The article was written by my good friend from RetroChalet, which happens to be the shop I AM MARRIED to! This arrangement has been a wonderful collaboration of ideas, treasuries, blog posts, emails and friendship. She affectionately calls me "Wifey" and has helped take an Etsy Newbie gain confidence and a fledgling vintage shop grow.
Read the original article at: http://www.handmadeology.com/etsy-marriage-a-unique-approach-to-increasing-etsy-sales/
Miss Cindy encouraged me to join teams and succeeded in getting me to change this very Blog. (Don't you like the new design and format?)
One of the teams I join was Etsy Recyclers Guild Team and I entered a contest. Now I am One of Twelve finalists in the competition!
To participate in the competition I wrote an article about a wonderful artist on the Team: Adrien Miller of Adrien Arts. http://retrobabs.blogspot.com/2011/02/adrien-art-painting-sculpture-and.html
Check it out, I am entry number Ten and I hear Tim from Handmadeology will be the judge.
We have had countless discussions on photography for the shop, marketing, listings, and even death and dying. The later being of a personal nature not the death of one of our shops!
She helps me 'dress' my shop or 'cook' up a new business plan although sometimes she is a bit naggy! It is surely a "marriage made in heaven".
My "spouse" gave me the confidence to join another team- The Trade-a-holics. I entered into yet another contest and I am currently one out of 20 plus entries.
Don't forget to click and Vote for RetroBabs!
I know, I know, I sound like a gushing "Newlywed" but I encourage to try this idea and go find a shop to "marry you". This "arranged marriage" has helped our RetroBabs Vintage & ReMix shop and my "spouse" Cindy has become a great friend!