Jan 23, 2009

How To Increase Your Etsy Business..

Twitter is an amazing promotional tool as well as a way to meet some awesome people! It definitely helps increase your Etsy views and business. If you aren't utilizing it to it's fullest, here's how :-)

On Etsy your RSS feed is linked directly from your shop, and every time you update or renew an item 'twitterfeed' will automatically post it to twitter for you. You can even set up the timel you want them to update, like every hour or every 24 hours, it's great! You can set up your twitterfeed account to automatically update to twitter like this... :-)

1. Go to... http://twitterfeed.com

2. Make an Open ID, Click the blue (more), it will take to to where you can create an openID, I used vidoop, and created a new OpenID with my Etsy Username...

3. It will give you an activation code sent to you email, after you get that, you can log in to www.twitterfeed.com with your New OpenID name,
For example, mine is now http://beadinbabe.myvidoop.com/ ...

4. It will have you fill out your info..name, birthday ect. Then will ask for the RSS URL of the account you want to feed

**To find your RSS go to your Etsy Site to 'Shop Home' on the right side of your screen, scroll down and you will see a little orange and grey RSS feed box, click on that..It will take you to your RSS feed, go up the the URL, highlight that and copy it. This is what you will insert in the twitterfeed as the URL you want to feed from :-)

4. It then asks what you want to feed (title and description or just title) You can choose whichever you Like. The Prefix for each tweet is what will be put up in front of every RSS that is sent through to Twitter.

6. Make sure your active box is checked.

7. Click Create! You are all set!! This will make things much easier when using twitter since all of your renewals and new listings will automatically be posted to twitter for you. Good luck! :-)

Have fun tweeting!! :-) www.twitter.com/beadinbabe

5 comments:

TiLT said...

great instructions! wish i had found something like this b4 I muddled my thru mine...I also did my blogs :) double time saver

MyPaperEden said...

Very usefull info! Thanks for sharing with us all! :)

Bonz said...

Thanks for posting this tip

TeriB said...

Hey, thanks so much for this! I tagged it until I had time to get this rss activated for my etsy store! I'll tweet this for you again too. Twitter: Teri_B
http://sandtcreations.etsy.com
http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpres

Kelly said...

Thanks for the tip!