Marketing Your Business Tips

Marketing your small business with these GREAT tips!

Let's switch gears a little bit today to talk about marketing business tips {and your Etsy shop} today.  It's hard to have an online store in which you do not have an actual product for people to touch, feel, and squeeze or smell ... and actually sell it online. Here are some tips to help you market your business. So it is really key to have some sort of a marketing/advertising strategy or plan to help you through.  It doesn't always require a huge marketing budget, there are ways to spread the word about how amazing your product is. Many of us are doing what we love and trying to make it, so we don't have a lot of expendable money to spend on marketing.   We have to be smart where we … [Read more...]

An Etsy Tool: Integrate Email to your Etsy shop!

Etsy Email tool, stay connected with your customers!

I'm always looking for ways to increase my exposure and sales.  I was recently contacted by AWeber and couldn't be happier!  Here is a 'guest post' from one of the writer's from them explaining the 'app'. ******* Etsy + Email = The Marketing Solution for Creative Businesses Good news for Etsy sellers! If you're trying to amp up your marketing, Etsy integrates really well with email service providers. Email is an awesome way to communicate with your audience. The Direct Marketing Association reports that for every $1 spent on email marketing, there is a $40.56 return. When you integrate with Etsy, you can: 1. Easily Turn Customers Into Subscribers You can set it up so that when … [Read more...]

Big News Announcement!! Build a Better Creative Business Course

Enroll now for the Build a Better Creative Business course with Timothy Adam and Lisa Jacobs!

In case you haven't heard, my friends Lisa Jacobs and Timothy Adam have an amazing course, Build a Better Creative Business.  It's FULL of amazing tips and tricks.  These 2 combined have truly rocked the handmade business and have been very successful on Etsy. I'm happy to announce that I will be a part of this amazing course!!! I'll be talking about PR {Public Relations} and Media Exposure. I feel very proud to be teamed up with these 2 successful business savvy entrepreneurs. This is week 2 of the Build a Better Creative Business Course and we still have stops available. Lisa and Tim have a few FAQ's you can read through over on the Build a Better Creative Business' blog HERE.   … [Read more...]

Build a Better Creative Business Webinar

FREE Build a Better Creative Business webinar

I wanted to share this quickly with you.  For those who are in business for yourselves and want to take it to the next level, my good friend Lisa Jacobs and Timothy Adam are putting on the 'Build a Better Creative Business Webinar' Tim writes, "I have been in the creative business since 2007, and have grown his Etsy shop and built Handmadeology. I am a published author on the subject, and he and his wife have built their creative careers around their life together. They're living the dream! As for Lisa, she didn't enter the scene until 2010, but she has made fast friends with the community and more than 3,000 sales in two years. Beyond that and because her shop brings in more than … [Read more...]

Welcome FOX 31 Viewers and Readers!

Taradara Pinterest

Hey FOX 31 friends!!!! I'm so glad you're here!!! It really has been a whirlwind week in my 'normal' quiet little world.  I'm so glad to share it with all of you!!! Here are some links to help us keep in touch if you like! Simply click on the icons below and they'll take you directly to my pages! I can't wait to get to know you, too! Oh and you can visit my Etsy shop too, if you haven't already Thank you so much for stopping by!!!! I love what I do and I love sharing it with you!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

APPS: Etsy Shoptimizer + Pin Tracker + Photo Genuis

Tailored apps 30% off discount code for only Taradara Made It readers

Hey everybody!!  I'm so excited to bring you a FABULOUS discount from Tailored, an company that develops useful apps!!  We all use apps to make enhance our production, to track our progress, to educate ourselves, to enhance photos ... to pretty much do whatever we need them to do.  There's an app for almost everything these days.  The apps I'm introducing to you today are to help with SEO, track pins in pinterest, and enhance your photos. I wrote about the Etsy Shoptimizer a few months back which received a HUGE response and the kind folks behind Tailored wants to pass along a GREAT 30% discount for Taradara Made It readers!! How cool is that!!! I've used these apps and they are so easy … [Read more...]

Shop Small Saturday – Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping

Shop Small Saturday - Buy from handmade artisans with a special discount code!

We are so happy that Shop Small Saturday is amongst us! It's the perfect time to start your holiday shopping as I know most of you will have it complete or at least have a few items checked off.  If you're stuck on a few of your 'hard to buy for' peeps, we're here to help you out! A group of handmade artisans are here to assist you in your whittle down your Christmas list. On November 24th and 25, we are all offering DISCOUNTS to our shops!!! You can shop from home on your computer in your PJs with your favorite coffee cup filled with your favorite bevy! We aim to please, you know! Use the discount code 'WARMANDFUZZY' to receive 15% off discounts this weekend!!!  Taradara Mama … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Hook Up #4

WOW!!!  Did you see last week's Etsy Shop Hook Up turn out?? I'm so happy that you all linked up and would love to have you again! For those who don't have a shop, have you enjoyed the shops linking up?  I've loved it and loved exploring the new shops on Etsy and Artfire.  I know that I have my Christmas list growing every week!!!  My husband is going to get an email with ALL the shops and the specific items I would like for Christmas gifts this year!   So, thank you to all of you!!! We hook up every Monday. The handmade community is important to me and I love supporting all of us. Please visit my Etsy Shop, Taradara, to take a look around as well! Get your shop out there and increase … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Hook Up #2

Thank you so much to all you Etsy Shops that linked up last week!  It was wonderful to see your shops! Looking for ideas for your holiday shopping? This will be a great place to start and you will supporting HANDMADE!!!! If you have an Etsy shop or a handmade online store, come on and link up! We hook up every Monday. The handmade community is important to me and I love supporting all of us. Please visit my Etsy Shop, Taradara, to take a look around as well! Holidays are right around the corner! Get your shop out there and increase your sales! Sweet Rules: {there are only 2} Must be a handmade or vintage online shoppe {will be deleted if not} Please favorite and/or … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Hook UP Numero Uno – Etsy shop linky party

Weekly Etsy Shop linky party at Taradara Made It

Welcome to Taradara Made It's  FIRST EVER Etsy Shop linky party!!! If you have an Etsy shop or a handmade online store, come on and link up! We will hook up every Monday. The handmade community is important to me and I love supporting all of us. Holidays are right around the corner! Get your shop out there and increase your sales! Sweet Rules: {there are only 2} Must be a handmade or vintage online shoppe Please favorite 2 shops of your liking, we all LOVE being LOVED … [Read more...]