Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hella Good is moving on. PSU's new virtuemart googlecheckout module. I can personally say the module works well- most of my site sales are processed through google checkout.
Ebay stores fee increase rumors. Sellers of vintage collectibles continue their discussion. My theory on the seller of the low priced new items is that people are starting to tighten their belts a little. Not a lot, but enough that a low price appeals to many people.
New etsy bead treasury- purple and black!
New etsy beads blog, with the exciting feature of the day!

I'm also having a huge free shipping sale!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

More treasuries: advertising for the jewelry party. I plan to bead up a storm, but my supplies aren't in yet

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Another etsy beaders treasury. Very beach feel, very serious jewelry. And another: from beaders with less than 10 sales!
Interesting ebay forum thread: what do young people collect? Also, another etsy bead treasury! Ooooh!!! When you're in a treasury, you do get a little star!!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Newspaper story on ebay. Forum thread. I think a problem in basing one's ebay business around collectibles is that there's a limited audience for them. There's only so many people who collect a particular thing, and after a while, the audience is satiated. Another issue is that time keeps moving on. Maybe some items were rarer on ebay when the bulk of the boomers didn't know how to sell on ebay. But now, they all know how to use ebay, so there's a bigger supply than there is a demand. Of course, another issue is expectations. People expect to make 1000s of dollars a month on ebay, so when that doesn't happen, people get upset.
New etsy beaders treasury- bountiful beads!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Interesting etsy article. I think sales from posting on the forums aren't just from just random posting, but from participating in events(I got a sale from the big destash thread), and joining street teams(I'm in etsy bead) which can help in treasury placement. I sometimes get sales or hearts from people who seem to be buyers only, but I do promote outside etsy.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Best. Blog. Ever.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Next item sold over $10 gets free shipping. I'm finally getting around to fiddling with my stylehive.
Another etsy beaders treasury. Some of the unappreciated beadweavers are in this one. I don't bead weave, but I have much respect for those who do.

Monday, March 19, 2007

I'm #3 in the squidoffers!
My squidoo offer is up! Vote it up up up!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

New social shopping site:
IndieFixx's Spring Gift Guide is out~!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Etsy makes it easy to find ACEOS with their new ACEO Street Team! Tiny pieces of art for your consumption! I dabble in painting(here is one I've done) but I'd really need to hone my technique before I could do ACEOs!
Etsy showcase spots on sale today noon EST.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Jelene featured on front page of etsy. Congrats Jelene! Full disclosure: she designed my promo stickers.

Friday, March 09, 2007

I got my sampler today:

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I gave the vintage fabric to my mother to patch our quilts. Thank you reprodepot(?)
My lens is in popular lenses in DIY and Hobbies.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

My website is back up- now with the power of google checkout! Just click the buttons for ultra fast checkout.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

I've put new books on my amazon 'shop' and my ebay store has a nice Asian vibe to it now.
I'm still bummed about my domain issues. I am trying to transfer my domain, but it might take days to get up. But a place in a treasury for the new etsy beaders street team is helping soothe the pain.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Argle, bargle, it may take up to two days for my site to go back online, so I have redirected to my ebay store in the mean time. A new domain name and google checkout(beta) may be added. Try back Monday.
Etsy has a new constitution. I listed a new choker in the spirit of etsy. Handmade by me.