I keep seeing people in Etsy Chat complaining about how Etsy doesn't get enough exposure, and they could do with more of it to get sales. Well, the first key point I need to hit on is that Etsy's exposure is left up to us. That means, if we want publicity, we have to make it happen!
And on that note...
Why doesn't Etsy have a trade show? There are tons of trade shows that happen all the time across the US, and I'm sure in other countries as well. Why doesn't Etsy have one??? Because they LEAVE EXPOSURE UP TO US!!! So what if we took that a few steps further and created ourselves a trade show? Give us the exposure we deserve and need? It would be a lot of work, but I think if enough of us came together, we could make it happen!
Now, I know this would mean a lot of extra hours, days, months for a lot of you. But wouldn't it be worth it to have people notice us and come see our stuff? Come make the purchases we're working so hard to get??? Please, anyone who is interested--share this idea with as many people as you can!!! Someone needs to get the ball rolling on this! The more people we can get moving on it, trying to get ideas and information on what we need to do to go about this, the better! People, we're gonna need sponsors, permits, locations, rules and regulations. So please, if you want this to happen (and I'm sure you do) let's get going on it! Turn some heads onto the idea! Remember, this thing doesn't have to happen in just one place--we could have locations scattered across the country in trade centers, etc. so everyone can participate! And if you're in another country, don't be discouraged--we'll need the same things in your locations too! The more participation we have, the easier and more effective this will be!!!