Wednesday, August 31, 2016

VaxXed Stories: The Prosecutor

What a Month: My Last One on Etsy?

So with the past few days being days of no sales and/or low revenue I checked my stats again.

What a month it has been.

Only 28 orders in 30 days.
24 fewer than last August 1-30.

In 6 days I made 85% of my revenue.
In 1 of those days I made 46% of my revenue.
So in 24 days I made only 15% of revenue for the past 30 days..

In only those 6 of 30 days did I make more than $100 in revenue in a day.
Last year was 12 days of more than $100 in revenue.

So for more than 3 weeks of days I grossed just more than $200/week.
So I averaged a gross income of LESS than minimum wage.
I NET much LESS than minimum wage.

And 11 of 30 days with zero sales
Last year was only 5.

Not good.

So many wasted days.  So many days of such low or zero revenue.

I want to close up.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The End is Near

In the previous 12 days I have 6 orders for only $269.
6 days with no orders.

In the previous 7 days 4 orders for $151.
3 days with no orders.

With more than 1,400 listings.

I was doing better than that after I first opened in January of 2011 with less than 100 listings.

**UPDATE:  I just checked and from Aug 8-19 2011 I had 8 orders for $241.
And from Aug 13-19 I had 5 orders for $177.
No sure how many listings.  But probably 200-400 for sure.


The end is near.

Still targeting the first week of September as the time close.  By the 8th.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Estimated Closing: First Week of September

Today, 1 sale for $29.
Yesterday, 1 sale for $29
Day before that, 1 sale for $79.
No sale for 4 days before that
Before that, 1 sale for $59.
No sale for 3 days before that.
Before that 1 sale for $59.

Time to close.

After more than 5 1/2 years of every day effort, it's stupid to stay open..

I should close right now.

Get caught up on orders.

Then pay off fees, internet and gym membership the beginning of Sept.


891 Total Views after 10AM

Well, I have had a person or people how have really been browsing my shop since midnight.

I have been having about 400 total views or so by noon.  And with some days in the 500-600's.

Now here at 10:15 AM I have 891 total views.

I've had 3 high view hours with 140 list views, 170 list views and 130 list views.

But not one sale.  So all the views have not turned into a sale at this point.  No way to know if they do.

Oh well.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

6 Days

Here at 12 Noon it is now 6 days with only 2 sales.

Not good.

Work on my shop less.

Stop adding new and relisting.

Oh well.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Evening Spider

I have a walkway between my house and the next door neighbor's house.  There is almost always a breeze blowing from the back to the front.  I have a bench next to my porch that I sit on during some summer nights.  To feel the breeze and have some unsweetened tea or some fruit.  Or just sit and enjoy the peacefulness of the night.

A couple of evenings ago I had just sat down on the bench when I looked to my right and there was a spider hanging in mid-air.  The web ran from the handle of my rake to the wall of my house.

I wanted to take some pics but I didn't think the battery for my camera was charged.  So I didn't take any.  And thought I missed a great image.

I just went out there again and sat down on this warm, humid evening.  Looked to my right and there it was again!

I came in and took the chance that there was still some life in a battery I had used.  There was!

 I loaded up and my camera and went outside and took some pics:

I love spiders.  Maybe love is too strong of a word.  But I am very fascinated by them  Or I admire them greatly.  I am in awe of them, I'd say.

It was very cool to see.

Every time I see a spider, and anything in nature, I think of God.  How else could something so intelligent and greatly engineered have come into being?

Another 4 Days

Since my sale on Sunday morning 8/7 at 11:51 AM I have made 2 sales.

That is 4 days with 2 sales for $118.
Not good.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

ANOTHER 1 1/2 Days

Well, after a great day of revenue on Sunday, it is now another day and a half without a sale.

My last sale was 10:21 AM yesterday morning   It is now 10:33 PM.

And the sale before that one was at 11:46 AM on sunday.

So at 12 noon it will be 3 days with 1 sale for $69.

I should close.

That one great day does not make up for most days.

oh well.

I have decisions to make.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Creature From Jekyll Island (by G. Edward Griffin)

Hight Total Views Yesterday; High Search Views This Morning

So this weekend I had high total views in my vintage Etsy shop.

Saturday was my higher search view day of the weekend with 237 views from Etsy.  This summer saturdays have become my higher search view day.  Sunday was the higher day for years.

I also had more than 1,400 total views on saturday.  Because of Etsy adding pages that has increased my total views from when they first changed the new layout in April.

Then yesterday, sunday, I had a surprising drop in search views down to only 194.  It being a sunday I thought I'd be over 200 again.  But I wasn't.

BUT....I had 1,616 TOTAL views.

So people are browsing my shop.

Even this summer with the big drop in search views I was also having a big drop in total views.  I had some days with search views in the 150's-180's and total views only in the 800's.

And in the beginning of the year before the change in the shop layout I was getting search views in the 300's and some days in the 400's, and I'd have total views from 1,700 to 2,000 or so. But yesterday, with so many fewer search views I still had a good number of total views.  A Good Sign!

And then here this morning I woke up to about 80 search views at about 8am.  When I've been having only in the 70's at 12 noon lately.

And now here at 10:01 AM I have 96 views from Etsy search!

It is a monday and search views will be HIGHER than yesterday, sunday.  A big change for this summer.  I expected search views to be much lower today than yesterday.  As has happened all summer from sunday to monday.

Another good sign!

It was even a good weekend for direct Google views.  Both days were in the 60's.  Even though this summer I've had week days of direct Google views in the 20's. And the weekends have been higher.  As expected.  It was still encouraging to see.

Oh well.

Back to work.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Another 1 1/2 Days

So the calendar says I made a sale yesterday.  But it was made right before 11 AM.

So here at 11 PM it is now 1 1/2 days without a sale.

I have choices to make......