Saturday, January 26, 2013

Come Join the Team!

The Handmade Biz  team on Etsy

Come share your ideas, thoughts, questions, promote your items, promote others items in return.

Lets help each other out, and make this team big!

Joining a team on Etsy can help you market your items to fellow sellers, and their followers!

If we all promote each other through social media  our followers will see us all.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tag ideas for Hair Falls


Here's some keywords you could use in your tags and a couple in you description would be good. The tags listed should help with Google SEO.

Remember- only use the tags that apply to that specific item, add other more specific tags too.

Keyword            Global Monthly Searches (Google Adwords)
Directly related tags:
hair falls        60,500
cyberlox falls        210
gothic hair falls    210
synthetic hair falls    91
hairfall        16,5000
synthetic dreads    14,800
yarn hair falls        170
cyber dreads        1,300
synthetic dread falls    390
cyber hair falls    170
hair extensions        1,830,000
beaded hair extensions    8,100
extentions        24,6000
hair pieces for weddings    2,400
hair extensions human    11,0000
fake dreads        4400
cyber hair        4400
gothic accessories    5400
fake hair pieces    720
dread wigs        5,400
hair extensions hair extensions    1,830,000
dreads wig        4,400
synthetic dreadlock extensions    390
fake bun hairpiece    110
cyberlox hair        170
cyber goth hair extensions    46
cyber hair wigs        140

Loosely Related but relevant tags:
goth hair        14,800
cyber goth fashion    320
fashion gothic    22,200
punk fashion    33,100
goth fashion    18,100
industrial goth clothing    590
emo punk clothing    880
goth style clothing    1,000
punk gothic clothing    2,900
gothic clothing women    3,600
clothing gothic        135,000
goth shops    49,500
gothic apparel    40,500
punk wear    60,500
industrial clothing    12,100
cyber clothing    12,100
gothic punk    14,800
gothic costumes    18,100
scene clothing    18,100
alternative clothes    40,500

Tag ideas from Etsy
yarn hair falls
tribal hair falls
gothic hair falls
cyber hair falls
steampunk hair falls
hair accessories
goth accessories

Find Your Passion- Hair Falls

Hair Falls

What's the Passion:
Hair Falls are basically hair extensions that attach by an elastic band around a pony tail. Hair fall materials include yarn, foam, ribbons, synthetic hair, tulle, netting, and 'CyberLox'. Interesting facts. <- click for wiki info

Your Customers:
They are usually bought by those in the goth, raver, and Ren Faire scenes.
But can also be marketed for halloween, cosplay, and everyday wear (when they are small and subtle or natural looking).
It's safe to say the age range of buyers is from 10 years old to about 35 years old max.
Think crazy hair day at school, and finding their own style for the kids.
Think clubbing and anime cosplay for over 15 years old.

Price ranges:
From $8 for simple couple pieces ribbon designs
to $125 for more difficult techniques and uniqueness (designs no one else has done).

Etsy Market:
(Remember that you can sell your products somewhere other than Etsy, preferably your own site. But Etsy can be a useful business incubator when you're starting out.)

Search for hair falls yields  24,453 items. I noticed maybe a handful of shops that specialized in hair falls, and related goth/rave/Renaissance clothing and accessories.

Promotion Ideas:
Blog about the Goth/Punk/Raver/Renaissance scenes and mention how your hair falls can complete your customer's looks.
Many events for such scenes allow vendors so if you like face to face with your customers remember that tip!

Be sure to offer varying ranges of simple to elaborate.

Get creative with themes and color choices. Also remember general color combos like sport team colors, Harry Potter house colors. Or you could mimic a famous character/celeb's hairdo.

Also see my blog post about keyword ideas for tags and SEO.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Are you Tweeting at the right time?

It's a good idea to know when your followers are online and reading your tweets.

Thats where Tweriod comes in handy.
I wondered about this very question and decided to take a look.

Here's the Tweriod report for EtsyDeviants account the general view. You can look at Weekends, Sundays, Mondays, and Weekdays.

I like looking at the combined hourly graph to see everything at once.

Tweriod Hourly for EtsyDeviants

Tweriod Hourly for LizsWares

To see it a different way for me to understand it I drew up a chart in Excel. I added borders to show how long followers are online each day, I wrote the account initials at their peak hours.

When I was planning to schedule my tweets in TweetDeck I planned on tweet the items at (2:00 AM and 4:00 PM), or (12:00 PM, 5:00 PM).

By looking at the chart we can see that
*the 2am tweet wouldn't get any views
*the 12pm tweet wouldn't reach very many, but some
*the 4pm tweet would hit followers on both accounts nicely
*the 5pm tweet would reach a fair amount of followers

Knowledge is power, and now that I know I can choose better times to reach as many of my followers as possible.