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

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!

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

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

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!

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...]