This blog had been sitting idly for a while now. The last entry if you've noticed was in December of last year. The holidays, frequent traveling and tending our local orders got in the way. And in late April when I finally decided to open a shop in Etsy, I thought it would be a great help to explore all avenues to market my store. Most of my previous posts are actually step by step procedures on how I came up with my creations. I believe in the good karma of sharing. If they decide to buy my item, it feels good that somehow they know how it was made, giving a more personal touch to it.
My upcoming posts will still focus towards project tutorials but with added features about my Etsy finds and favorite shops. I have several lovely Etsians I would love to brag. I didn't feel I was new at all, the huge warm welcome was a big ego booster for me.
And to celebrate the final kick-off of this blog (final because I'm sure this will be busier than ever). I am glad to host a giveaway for my followers and readers. I love suggestions, comments, constructive or otherwise, I am good at monetizing negative feedbacks LOL. The winner will be picked at random to win the unique decoupaged bowl pictured below. The bowl is decoupaged with vintage maps of North America, South America and Europe. The winner will be posted June 30 Midnight. (All you need to do is Follow My Blog and leave a comment.)
My thoughts on Giveaways: Just like enrolling in college or university, I consider promotions, giveaway and free gifts as part and parcel of the "Tuition Fees" that I am paying when I decided to open my shop. We have to shell out, money or products in order for our business to move forward. I firmly believe that the best marketing strategy is still through word of mouth, crossing my fingers that the winner of any giveaway I host would love my item and in return Pay-it-Forward.