I want to first start out by saying how extremely EXCITED I am that our Pink Pony team is so freakin awesome. I am seriously beyond inspired by the women in this group (AND men! There are a few who are bold and fabulous enough to run with the Pink Ponies). So, YAY! Go us.
|Catch me on Twitter @PinataMama|
A little background info about me: I have been a seller on Etsy for about a year and a half. When I first started out, I had NO idea what I was doing online. I was just a mom that needed to make some grocery money. I was crafty. So I started my shop: PinataMama on Etsy.com. I didn’t even have a logo. No banner, or store policies. Of course, the sales came slowly. No one was going to buy anything in an ugly, empty store. I had NO IDEA how to draw attention to my shop.
Now that your store is open, you’ve got to get people there. Hopefully, you have more set up than I did, but if not, we can help. The Internet is vast. It’s easy to get lost in the clutter of the World Wide Web. Building a following was so frustrating for me at first because all I wanted to do was craft. I didn’t know how to Tweet. What the heck is a Tumblr? I have to tag my items? I had to learn everything. And I had to do it right. I have my own business, I want it to succeed. So far, a year and a half later, I haven't failed.
|Santa Monica, May 2012|
The Pretty Pink Pony Team is here to help us, the fabulously crafty, be REAL business people. We are all in this team to learn how to properly succeed in business. Our fabulous founder's vision for the 3PTeam is for you to have more time to focus on your crafting and the actual planning for the success of your business. She keeps us relevant on the Internet and in the eyes of Etsy execs. I actually met Meg at a dinner with members of the Etsy corporate team while they were in Santa Monica this past May. I instantly knew I had to be a part of the LA team of crafters she was building. It was as if she made it just for me.
We work together to build each other up. I'm not here to increase my store's sales. I'm here to be a resource for other Etsy sellers and to build my brand's following. I want people to know who I am. Those are my reasons for joining the 3PTeam. The feedback and info I have learned in only the past few months has been incredibly helpful. I'm more confident with my business decisions. The sales come as an added incentive.