1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else? I chose etsy because it seems to have the best reputation and is the most recognized handmade selling/buying site online. i also sell my stuff in my bricks and mortar shop here in winnipeg called sew dandee, on art fire and in several other shops canada and the u.s.
2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.) i have an addiction to the body butters here on etsy. i've tried so many different shops and continue to try more. it's totally addictive! and from time to time i buy my partner kookie dolls, too. the stranger the better.
3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$? i'm all about upcycling and recycling and recently i found a shop that makes the cutest little snap pouches with fused plastic. her shop is called SoSheSews and this owl coin purse is my favorite item in her shop right now: i have to admit though, i have a TON of favorites! etsy is a treasure trove of awesomeness!
4- Any advice for new sellers? number 1, make sure your pictures are clear and bright. that's what will catch someone's eye first. next get your name out there! join groups on etsy and anywhere else online you can. get a blog, a facebook group or page, anything you can do to get your name noticed. and make friends with your fellow sellers. they are your best resource. look at this great opportunity rquick is giving me with this blog feature! what goes around comes around! (p.s. thanks, rquick!)<---Your Welcome!!
5-And a favorite quote?
hmmmmmmmm i'm not sure i have one. my favorite song lyric has always been from the rolling stones: 'she blew my nose and then she blew my mind.' not sure what that says about me! lol