Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Blast from the Sneak Attacks Past October 9th
This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Shirley from MockaMooseMarket, her shop has many handmade unique home decor items. I just love this, perfect for this time of year too!
On June 1, 2009 MockaMooseMarket was attacked with love from the Handmade Movement team. Shirley's shop was only open about a month and she received 8 sales from the attack. Today her shop has over 450 sales!
When I asked Shirley how the Sneak Attack affected her shop here's what she shared;
"The sneak attack gave me exposure which I needed being so new to Etsy. It boosted my confidence and greatly encouraged me to go forward. I am selling the majority of my items through Etsy. I do sell locally to friends or family and occasionally attend a craft show. I love Etsy! I've received so much support that I hope to continue for a long time with Etsy and hopefully increased my sales."
It's wonderful to hear how these past shops are doing today, I wish them continued success.
Stop by MockaMooseMarket and pick a few favorites of your own.
Until next time,
This week I had the pleasure of visiting the shop Twin Soul Art a cute shop offering rubber stamps and more.
Twin Soul Art started out with 0 sales and after the June 1, 2009 sneak attack received 17 sales! Today her shop has 227 sales and growing. I asked the shops owner, Jeanne, some questions about the attack and this is what she had to say:
It gave my shop a boost in sales as well as a social boost in my friendship with other Etsy sellers. It was heartwarming and fun! My creative interests and Etsy goods have morphed over the years - the goods I sold and made in 2009 are very different from what I sell today in my shop. For me, the goal was to find a need in the marketplace, then fill it with something I knew I could create well. Custom rubber stamps are popular these days!
I immediately told my family! It was like an early birthday present which was 14 days after the sneak attack date. I was (and still am) touched by the Handmade Movement Team's purpose and mission.
I want to thank all its members with the same measure of encouragement, love and support I felt the day you "sneak attacked" my shop in 2009. The purpose of your movement really does capture the heart of Etsy. Thank you!
Kelly & HMT: Thank you tons and I am still learning and growing!
This bow stamp is really cute and would look great on the back of a card or on a package:
I just love hearing from the past victims. It is really encouraging to see how they have grown.
Until next time (October 23)....Kelly