Tell the truth…you listed your first item on Etsy and expected it to be sold out the next day, didn’t you?
We all secretly hope that we’re selling the most brilliant thing that ever existed, and it’s pretty normal to expect instant success…
But eventually, the agonizing reality of an empty bank account kicks in: your items aren’t going to sell themselves.
Let’s play a game. It’s called SCREW you ETSY, and it involves YOU being a punk rock badass while you promote the sh*t out of your own products. Etsy be damned, you GOT this.
Just to help you get your badass on, I’ve compiled a list of all the best places you can promote your Etsy items (100% free, all tried and tested!)
Facebook Groups Where You Can Promote Your Shop
As the proud owner of a seriously awesome Facebook group, there’s nothing that sucks more than having to remove perfectly good members because they won’t stop posting product links.
But as my Facebook group grew, I started seeing so many amazing products that I HAD to create a marketplace JUST for super cool sellers to share their products! This is a promotion-friendly space, (and if you’re accepted, you can sell LIVE on Facebook!) so feel free to go nuts! Click here to join.
Now, mine definitely isn’t the only group out there geared toward Etsy sales! In fact, I’ve done some serious digging and here are the most engaged, high quality Facebook groups where you can promote your items freely. Just click the image to visit each group:
Instagram Accounts that Will Promote Your Etsy Shop
Did you know Instagram posts lead to more sales than any other social media network? Want to take advantage, but only have a tiny following?
No worries, there’s actually an easy solution to this one. Did you know you can get your products in front of HUNDREDS of thousands of people at once for about $15? And guess what…the engagement is through the ROOF (and it’s not spammy). What am I talking about?
Why, Instagram features, of course. There are dedicated Instagram accounts with well over 50k followers who post your item to their account for a small one-time payment. You can even do giveaways or multiple features.
Sounds weird, but I used this method for 6 months and not only did my IG grow from 100 piddly followers to well over 9k in just 6 months, but I got TONS of new fans and made lots of sales.
Click any of the accounts below to learn more and give it a try! Just follow the link in each person’s profile to apply for your feature:
Pinterest Group Boards Where You Can Post Your Items
Ah, Pinterest group boards…you are my first love. These puppies pack some serious viral punch, and it was a group board that got me my first ever sale on Etsy!
Group boards are just collaborative boards where Etsy sellers post all their best products. These boards are usually massive and have well over 1000 followers, so your items get splashed all over Pinterest.
With group boards, all it takes is a handful of repins, and your item could wind up in HUNDREDS of feeds. In fact, that’s exactly what happened to one of my first pins. Read about it here.
How to Join Group Boards
Group boards are a bit tricky, so here are some simple instructions:
- Start by click the board photos below.
- Start by following the board.
- Next, look at the board description.
- Instructions on how to join the board will be included in the description (you usually join by sending an email/message).
- Don’t forget: if you’re not following the person who created the board, they won’t be able to add you!
You can always find more group boards on PinGroupie, but for now, get started with all my favorites, here:
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