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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Become a Sponsor

Usually, I talk about who our sponsor is for the Sneak Attack! And to let you in on a little secret, it's Me! Or really my alter ego. I usually sponsor a sneak attack as Handmade By Sandi. But today, I'll be sponsoring as Sandi's Stash. My shop where I try to clear out my stash cabinet, and sell my fabric, pattern books and more!

Right now, I want to talk about becoming a sponsor. When I first started writing about our sponsors, I mentioned Being a sponsor is not about self promotion. It’s about providing a way for a new Etsy shop to have their items noticed, hearted, and perhaps find their way into some one’s home.

And that is still true.

Do you remember your first sale on Etsy? How excited you were when you got that email that said you had a sale, and how warm and fuzzy you felt, that someone saw something in your shop that they just had to have.

Etsy is a large community that spans the globe and new shops are appearing daily. Of course buyers span the globe as well. And it's a nice feeling to know that you have helped a brand new shop get seen by a lot of those buyers. We want those new shops to have that warm and fuzzy feeling too!

If you have ever chatted with us on one of our Sneak Attack threads, you know how much fun we have. And our sponsors have a lot of fun as well, deciding which of the many new shops they see, that they would like to help.

The first few times I sponsored a sneak attack, I made sure that I had a co-sponsor. We have a number of sneaky friends who have been sponsors lots of times, and all you have to do is ask - one of us will be glad to work along side you to help that Etsy shop get a good start!

What do you need to know about sponsoring a Sneak Attack?

The first requirement is, a sponsor needs to have been active (posting, not buying) in the Sneak Attack threads for several weeks before they are given a date to sponsor an attack, that gives them time to figure out how it is done and for the Sneakers to get to know them :)

After this, if the person still wants to sponsor an attack, they are sent an instruction sheet on how to pick shops, and what the requirements are for a shop to be eligible for an attack.

They will be sent all the instructions on what has to be done to have a successful attack.

If you feel like you would like to sponsor an attack, please convo http://www.etsy.com/shop/laruefashions, and she will be more than happy to help.

In the meantime, come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread for today. And our attack happens at 4pm Etsy time!

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