Friday, September 10, 2010

"virtual nesting" at NestInk

If you follow me on Facebook at all, you know that I've been dealing with a house full of sickies this week. I mean really sick. I've never seen my girls sicker, in fact! Without going into too much detail, let's just say that I have had a LOT of messes to clean up this week. So glad that I took my nice, neat living room photos a few weeks ago. 'Cause it ain't pretty now, folks.

What I did get a chance to do today is finally some updating and housekeeping at NestInk. Editing photos and creating listings on Etsy is very time-consuming, but it's obviously necessary if you want know...sell stuff. And that I do. Want to sell stuff, I mean. Oh dear...nevermind...

Anyway, I'm trying a different approach with my photos. I'm going for a much more zoomed-in look as the main pic, the hope being that it will attract attention and get people to click on the item for more information. Each item photo on Etsy really only shows up as a small avatar, and so it's important that the photo packs a big punch on a small scale.

What do you think? I'm hoping this approach will help attract more business and more people to click-through each listing. 

They're not the highest-quality photos ever (because I'm cropping them waaayyy down) but I'm liking the overall new look that it gives my "storefront".

I've also added several sets of 10. I've received enough requests for varying quantities that I think I just need to start listing them. Up until now, I've just sold sets of 6 (unless otherwise requested). But now I'll also be offering sets of 10 or 20 as well.

Anyway, sorry about all the shop-talk. It's just what's on my mind today, and it's been refreshing to spend some time on something for me while my kids are continuing to recuperate. They are at that point now where they are weak enough to stay out of trouble, but well enough that they don't need constant nursing.

I'll bring Friday's Finds back again soon, don't you worry! Have a great weekend, friends.


  1. Oh, my goodness YES, Courtney! The close up pics look great in your store front! I do like that you left a few pics from a distance, so that one can see immediately that they are looking at cards. Great idea to go closer! Kudos! I pray they sell well for you with this new change.


  2. That is sooo hard when they are all sick. It's enough to make mommy drink ;)

  3. Oh DEAR. I hope everyone's feeling much better. And your cards are looking FAB! I love the Iris Cluster and Three Flowers. And I hope you had a nice summer...I'm still trying to figure out where mine went...

    I just followed you on facebook. So much easier for my abbreviated time these days!


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