When I saw the opportunity to enter the small Business Contest Sponsored by Etsy,
I jumped at the chance.
Who wouldn’t want to win some cash to help there business along?
The Etsy Small Business Contest is a public voting contest. No purchase necessary. Open to residents of select countries only. Entry submission period ends 11:59:59pm EST on April 6, 2017. Voting opens March 16, 2017 and ends 11:59:59pm on April 6, 2017
I’d be honored if you voted for Del~Lillian’s!
Why should you seize the moment?
Even if it doesn’t turn out quite the way you want. You’ll learn from the experience. By taking a chance you’ve already won.
In this situation you are putting your shop out there, talking about it, maybe to people you’ve never shared with. To me that’s winning.
I know my chances are slim to none, I am an underdog.
My following on social media channels are relatively small.
But I entered anyway.
When there is an opportunity like this, you don’t think . . . well I can’t win, so why bother?
You jump in, you take a chance.. This is the kinda stuff that makes life interesting!
Why should my shop win against others?
Why should others win against mine?
I think most Etsy Shop Owners deserve to win.
A few tidbits about Del-Lillian’s
- I chose the name way before I had any inkling of what it would be.
- The first business venture for Del~Lillian’s was as a baking bread for a few neighbors.
- I opened my shop in August 2012, I didn’t know Etsy existed before that
- When I opened my shop on Etsy it was: Del-lillian’s Handcrafted Creations. That was a mouthful!
- A Chicken that my dad drew was my first logo
- My first sale was to my mom and it was a purse. I liked that I could learn the process with someone I knew.
- I started selling worldwide in January 2015
Some things I’ve learned along the way
- Your Etsy Shop Name is limited to 20 Characters
Del~Lillian’s HandCrafted Creations was much too long!
- You need to actively work on your shop.
- You need to look over your listings and constantly improve upon them.
- Owning an online shop is a learning experience.
- Some things will sell great and others will fall flat.
- A full shop has a better chance of selling goods
- It’s a challenge and I love that about it. When I get to a point where I start asking, what am I doing this for? I just remember why I quilt…
- Quilting is an exploration in color, movement, and design.
- It’s warmth and love.
- It starts with bits of fabric; creating something totally unique out of them. It’s what drives me every day – even on those days where I think… can I actually make another quilt? (yes I have those days!)
On those days I just need to walk into my quilting studio.
- I have a draft hanging on a wall
- a sampler quilt hanging up in one corner
- a baby quilt lovely and sweet at the sewing machine
- an art quilt for an upcoming blog post on the design wall
- Quilts are the music of my life. They inspire me to create – and hopefully my creations are inspiring others
That’s just a little of what Del~Lillian’s is about
I hope you will take a moment to vote for Del~Lillian’s in the Etsy Small Business Contest
A Win for Del~Lillian’s means tools that will allow me to have more time to create and the opportunity to pay it forward to other creative Entrepreneurs.
Adele, Blogging the Creative Life
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