Monday, April 20, 2009

maker spot subscription giveaway

Giveaway #2
This is a giveaway that all you Etsy sellers are going to loooove. Maker Spot is a company that allows you to create a blog that integrates your Etsy store, so your items for sale are always front and center.

Creator Tim Grahl says, “We started Maker Spot because our wives and a lot of their friends have Etsy stores and wanted to market them with a website, but didn’t know how to build one, and couldn’t afford to pay for one. What we wanted to do was create a service that would provide Etsy sellers their own easy to manage website that they could use to market their Etsy store. We also offer the ability to use your own domain name along with the URL we provide (yoursite.makerspot.com).”


The cool part is that it's super-duper easy to set up and maintain. With just your Etsy username you can select a template and you're off! Check out a couple of their current users here and here. Learn more about the company and their features--we think you'll be impressed with all the ways they can increase your business on Etsy.

Today's giveaway from Maker Spot is a 1-year subscription to their service. That's a $150 value!

To enter, please leave us a comment telling us what you sell on Etsy. Entries must be received by Sunday, April 26 at 11:59pm PST.

Another reason we love Maker Spot is their commitment to a great organization to Kiva.org. Jessica told me about this site a while ago and it is so amazing. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. You can lend as little as $25 and help someone in a developing country find economic independence and a better life for their family. And when your loan is repaid, you can turn around and lend it to someone else. Such an incredible idea.

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57 Responses to “maker spot subscription giveaway”

Allie said...

I mostly sell quilts.

Riece said...

Wow, that's a very cool service! I'm entering, but if I win I will give the membership to my mom! She makes amazing felt food and stuffed "softies" and other sewn and handmade items! Her stuff is really great, and I'm sure she'd be ecstatic about a service like this!

Ashley said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!
We sell nursing covers, carry-all drawstring bags, XL hooded towels, burp cloths, fabric covered travel wipes cases, waterproof travel changing pads, monogrammed loveys, and pillowcase dresses. Whew! Thanks for the chance to win!

thetoddlerwhisperer said...

So very cool!! I sell cotton crochet spa cloths, baby washcloths, market bags and baby hats. :)

Katie R said...

i'm just starting but hoping to sell key fobs, pillows, bags, and more.

shbook said...

I don't sell anything yet, but would love to start, especially if I get laid off from my teaching job. I would sell greeting cards and other paper crafts or kids' craft kits.

Anne said...

That would be sooo great. right now, I'm starting with appliqued onesies, but I'm still a newbie to etsy, so maybe other things to come..

Adams Family said...

I am brand new to Etsy, but I would LOVE this service! What a great idea!!

I sell domestic diva gloves and glass tile pendants.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Quoizel said...

That is such a great give away!

Artdoodads said...

What a great giveaway! I sell craft supplies, sewing patterns, and rubber stamps at Artdoodads on Etsy.

From A Creative Heart said...

I love this idea and service!!! thanks for doing this great giveaway.... I am just getting ready to re-open my etsy shop with primitive dolls....home dec items....knitted cloths...

Hugs,
Debbie

Jenna said...

what a great idea! i love it! i sell mommy bags/diaper bags, nursing covers, diaper clutches, burp cloths, snuggle blankies, onesies, zippered pouches, snack bags and the list is growing daily! i would LOVE to be able to showcase my shop on my blog! ;)

Stranded Designs said...

Oh wow! What a great opportunity! My main focus in my shop is car seat cozies and some baby shoes. Thank you so much for the promo!

Giggleberry (Amy) said...

Wow - what awesome prize!! Fingers and toes crossed for this one!
I sell Bunting fabric banners at giggleberry.etsy.com and have also just opened a second shop using my fabric 'of cuts' to make fabric backed gift tags at taggedbygiggleberry.etsy.com

Thanks,
giggleberrycreations(at)gmail.com

patriciab said...

Morning, As a special education teacher,mema to two grandchildren and an aspiring retirey who would love to, I was excited to learn about the Marker Spot. Time saver, efficient, and effective. Currenlty me etsy shop has children's items, handbags, anything fabric that I can create in my studio. My goal: make it semi-big on the internet so that I will have time to enjoy my family and my creative streak. Thanks...PatriciaB

Jill said...

I love that the abundance is shared with a great organization like Kiva! I make gemstone jewelry and organic vegan lip balm.

In That Moment... said...

This is exactly what we need at 4 Crazy Ladies! We sell pillowcase dresses, baptism/layette gowns, pinafores & bloomers, treasure hunts, burp cloths, custom wood letters, candybar cakes. So in a nut shell Children's Clothing and Custom gifts!

4crazyladies.etsy.com
4crazyladies (at) gmail (dott) com

Kameron said...

I sell baby and toddler items (mostly clothing) and diaper cakes! peddlemywares.etsy.com

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

This would be awesome! I sell pillows, cards and scrabble tile necklaces that mostly feature my own artwork!

Rachel said...

Wow! That's a terrific service! I'm currently on 1000 Markets (as Stashmonkey) because I like their set-up better, but they don't get as much foot-traffic. I'd move my stuff over to etsy in a heartbeat if I won this! I sell decorative picture frames and trinket boxes, as well as some hand-knit items (mostly for baby).

Julia said...

wow! cool service!! i sell a variety of items including fleece diaper covers, blankets, burp clothes, cards and scrapbooking stuff and crocheted items!

Krysti said...

I'm going to start selling Vinyl decorations, just setting up the shop - this would help get me right off the ground running!

Sweet Romance said...

I sell jewelry! Sounds great!
http://candies64.etsy.com

emerzim said...

I sell Travel Felt Boards and felt pieces. Really fun toy for quiet play on the go. I just set up shop a few weeks ago so this is right up my alley!

www.SewEmily.etsy.com

Lindsey said...

I sell quilts and other baby items on etsy, but I have just started and would love an opportunity to help grow my business.

MonkeySeeMonkeyDo said...

Okay so I make cloth diapers (pockets mainly), inserts, bibs, nursing pads and covers, blanket, clothes and it expands weekly.

Janamidala said...

Wow, neat idea! I sell handmade Paradise Potpourri, sachets, and bath items, and also have a shop with my sister where we sell vintage items. I will be sure she knows about this so she can enter too!

MaggieBelize said...

I make knitting-themed note cards, postcards and fiber care tags!

"kNotes for kNitters"
http:/LocalGringos.etsy.com

Steve Massman said...

I am a woodturner living in Central Missouri. I make a assortment of turned items like wooden bowls and platters, wine bottle stoppers, writing pens, and also kaleidoscopes.

http://massmans.etsy.com

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

We sell jewelry - mostly earrings.

Our site is: http://www.singingladybugmama.etsy.com/.

Thanks for the chance!

Debbie and April said...

Very cool. I sell purses, children clothing, and paper crafts! I hope I win.

April

creationsbydaniela said...

I crochet and bead!
http://creationsbydaniela.etsy.com

Kevin and Tara said...

So cool to sell all my monogrammed stuff!

Worth Burning said...

Wow this is so cool! I sell handbags and tote, both crocheted and sewed. Almost every item I make has a recycled element!! (Dipyourtoes)

chrysti said...

This sounds very cool! I sell my orginal mixed media art, photography prints, artography prints, aceo's, supplies & more!

Michelle said...

Awesome!!!! I sell baby goods- blankets, burp clothes, bibs, etc. Fun and Functional. :)

Tory said...

I am opening a shop this summer, with the shop already in place. I am going to sell precious gemstone jewelry that reflects my Alaska Native culture!

Thanks for this opportunity.

Laura said...

I'm still tying to make a sell or two, however I have listed on my etsy my paintings, handmade cards, handbags, dog treats, dog toys, playdough, crayons, notebooks, bath scrubs, aprons, home decor items...and I plan to add new things often. www.lauraallmon.etsy.com I love to try to make new things, and share them with the world. This would be the best prize I could possibly win!

Tracy- Braggin' Rights! said...

You have a great blog- I'm following it! Kiva is a great idea, what a wonderful concept. I sell Handcrafted items that include: custom quilted wedding albums,photo albums,eco-scrubbies (you'll have to check my website to figure out what those are. Hint: they're made w/plarn.... No help? LOL), I also have bath sets & barefoot sandals!

kristal said...

i sell distressed signs and i'm just starting out so this service would be HUGELY helpful and so much fun!

April said...

My friend and I sell items for moms and babies like slings, bags, onesies, hair clips and bows.

The Spears Family said...

I haven't set up my etsy shop yet, but what a wonderful motivator to do so! I will be selling personalized invitations and stationery, girls A-line dresses, and tutus.

Keilann
teq97[at]hotmail[dot]com

CreatingNature said...

Very Cool Giveaway! I have looked at your site a couple times wondering if I should give it a try. I sell French Beaded Flowers, chain maille jewelry, bird nest pendants, & will be listing some cute wooden pendants soon! Thanks! :) ~Jessica
www.CreatingNature.etsy.com

Nonerz said...

I sell quilted wallets...I call them "Funky Fresh Designer Wallets." Looking to add more things to my shop. =)

Bhavesha said...

cool! I been working up the courage to start selling some of my "creations" from clothing to journals to random crafts. This might just get me finally going!

Yvonne said...

i love giveaways! and this is such a great one! i sell handmade jewelry using vintage and new findings!

Ashley said...

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity! I sell unique handcrafted jewelry in my etsy shop. You can find me at embellishjewelry.etsy.com

Kerry, Miranda and Logan said...

Nothing yet. But if I won, I'd sell my vinyl designs.

Tiffany G. said...

This would be perfect! I am in the start up process with my "Meek and Chic" etsy shop:) I will be selling items for women that value modest but dont want to compromise style. Nursing covers, aprons, horpital gowns, and even a few things for the kiddos. This would be a great tool to help me get started!

Mommy Shar said...

How cool would this be!

TWINkle Moments said...

just now in the process of opening an ETSY account, i will be selling baby items and toddler boy and girl clothing

carollai said...

i sell handcrafted one of a kind or limited edition jewelry. mostly earrings, some necklaces and bracelets. beautiful stuff if i do say so myself. :)

thanks for this chance!

Annie said...

I sell sewing pattern ebooks (girls) and somethings I sell custom boutique clothing for girls. This website thing would be awesome!

Erika said...

I am just starting my Etsy site...something I am super excited and..well nervious about too. I am hoping people will enjoy my jewelry, paper crafts, and baby items.

Brian, Ellen & Connor said...

i am getting my business up and running the next few months and THIS would be the most amazing way to do that! i want to start selling to bring in some money to HOPEFULLY start staying home with my sweet baby. i am going to sell custom baby letters, burpies, bibbies, blocks, taggie footballs and blankets, blankets and pillows!

casey aubut said...

I sell custome picture frames! this would be a great service!!
cassandra@aubut.net

Amber said...

I would love to win!! I've been looking for a new way to market my shop. I sell baby/children items, like bibs, burp cloths, diaper&wipes cases and quilts.

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