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Thursday, July 15, 2010


  Today marks yet another dream come true with my very first Etsy sale! I am officially an independent business woman. It's only been three days and already it is hard to sleep at night from all the excitement. The coolest thing is that I set up Google Analytics my first day, so I have been able to track how many visitors, what they view and for how long, where they come from in the world and how they found my shop. It is an awesome tool for learning what the public really wants and it is all for free from Google!
   While it is only the very beginning there are already advertising trends that have proven to be worth the effort. I sent out personal emails to all my friends and family thanking them for their support and inviting them to my shop, I updated all my pictures and tags on my Flickr, and invited everyone through my Facebook status to my shop. I know these have been the most effective because of my Analytics Reports  I get every 24 hours about my shops activity!
   I have also worked every day to edit my pictures with Picasa (also free!) and update my tags to attract more relevant searches. It seems like a lot of work, but it is worth it because I have put a lot of my heart and soul into developing my creations, my shop and my web presence. I look forward to all my future milestones!

Projects in the Works:
-The Snow Queen's Palace: a miniature house fit for the iciest royalty
-The Rookery: a homage to darkness and sure to be a Halloween favorite
-Country Mouse House: still working on the concept of this one but I want it to be very farm rustic
-Cinderella's Carriage: also still in the planning stages but sure to be lots of fun

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