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50 Marketing Ideas for your Craft Business

I just came across this really fantastic list of 50 marketing ideas. It was written for retailers, but most of these will apply to you and your Etsy shop. Here are a few of my favorites: 10. Include customer testimonials in your printed literature. 18. Create a press kit and keep its contents current. 40. […] Read more…

Feeling So Organized!

OK, I have a confession.  I am a total procrastinator, and my taxes are no exception.  Almost every year, I file for a *gulp* extension and don’t end up having my numbers together until OCTOBER!! I feel guilty every year about it.  This year is going to be different though, because I have it all […] Read more…

Using Feminine Words that Sell

I came across a post that I thought would be really helpful for all of you, especially with Valentine’s day right around the corner.  This Copyblogger article discusses how to write copy with “feminine words”.  I especially love the examples at the bottom where she changes a plain headline into a feminine one.  Enjoy! {{Spicy […] Read more…

Etsy 2009 Gift Guides

Would you love to be featured in Etsy’s popular Gift Guides? The editor’s of this year’s guides are accepting nominations right now, so if you haven’t already, head over to this thread in the Etsy forums and nominate your shop or an item in your shop to be included this season. I hope all of […] Read more…