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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/

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!

Treasury Tuesday: Frost Yourself This Winter

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This week’s epic treasury theme was winter! We had a lot of AWESOME entrants  and the decision was really hard, but this week’s winner is

Frost Yourself This Winter by Mandy C of uniQue2ChicDesigns

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Our runner up treasuries are:

White Winter by Ashley Jackson of JackZenHempWorks

Winter Wonderland by Liz Jones of OpenHeartOneLove

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Featured Artist: CatseyeVintage

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1. How’d you get started on Etsy?
I was looking for a place to sell other than eBay and my friend told me about Etsy I thought Etsy was just for crafters that I was very wrong. Etsy’s marriage of crafting and vintage is perfect!

2. What was your inspiration for your shop? My father is my inspiration he always liked the good old days he would take me to car shows, museums, and antique stores and my mother and father both love to teach me about history. I still hear my dads voice when I’m out picking.

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why? Catseye! They have the best vintage clothes they are actually just timeless fashion essentials. www.etsy.com/shop/CatseyeVintage

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating? Even though I’m not a crafter I am creating because I’m a photographer and I love to photograph my items so when I’m unwinding from that I enjoy Netflix picking and playing Skyrim!

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? I love chocolate topped with chocolate filled with chocolate with this side of …. wait for it, coffee!

6. What was your worst job? I worked for a major lingerie company and not only did I have to look at boobs all day long, I Aso had one of the meanest bosses ever in the history of ever and I’m glad to say I never have to do that again.

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 wasn’t a kid when it came out but I love The Tick!
I own it on DVD and I watched it on Netflix and yes I would watch it if I saw it when I was channel surfing.

8. What’s your fantasy job? I want to open my arm brick and mortar store and be able to work at my store instead of in my house. Otherwise I really have my fantasy job.

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? I never watched the show LOST while it was on TV right now that’s my guilty pleasure

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. My phone, my kids, my cat. Did I just put my phone before my kids?

 

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
Mine if course! Catseye and Awesome Sauce Designswww.etsy.com/shop/AwesomeSauceDesigns

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?
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote some of my most favorite books. I have bookmarks but I never use them.

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? In California by the ocean.

14. What is your best childhood memory? I had an amazing childhood so there are many great memories but I guess the one that stands out is when producer Saul Turtletaub told my teacher he wanted to make me a star. She didn’t let me talk to him and I never became a star but always remember that he thought I was star worthy!

15. How would you describe your work style? Usually very structured although I would have to say that right now it’s just chaotic

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? I would fly! The places I could go and the people I could see if I could fly!

 

17. Who are your heroes? My children they are three very amazing talented smart and funny people and I’m so lucky that I have had the chance to be a part of their lives

18. What would you do if you won the lottery? First I would open my store and then buy that house by the beach and then I guess I would take flying lessons.

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? A documentary about Joan Rivers. It was wonderful!

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? I would read read way more articles about Etsy before I launched my store.

What’s New From MarlowsGiftCottage

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Marlow’s Gift Cottage is full of items to keep the whole family warm. You will find tons of slouchy beanies, flower hats, scarves, and cowls for all ages. Feel free to ask if you need an item in a different color. Thank you for taking time to explore Marlow’s Gift Cottage!