Moms Reinventing Themselves New to Etsy and the team....

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Any Mother or Father with an Etsy shop or just opening an Etsy shop. You must be a mom/dad (even if your kids are all grown you count!) and be willing to help promote and support the members of the team.
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Original Post

Tia Davis from MLC29 says

Just wanted to say hello. I am an Etsy newbie.... I would love if you guys would drop by my shop to check out what's listed. Fav if you like or just browse. Thanks in advance! MLC29

Posted at 10:12 pm Apr 20, 2012 EDT


Hi all, I just opened my shop on etsy on the 4th. Stop in and critique me and let me know what can be done better. Let me know your Favs.

Posted at 4:08 pm Apr 21, 2012 EDT

Hi Valerie
Welcome, I must visited your shop and you have some beautiful pieces. You're very talented. The only critique I have is that some of your pictures are a bit dark and with the dark background it's hard to see all the details of your work.
Do you use a photo editing program. It would help to lighten the pics. Picassa is a free program you can download to your computer.

Posted at 6:52 pm Apr 21, 2012 EDT

Hi, I am new and I applaud those of you raising kids without a spouse.

I sew bike bags for women like the one below. Thank you for having me!

Posted at 10:01 am Apr 23, 2012 EDT

I am so excited that all of you have chosen to be on the team! I am loving looking at everyone's shops. I think our team will be very unique because we have such a variety of shops and talents.

Posted at 10:12 am Apr 23, 2012 EDT

Christina says

Hi Valerie,
Your items are really pretty. I like the bookmarks! Just last week I paid to have someone critique my shop and here are some great pointers they gave me that I think may help your shop:

- Like Jennifer mentioned, it would be great if the pictures were lightened up a bit. Try taking the pictures in natural daylight, and for jewelry I think a white background works best. Also, 3 or more pictures are best, with different views and closeups.

- For the bookmarks, maybe take a picture of them laying in a book!

- Make sure the first 4 words of the title as well as the description clearly states what the item is. This will help it come up when someone is doing a search for something.

- Get a banner up - If you'd like I can make a quick pretty banner for you! (or anyone else on this team! If you'd like a banner send me a message and I'll make one for you!)

- Fill in all 13 tags - this is another thing that will help your items come up when someone is searching for something specific.

I hope I've helped a little bit :)

Posted at 12:16 pm Apr 23, 2012 EDT

Just writing to say "hi" too!
To April Queen - I was initally attracted to your team profile pic as I've a similar rainbow image taken by a friend on a malaysian beach, but more because I can identify with your hope in linking moms who look to keep their identity (and sanity, at times) :)
To everyone on this team - hi! I'm a working mom helping to get a family business going which's not exactly an area of my interest, so I find comfort in putting together an art program and craftwork in whatever spare time I could afford. It's nice to know there are many talented and creative moms even though we could be on other sides of this world :)

Posted at 10:45 pm Apr 25, 2012 EDT

Hi, I just joined the team. Look forward to being a part of something great!

Posted at 11:11 pm Apr 25, 2012 EDT

Go mamas, go! Happy Spring to all of us moms out there. What a beautiful day to be raising our children and creating ourselves. I feel so fortunate to be a part of a loving community here in the foothills and a global community here on Etsy. Thank you, April.

Posted at 12:29 am Apr 27, 2012 EDT

Hi Everyone,

I'm so glad to have found this team. I am a single mother of an awesome teenage son and trying to figure out how to do it all! Reinventing is the perfect word to describe my life right now. I opened my shop in December, but just started listing things at the end of March.

Posted at 2:05 pm Apr 27, 2012 EDT

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