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...]

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...]

Etsy Shop Hook Up #3

Hard to believe it's the third week of our Etsy Shop Hook Up!! It has been going very well and I'm so happy you're here! 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! Get your shop out there and increase your sales! … [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...]

Pinterest For Business – Taradara is a Contributor!

Taradara is a contributor to Pinterest for Business co-authored by Ed Swiderski of the bachelorette season 5 and Bachelor Pad

Pinterest For Business is released today, August 8, 2012.  And I'm a contributor in it!! The book is co-authored by Jess Loren and Ed Swiderski (Season 5 of “The Bachelorette,” and current season of “Bachelor Pad”) {source} Here he is with the sweet Jillian Harris {I love her} {source} You can order your book on Amazon right here I have to give him something!  He has a thing for dark hair Canadian Gals from BC {yes, Jillian Harris was originally from Alberta, but she resided close to my hometown as of recent prior to moving to the states}.  Yeah, I know, my looks and my heritage has absolutely nothing to do with being in the book ... but, hey, here I am!!!! I hope you buy the … [Read more...]

An Etsy Shipping Tip

etsy shipping

I have had a lot of Etsy-ans requesting a critique of their shop and have obliged willingly.  I have noticed a wee little trend that needs to be fixed, or perhaps explained. Shipping costs. Shipping the item listed on it's own should be how much you would charge for ONLY that item and packaging.  Most people are right on point with this, however, some I have noticed are way overpriced.  I have a few suggestions to help you with this. Take the item and packaging to the post office and ask them how much it would cost to send it within your country and internationally. WRITE IT DOWN so you know.  If you have a post office near by, a majority of the larger ones have SELF SERVE stations … [Read more...]

Here’s our Story on FOX 31

fox 31

Pin It As I mentioned in today's earlier post, FOX 31 came by to do an interview.  And here's the clip ... ROLL IT!   … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

dr seuss iphone cover

Pin It I don't think I ever remember a time where Dr Seuss wasn't in my life.  I grew up having his stories read to me as a child.  My college professor read 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' to our class when we neared graduation. I bought 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' for my boyfriend {now my husband} while he was in college.  A pendent that reads 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' hangs around my neck daily.  I've read Dr Seuss books to our boys for years now, too.  I wrote a cute post last summer about 'Oh, The Places You'll Go', you should read it {here}. We love The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Thing One and Thing Two ... we love it all!  How lucky are we to have such an … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Hearts of Stone

Hearts of Stone

Pin It I'm proud to share Heart of Stone with you today.  They are a part of The Artisan Group with me and just gifted in the Oscar Swag Bags this past weekend!!! What do you sell on Etsy? I make and sell handmade gemstone jewelry that features heart carved semi-precious and natural stones. The line includes earrings, necklaces, coordinating necklace sets and solo heart chokers.   When did you start selling your craft? I started creating and selling full-time in November 2009, but began the process of learning how to make jewelry about 10 years ago. It was a hobby that grew! And I wanted to do something other than sewing all of the time (professional seamstress). Who/What … [Read more...]

iPad 3 Rumored to be Released Soon!

iPad 3 cover

It's incredible that a year has almost gone by since the iPad 2 came on the market and there were lines of Apple enthusiasts anxiously awaiting the opening of the Apple Store's doors. That is all going to happen again with the soon to be release iPad 3. It's rumored to be on the shelves March or April 2012.  I have read in places that March 7th might be the day.  However, no official date has been released as of now. What's new with the iPad 3? I've read that it's going to follow the iPhone 4S' footsteps with an 8MP camera!  WOOT!  Higher pixelage {is that a word?} to produce better images on your screen.  Also, it's going to be a bit thicker than the iPad 2, about 1mm.  This is to … [Read more...]