Etsy Launches Etsy Local! - Exciting New Feature!

Etsy launched a great new feature this week called Etsy Local! 

Etsy Local connects buyers with Etsy sellers who are participating in fairs and markets in their local area. Buyers can search by location and timeframe to see where Etsy sellers have set up shop.

In addition to basic event info, Etsy Local provides buyers with a list of sellers who’ve confirmed their attendance, as well as links to those sellers' Etsy shops.

Etsy Local is optimized for mobile devices, so it’s easy to discover events on the go!

Check it out! -

Esty Shop Owners can follow these links to learn more!

BIG List of Photography Tips for Your Etsy Shop!

Chica (and Chico), don't be discouraged. Product Photography ain't so hard to understand...

Here's what the folks at Handmadeology have to say about Product Photography.  It's a lot of info that you should not try to take in all at once! Improving one's shop is an ongoing, evolutionary process that takes place over time, bit by bit.  With that you go!...

Product Photography should be number one or at  least high up on your list when it comes to running your Etsy business.. Without being able to touch and handle your items, your pictures need the best they can be.  Detailed, clean, clear, not to dark, and from different angles.  After a shopper looks at all 5 pictures they should feel like they have picked up the item and looked it over and are ready to take it to the cash register and buy! on

Introducing Facebook Flash Giveaways by Rafflecopter

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Facebook promotion guidelines have changed recently: as of August 27th, Facebook page owners are now permitted to run promotions on page timelines. Running a giveaway on your timeline certainly has its pros and cons, but a timeline promotion is a great way to have fun and give back to your Facebook on

Etsy Meet N Tweet First Treasury Challenge

 Ahoy Mateys, here is ye first challenge!
 Answer da question...Who Am I???

  • Get clues below or on ye Twitter, if ye be Followin' us @etsymeetntweet 
  • A winner will be chosen randomly from all correct entries in da Rafflecopter!
  • The Mate who wins gets to choose a prize from our Etsy Treasury Chest Arrrrrrr! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Da Clues...
First Clue:  

Second Clue:

Third Clue:

Fourth and Final Clue:

11 Inspiring Quotes on Courage

11 Inspiring Quotes on Courage  

Originally posted by HashtagPendants

  1. “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”― Mary Anne Radmacher

  2. “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.”―J.R.R. Tolkien

  3. “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it....”― Terry Goodkind, Wizard's First Rule 

  4. “Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.”― Terry Goodkind, Wizard's First Rule

  5. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

  6. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.”― Plato

  7. “Whatever course you decide upon there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires....courage.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson 

  8. “Give your enemy a face, If he is human, do not dehumanize him. Know him and know why he is your enemy. If your enemy is within you, understand what it is and why you are afraid. Put a face on your fear. When you understand it, and it is no longer vague and shapeless, you will find that your fear is no longer so formidable.”― Mercedes Lackey, Brightly Burning 

  9. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”― Criss Jami

  10. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”― Joseph Chilton Pearce

  11. “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”― August Wilson

Etsy Success: 4 Things to Do Now!

1. Sign Up for the Etsy Success Newsletter which is full of invaluable tips - Newsletter Sign Up

Here are 4 great articles to start with:


2. Color code your listings - the description and the tags!

This is important for not only customers who shop by color but also for Etsians who create Etsy Treasuries.  Having your products in Treasuries will increase their exposure.  Make your items easier to find and feature by including colors and feelings in your descriptions and tags ie yellow and gray, dreamy, misty, happy, nostalgic, vintage,...etc. Note: Your Keywords should appear in both your description and the tags to be optimized for search results.

3. Print and Read this report on Search Engine Optimization for your shop! - SEO Report  

4. Identify the TOP Etsy shops in your category, study them, learn from them.

5 Ways of Starting a Tsunami of Buyers…

By Chief Dodo

A must read article from Marketing DoDo!

You’ve spent the day creating awesome products that you cannot wait to sell and it’s time to let the world know of your creations. You need targeted traffic and you need it now! Here we have 5 proven methods that will help trigger a tsunami of buyers to your site.

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How to get more Etsy Sales by working LESS!

By Chief Dodo

A must read article from Marketing DoDo!

Its like the chicken vs egg scenario. What came first? Hard work or sales? You are slaving away for hours trying to get those sales coming in, but no matter how hard you work it never seems to be enough. What if I told you that there is a way of working less and making more, would you listen to me? on

Get MORE Sales in 30 Minutes a Day!

By Chief Dodo

A must read article from Marketing DoDo!

Haven’t got the time to get your marketing done? Rather spend your time doing something else? Did you know that spending just 30 minutes a day can super charge your online business…

Find out how now! on

The Death of Etsy???

By Chief Dodo

A must read article from Marketing DoDo!

'The Death of Etsy?' published by Marketing DoDo is a must read article if you are an Etsy Shop Owner and even if you're not there is good information for promotion your small business!  Click here

Be. Do. Have. Paradigm Shift

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We can’t live our lives waiting to HAVE the right stuff
Before we can DO the things we long to do
In order to BE...happy, secure, healthy...

‘Have-Do-Be’ is not the divine order of things but has become a general way of thinking. Nonetheless, it is a dangerous misconception, a Mind Trap in Would-Coulda-Shoulda land aka 'Stag-Nation.'

The truth is…

You have to BE before you can DO and you have to DO before you can HAVE.
This is the process of Creation.
This is the law of Attraction.
This is no longer a Secret.

Be the person you want to be – happy, secure, motivated, rich, thin – Be it now, then Do what feels right for you, do what supports your ‘being’ and you will Have the things you want, you will Have abundance.

5 years: It's your time. It's your life. What will you do with it? What could you do with it?

The Five Book by Dan Zadra

Where Will You be Five Years from Today?
The next five years can be the most exciting and satisfying years of your life—or just another five years.

Peak inside this book.

Graduating from college? Considering a new career? Inspiring your sales or service teams? Setting goals for retirement? Here’s your inspiration. The 5 book is your playbook for life. It features thought-provoking quotations and real-life examples to serve as both a spark and a road map for what’s exciting in your life.

Each year life offers itself to us an endless number of ways. Each moment comes to us with both hands filled with gifts, marvels, opportunities and adventures--but we seldom see or accept more than a tiny franction of the exciting possibilities around us.

The truth is, most of us are so busy doing what we think we have to do the we never get around to doing what we really want to do.

This book celebrate the "want to's," the "choose to's" and the "I can't wait to's" in your life.  Whether you're just finishing school, starting a new venture, celebrating a milestone or envisioning your retirement, you are the hero of this story.

 This is your life, your one-and-only life.  You determine what's possible.  Make choices, ask questions, take steps--today is the day.

The next five years can be the most exciting and satisfying years of your life—or just another five years.

Let the 5 book be your guide.  There are no rules here.  This is not a work book, it's a play book.  This is not a "here's how" book, it's a "why not?" book.  So be daring, be bold and be true to yourself.  Over the next five years, what do you really want to be?  Really want to do?  Really want to have?  Where do you really want to go?

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.  No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on or blame.  The gift of life is yours--it is an amazing journey--and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.

Your journey is determined by the choices you make.  Your answers are determined by the questions you ask.  Your destination is determined by the steps you take.  Your future is determined by what you do today.

Where will you be five years from today?

The Fastest Way To Destroy Your Facebook Marketing

By Chief Dodo

On Facebook a Like is a Like is a Like? - NOPE! Check out this informative, must read article from Marketing Dodo!

If you’ve managed to leverage the power of Facebook as a marketing tool you know how powerful it can be to your business.

However there is a fine line between success and failure, and when it comes to marketing, Facebook is no exception. You can DESTROY your Facebook Marketing overnight, so let’s hope that it doesn’t happen to you!

Here is the fastest way to destroy your Facebook Marketing…read on

8 Powerful Quotes on Taking Charge of Your Happiness, Right Here, Right Now!

Stop waiting to be happy! Get off the road to happiness! You can be happy now!

Being happy is about being grateful and be thankful day by day, moment by moment for what is right here, right now.  Don't eat for a couple days and see just how much happiness can be had from a slice of bread!

Here are 8 powerful quotes to inspire you, to take charge of your happiness, so you can be happy NOW:

  1. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln

  2. “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu

  3. “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”― Oprah Winfrey

  4. “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ― Socrates

  5. “Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”― Pearl S. Buck 

  6. “It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

  7. “Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
    Guillaume Apollinaire 

  8. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”―Aristotle