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Twitter Party: The Schedule

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All Times are in Central Time Zone-  please be aware of the time zones. I will leave links to the groups at the end of this document if you’d like to join those groups- you are not obligated to.

All teams have the same rules- 15 tweet PER HOUR max, spaced out 2-4 minutes apart, retweet a minimum of 2 other tweets per your 1 tweet.

Sunday’s Line up

11 am to noon CST #PromoBoostMe

1pm to 2pm CST #CraftShout

3 pm to 4 pm CST #ShoppersHour

7 to 10 pm CST #EpicOnEtsy

11 pm to midnight CST #PromoBoostMe

Monday’s Line up

 

11 am to noon CST #PromoBoostMe

3 to 4 pm CST #ShoppersHour

9 to 10 pm CST #EpicOnEtsy

10 to 11pm CST #CraftShout

11 to midnight CST #PromoBoostMe

Tuesday’s Line up

11am to noon CST #PromoBoostMe

3 to 4 pm CST #ShoppersHour

4 to 5 pm CST #EpicOnEtsy

7 to 8 pm CST #ShoppersHour

8 to 9 pm CST #CraftShout

11 to midnight CST #PromoBoostMe

11pm – #EpicOnEtsy 24 hour twitter party starts

Wednesday’s Line up

ALL DAY- #EpicOnEtsy twitter party

11am to noon CST #PromoBoostMe

3 to 4 pm CST #ShoppersHour

7 to 8 pm CST #CraftShout

11 pm to midnight CST #PromoBoostMe

Thursday’s Line up

2am- #EpicOnEtsy 24hr twitter party ENDS

11 am to noon CST #PromoBoostMe

12 (noon) to 1pm CST #CraftShout

3 to 4 pm CST #ShoppersHour

8 to 9 pm CST #ShoppersHour

10 to 11 pm CST #EpicOnEtsy

11 pm to midnight CST #PromoBoostMe

Friday’s Line up

11 am to noon CST #PromoBoostMe

3 to 4 pm CST #ShoppersHour

7 to 8 pm CST #CraftShout

9 to 10 pm CST #EpicOnEtsy

11 to midnight CST #PromoBoostMe

Saturday’s Line up

11 am to noon CST #PromoBoostMe

3 to 4 pm CST #ShoppersHour

4 to 8 pm CST #EpicOnEtsy

8 to 9 pm CST #ShoppersHour

8 to 9 pm CST #CraftShout

11 pm to midnight CST #PromoBoostMe

THIS LIST IS NOT COMPLETE

Sometimes the twitter party schedules change- please be aware of the times!

last updated 09/26/2015

Twitter Party Groups you can join:

Craftshout: https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftshout/

PromoBoostMe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/promoboostme/

ShoppersHour: https://www.facebook.com/groups/595288003938956/

EpicOnEtsy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473512072817979/

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Diary of an Etsy Seller: Twitter Parties

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Everything you always wanted to know about Twitter parties, but were too afraid to ask!

In order for twitter parties to work, you MUST retweet others. If you do not retweet you will likely be blocked from the parties and not allowed to attend future parties.

What does @ mean, and what about that # I see everywhere??? What is a Twitter party? How do I participate? How does it help me?

All very good questions, and hopefully I will answer them all in this document. If you still don’t understand something, or just have a question I didn’t cover… please post them below 😀

Before I get into the Twitter party, I’d like to explain the difference between the @ symbol and the # symbol.

The @ symbol is a way for you to tag, or “shout out” to a specific person, or account. Just like on Facebook, when you tag someone in a post… it sends the @user a notification that they have been mentioned in a tweet.

The # symbol (and this is the more important one) is a way to perform a search on Twitter. Think of it like the tags you use in your Etsy listings to be found by people searching for your item. When you use the #craftshout, you are not tagging someone specifically, but rather “tagging” your tweet, so that if anyone searches the team/group hashtag your tweet will show up. This is ESPECIALLY important for the twitter parties.

A Twitter party, is really just a set date and time (usually for an hour), in which random people get together on Twitter and re-tweet each other. That simple.

Ready to Join the Party?  You participate by tweeting your own items, directly from your Etsy store and adding the group/team hashtag to them. You tweet ONLY during that set date and time, and ONLY using that specific #.

Now to the re-tweets… in order for everyone to gain maximum exposure, we re-tweet each other. How does that work? During the set date and time, go to the search in Twitter and type in the team or group hashtag such as #CraftShout or #EpicOnEtsy . You will get a list of every tweet in the twitterverse that is using that hashtag. Once the feed starts coming in (and when we have lots of people, it will move FAST) just randomly start retweeting other people’s items. Remember, 2 re-tweets for every 1 of yours. If you would like to retweet more, feel free to do so, but keep in mind Twitter’s limits. You are allowed 100 tweets/retweets per hour for a grand total of 2400 tweets/retweets per day. If you exceed this number you will not be allowed to tweet or retweet for a few hours (also called “twitter jail”).

Be sure to choose ALL TWEETS when you are searching for team/group hashtag, that way you see everyone who used that tag, and not just the popular ones 😀

  • NOTE... it is MUCH easier to participate if you have an auto post program like around.io (so worth it) You can set your tweets ALL up ahead of time, and then just focus on re-tweeting.  Of course, this is optional as most sites like around.io charge for the service.

In addition,you can favorite tweets, or even reply to them. Just remember, anything you want to be visible to other party members it must have the correct team/group hashtag (check spelling! It matters) or it will NOT show up at the party, and you won’t get retweets.

How does this help me???  I cannot give you a 100% positive answer that it will equal sales. I CAN however tell you it will gain you views, likes and even more Twitter followers. Usually I take a screenshot of my shop views before a party, and then again after. The increase is usually in the 300 views range. That is HUGE for exposure. I do know other people have reported sales as a direct result of participating in these parties. Try it, and see for yourself, it is free and only uses an hour of your time 😀

Please Note: Your twitter account MUST be public- if it isn’t, no one can see your tweets and you will not get retweets. Also note, If your twitter account is new, or you have a very low number of followers, your tweets may not show up in the hashtag search- work on building your twitter following.

For #CraftShout and #EpicOnEtsy Parties: The rules are as follows- you have a max of 15 tweets per hour (If the party is longer, you get 15 tweets per hour- not per the entire party. So if the party lasts 2 hours, you get a total of 30 tweets). Retweet at least 2 other tweets per your 1 tweet. Space your tweets out about every 2-4 minutes. Choose different items for each tweet. If you tweet too fast, or keep tweeting the same item you’re likely to be flagged as a spammer and may not get retweets.

For 24 hour Twitter parties: Please keep in mind for the 24 hour twitter parties, the rules still apply. You still have a max of 15 tweets per hour (spaced out 2-4 minutes apart). Twitter has a max of 100 tweets/retweets PER HOUR limit, and a 2400 tweet/retweet max PER DAY limit. Please keep this in mind during these parties so you don’t get put in twitter jail.

Other VERY IMPORTANT Twitter Information: You always want to be working on building your following on twitter. Not only does this help everyone at the parties by bringing new eyes and new potential customers to our items, but it helps build your own following for your brand.

Twitter Party Groups: 

EpicOnEtsy

ShoppersHour

CraftShout

List of helpful Twitter Apps:

Hootsuite

Roundteam

Tweetdeck

Crowdfireapp

Tweepi

tweetjukebox

(Each of these has a free version, or are free)

Featured Artist: CreativityUnraveled

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Meet Tina from CreativityUnraveled

1. How’d you get started on Etsy?
I had heard about Etsy years and years ago so when I began designing and handbags I figured this would be the perfect place to open a shop!

2. What was your inspiration for your shop?
I was in my final semester of college and Christmas was approaching ( I graduated in Dec instead of May). I have 5 younger sisters and wanted to get them gifts that were quality, but with my income being almost non existent at that time I decided I was going to sew them gifts. I searched Pinterest and found a great fabric store and spent all my free time at my sewing machine. After that I was hooked on creating all types of bags. My shop was created just a couple months later and has been growing since then!


3. What’s your favorite shop item and why?
I love all my products, but right now my favorite item is my Simple Tote Bag because they are perfect for any occasion. They can be an everyday bag, a bag for a dinner with the girls or even a date night.

4. How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
I love to hang out with my husband and our yorkie, we usually get some food and watch whatever TV show we are hooked on at the moment (right now it’s The Blacklist!)

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
Chocolate with a cream cheese frosting!

6. What was your worst job?
I worked at Toys’R’Us for a couple months and I was incredibly bored! Maybe it was a slow season or just not a fast enough pace position but I just never had enough to do.

 

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
I would say Rugrats had to have been my favorite cartoon. I don’t even think they have reruns on anymore but I think I would at least watch a couple minuets and reminisce.

8. What’s your fantasy job?
My fantasy job is one where I work for myself, so my shop on Etsy is fulfilling that aspect of it. Eventually I would love to be able to go back to school and get my MA in school counseling and work at an elementary school.

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
Yes! I have no problem admitting it either! I love Hanson’s music! One of my all time favorite artists!

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
1. Karaoke
2. Thanksgiving Dinner
3. My Dog

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
1. www.etsy.com/shop/LeahLerner?ref=pr_faveshops
2. www.etsy.com/shop/PattersonPaper?ref=pr_faveshops
3. www.etsy.com/shop/BitofWhimsyCrochet?ref=pr_faveshops

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
Mitch Albom! I love my Kindle because I can store sooo many books at once and it weights less then one book would!

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be?
Disney World! My husband and I are obsessed! We go every chance we can!

14. What is your best childhood memory?
Apple picking when I was super little!


15. How would you describe your work style?
I love to put on some music or a good movie and just work for hours! Oh, and don’t forget the coffee, and it’s not just the caffeine something about the taste of it gets me motivated.

16. If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
Super speed like The Flash then I wouldn’t have to fly on an airplane! I could get anywhere super fast!

17. Who are your heroes?
My mother! She was a single mom and had her own business so she could be there for all of us girls whenever we needed her!

18. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Invest and buy a brand new house!

 

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good?
Gone Girl, yes very creepy but great! The book is great too!

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do differently?
Pictures, descriptions and tags are soooo important!

Featured Artist: designsbysusandbs

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1. How’d you get started on Etsy?
A friend wondered why I wasn’t on Etsy yet since I sold via email and facebook and word of mouth. I told her there were too many jewelry designers on Etsy and she said not to worry about the competition since I already have a following. So, I opened my shop.
2. What was your inspiration for your shop?
Don’t really understand the question

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why?
My fav is the pearl and crystals crocheted necklace that can also be a multi wrap bracelet. All white and clear or in colors, still my fav!
4. How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
Watch tv, movies, in love with hgtv, read an piddle on the computer
5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
Devils food cake with white icing (not the mamby pamby whipped topping but the kind made with real sugar!
6. What was your worst job?
Cleaning houses when I was in high school. It took me over 40 years to realize the reason I was so bad was because I was a big picture person and not a detailed person. Don’t hire a house cleaner if they are not detail oriented. Just sayin
7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
I never watch them cuz I thought they were too violent even then.

 

8. What’s your fantasy job?
Hmmm, never thought of that one. Let me think, I am very pragmatic, practical and in the moment. I really don’t know of one, oh , wait, testing out cruises! I love to cruise, yep, that would be me, a tester for the suites on different cruise lines at least 10 times a year!
9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
If I told you, then it wouldn’t be a secret any longer
10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
Chocolate
My son
A kitten that needs a home
11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
cathydailey
bluebirdheaven
GypsyIntent
12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
Too many to name, really but dean koontz is my longest fav. Anything I can find to mark the page but hate to dog ear though I have been known to in a pinch.
13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be?
It’s not the money, it’s the family thing but Alaska is my fav state.
14. What is your best childhood memory?
15. How would you describe your work style?
Eclectic? Not really sure if I even know.

 

16. If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
I Dream of Genie (can you tell I don’t like being boxed in) she could just cross her arms and blink and everything would be done and she could be were she wanted in a blink of the eye.
17. Who are your heroes?
18. What would you do if you won the lottery?
Pay off house and all bills. Buy new car. Give to my church. Build my dream house. Quit my job and hire a full time housekeeper so I never have to worry about picking/cleaning up again (read about worst job, remember!)
19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good?
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, yes, cuz I love those types of movies. I think I need to watch it again to totally understand it but not before I read the book series.

 


20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do differently?
Join a bunch of helpful groups and follow blogs about advertising, marketing, branding, etc.

 

You can find designsbysusandbs on Etsy!

Feature Friday: DebraMarieDesigns

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DebraMarieDesigns is a beautiful shop with such cute polymer clay jewelry, phone charms, and keychains.

Pink Bow Necklace

Pink Bow Necklace

Not only does DebraMarieDesigns make cute little bow necklaces, but she also makes keychains, earrings, bracelets and rings. Check them out!

Philly Roll Sushi Post Earrings

Philly Roll Sushi Post Earrings

Pug Keychain

Pug Keychain

Cinnamon Roll Bracelet

Cinnamon Roll Bracelet

Buttered Toast Ring

Buttered Toast Ring

Blue Berry Popsicle Earrings

Blue Berry Popsicle Earrings

Find DebraMarieDesigns on Etsy and Facebook.

Featured Artist: Ghirlandiamo

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1.How’d you get started on Etsy?
Since I was a little girl, my mom helped me developing my manual skills: I built nativity scene houses with medicine boxes, I prepared ” collage” and many other crafts. So, in my life, in addition to my job, I always expressed my creativity by working dried flowers , leaves and other natural elements, to create home decor.
I filled up my friends’ home – and mine too! – with my wreaths and decorations for many years. When relatives and friends could not stand any other of my gifts ….. they suggested me to sell them! So I opened my shop Ghirlandiamo at the end of November 2013 and I’m here, on Etsy, trying to seduce you with my creations!
That’s life: what was just a hobby, now is a job and I dedicate most part of my days to it.

2. What was your inspiration for your shop?
I live in Salerno, a not so big town in South Italy, near to Naples, Amalfi, Positano (some of the most beautiful places in the world), Paestum and Pompei, with their great Greek and Roman ruins, testimonials of the most ancient civilizations.
The sea, the sky and all around me in the the nature have strong colors.

 

I think all that certainly influenced the way I am , that, in turn, is deeply expressed in my works .

Made in Italy is appreciated all over the world and I think my creations represent the Italian taste through my modern and personal style, the one of a smiling, friendly Italian woman.

www.etsy.com/it/listing/170909171/ghirlanda-fucsia-idea-regalo-made-in?r…

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why?

I can’t have a favorite item; for me it should sound as asking which is my favorite son : it’s impossible.
But I can say that, among all home decors, I prefer creating wreaths and I can show you the one, I believe, most represents my creativity and my way to read the nature.

www.etsy.com/listing/170901309/extremely-particular-home-decor-made-by?r…

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating?
I like reading and take care of my plants (I’ve a green thumb!). It’s also very pleasant taking a walk on “Lungomare”, the long beautiful promenade on the sea.

6. What was your worst job?
I was willing to create a black and white wreath, something minimal and rarefied, but the result was not what I expected! 

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?

All those by Walt Disney, even today!

 

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, and it isn’t secret at all!

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.

Oh, it’s so difficult listing only 3!
www.etsy.com/shop/ChimericalDragonfly
www.etsy.com/shop/SusanSorrentino?ref=l2-shopheader-name
www.etsy.com/it/shop/oldandnew8?ref=pr_shop_more

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?

I haven’t a preferred one, but on this occasion I wish to suggest a book every woman should read: In the Beginning by Catherine Dunne, a woman who suddenly is compelled to face her awareness.
Oh, it’s horrible bending the page! I have a little collection of nice bookmarks!

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be?

In Italy …in spite of all our problems!

15. How would you describe your work style?

Of course I can describe my style only as I see it, from my point of view.
I think my style can be defined essential, simple but smart, sophisticated but warm.
www.etsy.com/it/listing/170871952/ghirlanda-idea-regalo-made-in-italy?re…

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why?

Only … a magic wand!

 

17. Who are your heroes?

Women and mums who every day are engaged in working at and out home, often also dealing with bad situations in jobs, just because raising children , women who manage family, home, job and much more always smiling : daily heroes!

18. What would you do if you won the lottery?

No problem: I never could win as I never play!

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different?
I’d have saved a lot of time and energies! When I opened my shop on Etsy, I was in a hurry to insert all my items: I was wrong!
Creating beautiful things is not enough, it’s only the starting point.
It’s likewise important studying SEO, web marketing, how Etsy
works, how to use facebook and other socials.

First of all it’s necessary to visit forums and read, read and read about different topics, to avoid mistakes and get suggestions from older sellers.

For more information about my shop:

www.etsy.com/it/shop/Ghirlandiamo
www.facebook.com/ghirlandiamo
www.pinterest.com/ghirlandiamo
www.ghirlandiamo.com

Featured Artist: ShabbyAnnieCorner

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1. How’d you get started on Etsy?

Well, once upon a time I found Etsy. With it I discovered an entire world of people who care to create and sell and those who care to buy created and stuff in Shabby Chic and much more J So, slowly, it took me about 3years, I decided I wanna be a part of it and now I am.

2. What was your inspiration for your shop?

I guess I answered it in first question.

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why?

Mine? I guess the most I love my pillows. Cos pillows its everything, without pillows there’s no harmony and there’s no home. Its only premises J I know it sounds cruel but that’s the truth J

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199138232/rustic-heart-wreath-rustic-wedding?ref=pr_shop

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199098987/light-pink-round-pillow-decorative-throw?ref=shop_home_active_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199105645/round-pink-pillow-matching-round-pillows?ref=listing-shop-header-2

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating? Am thinking about my next projects and I party in style which is quite creation as well. 5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?

Chocolate

6. What was your worst job?

It was working as a secretary in a school. It was physically killing me to sit in 4 walls and do stupid work.

 

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?

As watching different sort of cartoons due to living in other part of the world the name hardly would mean anything to most of you, but I guess I would, maybe not till the end but I liked them and I do now.

8. What’s your fantasy job?

To be a decorator. Real one. And to run a real shop

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?

Don’t think so, I don’t have any secret pleasures and definitely don’t feel guilt doing it J as only to buy something real pretty when don’t have money hmmmmm, but that is only happens accidentally J

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.

Next piece of nice fabric to buy for work, or something pretty for my house

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetiteSophisticateDz?ref=l2-shopheader-name

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchCountryDesign?ref=unav_listing-h

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveEmbellished?ref=l2-shopheader-name

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? Many but I guess Jane Austen is one of all time. And yes I bend the page and stick something I find around. 13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be?

That is a very complicated question I try to answer practically every day. From my childhood I dreamed about living in warm country on a beach. Up to now I tried 2 countries but in spite of my hopes none of them fit my dreams. So…. Am still working on it.

 

 

14. What is your best childhood memory?

I had kinda wonderful childhood J and uncomfortable to say I have so many of them so I don’t know which one to choose from. But most of them are somehow related to traveling and sea.

15. How would you describe your work style?

hmmmmmmm

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why?

To know what people think? Maybe I’d get sick soon cos I bet they mostly think rubbish not worthy knowing

17. Who are your heroes?

Jesus Christ

 

18. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Travel, move to warm country and got myself a shop to multiply he money to hopefully be useful in this life

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good?

A bit hard on that department at the moment. The last nice movie I watched was About time

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different?

I wouldn’t wait and I would open it as soon as I thought about it. Surely I would be much farther already than I am now J https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabby-Annie/488942197820812?ref=bookmarks https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShabbyAnnieCorner?ref=l2-shopheader-name 1. How’d you get started on Etsy? Well, once upon a time I found Etsy. With it I discovered an entire world of people who care to create and sell and those who care to buy created and stuff in Shabby Chic and much more So, slowly, it took me about 3years, I decided I wanna be a part of it and now I am.

 

You can find ShabbyAnnieCorner on Etsy and Facebook.