#133 unofficial etsy featured seller - lolabot
Date joined etsy -4/27/08
Sales to date - 708
-Give us some basic info about you: name, where you live, kids/pets, favorite ice cream flavor, etc.
My name is erin and i live in lovely colorado springs, colorado. there are a lot of weirdos in this town, but the view i have out of nearly every window makes it worth it. my household consists of my boyfriend and i, a crazy (and gigantic) dog, a couple furry kittens, and 1.5 kids. i suppose the dog and i are both gigantic at the moment, so i shouldn't give him such a hard time. we like to ride bikes and climb mountains and take walks, but lately there's been a lot of crocheting and watching Bones on Netflix.
-Describe an average day in life of "you".
right now, all i think about all day long is eating. but when i am eating i can focus on other things like my regular job (a non-crafty, 8-5, normal person-type job) and getting to come home and make stuff. and then i keep eating.
-Were you creative growing up/what did you enjoy doing?
i've always had crayons or markers or a tube of glitter in my hands. i probably glued them there by accident.
-What made you want to start selling on etsy?
i was making all kinds of things and i didn't have enough people to give them away to. my stockpile of product was overflowing, and i wasn't entirely sure if anyone besides myself would want any of it, but i had to at least try! it's not like i could just stop making stuff...
-How long did it take for you to get your first sale on etsy?
when i opened my first shop on etsy, i think within a week i had started making sales. it was very exciting, even though most of the items were being bought by my sisters and friends. a few months later i opened my current shop, and it's been steady since the beginning. i feel very lucky to have wonderful customers who come back again and again.
-Top 5 favorite foods, tv shows, and bands?
this is a dangerous area at the moment... i'm just going to go with all. all foods are my favorite.
lucky for us, we can watch tv on the internet!
Futurama (the original 4 seasons)
The Mountain Goats
Kings of Convenience
They Might Be Giants
-Is there anything you'd like to try your hand at doing? Knitting, baking, soap making, wood working, an instrument, etc.
I've been trying to learn a 2nd language for years. and when i say "try," i mean i've been complaining about not being able to learn a new language and telling everyone that "this year, i'm just going to take a class!" but then never getting around to it. one of these days...
-What would you suggest to new etsy sellers to promote their shops?
re-listing! aside from casually mentioning things on my blog or on flickr, re-listing is basically the only thing i do.
-3 etsy shops you just LOVE?
The Black Spot Books
-One year from now, I hope my number of sold items is...
i'd be happy if i only had 5 sales ever. the making is what i enjoy. the selling is totally just a bonus.
Have an etsy shop with over 300 sales and want to be a featured seller? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, thanks for reading :)