"My shop got 447 views, 114 faves. The necklace got 170 views, 80 faves!"
— Linda Richards, of L Richards Design, reporting on her stats after being featured in a front page treasury on Etsy.
Impressive numbers, yes? Enviable, too.
OK, so I know most of you aren't big on curating treasuries. You've always got your craft to do, or laundry, or the kids are well, being kids... but I'm a big fan of the talented Etsians out there, so I make treasuries. I am not ashamed to admit that I also like the exposure my treasuries generate for MY shop.
TODAY A TREASURY I CURATED MADE THE FRONT PAGE OF ETSY! ...
and the theme was inspired by Linda's elegant seashell necklace.
Everything I treasured had to be equally elegant and beachy. (Think resorts. Think lounge chairs and beach-side cocktail service.)
I created the treasury on Monday morning, before work, with a giant mug of coffee at my side. Once published, I promoted it in various treasury threads on various team boards. I promoted it again after work. I didn't promote it at ALL on Tuesday.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw Etsy's home page at about 8 this morning (Wednesday). I was like "Holy beach towel! That's MY treasury!" Cheap thrill, perhaps, but it was the first time I'd created a front page-positioned treasury! (it took 53 tries in almost as many weeks).
I was so geeked that I, of course, made a screengrab of the front page — after I'd convo'd Linda to let her know she was a front-pager!
THE TREASURY WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE FOR AN HOUR OF POWER!
In addition to Linda's massive views and faves, my shop got 66 views and 54 faves, all in that one hour! I got some super-sweet convos, too, from the shop owners I treasured — a nice lift on a gray, drizzly morning — AND I also ended up in 3 treasuries myself AND had a sale!
Props to Buffalo Etsians...
Mary from Charmed by Wine https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharmedByWine?ref=ss_profile
and Fiona from JJKZ https://www.etsy.com/shop/JJKZ?ref=ss_profile
for showing the treasury some love. You just got a free promo! :)
Now go find some pretty, cool, wacky, rustic, fancy or funky things for your next treasury. And may the stats be with you.