Thursday, September 27, 2012

SF Etsy Team Survey: Results are in!

In August we launched a giant team survey to get to know each other better and find out how our leadership team can best support our growing community.  Thanks to everyone who participated in sharing your voice!  If you haven't done so yet, you still can right here: 
Thanks for taking the time to be part of our team's future direction!

In this post, I'll share some insights from the survey and our prize winners who all are receiving a "thank you" from members of the leadership team.  Winners were chosen by random numbers and matched with a leader's donation.  Thanks also to these leaders who have shared their works with us!
Winners, your prize donators will contact you through your Etsy shop, keep an eye out :)

Winning a cupcake painting and card set from Katy Atchison's shop is:
Kimberly of Multiflasking
Cutie Cupcake painting by Katy Atchison of Katy Atchison Illustrations for Kimberly!

Winning a cross stitch kit from Steph Cortes' shop is:
Nancy of Accessoryextraordinaire
Kits by Steph Cortes NerdJerk ~ for Nancy!

Winning a $25 gift certificate from Jen Johnson's shop is:
Christina of LeafandTendril
Gift Certificate from Jen Johnson of Mama's Magic Studio for Christina!

Winning a one of a kind handbag from Lisa Spinella's shop is:
Claire of Embergrass
Gorgeous Handbag from Lisa Spinella of TickleandSmash for Claire!

Winning a jam collection from Rochelle Foles' shop is:
Jessi of Makingjiggy
Seasonal Jam Set from Rochelle Foles of hauteplate for Jessi!

Winning a custom color crochet bracelet or ring from Even Howard's shop is:
Kyla of ImpressedbyNature
Custom Crochet jewelry from Even Howard of Nadene for Kyla!
~Some insights from the survey~

Communication and Networking:
Our team communicates mostly on the Google Group, this is the primary place to be! 89% of us read or post at least once a week.
  • 84% of members have their own facebook fan pages
  • 76% use twitter
  • 51% are following @SFEtsy on twitter at least once a week.
  • 34% have participated in a SFEtsy twitter chat (Tuesday mornings at 10am)
  • 60% have shared about our team shops or events on facebook
  • 91% talk up our team to friends, family, and colleagues at least once a month!
  • 39% have participated in at least one in-person SFEtsy event

What we want to Learn:
  • 77% Search Engine Optimization: Getting Found
  • 48% Pricing, making it as an independent business
  • 94% Want to improve sales on Etsy
  • 57% Want to learn how to branch out with online selling options
  • 59% Want to learn advanced social media
We learn the most from the Google Group, followed by the Etsy Seller Handbook and learning from our peers at in-person events.

Why we joined SF Etsy:
"I love the enthusiasm and community support. sf etsy is a wonderful resource full of very sweet & driven people. I hoped it would also help my shop's visibility, which I do believe it has :)"

"I am new to SF and I wanted to become apart of the crafting community, network and make some friends."

"I was referred to the SF Etsy team by another member at a craft show I was vending at. She said it would be a great way to learn about local events, and she was correct."

"I joined in March of 2007, very small team of less than 10 folks. I am a native SF-er and interested in everything regarding San Francisco"

"To interact with local artisans and learn more about having a successful business."

"To network with other artists in the Bay Area. Potentially collaborate. Let each other know about resources"

"To connect with other sellers in my area so I didn't feel quite so isolated, to discover more vending opportunities, and to learn from other small business owners."

"I joined for information about shows and got so much more than I expected, including the opportunity to know some awesome people!"

What we think about our shops on Etsy:
31% of you would like to expand your shop into a full-time business!
30% have never sold at a craft fair or market.

There's plenty more too!  Team Leaders and Volunteers are listening and have created the SF Etsy Holiday Boot Camp Events for  learning new skills. It's a great season for networking and expanding our sales opportunities; take advantage of the SF Etsy Holiday Show~Vagabond Indie at Urban Bazaar and our SF Etsy Pop Up at Bazaar Bizarre!  I'll share more insights as topics come up, feel free to ask questions in the comments and I'll answer right away~

Thanks again Team and if you haven't added your voice yet, please do so!


If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Katy or Steph about joining SFEtsy!

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