Saturday, September 6, 2008

Another Etsy Resource

by Lucie of Lucie Wicker Photography

I recently participated in my first "community chat" in the Etsy Virtual Labs. It started out as an excuse to kill some time on a quiet Friday in the office plus I figured I could probably pick up a few tips. The topic was "Time Management and Organization for the Holidays" and it was run by etsy's Beth Ferreira. It was set up as a webcast with Beth on a webcam and the participants typing in their questions/comments. She had also prepared handy slides for us to follow. In her presentation she addressed the specific challenges of getting organized (time-consuming tasks, email/phone distractions, etc) and how to tackle these things head on. She also emphasized the importance of setting goals for your business, making lists (and actually sticking to them) and batch processes. Probably the most valuable piece of advice to took from it was the concept of creating a calendar- blocking off specific time to create, time to ship, time to do bookkeeping, etc. instead of sporadically doing things throughout the day.

To see a calendar of future Etsy events click here

Also if you are interested here are the slides



  1. This is something I have been grappling with lately, and not only in prep for the holidays! Thank you for sharing the slides, there are some great pointers here and I will be using them.

    Be well,

  2. I wish my "natural tendency" was to be more organized & more of a planner. Thanks for this, the slide tips are super!


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