January 21, 2010

I Think I Can, I Think I Can…etc.!!!

   

My cyber store, Blue Creek Chic, was spinning aimlessly (and unnoticed) in technology orbit!  And, since I am pretty low tech,  I didn’t do some of the things that might have gotten it noticed.  I would find a promotional program that sounded promising and then they hit you with the monthly fee!!  It all got really complicated!!  Bottom line was, I wasn’t going to spend more money on it.  So, I took her down.  She is happy…I am happy!  If you were one of the sweethearts who put my button on your sidebar, you need to take it down – it leads to nowhere!

You would think that I would have learned my lesson, but NO!  I am crazy enough to try the Etsy route next!!!  It is much more affordable and I got it up really fast.  I hope there aren’t hidden fees lurking around, waiting to devour me!

 

Blue Creek Home – The Shop

 

A lot of you have Etsy stores that seem to be very successful.  So, I might as well see what will happen! 

I do realize that handmade is just going to do better than vintage, thrifted items.  So, I am only listing a handful of items for now.   I am working on a few handmade ideas.

If anyone has any advice or words of wisdom, I would love to hear them!!!

I have the new Etsy button on my sidebar now. 

Rhonda

11 comments:

  1. I KNOW you can!!! Sounds like you have landed in the right place!!! I wish you all the best!!!

    I will grab your new button!!!

    Thank you for all of your sweet visits...you're the best!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  2. Good for you!!! Blessings to you!
    Wylie

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  3. Good luck on your Etsy store, I will also be listing items on Etsy soon, that is as soon as I figure out how to do it. I'm pretty low tech to when it comes to computers. My partner already has things listed on Etsy so maybe she can help me.
    Daphne

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  4. Good luck, I am sure it will be wonderful! suzie xxx

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  5. Congrats! I'm sure this will be the right choice for you. Blessings, Blessings...and lots of sales. :)

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  6. Rhonda thanks for sharing your experience with your cyber store with us. I wish you all the luck with Etsy shop. I really enjoy your blog and thanks for your visits to mine.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Rhonda I am so glad you did not just give up. Etsy is really catching on and growing so I feel you will enjoy your experience there and do really good.
    Why don't you list your Etsy shop on my Temptation Mondays.
    Just send me an email with a link to it and I will put it on there.
    Take care
    Maggie
    grandmayellowhair@gmail.com

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  8. Bonjour Rhonda,
    Good luck on your new endeavor, I'm sure it will work out fine. Wishing you all the best!
    Thank you for all your visits and sweet comments, they are much appreciated.
    Bon weekend!

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  9. Good luck with Etsy - I'm popping over to your shop! Mine has been slow going but I still love doing it! =)

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  10. Rhonda,

    I am sorry to say that I didn't know you had an online shop. I stopped by and couldn't leave without those vases!

    Deborah

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  11. I am not a good Etsy advisor (tried it once but did not follow through), but I did get some useful advice from people who have been successful! You need to add things to your store often. If you add one thing it says current and when people view it -it brings traffic to your store to see everything. There are so many things on Etsy that people get "lost" so you have to direct them to your stuff! Good Luck! Much of my friend's business is blog generated or repeat customers!

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