Saturday, 19 February 2011

What's been happening with me lately?

So things have been a bit quite from me lately on the ole blogging and Etsy front, this is because after two years of living out of a back pack yoyoing too and from france and the uk I am finally back in Chamonix. Still how ever living out of a back pack and abusing our our lovely friends.

Though getting back here was no easy task! The van we hired to bring all of our stuff back broke down 200km away from our final destination...nightmare. Luckily for us I speak french so it wasn't too much of a drama to get rescued. We broke down at 3 pm and by the time the breakdown assistance had sorted us out with a hire car we didn't get up to cham till 9.30pm. We stayed with friends that have a trailer so we could go back down to the garage to retrieve our belongings. This took two trips 200euros and almost 800km of driving but we got there in the end.

Now we have been home for a week we have started work on our apt, the electrician is nealy finished first fix and Jon has started the plumbing. I have been stricken down with the flu from hell, what is the point of mucus I ask you? So I write this blog post from my sick bed....AHHHHH and that's why I haven't ben very active this past week.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Promotional Frenzy BNR treasury result

So anyone that might have read my last post about being featured in an ETSY BNR treasury on monday might like to know the result.

I made a sale! I sold one of my cobweb felt scarves. I was over the moon.

But this post is more about joining an ETSY TEAM. By joining an etsy team it gives you strength in numbers. So rather than posting the odd comment in some of the forum threads hoping that some one might notice you; by joining a team you are almost assured of getting noticed...if not only by the team captain.

What a team offers you ( well depends on the team I guess) But the promotional Frenzy team offers me not one lonely person trying to promote my shop but 71 people all trying to promote all of our shops.

I have to admit that since making the effort to complete as many as the challenges as I can my views and sales have increased. Wether this is due to the fact that I myself have been promoting my shop more or that I now have a whole bunch of people also promoting my shop I cannot be sure but I am very glad to have joined in.

So anyone new to ETSY or just a bit miffed by the hugeness of the of it and feel like you are drowning in all that etsy is. My advice would be to join a team and why not the Promotional Frenzy Team at that.

See you there!