Well I gave it 15 months and with so little traffic on this site I finally have to just look elsewhere.
I've come to believe that Handmade Artist is for people looking for a way to have a website to send their friends & such to, NOT a place with a lot of activity for selling to people you don't bring there yourself.
I do have my own dedicated website, so no need for the extra monthly charge & another website.
Good Luck to everyone ,
Live Oak Studios
I think you do have a point there.
The owners used to be a lot more active in earlier years and wanted this site to become - their quote - " the Tiffany of handmade".
That seems to have come and gone sadly; and a shop seems to be just parked here. I understand I have to promote my shop and wares everywhere myself, but it used to be that the owners helped a lot to get our wares out there. It's fallen by the wayside.
It's Ok, I seem to have to set up my own website soon too, in the meantime, it will be parked here until I am ready with my website.
Wishing you the very best in your endeavors.