Saturday, March 6, 2010

Uncommonly Common....

Do you stand out in the crowd?

No, don't ask, I'm not even sure I know what this blog title means, really. But I was sitting here thinking about life, business, the Internet, taxes. GAH!!

And something made me think...What makes me stand out in the crowd? How can I get noticed? Who picks me over all the others and why? Who would you pick?

So, I think I'll put myself in the shoes of the buyer for a while and see if I can tell if they like what they're seeing. Is my site interesting? Is it catching my eye? Are my items the kind of creations that are common or uncommon?

Because I really don't want to be just your common run of the mill shop. I want to stand out! I don't want to be uncommonly common! And I know after reading this you may start to wonder the same thing.

If you have any tips or suggestions for others, we'd love for you to share. Especially from you buyers, because you know what you want! Right? :)

(See what kinds of crazy thoughts run through my head when the coffee kicks in?)


TiLT said...

No, not crazy thoughts. I try to look at my shop from time to time as if it were not mine...hard to do though. Especially when I look & all it does is make me want to retake all my pics :)

I'd say photos are at the top of the list. They don't have to look like they belong in a magazine (although that is of course always nice) but they do need to be clear...literally - blurry pics make me leave the shop...and have different angles - let us see the inside/back/bottom/special details.
Try to make that 1st pic pop - it can be a fun angle, but show enough to know what the item is. I hate seeing something I think is a pendant, only to find it's just a tiny part of something else entirely.

Okay, I could go on & on...but one more quick thing - the write up - I love the stories, but more important, make sure you tell me details. I can't tell you the number of times I have read through descriptions & still not known if they made the entire item or just did a screenprint on something store bought.

okay, now I'll shut up :)

mamaslittlemonkeys said...

Def not crazy thoughts....I think its an excellent idea to take a step back. Right now I am examining my shop from the functionality and uniqueness angle. My swiffer pads are my top how can I make them even MORE cool? More options? Packaged nicely?

I agree totally a good idea to look at your shop with a fresh set of eyes..perhaps also with a trusted friend who will tell you the TRUTH!? :)