Me Too Movement—Anne Boleyn Labor Day Sale!

by Lynn S. Schwebach The Me Too Movement (#metoo) gained momentum in October 2017 as a hashtag on social media.  Yet in 1538, 481 years before Twitter and other ubiquitous media outlets,  Anne Boleyn suffered alone. This woman endured the epic case of sexual harassment at the hands of her husband, King Henry  VIII. It …

Sell on Etsy with Better Photos and the 3 P’s

by Lynn S. Schwebach To Sell on Etsy requires Product Photograph Perseverance, or as I like to call it the powerful P's. I tell myself to never give up on a product unless I have revised the photograph at least three times.  This means periodically reevaluating your pictures and figuring how to make them better. …

Get Crazy Creative with Your Bullet Journal

by Lynn S. Schwebach I arrived reluctantly at the bullet journal idea, thinking it would be one more unexciting thing for me to do, one more task that takes me away from creating, one more boring detail for my already cluttered mind. But as I let out-of-the-box thinking take over, the journal took a turn …

5 Ways to Get You and Your Etsy Shop Ready for the Holidays

by Lynn S. Schwebach For those of us who spent the last few months of summer creating, designing and building, we now must prepare for the roller coaster of upcoming holiday sales and promotions. This is the point—early September—where we shine our shops, polish our sale skills, and attractively merchandise our products. I know. I …

Marmalead Secrets for Etsy Sellers: Get Inside Advice For Powerful Keywords

by Lynn S. Schwebach Change is a nasty word for many of us, yet if you sell art or handmade items on Etsy, you  get as cozy with this word as possible. Repugnant but true. Which is why I have to change my advice I gave you in the article I wrote and published on …

Bullet Journal: Three Steps for Correcting Mistakes, Setting Up Your Next Month, and Setting Goals for 2018— Article Four

by Lynn S. Schwebach This post, article 4, follows my first three articles on how to establish and use a bullet journal. To follow my steps from the beginning, also read articles one, two, and three. After using my bullet journal for a month, I decided that this bullet thing keeps me more organized than …

Three Steps to Monthly and Daily Entries in Your Bullet Journal— Article Three

by Lynn S. Schwebach One of the best lessons I learned starting a bullet journal focuses on over scheduling, and for some reason, writing it down the old fashioned way—analog—made me see this better than any other organization system. (For an overview on the rhyme and reason of bullet journals, see my article, "Bullet Journals …

Three Steps to Start Your Bullet Journal—Article Two

by Lynn S. Schwebach After a few weeks of my new bullet journal sitting in its shrink wrap on my desk, I finally opened it, and I started my new organized life. My friend Chip introduced me to the bullet journal concept, and she came to my house to show me her FABULOUS (a.k.a. artwork …

Bullet Journals Help Artists, Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get Organized— Article One

by Lynn S. Schwebach I think my friend Chip (her Vietnamese name is Pham Van Anh) and her “bullet journal” will change my life, but first let me explain. Plain and simple, a bullet journal is a way to get your "to do" list and future goals on paper—in a systematic way. But any kind …