The other bonus to keeping your personal sales on etsy is that when you run sales reports, you are truly grabbing everything- personal and etsy sales. If you plan on paying taxes for your shop, this will be super helpful later.
Other than the number of sales your shop has, the other thing that potential buyers look at is your feedback rating. Your feedback rating is based on a combination of feedback from people who have purchased from your shop and from other shops that you have purchased from. That being said, while you are waiting for someone to purchase from your shop, buy something from someone else. It does not have to be large or expensive, anything will do. Buying something from another etsy shop, will get something (hopefully positive) to show up on your feedback rating.
Of course, there is a lot more to getting your first sale than just what this article talks about. All of the tips posted in this series will help you get your sales up but this particular post is something that a lot of people do not often think about. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that it will help someone as it did with me.
Getting your first sale can take weeks or months. Keep working at it and buyers will come.
Stay tuned for more tips coming soon!