Sunday, October 28, 2007

A list of my various shops:

my main jewelry website
Manga, nonhandmade jewelry and more
My etsy shop
Me on Mintd

so not my picture! soap resembles bar in picture.
Soap Review

Soap Name: crushed cranberry by abreathoffrenchair

Smell: Like a cranberry candle. In shower, it smells quite strongly. Out of shower my skin smells like a combination of 'clean' and a cranberry candle. I'm not sure if I am too young for cranberry. Fall scents are so mature.

Lather: Lots. I was surprised by the amount of lather, actually.

Size: 4 oz. The bar seems huge.

Other thoughts: Hands oddly smooth from using it. Came gift wrapped.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I added a test item to You can actually buy it, though. All went well, except for a small image error.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The hot topic of copying has come up yet again. I think the hotness of the topic is based on a clash of world views. There seems to be two streams of thought in the crafting world- the gift economy model and the market economy model. The gift economy model sees ideas as free floating, and the sharing of knowledge as an important part of the process. The market economy model focuses more on competition and protecting one's copyright. These don't go together and people end up talking past each other. Is craft a product to sell or a gift you give to the world? It's both I say, both!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

An etsy seller gives the lowdown on promos. I find that you tend to get better results posting a new thread if you title it in a way that makes other people want to look: be both general enough so that a lot of people will be interested in and have items for the thread, and specific enough so that your thread is not all over the place.

Not so good: "look at my shop" why? what's in your shop? why do we care?
good: Gifts for Golfers why? many items can be gifts for golfers- socks, little doo doodads with gold related slogans on them,etc. People who like golf and people who know people who like golf will check out this thread.

Also, how you act in the promos post can help too. Come back to your post, and comment on the items that other people have posted. Chat about aspects of these items that you like. People like being complimented. Of course, when you post your link, try to say what's on the page. I'm more likely to click "hand crocheted golf club cozy" than a plain link.
The etsy girls calendar is out. I'm miss december[and not just a pretty face!]

Friday, October 12, 2007

Yay! My buy one, get half off sale is live on indiecontests~! I find that you have to be pretty aggressive in finding new ways to promote for free. The more eyeballs you get, the more sales, but you also have to find ways to target to your audience, but also reach a wide enough audience.