Hello everyone! I’m so excited to start a new fresh series here on my blog called – Etsy shop Spotlight! I’ve wanted to feature a fellow Etysian and crafter on here for a while, supporting an indie businesses is the great way to helping the handmade community.
The first Etsy spotlight is on RyesKreations. Amanda is the talented lady behind a fun crochet shop that I think you will just love! So let’s get to know Amanda and her creative etsy shop, shall we?
1.Tell us a little bit about yourself and your shop?
I’m a stay at home mom . I have one son who is 3 years old . I started crocheting when he was about 3 months old and taught myself from youtube videos . I had no intentions of selling items I made but 2 and a half years later here I am
2.How did your etsy story start?
I started my etsy shop because I heard a lot about it and my neighbor was doing well selling on Etsy ( she recently got involved with teaching yoga so she closed her shop so I didnt add the link to her:) ..
3.What’s the story behind your shop name?
My shop name … well I left it at Ryeskreations after my son’s name Rylen . My business name is actually “Amanda’s Handmade hats and accessories “. Which is to long to put as my etsy shop name. I was going to change my fb page name to Ryeskreations but to many people know it as what it already is .. so for now im going to leave it as is:)
4.What’s the most important thing you’ve learned as an Etsy seller so far?
As an Etsy seller I’ve learned how much it cost to ship items .. here , there and EVERYWHERE ! Ive shipped to Saudia Arabia!
5.How are you promoting your etsy shop online, social media or blog? How does that work for you?
Promoting is very important , I was a team captain at one point but stepped down to be a team leader so I can still help the team but focus more time on my business & family . Its very important to promote yourself and other members on Etsy . Treasuries are great ! I am a member of about 54 teams and I post my new/renewed items in there a few times a week and I also pay $5 a week for search ads. I contact other vendors .. then I post one of there ads and they post one of mine on our fb pages. .. I can go on and on but social media like pinterest ,Facebook are GOLDEN !
6.where can we find you?
Thank you so much Amanda for join our Etsy shop spotlight series, Your Shop is awesome!