It's probably your first instinct to undervalue your work and your time. As sellers and consumers, we tend to think that lower prices are better and will attract more buyers. However, with handmade items, that's not always true. In fact, it's rarely ever true.
One thing I see a lot on Etsy that I don't quite understand is listings for Etsy shop critiques or listing reviews. Why are you paying someone else to do something that ultimately you should be doing?!
I stand by my research and guarantee that my tips will get your items better seen in Etsy search and possibly even Google. However, I cannot guarantee that it will get you more sales. More likes and views will come your way, but it’s your job to have amazing products that buyers are wanting!
First, think of it like this: Why should I give free stuff to followers who will just wantmorestuff for free? Give them an inch, they take a mile. Not only that, but the vast majority of people who follow you when you host a giveaway will more than likely unfollow when that giveaway has ended. They have no intentions of actually making a legitimate purchase from you.
All eCommerce platforms go through rough patches (or slow times). It doesn’t matter what platform you use, who you are, or what you sell. It will happen. So, here are some things you can do to improve your shop while sales are slow (I’m mostly going to focus on Etsy):