miércoles, 26 de agosto de 2009

Starting a New Experiment!!

Hi, I’m so happy to celebrate my 1st anniversary on Etsy!!!

And I want share this amazing post that I read on Etsy Forum, is perfect and very motivated for this moment in my life when I want to put all my heart and soul in my shop.

When I read it, I just have one thought in my mind: “I need to do all this tips and blog about my progress, let see if I can get a 100 sales in 3 months like Savor Shop.

Here are the tips (if you want to read the complete post click here)

“Here are my thoughts on starting your own snowball:

-- Get two or three pages of inventory up quickly. You may get a lot of traffic to y
our store, but if there is nothing to buy or not a lot of choice, you won't get many sales

-- Relist and renew your items daily. Do not wait for that magic time -- it does not exist. Relist in batches whenever possible, make a big visual impact in the search results

-- Have clear store policies. Anticipate what can go wrong and plan for it and budget for it

-- Ship international!!!!

-- Take a look at what is on the front page. If you like a front page item, heart it. Yo
u never know if someone looks at a front page item and then checks to see who hearts it. If your avatar is interesting, maybe they will visit your shop! Think about six degrees of separation.

-- If you see someone likes to make a lot of treasuries, get to know them! Post comments in their treasuries, check out the items that they like, study what makes a good treasury. Make your own if you can get one!

-- Join a team. They will help you get into treasuries.

-- Treat your customers with respect at all times. Don't complain publicly about disputes even if that buyer doesn't see you, your potential buyers DO see how you handle problems. Keep that in mind at all times. Thank your customers, make sure their items are well presented and packaged, and never cut corners. You can always ask for help on the forums, but negative posts will drive customers away.

I hope people will find this helpful, I wanted to share my experience of selling on Etsy.”

Amazing ah?? I think is great, so I will start to list a item or two daily, I will take half and hour to renew my actual items, I will post in all the forums that I can.

I know this will be hard for me because I have a regular job, and sometime is heart to produce new items at night before a very hard day, but I want to my shop succeed on this marvelous site so I will put all my soul on this.

If you know about other tips that can help etsians sellers please share them, I will post my progress next week.

lunes, 10 de agosto de 2009


miércoles, 14 de enero de 2009

EARTHQUAKE in Costa Rica!!

Sadly today I have to share sad news. Last January 8 at 1:21 pm we suffer here in Costa Rica an earthquake of 6,2 degrees in the Richter scale, felt very strong in ours capital, nevertheless at the beginning we think that we had not had more than minimum material damages.

Was hours and days after that we realize the true magnitude of the disaster. The first known victims were two girls one of 13 and the other of 14 years old who went walking along the street when part of the mountain buried them; when the hours passing by the authorities counted the damages and the disappeared persons, until today already there are 20 dead persons and 40 disappeared persons.

But in all this tragedy I have to bring out something good, and inside all this tragedy that puts in mourning to Costa Rica, I’m so pride to be able to say that this country has kindhearted and valuable people, since the same day of the earthquake have not stopped to arrive aids of all types, many youths have gone to the place to offer their hands and their services to excavate, other people have given donations of food, mattresses and hot clothes since the zone is extremely cold, in the last hours professional of diverse branches have donated their services as psychologists, doctors, actors and clowns that have helped to distract and of any way to bring happiness to the life to the victims that are in the shelters.

It is great to know that Costa Rica is a supportive country that suffers the pain of the neighbor as its own, now, only remains us to work and to see how can we help the Cinchona people to return to the normal life that all they had lost.

lunes, 12 de enero de 2009


Hi from Costa Rica!

First I want to thank you to all that visit this blog and make a comment about my Etsy shop.

The winner of this giveaway is Demmi...Congrats and thanks again!!!

For all, keep visit this blog I will giveaway a piece per month.

martes, 6 de enero de 2009



I want to start 2009 sending good vibes to all and that is why I will GIVEAWAY this beautiful pair of earrings from my shop.

How you can get them?? Very, very easy; post a comment here on my blog and tell me which item from my shop (www.galvezbijoux.etsy.com) would you buy and why. Would you buy for a friend??, would you buy it for yourself??, etc.

Please remember to leave an email address in order to contact you if you win. The give a way will start today Tuesday 6th and go through next Saturday January 10th. My sister will randomly pick a winner on Sunday the 11th! BUENA SUERTE!!!!