Wow - I haven't posted a Tuesday's Tips all month! Sorry guys! Things have been soooo busy that I haven't really had the time and energy to put into doing one of these. Which is sad, because I both enjoy putting them together and I enjoy the response I get from them!
Do you love treasuries? Do you love finding your in one? Do you love putting them together and showing off the lovely items you found? Well...if your answer was yes to any of those...do you know about Craftopolis?
Craftopolis.com is a wonderful tool for Etsy sellers. As you can see from my little screen shot there are 5 different sections. In the first, the "Treasure Hunt," you can enter your shop name and it will automatically tell you if your in a treasury or a t-west! I LOVE this feature! I used to sit down once a day and go through the pages looking for those little stars that marked that you were featured. It took too much time though, and it could be disappointing when I went a long time with out being featured. This way I can check on my shops, and it only takes a few seconds!
The "Treasury Clock" is also a great feature. It gives you a count down for both the main treasury and t-west for approximately when they will be opening. It's been awhile since I've made a treasury (too busy and I keep forgetting) but my friends who make them regularly swear by this feature.
The "Gift Guide Search" functions just like the "Treasure Hunt," only this time you can find out if your in any gift guides! I must admit I rarely remember to check this feature. I've never been in a gift guide to my knowledge and for some reason I just kinda assume I won't be! I guess with that attitude I probably won't be right?
The next section is called "Shop Lovers" and it gives you a quick and easy way to find out if your shop has been hearted recently and who by. I tend not to check this feature very often, but then again, it's been a loooong time since I kept track of my shop hearts! Since Etsy considers contacting people who've hearted you as spam, I don't really see how it does me that much good to pay too much attention. Now if I could contact them without fear of reprisal from Etsy...it would be a great networking tool!
The final tab is "Advertising." I haven't done any advertising on Craftopolis yet, but the rates seem really reasonable and I might just give it a try at some point this holiday season because it is a high traffic site! If I do, I'll make sure to let you guys know how it goes.