So..the way to get "discovered" is to network,network,network. I have signed up for almost every social network I can think of. It is seriously almost a fulltime job some days to get caught up on these sites! I think most of my non-crafty friends just do not get it. And even some of my crafty etsy friends also don't get it... and you will hear them say that they just don't have the time. Well- good for them. I make the time. I also have more sales than they do.
And one part of the whole networking thing is to promote other shops- because: a) their customers might also become your customers, b) it is the nice thing to do, c) the other shop hopefully Thanks you by doing the same for you, d) it is Fun to do-- to help someone else get some sales or get "discovered" by your followers. Sorta like a mini Treasury.
So- here I am starting a new venture...promoting others. Not every day. I have no real time frame and I have lots to talk about on my own. But I think what goes around, comes around. So..why not?
My first shop to promote on is the leader of the "Dog Chat Team" on etsy. She is a fellow German Shepherd lover (so of course I start with that!). She has a Black German Shepherd and a Black Belgian Shepherd which are gorgeous! Her shop is BlackGermanShepherd and she takes photographs and sells the prints and note cards. Everything in her shop is very nice.