Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Etsy Shop Product Update: Boho Pinback Buttons, Forest Mushroom Buttons & Asian Architecture Travel Pins

I would like to talk about some of the newest products on my Etsy shop. I recently bought a guide for getting seen on Etsy through www.attention-getting.com and one tip that I was given said, "create a blog or website and post your items." and I realized that I need to do this more often. I think that this is wise advice, as it helps to build SEO. So, I will be doing this from time to time.

When it comes to being seen on Etsy, it's great to get your products out there. That means posting on social media, blogs, or reaching out to the press to see if they would feature your items. It also can mean reaching out to local stores and seeing if they will carry your products. 

Boho Hippie Quote Pinback Buttons

Cute Boho Hippie Themed Pinback Buttons 

I just love how these pinback buttons turned out. I wanted something with a clean look, but with quotes that were considered "boho hippie" so I came up with these. Each one has a quote, and you can purchase them separately on the site, or as a set. 

What I wanted for these items was something that felt happy, fun, unique, and stylish. The colors go great with almost any outfit, and the text looks good and is easy to read. I wanted these pinback buttons to pop, and I am really happy with how they turned out! 

Forest Mushrooms on Buttons

Forest Mushroom Pinback Button Set

I just LOVE how these little buttons turned out. I made them as a regular sized set (1.25" and 1.5") and made a separate listing for 1' buttons! These little buttons make me think of all the mushrooms that I find out here in the Pacific Northwest on the Washington Coast. I wanted something colorful and bright, that made one feel cheerful and fun. I also wanted something that could be used for craft projects. I think that these buttons are going to be a success! 

Our forest mushroom pinback button set is great for those who love nature, the outdoors, or who just happen to love mushrooms.

Asian Travel Pinback Buttons

Asia Travel Pinback Button Set

I love travel, and these buttons evoke the image of some of my favorite places in the world. Four years ago I was with my family at Angkor Wat in Cambodia and we had an amazing time touring the temples. A couple years before that we were at the Taj Mahal, and I was super impressed with what is definitely one of the world's most beautiful buildings. The temple button reminds me a lot of the temples I saw in Cambodia and Thailand. I have yet to visit the Great Wall of China, but one day I expect to.

These pinback buttons would look great on a backpack of a traveler or someone who just loves Asian architecture. If you can't get enough of Asia, these are a great button for you to remember the far east.


All of these products and more are available on our Etsy shop

Returning to the United States and Beginning a New Chapter in Life

We have now moved back to the United States from Ukraine

After spending some time overseas, my wife, daughter and I returned to the United States and decided to work on building on Etsy shop. While in Ukraine, we had a lot of success with our store, but knew that we would be able to take it to the next level if we came back to the United States and focused on building client relationships here. So we packed our bags and left Ukraine and moved back to the Washington coast.

We now live about five miles from the entrance to Olympic National Park in a very small town called Queets. Coming back here has been quite an adventure, and we are still getting settled in. 

I have not written in this blog for a while, as I have been more focused on our Etsy shop, but it's good to see that there have been some readers and that there is interest in this blog, so I will continue to add to it.

I have written about travel and Etsy in the past, and will continue to do so. I have a lot to add, and am excited to talk about how life is going and helping people grow their own Etsy shop. 

In fact, that's what I began doing in Ukraine. While teaching English in Dnipro, I needed another way to earn money. COVID was raging and my hours were cut, and I thought, "I can't keep going like this." So, I decided to turn my attention back to our Etsy shop and reopened it. I thought to myself, "I have been doing this for a long time. I am in the top 1% of Etsy sellers. Why not do Etsy shop critiques and write blogs for other people?"

I started getting clients right away and, as a result, I began to rebrand and rebuild my shop. Now I have done hundreds of shop critiques and have many writing clients. 

The thing about business is that you just have to keep updating and evolving, or it will all stagnate. After being on "vacation mode" for over a year, it took a lot for me to regain traction in my shop. I had to advertise, add new items, and think of different ways to stand out. What was popular now? I also began learning from others, purchasing ebooks about Etsy growth from top Etsy stores and marketers, and I started to find that I had a lot to learn. It has been quite a journey, but now I feel confident to be able to help others get their Etsy shops off the ground. 

I have been writing many blog entries and articles for other websites, but have let my own website go stagnant. However, I think that it's time to put some effort into my own site in addition to writing for other sites. That doesn't mean that I am going to stop writing for others. I am always looking for new clients, especially in the travel writing genre. If you are looking for a travel writer, please get in contact with me and I will gladly help you out.

Etsy Shop Product Update: Boho Pinback Buttons, Forest Mushroom Buttons & Asian Architecture Travel Pins

I would like to talk about some of the newest products on my Etsy shop . I recently bought a guide for getting seen on Etsy through www.atte...