I found this shop while participating in a BNS on Etsy. I normally don’t buy clothes or shoes off the internet since I have a hard time finding items that fit me well. I took a chance on slippers from GrammaLea’s shop. These were reasonably priced (especially for being handmade) and turned out beautiful. I have to wear socks with mine since my feet are on the small side of 7 and the slippers are made for size 7-8. I am also impressed that I can shuffle around my house and they don’t slip off. They keep my feet pretty warm as well so I am all set for those cold winter nights that are on the way! Check out her shop she has a great selection.
These elegant Christmas cards are currently being featured on featured Artists & Top Buyers BNS! Come and check it out HERE and if you do stop by tell them that I sent you! Check out the other great shops as well!
WIB Oktoberfest BNR (buy and replace) treasury is: October 24-27 with prize raffle on the 28th so don’t miss out! Come by to buy or simply help promote!
Come Join the fun HERE!
Not too long ago when I was browsing treasuries on Etsy, I found a treasury that had “BNS” in the title. Since I had never seen that before I felt compelled to check it out and see what it meant. Reading through the lengthy thread of comments I saw the normal “Thank You for listing my item” from the featured shops, but noticed that it also had a lot of chatting from the curator, who was calling out deals, reposting coupon codes and even hosting games (which can be just about anything). In a way it reminded me of a game show where the contestants are not only the shops being featured but also the people in the “lobby”.
It became clear to me that this was what I have been looking for! I, like many fellow Etsians, work hard to ensure I have a good product, but lack in exposure. I had been diligently working on my exposure using my blog, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook. Although these did bring me some likes and fav’s on Etsy, they hadn’t resulted in any sales. I knew more effort was needed on my part but my biggest dilemma was working out exactly what I could do.
For those of you that don’t know what a BNS is, BNS means Buy and Stay and the general concept is pretty simple. You buy from a shop and then in return you’re featured “x” amount of times in up and coming treasuries. I had the honor of being a spot light shop for the BNS picture to the left. Clicking the picture will bring you to the treasury. The team that produced this treasury can be found here.
So far I have participated in four BNS’s, which have resulted in four sales for me so far. Each time I “bought in” I earned more than one feature spot. I have more people who follow my shop which means when I post a new item, more people will see it. I think it is important to keep in mind that your fellow Etsy shop owners are also potential customers! We all make different products. I have been making sure to shop on Etsy more, as I see no reason not to support the very community you are a part of. If we were all shoppers then the Etsy economy will only thrive which is exactly what we all want!
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