One thing I love about Etsy is the fun community! There are always lots of fun events and games and conversations to take part in.
One of the most popular games on Etsy is something called a BNR, or Buy and Replace. How it generally works is that there is a list of shops posted on a thread. If you buy from one of these shops, your name replaces theirs and now YOU have the chance to be bought off the list! There are sometimes other rules involved, like price minimums or ways to get bonus days, but that is a very general idea of what they are.
I am proud to say that I am currently listed on two different types of BNRs!! The first one is one of my own creation, and it is a WONDERFUL opportunity to introduce you to my most favorite group on Etsy - the S.N.E.A.K. team!!! You can find out more about them by visiting http://www.handmademovement.com
This BNR is very simple - buy from someone's shop, get them kicked off the list. No special rules or multipliers to have to worry about!! Plus, it has a treasury so your shop is not only going to be featured on a list, but is also going to get a spotlight on one of your items. :) You can join in this BNR by going to: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?page=1&thread_id=6499058
The second BNR is actually a BNS, or Buy and Stay. You can buy into the list, and depending on who you buy from and when you buy, you get a certain amount of days that your name will stay on the list! :) I guess it makes it a little more risky in that there is no guarantee that you will get a sale during your days on the list, but what makes it a little better is the fact that for every one day you buy onto the list, you get a "second chance" day for free to try to get a sale! So if you don't get a sale in your first 24 hours, you get a free chance the next day to try to get a sale. :) You can join in this BNS by going to: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6498737
What does this mean for you? Well, if you happen to own another Etsy store, then you can not only take advantage of my fantastic Buy One, Get One Half Off sale, but you will also get a chance to get a sale in YOUR shop!!! :)
Hope to see you there!