Friday, January 8, 2010


In my first week of blogging to promote my new business Four Elements Design, I have been completely blown away by the support I have received from complete strangers.  Rather than being reclusive, other artisans are offering their assistance.  In the world of handmade it is not "dog eat dog". 

I have came across a couple of bloggers who are offering great advice to us "Newbie's"  The first blogger can be found at He covers a wide range of topics including blog traffic tips, etsy traffic tips, and featured artists.  His information is well organised and simple to implement into your blog or Etsy shop.  A must read for anyone trying to make a go of Etsy.

The second blogger I stumbled upon can be found at  Akane Designs blog, Etsy shop and twitter are all beautifully designed and yet relate to one another.  The blog is perfectly organized with links to US and Canadian suppliers, featured sellers, business information, etc.  She follows the number one piece of advice I have received..."pictures are worth a thousand words".   Every picture posted is creatively styled, clear and confident.  Akane Designs is a setting the standard for pretty and yet practical.

It is so refreshing to have the support of the Etsy community.  Venturing into business is a gigantc leap for many, but with the knowledgeable support of these seasoned seller's your shop or blog is bound to succeed.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that you are having fun and found all the help that you need! I find the Etsy community and the general craft community very friendly and helpful! :)

    I have been on Etsy for 3 years, coming 4 and I am still having a great time. I hope you will too :)

    God Bless