Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Interview with On A Limb Paper

Yep, that's right...I'm interviewing myself. But this is only the beginning my friends. I have an interview lined up for every week until at least late October with my fellow Etsy Team Columbus members. Maybe even a few giveaways thrown in for good measure. Okay, here I go.

Tell us about yourself: I am a 30 year old wife, former 4th grade teacher, and current house renovator. When I'm not printing or designing for my Etsy shop (On A Limb Paper), I can be found painting walls, hanging cabinetry, or helping my husband on any number of house projects that need to be done. I enjoy traveling and would love to live somewhere that I could hike anytime I wanted. I want to improve my photography skills so I am always looking for willing subjects among my friends and family.

What kinds of items do you sell in your Etsy shop?: The majority of my sales on Etsy come from customers buying personalized stationery. I also sell wedding invitation packages and other printed materials. (save the dates, party invitations, thank you cards, etc.)

What brought you to Etsy?: I stumbled upon Etsy when I was looking for a handmade gift for my mother's birthday. I was selling a lot of stationery to fellow teachers and printing wedding invitations for friends already. So when I found Etsy I knew that it would be a great way for me to expand my little business.

How do you promote your shop?: I'm actually pretty bad about promotion. I get a lot of business from word of mouth (friends, friends of past customers). I have taken part in the design challenges on the Minted website and they currently sell one of my card designs. I am also a member of Etsy Team Columbus. I also hope to get some business from this little blog of mine.

What is your favorite item in your shop right now? I love the "Love Letter Personalized Stationery" set. So super cute.

What is your biggest Etsy goal for the next six months?: I would love to focus more on wedding invitations, birth announcements and party invitations.



Book-Water For Elephants

Movie-The Thomas Crown Affair (or any caper movie)

Music-Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joshua Radin

Thanks for following along. Check back next Tuesday for an interview with another Etsy Team Columbus member.

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