Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shop Promotions

Hi all and good morning!
Did any of you have storms around your house last night!?! My goodness I thought our apartment might flood! I was creating some new items for Minggus and Moob upstairs in my workspace when out of nowhere there was a big "CRACK/BOOM"!! I wish you all could have been there because I literally launched off my stool when that thunder crashed. I was so engrossed in what I was doing that I didn't notice the lightning (so I was not warned about the coming thunderous outburst)! Anyway, I thought you all might enjoy that!

Now, down to business. Promotions at the shop!
Minggus and Moob Tote Bag $10.00
I have started creating tote bags with the Minggus and Moob logo on them! This is a very exciting venture for me and I wanted to share with you! I am hoping to get the word out about my store and would love for all of you to help me! When you purchase a bag you don't just get a bag you also get some surprises! Each bag will have Minggus and Moob products inside and you just don't know what you are going to get! Some lucky shoppers could get a hat or scarf even!!

Tote measurements: 13x13x2

I have one of these totes and I absolutely love it!! I have been caring mine around for about 3 weeks and I have gotten so many compliments and it has held up beautifully!!

This promotion is for a limited time only so get your Minggus and Moob tote bag TODAY!!! Pictured below are some examples of products that just might make it into your bag! Thank you all for viewing my blog today! I hope the rest of your week is full of "good stuff"!

Shoe Fascinator/Clips
Angel/Bird Wing Earrings
Covered Button Post Earring

***If you follow this blog and tell me in the message to sellers section when you are ordering your bag I will put ANOTHER ITEM in your bag!!!! (For blog followers that would be- 1 bag and 5 free items for only $10 but you must be a follower! To follow this blog go to the left column and click the follow button. Thanks!!)***

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Products and Great Resources

I hope Monday is treating you well! Let's jump start the week with some new items and a couple links that should help you get inspired to make you blogs and shops the best that they can be!

Here are the two newest items at the shop! I really like these new rings because
they remind me of my wedding and I think that they would 
make perfect "Something Blue" accessories for that special day!

Golden Gleam Blue Flower Ring $5.75
A Little Something Blue Flower And Filigree Ring $5.99
To view many wedding accessory ideas visit my shop.
As I have been an Etsy seller and have been faced with the challenges of bringing traffic to my shop I have found some very helpful links that have brought traffic, helped me to track that traffic and have also been a good way to advertise my shop. To follow are links and brief summaries for each!
-Craft Cult is a very cool site that is home to the Heart-O-Matic! What the HOM does is track your hearts, item views, and if you have ever been featured on Etsy's front page they provide you with a screen shot of your item in all its glory! On the left side of my blog is an example of a box that has a list with which my item was featured. I highly recommend this site for advertising as well as they have good prices and friendly service. www.craftcult.com

-Sample Village is a group of ladies that puts together boxes filled with samples of Etsy sellers products. They get the word out for you about your shop and all you have to do is send them at least 20 samples. When you sign up with them they also list your shop for a few days (free advertising!!) on their front page. I am apart of this group and have had lots of fun with them. I believe it is very worth it to send them at least 20 samples of your products and try being apart of this group. They are also featured on the left side of my blog. http;//www.samplevillage.com

-If you are on facebook and have a blog I recommend connecting your blog to your facebook by using Network Blogs. Network Blogs is fast, easy, and a good way for your friends to easily see your blog. You can also send blog invites to them so that they can sign up to follow your blog directly from facebook! http://www.facebook.com/networkedblogs
So those are my recommendations for this week! I hope that they are helpful and that you can grow your shop through them. Follow this blog and tune in every Monday for new products and a group of links to help promote your shop!
 **If you have links and resources that have helped you email me and you and your resources might get featured next week! minggusandmoob@yahoo.com

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Thoughts: Newness and Consistency

As my title clearly states I am new to websites and blogging for that matter! I have felt the short lived and tormenting thrill of success with my Etsy.com and Artfire.com shops and am now trying to expand my skills and audience as I trudge through the online jungles on my quest for consistency.

 Consistency is a word that I'm trying to find throughout my online store endeavors. Since you are at the whim of those shopping your site this word normally alludes me. A great example of this would be waking up one morning checking your online store and finding to your amazement you've sold 5 things (this is a day spent in entrepreneurial bliss)! The next day you wake up hoping to repeat the  ecstasy of the day before, fulfilling peoples handmade shopping desires, but to your dismay not one person has even stopped by your store to view the 12 new items you so diligently posted the day before! As I ponder the hills and valleys of an online shop owners existence I am faced with this question "How many social networking sites does one girl have to join before her online store is brought to a place of shopping consistency!?!

Like many of you I am determined but I need your help- pass on the word! Next time you want to shop, instead of visiting your local box store, visit a hard working cyber shop and give that shop owner a much need shot of sales ecstasy! 

*Visit my Etsy shop for featured product listings.
Click Here to View and Purchase

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Girl Inspired

I thought that I would start my blogging life by sharing with you the things that have inspired me through out this journey called life and eventually brought me to Minggus and Moob. The first and foremost inspiration in my life is the Lord Jesus Christ who has given me every good thing by saving me and blessing me with the gift of creativity. The Lord in His ever present grace and mercy took me down a path that was hard, He held my hand through it all and then when the time was right He put my hand into the hand of my husband and now he leads us both.
As I write this blog my mouth curls up into a smile just thinking about that man that I had the privileged of marrying. Jake, is his name if you are unfamiliar with him. He is my best friend, he makes me laugh, but more then that he challenges me to do things that I would not do other wise. A list of examples of this are: roller-coasters, traveling by airplane, motorcycle adventures, and the laundry! Jake and I love doing life together and we look forward to our future adventures together (next blog will cover our career)!

The apartment that Jake and I live in is a perfect townhouse style. We have a garage(downstairs) where Jake gets to tinker and we have a spare bedroom(upstairs) witch acts as an office and creative work space for me! My little area is home to a beautiful sewing machine(thanks Nonny!), two knitting machines, some of the most beautiful yarn you'll ever see and a collection of antique buttons! Awe, doesn't that just sound so delightful! My favorite thing in the world is to wake up early, get a cup of coffee, and create a new piece for Minggus and Moob happy as a clam at my work space.

I have the best sisters and girlfriends in the world. I would not be here blogging about Minggus and Moob if it wasn't for them! Sydney, thanks for making me walk into my first boutique and promote Minggus and Moob, and for being a constant Minggus and Moob wearer/commercial! Madison, if you like something I just made I know that I am on the right track because you are full of style and good taste. Amy, um...there are no words to describe how thankful I am for your friendship and for knowing what I need before I do. Minggus and Moob would not have their cute faces and style without your extreme amounts of talent! There are so many of you
that I am thankful for but I just don't have enough time, but you know who you are and I love you all!! (Through doing this blog I realized that I do not have pictures with any of you...this must get resolved!!)

Here are some new products from Minggus and Moob inspired by those who inspire me:

Click the picture to be taken to my shop and the item's listings!