BLOG*October 14, 2014

Get your hashtag mojo on! #HashTagMojo These little symbols have power to move your visibility up the search engine chain in a big way. It’s all about metadata folks. There are some great resources and articles about how to use hashtags effectively. Overall view on hashtags- Here. Trending hashtags- Hashtags.org And why its...

BLOG*October 31, 2012

Have you ever wondered why political discussions turn into emotional rants with little logic or factual basis to support them? It’s because perception is an act of creation.  How we perceive the world and our reality is unique to each of us, but much it can be influenced by the...

BLOG*October 21, 2012

Roxana Villa Roxana has been working very hard at building her botanical perfume company, Roxana Illuminated Perfume for almost five years. It’s been growing year after year. When preparation meets opportunity, look out! Roxana is being celebrated on the front page of Etsy as a Featured Seller and with it...

BLOG*October 8, 2012

©Greg Spalenka This post by Daniellexo, Etsy’s Seller Education Coordinator reflects on the evolution of ideas and how a good idea can spark a great one. One morning I woke up to a Facebook message from one of my favorite college professors. I was excited to hear from her; she...

BLOG*October 1, 2012

©Greg Spalenka Whenever artists decide to go it alone, make their own way,  fear comes along for the ride. As freelancer for so many years I understand where this fear comes from. The goal of being secure in your finances, being safe in general  (food, clothing, shelter) are real considerations...

BLOG*September 25, 2012

Cedar City Airport I departed the plane at Cedar City airport and walked into what appeared to be a living room or a snuggly lodge in the mountains. Plush chairs, side tables with plants, wood paneling and a fireplace greeted me with a down home quality I had never experienced...

BLOG*September 4, 2012

Make your packaging feel as important as the item you are sending to your buyer. Make it cool, and special. Treat this final wrapping as you would a gift for a friend or someone you appreciate. It will make a lasting impression even before the the art or product is...

BLOG*August 20, 2012

If your work is well done, has integrity and is imbued with love it will most likely reflect exceptional value and longevity. So it is with Blog posts. The following post by Chris Guillebeau is from 2010 but still vital as ever: I’m a big fan of Jim Collins’ work, especially the...

BLOG*August 14, 2012

©Greg Spalenka By Jack Kelly, CEO of Adva Mobile, a mobile marketing and technology firm for Artists, successfully crowdfunded via IndieGoGo. Crowdfunding is this decade’s new tool for helping Artists raise money to reach their goals – and it just got better. Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, RocketHub, and other Crowdfunding service companies are being...

BLOG*August 7, 2012

I have heard artists say, “My art is not a product!” If you sell your art it is a product. If you create an edition of prints it is part of your product line. One of my favorite indie artists, Jeff Soto just started a product line of clothing. The...