I love anything handmade. Etsy happens to be a favorite online haunt of mine. I can spend hours browsing. So how thrilled was I when I found out about THIS site, “The Handmade Movement”!
They organized the participation of “Sneak Attacks”.
What is a Sneak Attack?It’s a way to support independant artisans who are trying to sell their wares online. Two days a week at an appointed time, an Etsy shop with few or no sales is announced on this site. As many people as possible then buy items from that shop, resulting in a frenzy of surprise business to the unsuspecting shop! To the upper right is the current Sneak Attack schedule. To participate, show up on this site at or soon after the time of the next attack and you’ll see the chosen shop name in the box above. Then go to that shop and purchase an item, making sure to include the words “Sneak Attack” in the “message to seller”. It’s also fun to tune into the current thread on Etsy to talk about it with other “attackers”.
What a brilliantly supportive idea! I plan on participating, how about you?? ;D
Another one of my new found favorites……. Pinterest. A online community for sharing what you love online. You should totally join!! It’s fun!
Something I’ve noticed about Pinterest though, don’t pin anything you might be thinking about purchasing yourself! Since it’s a public community of sorts and others can see your pins, things are snatched up quickly. I am currently performing an experiment in this regard. My friend Baylee has an adorable Etsy shop, Bands by Bay, selling head bands and lovely hair flowers. I have pinned a few of her pieces and am now waiting to see how long it is before they sell! It would be a great avenue of advertising for an artisan shop! Don’t you think??? I’ll let you know how the experiment turns out. 😉