The Shop Guides e-commerce guides and services

TheShopGuide is taking a short break.

We are currently working on new projects launching new brands and are assisting other shop owners achieve success here on Etsy. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us using the Etsy convo system and we will reply as soon as we can.

Bridget & Rhys

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Welcome to The Shop Guides. We are Bridget and Rhys, a husband and wife team who specialize in e-commerce business promotion, growth hacking and social media. Together with our wonderful fans we have created one of the largest and fastest growing shops of all time on Etsy. We now spend our time helping other sellers grow their businesses full time and LOVE IT!

Rhys' background is in social media consultancy and growth hacking which lead him to marketing products for businesses online. He created one of the fastest growing pages in Facebook history that grew to 5.2 million fans in just 10 days during the time Facebook first changed their layout. This was when Rhys noticed the power of social media and decided to learn how to harness it. Since then we have worked with many large international brands and there was a time we could not walk through the grocery store without seeing products we were working on that week.

When we started Madison Street Beauty on Etsy, Rhys naturally used these skills to promote it. Madison Street Beauty was started on a shoestring budget of just $150 to purchase the bare minimum of the raw materials needed and we built our line from just 5 eyeshadows to nearly 1000 different items ranging from all manner of mineral cosmetics to lip balms and nail polishes. All of which were sold on Etsy, our website, wholesale accounts and affiliate division that we built and managed ourselves. Every aspect of the business was run by just the two of us so we learned a lot of valuable skills that we now share with others.

We’re proud to be a big part of Etsy with managing the largest teams on the site as well as being one of the most followed shops too. We have created and still run some of the largest outlets on social media for Etsy members such as some of the largest pages on Facebook and group boards on Pinterest that Etsy sellers can use for free to promote their businesses.

We recently ended the sale of our cosmetics due to the fact we now work with other shop owners from all over the globe helping them to achieve success. While running Madison Street Beauty we have helped hundreds of shops on Etsy take their businesses to the next level, all while spending more than 90% of our time running our own business creating, packaging and shipping out products. With our business services and partnerships taking off our earnings from Madison Street Beauty became a small percentage of our income yet the business took the vast majority of our time. Due to the financial gains and being passionate about helping fellow entrepreneurs grow their businesses we had to reevaluate and decided to follow a path that would give us more flexibility and much more time to travel and enjoy ourselves doing what we love. We loved the skills and knowledge that Madison Street Beauty provided and will hopefully be bringing back Etsy favorite bath and beauty store in the future.

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions, we're always looking to network personally with other shop owners and help them grow their business.

Bridget & Rhys

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.