On my daily Etsy stumble, I came across UK soft doll designer, Eve, and her fabulous collection at Orangeni Soft Cuddles. The grapic designer turned Etsian creates dolls with what she calls “strong personalities”. You can’t help but love her whimsy approach to her child friendly toys. Eve says, “Sometimes I feel like they use me as some kind of portal to this world”. I especially love her gift for merchandising her dolls, which are lovingly placed in a scene suited to their personality. Check them out!
Modern technology and the internet is an amazing thing. If you think about it, in the past 150 years we’ve progressed from using telegrams to sending information at the speed of light on personal computers. It’s a huge advancement in mankind’s ability to reach further into the unknown.
Harnessing the web is definitely a skill, one that only a handful of people truly have. Everyone on the internet wants to be at the top of Google’s list. Millions of people spend every day vying for a spot on the first page. I’ve been exploring different ways to use the internet to my advantage, attempting to earn extra money while still spending time with the little one. I thought I would pass along my knowledge to my readers.
There are several different sites that will pay you for income generated by Google Adsense, like Hubpages or SheToldMe. You can write about anything that interests you, from handicrafts to finance. By putting the initial work in to writing, I’ve been able to generate a small but steady income. Another way that I’ve made a considerable amount of money is with oDesk. This is a great place for freelancers to find work like design, accounting, sales, customer service, or as a virtual assistant. Or why not open an Etsy shop? If you’re handy with a sewing machine or knitting needles, then why not sell your creations? Check out this step-by-step guide to opening an Etsy shop.
Thanks so much to Meagan at Baby Swank for allowing us to be apart of her 20 part series ReVAMPing Your Etsy Shop Blog Series! Stay tuned for Crafty Bird Creation’s part on Mar. 14 – Message to Buyers and May 2 – Packaging & Shipping. The series features some of Etsy’s top sellers, giving their best advice for running a successful shop. Check it out in the coming weeks!