary. Good job, Jackie! Pat

2 Virgos Designs said...

thank you Pat!