Thursday, January 30, 2014

It's been a while since I last posted.  Running a successful Etsy shop can be quite a challenge to say the least.  Seemed there's never enough time to do all the things I want to do.  I have been sewing up a storm and finding new fabrics to share.  I've also begun working on the new website and will slowly be rolling it out over the next several months, so feel free to stop by and follow it if your interested in seeing how things unfold.

Its now been a few years that I have been unable to knit and while I am still sad about that,  I am happy to have the opportunity to continue being my same creative self.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

This is my newest Etsy Treasury.  One way I use it is I always pin it to a board in my Pinterest.   As I mentioned last week its a great way to find some super cool stuff.  

Here's another added benefit.  Let's say you have a friend and their birthday is coming up.  You have another resource for knowing what they like and dislike, and often its a deeper peak than what you have previously been able to learn in your past times with them.  Or if you have a gift Idea but you're not quite sure.  Use it to inspire a treasury, then Pin it.  You might can open an informal dialogue about it and might find something he or she likes better.  So its a win win!  Your sharing the love,  shopping for gifts, and driving traffic to your Etsy Store.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

One challenge I've had to deal with this year is how to draw traffic to my site.   For any new Etsy shop owners out there,  one very important factor is "sharing the love"  I have found that it is essential to create interesting treasuries.  

  Why are Treasuries so important? They show others what your interested in.  This leads to people with similar likes and dislikes following your likes and dislikes.  So doesn't it seem reasonable that a friend of a friend of a follower, might be in the market for what you are selling?

It may seem simple and there are a lot of other benefits when you start to evaluate deeper.  But this is really a huge part.   Its the kind of thing you do if you are not really into pushy sales, but you want to share with as many people as possible.  

Plus you end up finding some super cool stuff along the way.  Some of the best gifts I've given have come from some really cool treasuries.  ;)