Last night I decided to download all my monthly Etsy bills and enter the data into a spreadsheet. You can download your Etsy bills in CSV format (a nice, friendly format you can import into most any spreadsheet program) and instantly have nice, orderly access to sales, listing, renewal, and payment data. I was curious about whether my hunch that I sell more when I list more was based in reality, or just wishful thinking. I made up a chart that looks at frequency of listings and sales per month. Here it is (isn’t it pretty?):
I probably could have examined this much more thoroughly, but I really just wanted a quick visual, and for that, this chart suffices. It does appear that sales increase right after a list, and tend to drop off as my listing drops off, too. I suppose it would be harder to notice this trend in the data if I was a maniac about listing… of course, maybe I would sell more, too. Do you ever make nerdy spreadsheets and graphs of your Etsy data?