Saturday, May 14, 2011

My First Giveaway



Well my first give away on my own blog that is. But it is time and of course I have an ulterior motive. It's time to get real, reorganize, freshen up and start getting consistent sales in my Etsy Shop. I like most people struggle paycheck to paycheck for the bare minimum. I have even been able to keep up with that. I would work all day, pay the rent and then choose , do I have lights or do we eat? Do I pay the cable bill or do we eat? Who needs shampoo?



Of course since I got sick it has been harder than ever. Now with all the health issues we need to deal with for my grand daughter I need to know I can make sure the basic bills are paid. We need a roof over our head, we need electricity. I can not have a sick kid in the house and not know if it is going to be to hot/cold for her to be here. I have to pay cable. Wish I could say otherwise but not only do I need internet access for the Etsy shop, I can't have a kid being down for weeks at a time without tv and where I live if you don't have cable, you don't have tv. Tried those boxes when they came out but the wiring in my neighborhood is so bad the boxes don't work at all. I need to make sure she eats well and I do not qualify for any help since I returned to work part time. All that being said, my parents taught me early on to never look for a handout. If you want or need something work for it. I have alway's been ready, willing, sometimes if not alway's..able.



This is where you come in ;o)



I am giving away this black amulet bag necklace. The bag measures 1 1/2" by 1 3/4". It is open topped and on the front is a blue marbled polymer clay cab. The fringing is branched. Each part of the branch in a clear and blue glass teardrop. The fringe falls just under 4" at the middle point. The neckchain is just over 20" with seedbeads and the same glass teardrops used in the fringe and closes with a silver colored basemetal toggle clasp.






Here is what I need. Visit my Etsy Shop : http://www.debsparkles.etsy.com/



Take a look around and then come back and in the comments section give me a "mini" critique.



What do you like in the shop? What do you not like in the shop? What should I be concentrating more on that I can actually get sales on. Don't just be nice. Be honest. I can't grow and get better at this without true feedback. (Except for pictures. I suck at pictures no matter how I try)



Make sure to leave your email address in your comment. I will be putting everyone's address in a jar and on June 1, 2011 I will have Tori draw a winner.



7 comments:

  1. I don't want to enter but I tweeted it for you. Good luck.

    PD

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  2. Deb, You know I am a big fan of your amulet bags!! I still love the one you did for me. Keep up the good work! I still think you should charge more for your amulet bags for all the detailed work that goes into them. They are exquisite and I get compliments on mine!

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  3. Donna you are a sweetheart! Thank you and I can say the same thing about your fairy's. Love, love, love my purple one and someday will have more!

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  4. Debbie - you can list your giveaway on Bonggamom Friday Finds every Friday. Here is the link....be sure to add your giveaway on Friday. http://bonggafinds.blogspot.com/2011/05/bonggamoms-friday-finds-list-your_13.html

    It has helped me in the past get more exposure to my giveaways. There are others who do the same thing. I'll try to find them and link them for you.

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  5. Thank you Elizabeth! This might help alot so I will make sure and do it.

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