Posts made in January, 2013


Get Organized in 2013

Get Organized in 2013


Posted By on Jan 30, 2013

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My 2013 organization plan

One of my goals for 2013 is to, well, track my goals better. I want to track them in a way that doesn’t feel like an endless to-do list. In Tara Swiger’s Holiday Sanity Kit, she set up a system where we write out all we need to accomplish over the holiday months and plan out what we need to do each week. I felt like this system was working really really well for me, so I put an awesome weekly calendar notepad from One Canoe Two Letterpress on my Christmas wishlist. My uber-talented potter cousin got me that notepad AND another one. I’ve been filling them out each Sunday night and keeping them in my wallet. I’ve also been using Teux Deux to keep track of everything online, but I like the tactile feel of a real notepad and the prettiness of these.

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This post is part of a 3 part series on selling your handmade items to brides. Click here to see the rest of the posts.

So you’re onboard and have brainstormed some items you can sell to brides. Now what?

Selling to Brides

If you are already selling on Etsy, you should be optimizing your descriptions and tags for relevancy search. If you sell on your own site, you should similarly be optimizing your descriptions and categories for SEO.

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This post is part of a 3 part series on selling your handmade items to brides. Click here to see the rest of the posts.

In How to sell your handmade items to Brides — Part 1, we talked about selling accessories and clothing for weddings. Now let’s talk about all the fun wedding specific stuff that you can make!

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This post is part of a 3 part series on selling your handmade items to brides. Click here to see the rest of the posts.

Wedding season — generally late spring through early summer — is coming up. This means that lots of brides are spending lots of money on unique items for their wedding. More and more brides are turning to Etsy and other handmade or unique sellers to add special touches to their wedding. In fact, there are more and more “alt-weddings” happening and lots of blogs catering to them. Here’s a quick slide show describing these alt-weddings.

The wedding industry is giant and I believe that most handmade artisans can create offerings that cater to brides and grooms during this special time when they are spending a lot of money to express themselves. Let’s start with clothing and accessories.

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