Anyway....take out 13 "sales" (although Rob insists it still counts as theoretically, I simply "sold" and "bought" even though technically, it's a "trade") I'm left with 84 sales! YAY I met my goal! And I will exceed it since it's only April 19! What were my other goals? Oh yeah...well, I'm working on those.
Getting ready to ship another package to Kindred this week. They told me that they're receiving very positive feedback about my stuff, but no sales yet. She told me not to be concerned as that's very common the first month. I'm not at all concerned, if it doesn't sell there, I'll put it up on etsy anyway. However, I'd like to see at least one sale in the coming weeks.
I bought some ad space on craftcult.com today. I only bought a four-day spot because I want to see how it goes before investing more money. Hopefully it brings new views. Based on my google analytics acct, I'm meeting almost all benchmarks except new visitors. I get lots of repeats...but only about 18% of my daily visitors are new...that should be more like 80%. So....that's way off. The good news is that my bounce rate is declining. So, people who are coming, aren't leaving quickly. I avg at least one sale a day, imagine if I was able to direct a much higher percentage of new peeps into my shop?! That would be fabulous. I'm hoping some ad space will help with that.
All right, must go work. :^)