Save the world from your computer

Wanna save the world while sitting on your bum?  Well, ok, maybe not completely “save”, but if I know the people who follow EcoEtsy, I know they certainly like to be proactive and help make the world a better place. Here’s a site I recently found that can help us do just that. TomNod.com is a [...]

{Business Tips} Some New Etsy Shop Insights

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If you are anything like me, I rely heavily on my stats to continually refine and improve my shop performance.  However, I will admit that I am focused on just a few sources for my insights – shop stats on Etsy, my blog metrics, and Facebook insights. The other day, I decided to branch out [...]

{Business Tips} Right Brain Approaches in a Left Brain World

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The right brain vs. the left.  Studies have been done, papers have been written, and we all know that each half of the brain gives us special gifts.  I love the lead graphic in this post from CartoonADay.  The image clearly shows us the logical paths of the left brain and the more creative paths [...]

{Business Tips} Content – How to Leverage Yours

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Over the last month, I’ve been learning and thinking a lot about content and content strategy – honestly a topic that I haven’t really considered in too much depth before.  In fact, if I did start to venture down the path of  ”content strategy” the tasks were typically centered around specific channels.  Asking myself questions [...]

{Business Tips} 12 Trends to Watch in 2012

The word “trend” can sometimes be seen as a polar opposite of “green”.  A trendy outfit can be one that is worn once or twice and then discarded into a landfill….or hopefully upcycled into something beautiful and new!   However, for me, the word trend encompasses business opportunity.  Understanding trends in consumer behavior can open [...]