Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Times Are Tough Thursday Link Party #1 - It's time to get started!

It is time to get started. This is a very unique link party for Etsy sellers and handcrafters who sell their items on their blogs. It will be open to entries until Sunday, midnight, eastern time.

Please Read The Rules And Instructions Before You Enter. This Party Is A Little Different.

Really Easy Rules and Instructions

****You Must Join As A Follower If You Are Not One Already****
1.) This party is specifically for items that crafters are selling. If your item is not for sale, it will be deleted. Any type of craft or handmade item that you make yourself and are selling is generally welcome. The more the merrier.

2.) Link your item directly to the same item in your store, not to the store itself. Once people get to your store to view the item they will be able to browse your store if they want to.

3.) In the item description area, please input a short description and the price of your item. I am allowing 50 characters of space for you to do this, so please feel free to take advantage of it. The description and price will show up under your thumbnail picture.

4.) You can enter up to 3 of your items into this party. Post your best 3.

5.) One more thing.....I know that some of you will have a hard time linking back to the party from your Etsy store. That's fine. I understand. But please do whatever else you can to promote the party. Send out a few emails. Let your group friends know. Grab a button. Write a feature about the party. Whatever you want. Just remember that the success of the party depends largely on how many participants we have. So, I would love it if you would all help promote it.

Here is a button you can grab if decide you want to link back and promote the party that way.....

toolsareforwomentoo


Design by Trendy Treehouse

Instructions for the actual entering of your item.....
Pretty easy.

1.) Click on the little blue button below my signature at the end of this post that says "add your link".

2. Copy and paste the url of the item you want to bring to the party.

3. "Name" This is not for your name. This is where you enter a short desorption of your item and the price. Limit is 50 characters.

4. Your email address. It will not be shown to the public. It is just part of the entry process.

5. Then hit "next step" and pick out the picture of your item that you want to use as your thumbnail.

That's it!

Please feel free to post comments about the party. We would all be especially interested if your item on the party sells for you. Gotta love a good success story.

Good Luck!




48 comments:

{ kelly jo } said...

WOW- super cool of you. I jumped right on this opportunity and also posted about this on my blog as well!

Thanks again.

CountrySquirePrims said...

Thank you so much for the invitation. I have listed a few items...what a great idea.

Thanks...Pat

Michella said...

Looks great Rory!!!! I definitely think this is going to be a huge success!!! Can't wait to see the outcome. I will post this on facebook and on my blog as well :))
I just got my first item listed, lol!! What timing!!
Thanks for hosting!!! Awesome idea!
~ Michella ~

Michella said...

Looks great Rory!! I think it's going to be a huge success!! Awesome idea!! I will post this on facebook and on my blog as well!
I just listed my first item, lol!!
What timing!! Thanks for hosting!!
~ Michella ~

Liz & Rick said...

thanks for the invite!!

The Bitsy Bean said...

FABULOUS IDEA! Thanks for inviting me. Posting some items now, and will definitely spread the word.

The Bitsy Bean said...

FABULOUS IDEA! Thanks for inviting me. Posting some items now. I'll definitely spread the word.

Rebecca said...

This is really great! I posted 3 items and will promote this too! thanks! =)

Pink Glass Palace said...

Thank you for inviting me to the party! I love the concept and wow, what a beautifully designed blog. And on top of that, the other pieces are totally fabulous!

waterwaif said...

Thanks for this wonderful little link party. I tweeted it to my thousands of followers and I'll mention it on my blog later!

Newberry said...

Rory, thanks.
Answering the frequent question: Yes, I use power tools.
Check out my website: newberryfurniture.com for my blog and description of various projects.

The table is a Stickley adaptation with mortise and tenon and a tusk tenon. Visit my etsy shop for more details.

Enjoying the compmany of these accomplished women!

—Julie

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Thanks so much for hosting this party, Rory! It looks like its a huge hit!

Diane said...

Thanks for inviting me to the party. This is a great idea.

Green Willow Pond said...

Thanks Rory! I blogged about it and everything, then jumped on the bandwagon pretty late. It will take some time exploring all the pretty products listed here!

Victoria said...

Your site was retweeted by pink glass palace. What a great blog. Lets see, I was part of 9 families that build their own townhouses, my lastest power tool project was my sewing table and shelves, nothing fancy but totally practical, I love seeing all the creative work being done. Thanks for sharing everyone!

Will Kay Studios said...

Thanks for the link!!!
We will post on blog and facebook too!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great idea for a party Rory!

Did you get my reply email for ideas on your blog?

I hope you'll stop by later and enter my giveaway.

Lavon said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I have posted this blog link on the etsy thread for my team and I will blog about it today on my blog post. You are doing a wonderful thing here!

Tidbits & Glitz said...

Thank you so much for the invitation! I will definitely post the link on my facebook page and store page. Great idea!!

Jennys Quilts said...

Thanks so much for the invite, this is a great idea!! I posted 3 of my items, and am also promoting this party through facebook.

rockriverstitches said...

This is such a great idea! I posted my items and posted all about it on my blog and on facebook. Thanks for the invite!

Tammy

Etsy Studios said...

Thanks Rory. What a great idea!Thanks for contacting me. I am now following and will blog about the party later today.

Best wishes!

The Vintage Polka Dot said...

VERY cool idea!

Thank you for the invite :)

Brenda

Happy Valley Primitives said...

Thank you so much for the invitation! I'm posting a few of my favorites and will link this to my FB fan page!

Ilene

Griselda said...

Thanks Rory, I have listed 3 of my little dolls and also have link your site to my blog, you are doing a great thing in here and I will take time to browse around later on.
Griselda
http://gristello.blogspot.com/2010/07/please-come-to-visit-tools-are-for.html

Donna said...

Hi Rory,
Thanks so much! This is so generous of you! I truely appreciate it! I am passing the word on :) as well as putting you on my sidebar.

cre8tivegang said...

Hi Rory,
Sorry if this duplicated...a few issues:)
Thanks so much for finding me...really appreciate a fellow creative paying it forward.
Hope you'll join us on Facebook or visit our blog so we can stay in touch! You can find us a www.225waterstreet.com.
Have a great night.
All the best!
Mara

Martha Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for suggesting I join this link party! I've added 3 of my pillows from my etsy shop, and I'm adding your button to the sidebar of my blog. :-)

rich_fasel said...

We are excited to be apart of a great group of items. Thank you for suggesting we put a couple of our here.

lmkquilts said...

Thanks for the invite. Great idea!
I am finding all kinds of great items while I was checking out all the links.

Isaac said...

Thank you for the invitation to join your group. Great advertising.

cynthia said...

thank you for the invite to the group here, it is great advertising and I am having fun looking at everyones creations. Thank you, you made it very easy! CyndiJo

Lady Steel said...

Great idea! I saw so many new things. It is great to look at Etsy from another point of view.

Holly said...

I really appreciate the invite Rory! This is a fantastic idea and I am glad to be a part of it. My items are already posted! This is fun! Many thanks for the opportunity!

Donna said...

Hi again Rory,
Well, I linked my chalkboard to your linky party, and I sold it tonight! Not sure if they saw it on your site or not, but I am so very excited, as I just listed it in my shop tonight! A big thank you! You are awesome!

Clare said...

Wow! Thanks for the invite! I added a couple things and am really enjoying everyone else's creations! What a great idea! :)

laurelsbylaurie said...

Hi there: I just followed you and I grabbed your button and put it on my blog. I'll blog about the party tomorrow and then the day of the party. My blog is brand new so I'm still in search of followers but I'm very happy to be a part of your fun event. Thanks.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Donna,

Congratulations on selling your chalkboard after posting it on my party. Gotta love it!

Rory

Sarah said...

Thank you for inviting me :) This is shopping heaven, and my stuff is included! Wow!
Sarah

jan said...

Thanks so much for the party invite! Its greatly appreciated!

Helen said...

Thank you so very much for the opportunity to join in on the fun! Have spread the word so here's to many more crafty crafters joining!
Thanks!

C. said...

This is great! Thanks so much, so many wonderful items!

basketsbyrose said...

Thank you for putting this together! I found this on facebook, and will add to my facebook page, and blog. Happy Weekend!

wreathsndolls said...

A wonderful idea! Thanks so much for the invitation!!!

Carole said...

Thank you so much!

Carole said...

Thank you so much!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

LOVE THIS! Only 1 other blog that I've found hosts a "selling" party and that is Remodelaholic. I will be here regularly, thanks so much! Wow, look at all the neat stuff. Gotta go look at more! Thanks!

cutelittlething said...

Great party!!!!