Date joined etsy -7/6/09
Sales to date - 908
-Give us some basic info about you: name, where you live, kids/pets, favorite ice cream flavor, etc.
We are Sasha and Veronika living in NJ. We have no pet but we have many herbs :). We love nature, spend time outside in parks and forests and we enjoy growing our food and other plants.
-Describe an average day in life of "you".
There is no “avarage day” in our life – all days are special, beneficial and educational. If we are not walking in forest or exercising, we are reading books and magazines; if not reading, we are creating new products formulas and inventing new beneficial natural skin care and eco-goodies for home; if not creating, we are discussing global problems and how to fix them in one day :); if not talking, we are enjoying freshly squeezed juice or green smoothie or salad from our garden; if not eating, we are taking care of our customer's orders.
-Were you creative growing up/what did you enjoy doing?
Veronika's both parents are professional artists so she has no choice but to be creative, and Sasha is amazing Veronika how he is able to create his ideas of efficient business running, eco-frienedly everyday household solutions, healthy lifestyle changes and ability acting busy doing nothing :)
-What made you want to start selling on etsy?
Desire to create, to deliver power of herbs, to offer environmentally conscious alternative, to run a store where you can shop with no fear or suspicions, and finally a desire to have an Etsy account :), all led us to start selling on Etsy.
-How long did it take for you to get your first sale on etsy?
One week. And after that it just went crazy :)...
-Top 5 favorite foods, tv shows, and bands?
~We try to eat mostly raw, therefore our favorite foods are: green smoothie, fresh juice, strawberries&raspberries, raw almond scramble, raw sesame halva.
~We do not have TV set, so nothing to watch (we try to stay away from fear, negativity, disappointments and noneducational entertainment).
~ Music: Enigma, Era, Delerium, Mythos, Deep Forest etc.
-Is there anything you'd like to try your hand at doing? Knitting, baking, soap making, wood working, an instrument, etc.
Sasha would like to do Aikido, and Veronika would like and will very soon try natural organic soap making :) (oh, and also Sasha dreams to build a shop for Herbolution from natural cob, which should be happening in near future)
-What would you suggest to new etsy sellers to promote their shops?
Be confident in what you make, don't cheat and be honest with you customers as with yourself. Also give customer service as good as you never received yourself.
-3 etsy shops you just LOVE?
LoveForEarth (Reusable Produce BAGS and everyday napkins), EcoChicHandKnits (organic hand knits for personal and home use)
-One year from now, we hope our number of sold items is ...
We hope to have 2000 new customers that switched from conventional products to natural and organic herbal alternatives. The number of sold items doesn't drive us as much as number of conscious customers.
If you want to be one of those conscious customers – here's a chance for you to get 15% discount if you mention this interview at checkout and we'll refund you the discount.
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As always, thanks for reading :)