Friday, August 3, 2018

When a Home Remodel Becomes a Life Remodel



It was January 2017. We thought it would be the year to finally dive in to a long awaited home remodel. The timing seemed right and we were certain enough about it that we drew up plans, purchased appliances and contacted sub-contractors.

Then, what started out as a home remodel suddenly turned into a life remodel and all construction plans were put on hold.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

How to Critique Your Etsy Shop - Does It Need a Fixer Upper?

How to Critique Your Etsy Shop - Does It Need a Fixer Upper | MamaBleu.com

Just like our home needs a Fixer Upper from time to time, so does our Etsy shop.

When Chip and Joanna Gaines take their clients to 2-3 houses to choose from for their Fixer Upper purchase, there are a handful of things they consider and concentrate their efforts on when redesigning a home for them.
  • Curb Appeal 
  • Focal Point 
  • Style 
  • Open Spaces 
  • Color
  • Organized 
  • Budget 
So how can we take these concepts into your Etsy shop and transform your space into a place where your customers will enjoy their shopping experience, want to stay for a long time and come back again and again?

Grab some paper and a pen to make some notes and let's consider each of these ideas.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

7 Strategies for Building a Newsletter Mailing List for Your Etsy Business

7 Strategies for Building a Newsletter Mailing List for Your Etsy Business | MamaBleu.com



Let me start out by saying that Etsy has strict rules about emailing newsletters to customers without their permission. But, there are strategies you can use for building a newsletter mailing list that are integrated into offering great customer service and that work within the Etsy guidelines.

An email newsletter list is a powerful sales tool that is often overlooked by small business owners, especially Etsy shop owners. Personally, for the first couple of year of my Etsy business, I never considered it to be an option for me because the subject was too confusing and seemingly unimportant. 

Today, I’ll be sharing what I've learned, some of the tools I use and several techniques that have given me results. 

Curious? Then let’s get started.