along the way- packaged
Originally uploaded by becca.elpy
Woke up to a sale notification email. Checking my shop, I was down 3 items. Of course, that warranted a happy dance in the chair...more like a wiggle. Two of the Post Office guys stopped by my table at the October fair. One bought a set of magnets then, the other took a business card. I didn't think anymore about it.

He was the buyer today. Three pairs of earrings. Made my December! I wiffed this year in the promotions department, so focused I was on getting through the two shows. This was lovely.

Post Picture: Old and new packaging. The one of the right is more time-consuming, probably only by a few seconds, but when you're rushing...it makes a difference. I'll still use it on occasion. The other is an address label and one piece of ribbon. So much easier but still nice.

Seller Tips- Indie Smiles

I'm an indie-preneur, a micro-business owner constantly looking for ways to promote my work. I started this column, Seller Tips, to help me keep track of my findings and to pass them on to you.

[what's it called] Indie Smiles
[where'd you find it] Twitter
['splain it please] "Indiesmiles is a one stop shopping source of online Indie shops at a discount!"

Getting your shop sales and other promotions is now a little easier. Attracting notice to your shop specials can be a little tricky on crafty forums. Indie Smiles is a coupond directory. Started by El and Sue, friends and indiepreneurs themselves. For a small, bi-weekly fee, indies can post deals going on in their shops at the moment.

Several advertising options are available.