Monday, November 3, 2008

A helping hand from a wonderful Etsian!

HOST members often snoop the Etsy forums for threads about sellers in need. Our Maggie of CrochetMaggie and Loretta of Lor2507 recently alerted the rest of us to two such threads; the thread links are pasted at the end of this post. We were dismayed to read page after page with posts by so many Etsians in distress and financial difficulty. HOST uses 100% of all the proceeds from it's own Etsy sales to help Etsians in need but the team's resources are limited and clearly could not possibly stretch to cover all the issues: medication, rent, utility bills, care for special needs children, and so on...

We posted a plan inviting Etsians to use their business resources (blog, shop announcement, mailing lists, free Project Wonderful advertising) to help others and started posting this on HOST member blogs, and inviting people in these forum threads to join in and spread the word. The objective is to let all of Etsy know the issues because there will be buyers out there who will still have the means to purchase and help ease some of the troubles of others.

Having bumped the threads and the plan through the day, we received a convo from Melanie, of GreenfieldSoaps on Etsy with the most AMAZING wonderful offer! Funds are pretty scarce for Melanie too but she has very kindly offered to convert both side columns on her personal blog - - into free advertising for Etsy sellers in need!!!

All you have to do is convo Melanie via her Etsy store, GreenfieldSoaps, with the HTML code for your Etsy mini and she will start posting them in the side columns of her blog as she receives them. The format should be 'thumbnail' size, 2 columns by 2 rows. Go for it people! This is a fabulous offer and it will help with extra exposure for the stores that really need it.


We would like to express our sincerest thanks to Melanie for her incredible generosity of spirit!!Please don't forget to also check out Melanie's own Etsy store: GreenfieldSoaps . She would also much appreciate any sales and you will find that she offers a wonderful range of handmade soaps and scented fizzy bath bombs...

Ultimate vanilla handmade soap.
Just scratch the photo on your monitor, and breathe in that fabulous scent... Now seriously people, do you want to EAT this, or WASH with it?!
Sellers in need thread #1: (the OP has closed this thread as generous Etsians have helped the target be met! You can still read through for interest though).
Sellers in need thread #2: (this thread is still live and sellers in need continue to post here...)
This is a follow up thread for Etsians who decide to use their own business resources to help their fellow Etsians through these difficult times:


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