Hi readers, I’m Larisa and I run the etsy shop Rissy Roo’s. Most
days, you can find me at the hair salon making art and developing
relationships with my oh-so-lovely clientele. On my off time, one place
you can find me is sitting indian style in my room “crafting”, which
means making any and everything that feels right to me. I’m so happy to be a part of the goodness over at Little
Tree this month! Today, I’m
going to share some of my personal tips on owning an Etsy Shop.
Tip # 1. Strike a
pose. As everyone says…take good
photos! I played around with millions
(literally) of backgrounds, colors, angles, etc. What I wound up with? Well, a huge sheet of poster cardboard under
a bright spotlight with no flash. I’m no
photographer, and I don’t have a fancy camera, but I can tell you that if you
focus right with this background and an iPhone it’s not so bad! Besides the product, photos are a big part of
Tip # 2. Find the
right goods. As in, supplies. It’s really easy to go around the corner to
Michael’s or A.C. Moore, but over time I’ve come to learn that Etsy itself
carries the greatest selection of unique supplies. Plus, those sellers are part of the community
I’ve come to love so much. I tend to
find my most original pieces right here from my computer.
Tip # 3. Stay
fresh. As an avid lover of black, I’ve
learned to think outside the box a little bit. For me personally, I try to go with the
seasons while also staying true to myself.
Right now, it’s summer, which means you’ll find some traditional cheery
colors surrounded by that familiar rush of black in my shop. Hey, I’m traditional.
Tip # 4. Pack em’
good. I’ve learned so much on pretty
presentation and customer service from my oh-so-many purchases. People like pretty. They’ve treated themselves to something they
loved, so send it to their door in true fashion! A book is sometimes still judged by its
Tip #5. Be
positive. It’s tough out there. There are countless sellers, and the beauty
is endless. I am amazed and overwhelmed
by some peoples’ creativity, that it’s hard not to question my own
motives. Why do I do this? Are my goods worth their price? Am I posting too many tweets about new
products and sales? Questioning =
negativity. Just do you, and those who
wish to follow simply will. If you don’t
stand behind your product, it’s going to be hard to get others to.
Thanks for all your tips Larisa, if you guys would like to chat with her you can find her here.
She is also offering a coupon code to readers for 25% off
when using coupon code LITTLETREELOVE, so go check out her shop!