Tuesday, July 1, 2008
In addition to adding new items daily to my etsy shop to realize an increase in sales, I've also begun some networking efforts. One of these efforts was joining a Yahoo group called Unique Women in Business. Together, we're a group of women each with our own business. We are women who want to sell more. The members have businesses ranging from handmade goods (several with etsy shops), to direct sales (Avon, Tupperware, Pink Papaya), and boutiques. Members of the group support each other by purchasing products from each other. We can send emails about sales, specials, shipping deals, freebies, and samples. The only requirements are that new members make their first purchase from the member who referred them and that each member makes at least one purchase per month from another member--no minimum purchase amount. I joined in mid-June, became official by buying from the group's founder, and had at least four members (maybe more!) purchase jewelry from my etsy shop. I am definitely looking forward to the coming months as more new members join. Drop me an email or comment here if you'd like to join our supportive group of shoppers. If you join directly through our Yahoo groups website, please let them know that you were referred by POLISHED. And, as far as first purchases go, I have lots of items that are $10 or under--including shipping.