Well we all survived another Monday, and I am posting late. Today zoomed by, but productively! I got everything done today that I was supposed to get done yesterday (except the laundry). Go me!
When we went to Paris, I was set on finding the perfect trinket to ask my girls to be bridesmaids; unfortunately, I found nothing in the city of love. So when I got back to the states, I wanted to find something amazing (and at the right price point). Cue Layered + Long, my favorite Etsy shop of the week! They specialize in dainty layering necklaces that anyone will love.
We will be getting married in the fall of next year, so I decided on the little twig necklaces - hopefully my maids will get the 'stick' pun and aren't wondering why I got them a stick necklace.
For my Etsy tip this week, I want to talk about friendship! Having Etsy friends is a great way to expand your shop to a new audience and gain support! I found it extremely helpful and encouraging to join an active Etsy group. I emphasize active because an active group will keep you motivated and make being in the group worth your time.
To effectively reach a new audience who might actually buy your awesome stuff, you should aim to find a niche group that works well with your product. Your new friends will stop at nothing to help you promote your shop, it's true!
Etsy groups are a great way to meet new people and get featured in treasuries, but they are also a great opportunity for critique and encouragement. Most groups will play a 'game' where you comment in a thread and then critique the shop from the commenter before you, sometimes a blind eye will pick up on things you may have missed in the editing process (like spelling errors, or left out details).
My biggest tip is to find a group that you mesh well with; don't join a group just because they have a million members and you want to be featured in their treasuries. The Etsy communities are a valuable asset, and are definitely worth your while!
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