Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Midnight Somewhere

Screen shot goodness of my 2 hours...

Own The Hour

It's a website I first heard about from the One A Day Challengers. It seems like a neat idea. Sellers on Etsy can purchase front page spots on their website. It's normally 50 cents,but for this weekend it is 10 cents. I figured 10 cents wasn't bad for a little advertising so I'm trying it out. Check it out tonight between 12am and 2am EST or 11pm and 1am CST to see my spot. They only sell one day at a time, and the only spots left were late night/ early morning. There will be plenty of people surfing around then, especially farther west.

The main question I have is how do they get people to go to their site. So far it seems to be mostly sellers looking. Its the same problem that Etsy has. They sell to the artists/sellers and so they market to us. It would benefit us all to market to people looking to BUY. There are so many sellers on Etsy, and Etsy makes their money from all the listing fees and a commission when things sell. As long as they have people listing and relisting to get their stuff seen, Etsy is making money. They need to focuse on drawing buyers to the site. For Etsy it would bring in commission fees and give their customers (the sellers) better results, and for Own The Hour they are selling an advertising service, if buyers aren't seeing it, then what incentive is there to buy spots?

So I don't know how much visibilty Own the Hour will give me. We'll see, maybe the sales fairy will visit tonight...

Results Are In November Blog Carnivals

Want to know what the other Etsy Bloggers are working on?
Here it is:

And what they're doing for Thanksgiving and the holiday rush?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Current Project

If you've seen me on Ravelry you may have noticed that I'm working on a hat. I wanted to make my boyfriend a really nice and warm hat. He picked out everything. He even went to a fiber festival with me and picked out some alpaca roving to make the hat with. I spun the yarn a couple months ago, and now that its getting cold, I'm knitting the hat. I'm knitting this pattern that he picked out: A Hat Fit For A Boyfriend.

Its a small project so I knitted one with yarn I had around here. I think the recommended needle size is a bit big. I used a size 7 needle for the first hat, and a size 4 needle for the hat with my handspun yarn.

Friday, November 21, 2008

How are you going to prepare your business for the holiday rush? Blog Carnival

How am I going to prepare my business for the holiday rush?

I'm just going to list a few new things and renew a few things. I'd love to see an increase in sales, but who knows if that will happen. I can't really expect a rush with the economy the way it is, plus there wasn't a rush last year.

I am happy to upgrade to a faster shipping, and remember that custom orders take time, so plan in advance.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What's new?

Some of my new listings are ceramic pieces. I made these cute business card holders. They could also hold a small picture.I also made a vase, pitcher, and bowl.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Featured Etsy Blogger for November

Each month the Etsy Bloggers choose a member to feature and write about. The featured Etsy Blogger for November is Storybeader.

You can find her blog here

Storybeader makes lots of jewelry and other beaded items, and she write a haiku for each necklace!

Her Etsy shop is here

Etsy Mini - See Items in My Shop