Monday, February 21, 2011

Blog Giveaway!


Check out this blog....I'm doing a giveaway this week. Find out how to enter!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Google!

I don't know about you, but I love searching on Google! Anything I can think of goes right there in the search bar and I am flooded with websites to find my answer.
Here are some of the many topics I searched on Google:
1. handmade gifts for boys
2. SAG awards
3. craft shows
4. how to promote your product

Well the list could just keep going....and that was just yesterday. Anyway here are some very neat websites I find in my searches, hopefully they are helpful to you:
1. http://www.indiecraftshows.com
2. http://www.indiemade.com
3. http://www.squidoo.com/101WaysToPromoteYourOnlineStore

In my daily searches, I can't help but feel a little overwhelmed. By obsessing over my business and how many hearts I got on Etsy or how many views I have on my blog, I'm missing out on the very thing I love...creating! So this week I am making goals, in fact the first of each month I will be making new goals!

Good luck to me?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to promote!

(This is more of a tutorial for myself)

I have heard that I need to promote my shop, yet I'm pretty much in the dark of how to do that. I have read numerous articles and posts on the subject. Here are some of the checklists to promote:
1. Facebook Fan Page-here is mine
2. Twitter-I'm @englishdesigns
3. Blog- well you are here now as well as my life blog
4. Word of mouth-I'm still building my network

After that I'm at a loss!

I have also been told to list a new item everyday....well in theory it sounds great! But I need that many items and it costs money each time.

What are some ways that you have found helpful in promoting your business....etsy or anything?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just Sold!!!


This is a great vintage piece....I have yet to find them on the internet:) Congratulations, great customer!

Look at my shop for some other great buys!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Pictures

I am trying to perfect my pictures right now....feel free to be honest and let me have it!

I am not a professional crafter, I don't know if I ever will feel like one!