Having an online shop isn't just setting up shop, posting your items and walk away. If you sell online, you have to have a presence ONLINE! This can be through a blog, a Facebook page, Pinterest, Tumblr, or my favorite - Twitter.
If you have an Etsy shop but you're still not quite into the whole Twitter thing, it's ok, let's hold hands. Allow me to walk you through how Twitter can be your friend and bring views to your Etsy items and shop.
First you must have a Twitter account because you'll need one to sync with your Etsy shop under your Account settings.
You may already notice that every listing on Etsy has a Twitter button....
If you're ready to get started in the world of Twitter, just jump right in! Start following people - because I'm sure you know people with Twitter accounts. The more you follow, the more you'll get follows back. You can even follow the Hudson Valley Etsy Team at @HVNYTeam!
Share your Twitter link with your friends and family. Don't feel like you have to tweet something constantly, you can keep it strictly shop-related, like a flash-newsletter in 140 characters or get chatty like I do. Etsy encourages their sellers to tell their story and help customers get to know the person behind the shop - Twitter is a great tool to do just that and still control just how much you wish to share about yourself. See you in the Twitterverse!
Another great resource to check out: Etsy's Guide To Twitter