The more photos you list, the more your work will appear on the etsy homepage under “newly listed.” The more people see your work, the more likely it is to be chosen for a treasury or as a Handpicked Item.
Laughing Out Loud by ara133photography
I took a close look at two etsy photographers, ara133 and ketzelphotography, both of whom have been selling on etsy since 2007 and both of whom have sales figures approaching 8- or 900.
Here’s what they do:
Post several new photos at a time
Do so frequently
Divide their shops into sections, by either subject or style of photography
Purchase Showcase spots
Use all 14 available tags.
Rust Reflections by ketzelphotography
On the other end of the spectrum, I looked at “undiscovered shops looking for their first sale” under Pounce (Home>Buy>Pounce). Almost all of them had listed fewer than a dozen items, though some of them were new to etsy and still building their shops. It takes time to get rolling.
Hummingbird Nest by Teha
Taryn also suggested adding a link to the photo description whenever one is selected for a treasury. As she said, it lets people know that someone else liked the image.
We continue to welcome everyone to this debate. Please share your successes and lessons with us!
After the Storm by Larry 727
Nakedeye17 (Su) thinks of photography as a wake-up call: "Hey, everybody! Are you seeing this?" She loves to capture humor, too, and anything wondrous strange. Find Nakedeye17's shop here.