Have You Heard of Wanelo?
As an Etsy shop owner I am always looking for new ways to promote my wares. Most of you are active on Pinterest and know what a powerful promotional tool it can be. Well, there is another site that is rapidly gaining popularity and is stealing some of Pinterest’s addictive thunder! It’s called Wanelo (http://www.wanelo.com/). The principle of the site is pretty much the same. Post your items and create collections of all your favorites.
As a member of the Daily Dose of Handmade team, I have had some decent success with Wanelo. (over 300 “saves” for Nesting Pretty) I admit that I haven’t used the site to its fullest potential, but have still had success none the less. Here are the basics you need to know to help bring more traffic to your shop!
1. Get an account!
2. The Home Page…
This default home page shows what is trending each day. There are also quick links to newly posted items and the most popular items on the site. Popularity is based on “saves.” On the top of the page you have a toolbar that allows you to post new items, browse different categories or go to your personal home page. Just click the “My Profile” button.
3. Your Personal Page…
Your Personal Home Page shows all of the basic information you would expect; Followers, Recent Activity, and Your Collections. Use the default collections and create your own! I try to keep up and post all of the Daily Dose of Handmade giveaways and features.
4. Saving items…
This is pretty simple. Click on the “post +” link and fill in the fields. Be sure to include descriptions and price and enter tags separated by spaces. Make sure you choose the right collection in the drop down menu.
5. Get Saves…
Once your item is posted, take advantage of the quick links to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr. I tend to post a few things a day. Like anything else, the more active you are, the better your chance for views and hopefully sales!
There is an Etsy team dedicated to Wanelo and they are actively committed to helping you get more saved. https://www.etsy.com/teams/11882/wanelo. They also have Wanelo employees on the team who quickly answer any questions you might have.
Timber Woods Wares