Secrets to promote your etsy shop- Marketing Treasuries

I sell hops on for brewers, midewifery clients (for tea), for insomniacs and to a select few crafters creating wedding decorations. I work hard to promote my etsy store via other Etsy sellers, on Pinterest, Facebook and other social websites. Which works well. The hops sales are small with little volume leaving my freezer via USPS. Here are some secrets I use monthly (sometimes weekly) to promote my Etsy hops store.

Etsy Treasuries

What is a treasury and how to promote them?

Treasuries are a showcase featuring your item and items from 15 other shops. Picked from the millions of items being sold on Etsy, every treasury is an honor to be a part of for the featured shops.

Why would you want to promote a treasury?

When you create a treasury and add an Etsy seller’s item to a treasury, the seller gets a notification. Each seller is encouraged to interact with the items in the treasury. You can choose if or how you want to promote a treasury you are featured in. Most people choose to promote because they are promoting their own item. Promoting a treasury that you are featured in (sharing, liking and favoriting the individual items in the Etsy treasury you are featured in) is just another way to get their item seen.

How can I promote my Etsy shop?

  • Favoriting the treasury
  • Faving the items in the treasury
  • Commenting on the treasury
  • Commenting on the other items in the treasury
  • Sharing the treasury to etsy teams that you belong to
  • Sharing the treasury to pinterest, twitter, facebook, google+, etc.
  • Other social media websites which are popular with the MILLIONS of users ie Etsy sellers and Etsy buyers include: Wanelo, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus, Weheartit, Polyvore, with shares to Tumbler and Blogger.
  • The list is very long, get creative!
    Wisconsin Hops on Etsy and how to promote your shop
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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Wisconsin and Midwest Hops


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Here is an email that came through Gmail which I had to call tech support on as it seemed fishy, interestingly it turned out to be a phishing scam, don’t click on the link! 

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: GoDaddy <>
Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 2:21 PM
Subject: Status Alert: Code:736581

Dear Valued GoDaddy Customer.

Your account contains more than 1256 directories and may pose a potential performance risk to the server.
Please reduce the number of directories for your account to prevent possible account deactivation.

In order to prevent your account from being locked out we recommend that you create special tmp directory.

Or use the link below: THIS FOR YOUR SAFETY!

GoDaddy technical support. (NOT)

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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Spam & Scams


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Dr. Jeffrey Dean welcomed at Sauk Trail Dental

Sauk Trail Dental near Port Washington, WI welcomes Jeffrey Dean DDSSauk Trail Dental serves local patients in Saukville and Port Washington, Wisconsin (just north of Milwaukee).  This past June, the dental practice announced the addition of Dr. Jeffrey Dean to their team of professionals. Read more at the Sauk Trail Dental blog.

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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Live from my head


Fatty Matty Brewing Cherry IIPA


This homebrew has been a long time coming. It started as a Cherry Pale Ale made by our last hopyard intern, Ian Bottorf (thanks Ian).  The Pale included cherries fermented from the Dodgeville  farm and brewed in August 2013 a week or two before the shipyard brewfest(thanks y’all). The beer shown in this pic was the above mentioned cheery pa blended with a double IPA. made on the farm and bottled at our new Mineral Point residence. Yes it’s so good.

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Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Live from my head


Commercial hops ebook

For anyone interested in growing commercial hops… I’ve put together an eBook Which is available on Etsy at
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Live from my head


Good beers to choose for your Labor Day weekend

Good beers to choose for your Labor Day weekend

Here’s a list of beers I am preparing for a company party we are having this weekend in preparation for a stop at Steve’s Liquor in Madison.

  1. Lake Louie - Scottish Ale
    (Warp Speed or Louie’s Reserve)
  2. Left Hand Brewing - Milk Stout
    (or Founders Breakfast Stout or Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout or Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout or North Coast Old Rasputin)
  3. Unibroue – La Fin du Monde
  4. (IPA) Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
    (or LAKE LOUIE KISS THE LIPS IPA or Dogfish Head 60 [or 90] Minute IPA or Lagunitas IPA)
  5. New Glarus Variety Pack/Spotted Cow
  6. Miller Lite/Bud Light
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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Live from my head


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God is in the details

Throughout my life I’m constantly seeing where im not getting the communication that I want from the people that I love. Thereby, some of my needs are not being met leaving me wanting to be more in-the-know. Understanding that you can’t change people only yourself, these instances of a lack of communication can only be resolved by letting the people, who are not giving you what you need, know about what’s going on inside of you. This is very hard. Nobody likes having conversations that might end up in more conflict or problems.

What situations have you dealt with where you’re not getting the communication that you want?


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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Live from my head

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