I have never had the oppurtunity to look at my Etsy page with a shopper until today, and what an eye-opener it was. I now realize why it's so hard to sell my beads. Below is my primary picture. I felt this showed how pretty each bead was best. She asked me what they were and how they were used.I then had her click the view below and immediately, she got it. "oooh...I want a pair of earrings in these colors, showing me which ones on the picture.
I've tried very hard to photograph my beads as accurately and attractively as possible, but as a seller. I'm thinking of how the colors and texture and clarity come out and she's thinking how do I use this? I'm going to start changing a few things in the way I photograph and props. She knows what she wants, I have to show her what I have in a way she'll find it. It was an aha! moment in a dreadful day and the little light it lit was more precious than rubies.
At my day job we don't have problems, we have oppurtunities. Personally I think this is a bit of risible spin doctoring but in this case, I see my oppurtunity and I'm going to see where it takes me.