Etsy Week! {We’re Featuring Etsy Shops Dec 9-13}

Calling all Etsy shop owners!

etsy shop owners

We want to feature YOU and your mad skills!  For one week we will feature two Etsy Shops on our facebook page per day!

  • We will feature 10 Etsy Shops
  • We will contact you if your shop has been chosen.
  • We are waiving our regular $500 advertising fee.
  • If you are chosen, you agree to payment in the form of store credit of $200.  This will allow our team to review some of the items you offer in your store and feature them!

The Fabulessly Frugal Etsy Week will be held December 9th – 13th!

etsy week keyfob etsy week pillow
Cat O’neal Designs                                                 Little Peeps Home Decor

What’s in it for you:

  • You’ll be featured on this page of the Fabulessly Frugal blog
  • A shout out on our facebook page – and we’ll tag YOUR shops facebook page (if you have one)
  • Exposure to a new audience

What’s in it for our readers:

  • Gift ideas from other savvy crafty women
  • They’ll save $, thanks to the discount code you’ll offer them!
  • It will be fun to see what stores the Fab Team loves!

Go submit your information HERE to sign up!  Feel free to share this with your other Etsy friends!

Comments

  • Melanie

    Oh! I’d love to see some cool table linens.

  • Okay, so here’s the thing: for many of us Etsy sellers, $200 worth of store credit represents a good chunk of our inventory–we’d take a pretty big loss. Then we’d have to take a cut on our potential profits by offering discounts to readers in addition to that? I’m sorry if I’ve misunderstood; if so, then I stand to be corrected. But the terms of this opportunity, as I understand them, seem gratuitously better for the moderators of this blog than they do for potential featured sellers. I wouldn’t take this bait.

    • I whole heartedly agree and thus did NOT apply! $200 is a crazy high amount of product to give away. I would have loved the opportunity and the exposure, but this seems pretty beneficial to the blog moderators, and definitely not a “frugal” deal for us. I have been selling for over seven years and am nearing 1700 sales, so it’s not a matter of being established or not. $200 is ridiculous.

      • We are committed to making sure that the shop owners that we partner with for etsy week find a mutually beneficial relationship from out partnership. We are committed to helping women succeed and that is what we intend to do. The $200 of product will be share/review with our team of 11 women… it’s not just one person benefiting. We too spend countless hours building and working on what we have and know we offer something valuable as well. Thank you for bringing your concern to our attention. We appreciate you looking out for your fellow shop owners.

  • Is offering free shipping an acceptable discount code in lieu of a %-off?

      • Thank you!

        I would also like to share something. Since our little cottage industry via Etsy is the sole income for our family of six, it is vital that I am educated and current on all aspects of running a business, including marketing, with advertising being a component of that. I’ve done research and have tried out several venues to see what works best. Some result in a lot of traffic and sales, others do not. Some we can afford, others we cannot–at least not at the time. In those cases, I just move on.

        I have to admit that I was initially a little surprised by the amount of shop credit required for one day of mention during Etsy Week. However, after I thought on it throughout the day and then talked with my husband, we agreed that it was worth applying. If it were $200 cash, we may not have done it. But we decided that $200 worth of product at retail prices (which ultimately costs us materials and our time) is a very fair exchange for instant exposure and promotion to 100,000+ people (probably a very conservative estimate, especially since FB is also involved) plus the people with whom they share. In addition, that exposure is residual since it’s a blog post that will remain on the site as well as continue to appear in Google search results long after December 13.

        I realize that this offer isn’t a good fit for everyone. I’m not sure we would have applied a year ago, but only because of our own circumstances, not because it’s crazy or contradicts your mission as a website that focuses on being frugal. This is a business-related issue that’s completely separate from the deals you find and share with us. There are other venues for free or cheap advertising, but apples must be compared to apples when it comes to the potential conversion to sales.

        Just wanted to offer my perspective in case it might help someone else. 🙂

  • oh man…now I’m sounding like a big ol’ whiny jerkface aren’t I? 🙂
    I thought about all those things too, and you do make valid points Melissa. It’s something to consider. promise I’m a nice good hardworking SAHM, who just gets a little feisty now and again. 🙂

    • It’s always great to talk through things and get others perspective. 😀 Believe me, we’ve dealt with more feisty readers than you. LOL 😀

      • I agree–it’s really great to share our perspectives! I have learned so much from other small business owners. I think as long as we’re at least open to considering what others say and shifting our thinking, these discussions can be really helpful!

        I don’t think you were being a whiny jerkface, Candy. I started to feel a little feisty at first, too, until I really worked through all of it in my head. 🙂

  • I hesitated at first as well, but after looking at the potential exposure that I would be getting through the Blog and facebook, I decided this was an opportunity that I needed to take. I am glad that their is a group of people who are willing to promote smaller ETSY sellers who may be just starting out or may not have cash available for marketing.

  • Hello!

    Is shipping included in the $200 credit we will give you and also when will you all be collecting your items with the $200 credit? Hope this all makes sense!
    Thanks,
    Sarah- Peach Tree DeZines

    • Can you email us at support at Fabulesslyfrugal.com? It’s our busiest weekend of the year, and while I don’t know the anwers, I don’t want this to get lost in the Craziness of Black Friday/Cyber Monday! 😀

    • YES! Shipping is included. 🙂 After we get through with this weekend we’ll email the 10 we selected and coordinate.

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