Saturday, October 15, 2011

Free Sock Monkey Kit on Listia

This week we're listing a free sock monkey kit on Listia. We've been given a lot of great crafting supplies from the Hello Etsy Meet-up. We're listing free items for give-a-way weekly.

You can see our first weekly score which is a complete sock monkey kit.

The kit includes 2 socks, filling, buttons, thread, needle, and trim.

The auction ends Oct 22nd.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

August 9th: Opening and Maintaining an Etsy Shop

Hey everyone, welcome back from a great weekend. We spent a couple of relaxing days in West Virginia. This month we have 2 guest lecturers and we will be discussing online sales. With the advent of Artfire's recent decisions to end their basic seller accounts, it's a great time to step up your game and get around to creating your own account on Etsy. We will have a 1 hour talk taking you through the basics. I am really excited to have you all come out.

A warm thanks to Kaeti from TylerPoncho who came out to show us how to make sock monkeys this past month.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July 12th: 7-10 pm Sock Puppet Monkey

Hi everyone, come out July 12th from 7-10 pm to talk about the changes being used in the marketplace with the new Google Panda SEO and make sock monkeys. If you're not familar with the new changes in SEO with Google Panda, please read this article:

A lot of etsy sellers are being hit hard as etsy encourages members to put up multiple listings for different colors or volumes. Also, many people specialize in a couple of different designs. You normally need 150-200 items in your shop to have enough weight to be effective. This is effectively causing many members on etsy to take a hit if they have similar listings or they are in a popular category with many similar listings.

There are some other minor changes to talk about. We will also discuss what to do if you have an online shop and how to create unique content for the search engine bots. :-) Have a great day.

See ya July 12th from 7-10 pm at:
Techshop RDU
5905 Triangle Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Acorn To Oak Handmade Etsy Team

Hi world. It seems too cliche not to write this. We are a Raleigh DIY and artists/crafters group out of Raleigh, NC. You can find us the second Tues of every month getting together to swap stories, crafts, tricks, and tips of the trade at:

Techshop RDU
5905 Triangle Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617

Please feel free to drop by. Everyone is welcome.