I agree with Di, I have had to work hard networking and FBing but it has paid of and now have steady sales and lots of commissions you have to just keep plugging away every day.....
I've realised that likes really amount to nothing!! I worked it out for myself this morning. I went through my feed and 'faved' those that made me look twice - but I have no intention of buying them!
I am doing very well on Etsy and getting lots of orders off the back of it - BUT I have spent an enormous amount of time promoting it. I joined loads of teams, twittered like a flock of bloody skylarks, and facebooked until my friends got pee'd off with me. And I am still doing those things. The time spent doing all of this has resulted in success and sales BUT (sorry with my big butt!) fora like this one have had to go on the back burner - this is why I haven't been around.
Now, this gives me a dilemma - how can you ignore your forum friends and then come and promote to them? it doesn't compute does it. I guess what I'm saying is, if you want Etsy success you have to work hard for it and some, more pleasurable, things have to fall by the wayside. It's a very fine balance. And I'm still wobbling!