Making the Etsy front page. It’s kind of a big deal. In fact, it’s such a big deal that I honestly-HONESTLY-had come to the conclusion that no matter how many treasuries I was put in, or how many I made, it was never going to happen to me.
And then… SURPRISE! A big surprise too! My secondary shop, Glamour365, was the one that made it. The shop that is only on 3 treasury teams instead of dozens like my main shop, MegansBeadedDesigns. The shop I don’t put as much effort into. What are the odds of that happening?
Also, I happened to be home, and on my computer when this phenomenon occured. Talk about lucky! I often read about people being featured in the middle of the night when they are asleep, or during the day when they are at work, only to discover it later. But I was lucky; I was present and bursting with excitement when the exposure began. I was just starting to list a few new drafts to be posted the following morning when my activity feed started to go crazy. Because I am the obsessive kind of seller, always hoping for some new shop love, I checked it hopefully.Oh, my goodness! I was getting a butt-load of hearts! It was insane! While quite a few of my items were getting hearts, one ring in particular was receiving heart after heart after heart. I knew something was going on, that my ring was being featured somewhere, but I didn’t even think to THINK of the front page. My ring sold in an instant. Since it was receiving so much attention, I thought it only smart to renew the sold item. That’s when I discovered where all of the attention was from. I all but started to jump up and down. My ring was on the front page!!!! I had achieved the impossible and made it to the coveted Etsy front page!
I don’t know what all of those forum complainers are talking about. Being on the front page was not “not a big deal” it was a HUGE deal for me! I received close to 1000 views in the matter of a single HOUR. I received over 50 hearts of the featured item, and also lots of shop hearts and several hearts on my other items. I SOLD the featured ring. I don’t know about you, but I think all of those things add up to a pretty big deal in my opinion.
Of course, I can help but regard with envy some of the shops that get to be on the front page everyday, but that is another topic for another time (too negative for me right now.) For now, I am going to enjoy my victory and ecstatically wait and hope for it to reoccur!