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« on: January 17, 2006 09:58:44 PM »

I think it would be really great for all us Etsy shop owners to list everything we've done to advertise our etsy shop!

Heres my list!

handing out business cards
getcrafty.com forums
craftster.org forums
myspace.com bullitins
emails to everyone on my mailing list
snail mails to everyone on my snail mail list
"Where can you find The Purse Fairy?" post cards
website stamped on all my purse tags
giving my link to other cool websites
free ad space in my local newspaper
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Moominvalley
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006 12:10:59 AM »

yeah...this is a great idea.

I've pretty much done the same as in your list with an addition to adding my Etsy shop link in my LiveJournal profile. If you have a blog you can do the same? Wink
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AmyE
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006 08:47:48 AM »

I am going to send my local newspapers the info on etsy and see if they can put something in there. Maybe I can work to get alberta in the know of ETSY and how wonderful it is to shop handmade!
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Check out my Etsy Store!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006 08:29:18 PM »

I've advertised on teen message boards, like ellegirl.com, teenvogue.com, gurl.com, and ym.com.  Even when I do general browsing, like of people's blogs, personal pages, graphics sites, etc, I put my etsy url when leaving a message on their tag board. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2006 06:58:50 AM »

Well, I work for a game company and already have a blog, so I already get a lot of views to my site from that... I'm milking it honestly... I feel dirty!

So what I did was:

1. Posted on my blog about the site (got two sales instantly from that and a custom order for a nintendo ds bag)

2. Sent emails out to my family and friends (got a sale from that)

3. I post here and on the Switchboards, though honestly, how much business can you expect to get from people who could copy your bags and probably do better at it than pay for me to make one? Tongue

4. Told all of the women at work

5. I opened a Myspace account, but haven't had the account long enough to post a classified

6. Posted an ad to Craigslist in the DC area last week (have one custom order for a checkbook cover from that)
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2006 10:03:36 AM »

i loooove craigslist, but haven't quite figured out the best place to leave an etsy ad there... i see people talking about advertising on CL here often, but where are you advertising?  (hopefully not in the forums, as the spam-cops there are mean!)

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2006 10:25:03 AM »

I posted in the creative services classifieds section for my advertisement.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2006 01:58:34 PM »

i loooove craigslist, but haven't quite figured out the best place to leave an etsy ad there... i see people talking about advertising on CL here often, but where are you advertising?  (hopefully not in the forums, as the spam-cops there are mean!)



You can add an advertisement on Craigslist under the general link under the selling section.  Just pick your location first.
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Trendy Wendy
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2006 08:44:39 PM »

I just posted on Craig List too.  I also found another free ad listing for all you Canadian crafters
its at  www.artsandcraftsne t.ca
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tvtrayart
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2006 12:23:14 PM »

I just emailed our local paper and today heard back that they thought it was an interesting story and would definitely consider it.  We'll see....
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http://www.tvtrayart.etsy.com
Uniquely handcrafted cards and gifts...

http://tvtrayart.blogspot.com

http://myspace.com/tvtrayart

Hey!  Check out my friend's shop, too!  http://kanyofuse.etsy.com (fused glass goodness)
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