Good Monday morning! Hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend!
This week’s team challenge is the Profile Challenge.
I am always so disappointed to find a new shop with beautiful, creative handmades, nicely represented, only to realize there is little to nothing in the shop’s profile about the hands behind it all! Not only is it disappointing, but in today’s Etsy environment, it is a bit suspect. As a buyer, I want to know something about the artist I am buying from – how long they have been practicing their craft, how they got started, what motivates them to create. And the cherry on top is when the artist shares a little about the process involved in their art.
Our team challenge this week is to self-critique your shop profile. Here is a good article about the subject, and of course, other team members are always happy to help! If you rework your profile and would like to be featured here next week in the “before and afters”, convo your old and new profiles to me.
Okay Team – Let’s do it!
Before and After
The Banner Challenge
Your team captain is a bit unorganized, and as such, there are no “befores” from our banner challenge. But I would like to show you some “afters.”
Greg’s shop, Wood Bone & Stone had no banner. He discussed this in a team forum thread and Aimee of AimeePawluk graciously stepped forward and made a banner for Greg’s shop. Greg now has a “front door” to his shop and it looks awesome with his handcrafted leatherwork!
Sylvie also helped out Chitra of Chitra’s Jewel Art with a new banner which represents Chitra’s work beautifully:
Besides examples of “afters” in the banner challenge, these are great examples of “teamwork”and reflect the gracious and giving spirit of our team! Thank you to all who participated in the challenge and team members who helped out others. You all are awesome:)