|Cyan Blue Valentine's Kids Cuff by TactileQuality|
Hello darlings! My name is Marianne Bland of Trucdart on Etsy. I joined Sac Etsy fairly recently, but previously I managed the SactoMetro Etsy Team (now defunct in favor of local solidarity) for about two years. I've had a shop on Etsy for about 2.5 years. In my past professional life, I worked in sales with e-commerce business owners, enabling me to snag tidbits of internet marketing knowledge over the years. So I've volunteered to contribute here, and I'll be publishing bi-weekly blog posts on our team blog with tips & tricks on how to run your shop & craft business better! If there are any topics you'd like to see in upcoming posts, feel free to convo me. I'll also be doing my best to use images from active team member listings in my posts, so be sure to use the "Sac Etsy Team" tag to be found by me and others using that search method for team treasuries.
|Time Flies Funky Chain & Cluster Necklace by PennysLane|
Last year, I completed a daily art project. Giving myself the requirement to create and post a new piece of art every day on my blog forced me to set aside time for making and marketing every day. Granted, I should have included putting the item for sale in my Etsy shop in that routine and I wouldn't have a pile of un-posted artwork in my guest room right now, but nobody's perfect. :) This helped me get into the pattern of productivity.
|Book Bag by Stitchuation|
If you're not at full speed yet this year, consider a bit of organization and time-blocking to get yourself on track! Try a new schedule for a few weeks and review your results. Behind on making things? Rev things up with a daily art challenge! Whether you opt for a week, two weeks or a month, any solid chunk of regular creating is sure to get you on track for a great 2011! Got some great tips for the rest of us? Share them in the comments! See you again in 2 weeks!