We are recuperating from a bad cold over here, but I quickly wanted to share a link to a particularly inspiring Etsy “quit your day job” post – jewelry seller Garnet Girl Designs shares lots of great info on what helped take her business to the next level. Enjoy!
Some of you may remember the giveaway from a few weeks ago sponsored by Holly of the Accounting Spot. Well, I have a little secret. The giveaway format I used was graciously made available for public use by Holly herself right here on her blog! She has done all of the hard work and made it super simple for anyone who wants to host an Etsy giveaway. Please make sure to check it out. Thanks so much Holly!
How many of you are using Project Wonderful for placing Etsy shop ads? If you haven’t yet, be sure to check it out – there are so many sites out there that have an audience of Etsy/handmade fans. Many of the ads run for only pennies and there are even some for free! Here is a great tutorial on starting your own PW ad campaign.
For those of you who are already familiar with PW, I found a really awesome tutorial on creating an animated ad (versus just the plain ad most of us are running). I love the idea of updating my own ads to the animated kind – those always catch my attention when I am on a blog. Thanks to Vinyl Rocks My World for the tutorial!
Kelly Rinehart of Purple Lemon Designs has a great series up on her blog entitled “my etsy journey“. Kelly shares some really fantastic advice – especially regarding business cards and talking about your business. Make sure to check out her Etsy shop as well – it is clean, neat, well-branded – a perfect example of a thoughtfully planned and executed shop.