Thursday, May 27, 2010

#133 unofficial etsy featured seller - lolabot

#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!

30 Rock
Big Love
Modern Family
Futurama (the original 4 seasons)

The Mountain Goats
Andrew Bird
Jose Gonzales
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.

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As always, thanks for reading :)