So many of my forum mates are having a hard time with sales.
They ask for critiques... which I think is a slippery slope. I don't want people telling me what they don't like about my shop.... so I rarely respond to that sort of thing about others. No one wants to hurt anyone's feelings and I can see that happening easily.
However, I do not have a problem talking about it here.! So, I am starting a series to talk about what I see.
One thing that I see-- Avatars... they should represent what you sell or what you are trying to say... Not a picture of you and your boyfriend/husband. And not a picture of yourself-- these selling sites are not a dating thing. What you look like does not matter to me and should not matter to others.
I think it is a judgement call if you are selling Kids items and Pet items- then maybe your Child or Pet would be good. Otherwise, find something that represents your shop.
You are presumably marketing your craft-- this is one of the first things people look at-- they want to look at the Avatar and know pretty much what the shop is about.
I think with my Purple Paw.. you would understand I sell Pet items... I think with my other avatars- you get what I am promoting.
I think these social media sites have got people confused. I do not need to know what you look like to purchase something from you. In fact my avatar on facebook is a quilt. People don't need to know what I look like. My friends already know.
What do you think?