Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Terrific Tuesday!

Good morning blog readers,yet again another week has gone by & it is time to feature a new etsy artist. Always remember this is random,If you did not get picked this week enter again for next week's slot.

This weeks winner is: Emily of snowflakedesign.Here is a little bio about her she creates artisan jewelry that is lush, colorful and eclectic. She loves to work with gemstones and wire but she also use glass,wood beads and polymer clay.

My favorite item from her shop is:

"Arbor necklace"

Check out her shop & Her blog at:
shop: www.snowflakedesign.etsy.com
blog: www.snowflakedesignsjewelry.blogspot.com

Want to enter for next week please fill this out & leave it in a comment:
Name & shop:
What is your favorite item in your shop:

I want to get a jump start on putting together a small X-mas "shoppers" pick's so if you think you have items that would fit in the section of "gifts" such as candles,bags,ect please post here you would like to be considered for it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Random Grocery store event

So this has nothing to do with Etsy but I thought it odd enough to post, I went to fry's on saturday & bought a pack of Koolaid jammers packages when I go home i found that only three of the ten were the jammers the rest were wild cherry capris suns, but inside of them were the blueberry jammers. Lol

Also sorry I haven't posted anything new over the weekend my computer mouse broke & i just got a new one tomorrow i will be featuring an etsy artist & hopefully be adding many more things this week, Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Want extra promotion?

Have you read my blog post on "Hints on how to sell on etsy?" If you have you will know that there is a whole section on promotion,as well as a day or two later I posted a gift to all my readers a Great digital image artist is giving all my blog readers a deal of a custom made Banner & avatar for Only $2.50 that is about $4-$8 Cheaper then you will find else where.

I am here today wanting to Help you out with more promotion! I would like business cards & samples of your work to add into small care packages for my buyers this is a little know way that many etsy artists have made sales,I would also like to put together a little basket for my cousin who loves buying hand crafted things if you have any cards or samples(Such as a small chapstick,a candle,key chain,thank you card,ect) you would like to include in either of them please contact me on etsy. burningmoon.etsy.com

Please don't forget to Enter this months blog giveaway to win a free pair of earrings,Aslo head to my tuesday post to be entered to be featured here on my blog. As always hope your doing well.

Want a chance to win a custom illustration of you or a loved one as a Superhero? Come check out this amazing Giveaway http://mikiepillustrations.blogspot.com/ You will be blown away by the cute comics,photo's & interested posts in this blog.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Earring giveaway!

Good morning blog followers, I am here to tell you about my Very first give away. lilyofthevall77 a etsy shop owner has made a special pair of earrings just for my blog giveaway.

Here are the earrings you will be Winning:

Here are the ways to enter:
If you fan her facebook page you get 1 entree
If you heart either her shop or mine you will get 1 entree for each
If you heart either one of her items or min you will get 1 entree
If you buy from her shop while the contest is running you will get 3 entrees

For more photo's of the prize earrings please visit Lilly's facebook page. Here are the links to where you need to go to enter:

Here is Her etsy shop info: lilyofthevall77.etsy.com
Here Is My shop: burningmoon.etsy.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/lilyofthevall77
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/editphoto.php?aid=136170&id=120863950258#/pages/Portland-OR/Gods-Blessings/120863950258

Everyone will be put into a drawing the winner will be chosen on August 3rd,2009. The more entrees you have the better chances you have of winning.

Please leave a comment with how you entered here,also don't forget to look at my tuesday post & enter to be featured on my blog.As always wishing my readers the best of luck & a bright sunny day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The "Great photo debate"

I noticed lately that a lot of people are caught up on the whole photographing your products thing,So many people have been complaining that other's need to take new photo's because they are "too bright","too dark","not colorful enough" the list goes on,But what are you personal opinions on it? Some people could care less about the photo's as long as they can see the products.

A friend in my BNR thread posted "If a picture is too professional like I think that they are trying to hard & that it's more about the profit not the love of the crafts" I was only quoting. I agree,If i see a shop that looks like they try to too hard it turns me away,I like to see someone right in the middle. Leave a comment with your opinion.

I also noticed lately that in the "critique" forum a lot of newbies have either been getting ignored,or else the older sellers come down on them with no mercy at all,if you are new I would suggest looking around for a decent thread,a blog or heading to the promotion forum for advise I have met many upon many nice sellers & buyers in the promotions thread. As always keep an eye out for new post,Tomorrow I will be posting a giveaway. Also don't forget to check out my "Hints for selling on etsy" & enter to be featured on my tuesday post. Hope everyone is having a fun & safe week,My best to all of you.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Terrific Tuesday!

Yes it is once that time again to feature a new Etsy artists,Remember this is a random drawling if you did not get picked this week try again for next weeks.

This weeks winner Is Sarah of the Etsy shop LoveClay,She sell's Polymer clay crafts.Here is a little bit about her She is a student trying to make some money & she saw someone's blog two winter's ago that said you could make beads out of polymer clay so She needed some cheap stocking stuffers for her sisters & went to the craft store & bought some polymer clay She figured it couldn't be hard, which it wasn't but they weren't great beads either , but she slowly started learning the endless possibilities of clay & now specialize in polymer clay robots.

My favorite item from her shop:


Visit her links here:
blog: www.loveclayblog.blogspot.com

If you would like to be featured next week please fill this out:

Name & shop name:
Small bio:
Link to your favorite item in your shop:
Your links:

Keep an eye out tomorrow we are having a give away & I want to post a topic on "The Great Photo Debate" which I would like you to be a part of thank you for reading my blog.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A gift to my blog readers

Hello to all my blog readers on this lovely Sunday afternoon.I hope you all had a fun & safe holiday weekend,I am here to give my readers a special offer which relates to my "hints for making sales on etsy" post. I have been talking with Jill of JillShiels on etsy, She is a graphics designer who creates banners,avatars & more for etsy shop owners. She has agreed to give my readers a special offer & for my blog readers only You can get a Custom (yes thats right anything you want) Banner & Avatar for only $2.50 most of the other banner designers on etsy charge an upwards fee of $10 or more, If you check out my shop you will see the custom banner I had her make last night. She is fast & pleasent to work with,you will be very happy with your purchase. If you like one of the packages that she already has in her shop she will give you a 15% Off special for that package it is a one of a kind package that only You will have. This is a great way to attract more buyers to your shop & very cheap.

If you would like custom work or 15% off an already existing item please message Jill at JillShiels.etsy.com letting her know that you are one of my blog readers. Hope you all like this special deal ^_^ It is my gift to you for being one of my blog followers.

Here is an Example of her work:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helpful Hints for sales on Etsy!

Yes I know there are many versions of helpful hints that other etsy sellers post,but I am going to write my own version here for you to read. Everyone does their own thing & this seems to work for me.They are not in any specific order,That being said lets get this ball rolling

Helpful Hints:
1. This hint is more like a rule,Promotion is KEY. You might ask,well what are some ways I can promote my shop?
A.) Myspace,Facebook,Twitter,blogs,ect
B.) Any time you see someone who has a "fill this out to be picked to be featured","free promotion",or anything along the lines of that fill it out,it can't hurt anything
C.) Make business cards,many sellers will include your cards with their orders as a kind of "Please have a look at these shops also" gift package
D.) If possible make a flier or two,hang them up at local community colleges,or malls that get a lot of traffic always remember to make sure it is okay with them first
E.) Family & friends may come of help to you here,If they truely like your products let them wear it around,give them a business card or two for when someone asks about where to buy one

2. When listing your items: Make sure to keep an eye on what time of day it is,if its too early not as many people will be on,If listing more than one item space them apart by at least an hour more people will see your shop this way.
A.) Renweing your items, You don't have to go crazy & renew your products ten times a day to get looks,Once maybe twice a week would be just fine relisting isn't the key promotion is.Plus whats the point of spending $3-$6 relisting an item your only going to sell for $5

3. Host a giveaway You might be thinking why? Who doesn't love a giveaway,a chance to win a free hand made item? Weather you host a give away on your blog or on the etsy forums it Will draw people to your shop,it will get you hearts & possibly some sales.

4. Make a blog You might have been like me in saying "Ah who needs a blog?", Blog infact actually do help bring interest to your shop. If a teenage female is browsing blogs & spots a pretty set of earrings she likes & reads about a give away on etsy but didn't know what etsy was before your blog,right there is bringing in out side members to view your products.

5. Chat Chat Chat Yes it sounds silly at first but it works,if you hang out in the chat rooms or the forums you will meet many new friends,& future costumers if they like what they see.You may not think this works but it in fact does I have recived a custom order from participating in a thread called "Would you buy from the store above you?",Also check out the Alchemy section for products you might be able to make

6. Photographs are very important to your customers, If they photo distracts them from the item they may want to leave,If you have a very natural color say a pebble or rock pendant I would not suggest placing them on other rocks to photograph them instead try a nice background or maybe grass. If you have a bright product don't make the customer over whelmed by adding a bunch of other colorful items to the photo it will draw their attention away from what you want it to be on.

7.Join a BNR - A BNR stands for Buy n Replace I know your thinking why should I buy to be able to sell? BNR's are actually very helpful let's say you spend $5 on someone's shop then you will get any where from 3-5 points (most uses stars or hearts to show points),Each point is One person who will buy from your shop,so not only will you get the $5 you spent back but you will also get more back from the other sales you have made,ALWAYS remember to look for the newest list of stores to shop from they are usually on the last few pages of the BNR thread chat in the thread you have entered.BNR's will get you sales,hearts,views & make you new friends. Interested in joining one? I have one that has shops with items under $10 http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6194234

Looking for cheap,but nice business cards? If you look at vistaprint.com you can get free business cards,address labels,stamps,magnets ect as long as your pay shipping (No it doesn't cost an arm & a leg). I use vistaprint & have not been disapointed yet.

I hope this helps some of you out there,Leave me a comment with your feedback please.

If anyone is interested I like making the "Please look at these other shops" gift packages that I was talking about above, If you would like me to include your business cards & or samples please contact me either on etsy,my email or my blog & I will let you know where to send them please include "Promo" in the subject title.

Etsy: burningmoon.etsy.com
Email: burningmoonproducts.com