Wednesday, July 16, 2008

07.16.08 - Huge Post - Lots of Information

Need help getting your shop off the ground? Here's a new thing I myself just found out about that some of our fellow Etsy Members offer.

Unofficial Etsy Mentors!!

There is a whole thread about this, but I am going to cut it apart a little here for you guys.

This is the newest updated list of volunteer mentors. It's a long list, so get ready to scroll!!! Now please remember that these people are volunteers - and they may have many people emailing them, so give them a few days to get back to you if you do try to contact them. Hopefully some of you will find this information useful.


http://abbieroad.etsy.com/
http://abitabite.etsy.com/
http://albinarose.etsy.com/
http://alianadesigns.etsy.com/
http://allisonsphotography.etsy.com/
http://almapottery.etsy.com/
http://aprettyrock.etsy.com/
http://ashabee05.etsy.com/
http://aussiepatches.etsy.com/
http://babypop.etsy.com/
http://backwoodscreatio.etsy.com/
http://beadbug.etsy.com/
http://beadoodles.etsy.com/
http://bellaroo.etsy.com/
http://bellepoque.etsy.com/
http://bewitched1974ri.etsy.com/
http://bitsycreations.etsy.com/
http://blackstar.etsy.com/
http://blackstarbeads.etsy.com/
http://bombus.etsy.com/
http://boodlersbeads.etsy.com/
http://bushytail3.etsy.com/
http://castleman.etsy.com/
http://catrocks.etsy.com/
http://cheapthreads.etsy.com/
http://cheepcheep.etsy.com/
http://cherryblossomsdesig.etsy.com/
http://circularaccessories.etsy.com/
http://clevergirl.etsy.com/
http://countryheartgifts.etsy.com/
http://cubistliterature.etsy.com/
http://curster.etsy.com/
http://daisycakessoap.etsy.com/
http://dbabcock.etsy.com/
http://decadencedesigns.etsy.com/
http://deeshomegoods.etsy.com/
http://designbylara.etsy.com/
http://designbylarastudios.etsy.com/
http://distilledrose.etsy.com/
http://dottyral.etsy.com/
http://duckduckgoosestuff.etsy.com/
http://dyno.etsy.com/
http://elaborations.etsy.com/
http://exboyfriend.etsy.com/
http://exquisitedesigns.etsy.com/
http://freelancer.etsy.com/
http://fruccidesign.etsy.com/
http://fubabee.etsy.com/
http://gemmafactrix.etsy.com/
http://gingerbellsgifts.etsy.com/
http://glory2727.etsy.com/
http://gochemoche.etsy.com/
http://gudonya.etsy.com/
http://hobbledehoy.etsy.com/
http://ifwisheswerehorses.etsy.com/
http://indiscretion.etsy.com/
http://irishluck.etsy.com/
http://jdizaclothingco.etsy.com/
http://jenni4.etsy.com/
http://jewelrybytara.etsy.com/
http://jmillen.etsy.com/
http://juror2.etsy.com/
http://kaylah7.etsy.com/
http://kimwilsondesigns.etsy.com/
http://kirstenlovesdinner.etsy.com/
http://knottybynature.etsy.com/
http://lamdesigns.etsy.com/
http://lavajewelry.etsy.com/
http://leeloostudio.etsy.com/
http://lessthanthreedesigns.etsy.com/
http://libragear.etsy.com/
http://limette.etsy.com/
http://LMGdesigns.etsy.com
http://loosewirestudio.etsy.com/
http://loriola.etsy.com/
http://lothandvvolta.etsy.com/
http://lunachick.etsy.com/
http://lunasadesigns.etsy.com/
http://lurearts.etsy.com/
http://mabelmcbee.etsy.com/
http://makefuncrafts.etsy.com/
http://mellowbeing.etsy.com/
http://merri999.etsy.com/
http://metalheartjewelry.etsy.com/
http://missevilkitty2.etsy.com/
http://mlee.etsy.com/
http://mmmfiber.etsy.com/
http://morava.etsy.com/
http://moviestar.etsy.com/
http://msotherdenartglass.etsy.com/
http://muchachak.etsy.com/
http://muyinmolly.etsy.com/
http://myboutique.etsy.com/
http://mysweetloveablegoods.etsy.com/
http://nestlings.etsy.com/
http://normasbathandbody.etsy.com/
http://octarine.etsy.com/
http://ohsoretro.etsy.com/
http://passementerie.etsy.com/
http://pastrydreams.etsy.com/
http://personalgenius.etsy.com/
http://pollyfusia.etsy.com/
http://prinsenphotography.etsy.com/
http://pulpsushi.etsy.com/
http://purplehug.etsy.com/
http://quirkynberkeley.etsy.com/
http://readingwell.etsy.com/
http://relaxationworks.etsy.com/
http://relishdress.etsy.com/
http://reyney.etsy.com/
http://ritzyknits.etsy.com/
http://roseofsharonacres.etsy.com/
http://rufusandroxy.etsy.com/
http://sabrinacreations.etsy.com/
http://scarlettcat.etsy.com/
http://seadreamart.etsy.com/
http://serenedreams.etsy.com/
http://shyviolet.etsy.com/
http://siiri.etsy.com/
http://sixthandelm.etsy.com/
http://skydreams.etsy.com/
http://slickchick.etsy.com/
http://smiffs.etsy.com/
http://socaligirl.etsy.com/
http://sonitastreasures.etsy.com/
http://sparklepuss.etsy.com/
http://starrydesigns.etsy.com/
http://stilettoheights.etsy.com/
http://sudlow.etsy.com/
http://sugarlips.etsy.com/
http://sylviavincent.etsy.com/
http://tashamck.etsy.com/
http://tenjewel.etsy.com/
http://terryann.etsy.com/
http://thatjewelrygirl.etsy.com/
http://thecountrybaker.etsy.com/
http://thewistfulrepublic.etsy.com/
http://tiinateaspoon.etsy.com/
http://tootsiegrace.etsy.com/
http://trollflings.etsy.com/
http://tvtrayart.etsy.com/
http://twindreamcreations.etsy.com/
http://twistedstitches.etsy.com/
http://underthesunjewels1.etsy.com/
http://vagrantaesthetic.etsy.com/
http://verukadollsland.etsy.com/
http://veryvintage.etsy.com/
http://veryvividviolets.etsy.com/
http://wildflowerdesigns.etsy.com/
http://zakiyaa.etsy.com/
http://zencreations04.etsy.com/

Here are a few other links listed on the thread. Some very good information for you. I would suggest you at least take a quick peek.


Newbie Guide - http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5212708-

Tips for Sellers - http://team.etsy.com/sellers.html

Etsy Dos and Dont's - http://www.etsy.com/dosdonts.php



Now for the feature of the *Week*
(I know, it never happens weekly - but I try)

Fickle Faerie



I have personally had a wonderful encounter with fickle faerie - she ran/(runs?) the Etsy Online Baby Shower. Where she gets a huge list of volunteers to donate 1 or more (your choice) items from their store (or you can buy a gift from someone on Etsy) and you send it to someone who is expecting. I met her in a chat room while I was pregnant with Zoey and she told me about it and I received 3 wonderful gifts from 3 different women on Etsy. 1 was a hand knitted sweater and hat set, one was a necklace for myself and the other was a onesie and matching booties. I don't sell baby products so in return I bought a gift of baby booties for a girl who was expecting. I thought it was a wonderful idea!

I am sure the planning and sorting out of everyone took a lot of work, and I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful and giving person she is!

So anyways back to her shop!! :)

Fickle Faerie offers the wonderful hats that I have showcased above and she sells them for $14.00 plus $2.00 for shipping (in Canada) Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, I will be adding those to my favourites for the winter. She also carries a large variety of promo and gift bags. They sell for $3 - $5 for 6 bags. They would be great for sending products such as earrings, necklaces, bookmarks etc to buyers. A nice way to fancy things up a little.

Please be sure to check out her shop. She has over 750 sales and 100% feed back. We could all learn a little something from Fickle Faerie.

I am STILL wanting people to send me their business cards...I have only received 1 reply for this so far. Common guys!! Being apart of a street team means helping to promote one another. We need to have more involvement, and yes I know, I don't update every week like I should...but I promise I am gonna start trying really hard. And my DH is off all summer, so it should be MUCH easier for me to update around here. Best of luck to you all.

Sandi
-Eyesore Designs

P.S We have 13 new members being added to our Street Team Page - so we are at 88 members now. Spread the word.

1 comment:

sue said...

Very helpful post with lots of great information!