Hello Kinfolk! I can't believe it's been nearly 2 weeks since I last checked in with your properly. Is it just me, or does this year feel like it's been the fastest one yet? This week I'm celebrating my 2 year anniversary of moving to London - it's crazy!! Which also means that I've been blogging for almost 2 years now, too!
A lot has happened over the past week which I'll explain more about once I've wrapped my head around a few things and will write a more general life update. But for today, I want to do a little self promotion as I've finally been getting my crap together with my online stores.
Ok so my new 'look' for my product marketing was revealed a couple of posts ago and has since been rolled live over the store. I gotta say - it's made a big difference! I've even had people messaging me saying how nicely displayed they are - which felt uber good.
Everything in Etsy is done by you - from making the products, to the design, branding, etc and I love how you can really build a relationship with your customers and get out of it what you put in. At the moment it's nicely filling up with prints from my 100 Days collection and my new badges. I'm beyond excited to soon be working on some bigger illustrations which are hopeful going to turn out awesome. Here's some examples of what you can find on the store
Redbubble is pretty new territory for me as it's a store where all you have to do is upload a design, choose the merch you want it on and that's it! You don't ever touch the product or have to post the item out - Redbubble does it all for you. I kinda like it as it opens up a whole new range of merch I can offer you guys, but at the same time I don't like how there's no connection with the customer. My designs do look pretty damn awesome on this type of merch though - even if I do say so myself!! :D Here's a few of my recent faves
I have also opened bigcartel and Storenvy store which both work very much like Etsy but without the community. They're very much standalone sites that allow you to customise your own unique stores away from the guise of a much bigger site. I'm not expecting a lot of activity on those if I'm honest - but as I can use the same imagery from Etsy then I'd be silly not to have them, don't you think?
So these are the ones I'm working on for now - but if you have/know of any that you think I should try, let me know in the comments!