I haven’t had a lot of sales these past weeks that I’ve returned, and at first I was kind of down and depressed. Started freaking a little, and tweaking my gigs a little more.
It kind of hit me though. Why should we worry about it? Why freak out about it? It kind of hit me that in this crazy and amazing marketplace that we get to be a part of; a little break isn’t such a bad thing. In fact I think it’s a great thing.(only my opinion of course)
When you’re waiting this is such a great way to gain your focus.
-Take time harnessing the knowledge of your craft- study more into your techniques, learn new ones. Whatever it is that tickles your fancy, or whatever your offering don’t stop learning! There are no masters, because knowledge is endless.
-Instead of freaking, learn about SEO- There are endless amounts of information like forums,blogs, videos, tools available to us all for free. Use every social media outlet. Take that time learning how make yourself more heard by others rather than begging people for sales.
-Learn by other sellers- NO this doesn’t mean copy their gig!!! Check how they have their stuff set up though. You don’t need to spam them with messages, or bug them for tips. The tips are right there, and if you take the time to study the core of what makes that gig tick that’s where your answer is. Take that knowledge and apply it to your own style in a way that’s unique and shows the world who you are.
So many tips are already available throughout the forum. The main tip I have I guess “Is to spend time doing what you love doing”, The more passionate you become, and the more knowledge you gain will allow you to become better and stronger at what you do, and before you know it you’ll get that sale you spent all of that time that you could have spent being negative about. That means when you finally get it you’ll be ready, and way more confident.
Stay positive and don’t give into the negative! Peace&Respect