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Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp: Getting Started

Sep 23, 2010

by daniellexo

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Need a push into the holiday season? Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp is launching this Thursday, September 23, so get your sales sleds ready, let’s help push each other up this hill together!

Each Thursday, in the Etsy Success newsletters, I’ll send out a link to relevant Etsy Blog posts, Etsy forum threads, words of wisdom from other boot campers, downloadable checklists and helpful resources. I’ll start a weekly forum thread, where I’ll ask you all to check in and let me (and the other campers) know how you’re doing, what you need help with, and what steps you’ve taken that week. Having someone, or a group of someones, accountable for your success each week will hopefully keep us all plowing through the holiday madness.

So, first thing’s first, this is a very serious boot camp and we’re going to need a mascot. Will it be Truman, the camouflaged English Bulldog, Punkin the no-nonsense toddler in a tu-tu, or maybe Alfreda the grumpy guinea pig? We’re going to need this mascot to cheer us on each week, so be sure to make your vote count.

Alright, now that that’s out of the way, we can talk about The Holiday Boot Camp Pledge. If we’re going to rock this season together, we’re going to have to make a few promises to ourselves and to each other. So here it is:

I, ______________, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I’ve learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

Post this pledge to your blog, Facebook, Twitter (make sure to use the hashtag #EtsyHolidayBootCamp) or even on your refrigerator!

So what can you do this week? Make sure you’ve signed up for the Etsy Success newsletter for directions. Holiday Boot Camp instructions will be delivered every Thursday, so carve out a time in your week to sit down with a pen, note pad, and your crocheted camouflage uniform! We have work to do! Over and out.

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867 comments

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    Great article Danielle~ Thanks : )

  • TheUntamedHeart

    TheUntamedHeart said 6 years ago

    Super...I can't wait to get started!

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 6 years ago

    love it! Thank you for your inspiration ( and push, of course!) Look forward to spending alone time in my shop making some fabulous items! Creativity is good for the soul!

  • MontclairMade

    MontclairMade said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Thanks so much!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 6 years ago

    I voted! It's got to be Bird in Helmet.

  • wahlrus

    wahlrus said 6 years ago

    I can't wait! Thanks for posting! etsyLove from, Jamie

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique said 6 years ago

    I am game!!! Let the holiday madness begin :-)

  • KatDesignsNYC

    KatDesignsNYC said 6 years ago

    Great article! Thanks Danielle!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Will be checking in for tips. :)

  • NASchuttDesign

    NASchuttDesign said 6 years ago

    Let's do this!

  • weebit

    weebit said 6 years ago

    I'll give it my best shot! Thanks for the encouraging posts, Danielle.

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    I love the commitment statement and will definitely apply it to my business and get more involved with my Etsy community. The first step, Crown Town Handmade. Thank you for the inspiration and as always, love your articles.

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica said 6 years ago

    This is an excellent idea I will definitely do my part to spread the word about how awesome buying handmade is!

  • lorilooms

    lorilooms said 6 years ago

    Woo hoo! I signed up!!

  • erinelizabeth

    erinelizabeth said 6 years ago

    Even though I've been through 3 holiday seasons here I can still use the push to get going. Thank you!

  • VintageSurplus

    VintageSurplus said 6 years ago

    Super...thanks!!!

  • EcoChicHandKnits

    EcoChicHandKnits said 6 years ago

    I love this idea Danielle! I really need to work on my shop and add some new items (I actually have a bunch ready to go but I haven't taken pictures ahh). This is just the push I need and it will be nice to have a reminder each week! Thanks!!

  • SoftDayStudios

    SoftDayStudios said 6 years ago

    This is a great idea, I'm signing up!!

  • verowarren

    verowarren said 6 years ago

    Yeah! This is exciting! This will be my first year to really be serious about the Holiday! I have finally taken the plunge to go full time with ETSY! Good luck everyone!

  • georgiedesigns

    georgiedesigns said 6 years ago

    Excellent! And I will definitely share the mistakes I've made in the past that I won't repeat this year!

  • RedBirdMakes

    RedBirdMakes said 6 years ago

    Great idea....i'm on it!

  • TheDoveAndTheLark

    TheDoveAndTheLark said 6 years ago

    Great article...just the enthusiasm i need!

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 6 years ago

    thank you for this! what a great motivator. i've been needing some accountability for my holiday season productivity. i really appreciate everything you've put into this!

  • MagicandMud

    MagicandMud said 6 years ago

    I can't wait, the encouragement is..well...encouraging! :) Thank you!

  • LuluRedshoes

    LuluRedshoes said 6 years ago

    Me too me too me too - I want to play can I huh can I play can I can I promise not to be mean won't be loud or have to pee too much can I play? (And that Viking Cat rules, darn it!)

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 6 years ago

    i'm in!! looking forward to it! you always have such great advice and helps - thanks danielle!!

  • TStyles

    TStyles said 6 years ago

    love it

  • handjstarcreations

    handjstarcreations said 6 years ago

    looking forward to it! need a kick in the a***

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    I pledge to take part in the holiday boot camp! Looking forward to it : ) loving the no comic sans embroidery

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 6 years ago

    This sounds SO awesome; thank you so much Danielle! Totally count me in; I can't wait to get started!!

  • michabella

    michabella said 6 years ago

    I'm looking forward to all the great advice! Thank you danielle!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 6 years ago

    I took the pledge. Let's get started!!!!

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 6 years ago

    Sound off!

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 6 years ago

    We need your tips D, that's for sure!

  • TheSteelFork

    TheSteelFork said 6 years ago

    fantastic! I'm looking forward to this!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • Malcakes25

    Malcakes25 said 6 years ago

    Great Idea! Thanks so much for sharing, count me in!

  • PoisonGarden

    PoisonGarden said 6 years ago

    Eee I'm excited....and nervous!

  • windyhillfibers

    windyhillfibers said 6 years ago

    Danielle, this is a fabulous idea! I can't wait to begin. I just hope we won't have to do any push-ups... :)

  • ScreamingCheeToes

    ScreamingCheeToes said 6 years ago

    I'm ready, but not ready! Looking forward to the challenges!

  • creativityismessy

    creativityismessy said 6 years ago

    I'm pumped!

  • heartsabustin

    heartsabustin said 6 years ago

    Whooot - go Boot Campers!

  • NSpottery

    NSpottery said 6 years ago

    This is exciting! It will be my first holiday season on etsy, so I'm not really sure what to expect. Bring on the boot camp! :)

  • chia83

    chia83 said 6 years ago

    This is great! Cannot wait until the "homework" gets assigned.

  • EvelynX

    EvelynX said 6 years ago

    Wonderful idea!!! Can't wait to start it :)

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 6 years ago

    great idea, i am totally in!

  • smileykit

    smileykit said 6 years ago

    I am brand new to etsy and this sounds fantastic. I am in thanks for this

  • chanyeevon

    chanyeevon said 6 years ago

    Great idea to prepare for the holiday seasons :D :D Wonderful!

  • ksewingbasket

    ksewingbasket said 6 years ago

    Knee deep in holiday items already. Good luck everyone and shop Etsy for the holidays!

  • whimsywhimsical

    whimsywhimsical said 6 years ago

    New to etsy and very glad for this :D Very helpful indeed!! Thanks!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Thanks Danielle!

  • meredithfenwick

    meredithfenwick said 6 years ago

    I'm in, looks good to me! :)

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 6 years ago

    where is the mascot?

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Thanks Danielle for the helpful article!

  • fernswoodpixie

    fernswoodpixie said 6 years ago

    Thanks for rounding up the troops, Danielle!

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a great way to kick things into gear for the holiday! My mascot pick - Camo Cutie Dog, because she's got Etsy style and panache!

  • GingersGirl

    GingersGirl said 6 years ago

    I'm in!!

  • kimwhitecreations

    kimwhitecreations said 6 years ago

    Count me in! This will be a great Holiday season!

  • NotYourMamasMix

    NotYourMamasMix said 6 years ago

    Count us in!

  • KCowie

    KCowie said 6 years ago

    Yeap I need help!

  • kimberleeannkreation

    kimberleeannkreation said 6 years ago

    Can't wait! I read anything & everything I can daily on etsy to make my shop more "customer friendly"!

  • MollysMuses

    MollysMuses said 6 years ago

    yeah!

  • OrdinaryMommy

    OrdinaryMommy said 6 years ago

    Getting pumped!

  • fullcircleimages

    fullcircleimages said 6 years ago

    can't wait! This is my first holiday season on etsy, and I'm sure I'm going to learn a lot. Looking forward to it! ps: I vote for the guinea pig :)

  • artbyaimeejoy

    artbyaimeejoy said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun, wish I had more time :)

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 6 years ago

    THANKS Danielle!! I needed the encouragement. I am looking forward to the BOOT CAMP.

  • MayaJade88

    MayaJade88 said 6 years ago

    Sounds Exciting! Im in!

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 6 years ago

    Awesome article Danielle, and what a nice way to get us amped up and excited for the season!! Looking forward to all the resourceful information and a great, and fun holiday season!

  • leannbutler

    leannbutler said 6 years ago

    Very motivational! Thanks!

  • ravensrealm

    ravensrealm said 6 years ago

    This sounds like a serious commitment, and I'm very pleased to be included. The ETSY community is so supportive, and I hope you all will kick me in the butt when I need it!

  • ilovevintagepointe

    ilovevintagepointe said 6 years ago

    We're in for the ride!!!

  • ivoryAndOrange

    ivoryAndOrange said 6 years ago

    I vote Lou, he can handle the job.

  • paintimpressions

    paintimpressions said 6 years ago

    Yep! I'm game.

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 6 years ago

    Thank you! Lets do this! :)

  • RomantiquePunk

    RomantiquePunk said 6 years ago

    Woot!

  • PrairiePrimitives

    PrairiePrimitives said 6 years ago

    Here's to an awesome holiday season for all of us!

  • BlueBayStones

    BlueBayStones said 6 years ago

    Sounds great. Can't wait!!

  • BayMoonDesign

    BayMoonDesign said 6 years ago

    Sounds great!

  • WaterburyJewels

    WaterburyJewels said 6 years ago

    I am excited!!!yippie!!!!!

  • badanartisan

    badanartisan said 6 years ago

    I love it and can't wait to get started! I already have my pledge posted on Facebook!

  • RameOttone

    RameOttone said 6 years ago

    Thank you for this! I am about to do the scary name-change (though I haven't really started selling yet, so it's not such a big deal). I'm going to use this Boot Camp to encourage me to take that leap! And then to keep the momentum by actually doing something. I can't wait for the learning, the excitement, and the community support!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to it!

  • eggcityarts

    eggcityarts said 6 years ago

    My brand new shop is ready to go. Looking forward to all the ideas and info for a great Holiday season!

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio said 6 years ago

    Excellent article Danielle. Thank you for those words of wisdom.

  • weatheredsilo

    weatheredsilo said 6 years ago

    I'm in, too! Just yesterday I stitched a couple of eco ornaments my great-great grandmother would be proud of and I look forward to putting them up in my shop soon. Thanks Danielle + Etsy. Cheers, Mandy

  • sisobaba

    sisobaba said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a kick in the pants: what I need! Let's go get 'em everybody!

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 6 years ago

    Awesome!!!

  • sweetperversion

    sweetperversion said 6 years ago

    I'm so in!

  • rockamecook

    rockamecook said 6 years ago

    I feel more energized already!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 6 years ago

    This is a great idea and will certain help with focus....something I've been lacking!

  • maxineintrousers

    maxineintrousers said 6 years ago

    I was just thinking about this - so excited for the holidays!

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 6 years ago

    Hurray for the holiday season!

  • TangoCreations

    TangoCreations said 6 years ago

    Thank you Danielle!!!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm ready! Thanks for the call to battle!

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns said 6 years ago

    I'm there! Yay.

  • CelebrateToday

    CelebrateToday said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to it. Thanks!

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 6 years ago

    This is exciting... something that will definitely keep me on track!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 6 years ago

    Thanks, I spent hours getting my shop ready last night for the holidays and already made a big sale! Can't wait to see the new items you've inspired!

  • kochimochi

    kochimochi said 6 years ago

    This might be just the thing to get my etsy store going! I know what i want to sell, i just... never quite get the motivation to get it going. But this! This is set up like a class! If there's one thing this college student can do it's class! Therefore, I take this pledge, and make myself a new desktop background, to remind myself that i took the pledge. xD

  • ekra

    ekra said 6 years ago

    Great idea! Can't wait to get to work!

  • HouseThatCrowBuilt

    HouseThatCrowBuilt said 6 years ago

    Yikes! The holidays are approaching fast and I NEED these tips for sure! Signed up for the emails and voted for birds in helmets. I love poordogfarm.etsy.com!

  • tangiblepress

    tangiblepress said 6 years ago

    Perfect timing for this article! Thanks Danielle.

  • SunshineCottage

    SunshineCottage said 6 years ago

    Count me in! I've already started digging around in my workroom, dragging out unfinished projects (why does such great inspiration come on Dec. 23rd?) and its and bits for new projects - I'm determined to start early this year! This is just the inspiration I need.

  • knitsandknacks

    knitsandknacks said 6 years ago

    i'm all signed up and ready to go!

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 6 years ago

    very exciting! I need a shorter pledge for facebook and twitter :)

  • fosterbk

    fosterbk said 6 years ago

    I'm so excited! I want to take my shop to the next level this year!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Okay, I love the instant success bottles!

  • realfaery

    realfaery said 6 years ago

    Wow, I just get my gears!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    I need a good kick in the pants now and again. Thanks, I'll be checking back again. : )

  • BellaPuzzles

    BellaPuzzles said 6 years ago

    Woohoo! This will be so much more fun as a bootcamp. As for the mascot....well it has to be the bird in helmet! He's the only critter I took seriously. He means business.

  • davisjewels

    davisjewels said 6 years ago

    looking forward to a great holiday season

  • LASpeicherArt

    LASpeicherArt said 6 years ago

    I am excited to officially be a part of Etsy with a whole bunch of new work for my first holiday season! Looking forward to boot camp too... Can't wait to get the show on the road!!! Thanks for the great article and pledge!

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 6 years ago

    What a great idea, it is hard to work at home and be motivated sometimes, this should help a lot!!

  • aprilisforever

    aprilisforever said 6 years ago

    As a new seller on Etsy, this ounds like it will be a great help, I'm in!

  • OhHelloMagpie

    OhHelloMagpie said 6 years ago

    Yahoo, so excited! This will be my first, official, holiday season and I want to learn from the best :)

  • DoubleTakeDesign

    DoubleTakeDesign said 6 years ago

    Wowzer! Ready to gear up and ship out!! Voted for the frenchie!!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 6 years ago

    Exciting idea - thanks for the motivation!!

  • cocorosecouture

    cocorosecouture said 6 years ago

    yay bring on the holidays!

  • nickichicki

    nickichicki said 6 years ago

    Excellent! I'm a new shop and this will be my first holiday season. I need all the tips i can get!

  • TheSewingGin

    TheSewingGin said 6 years ago

    I took the pledge and ready to go.

  • BitsandBarley

    BitsandBarley said 6 years ago

    I'm in and can't wait!

  • pulseofmyheart

    pulseofmyheart said 6 years ago

    I am willing to give it a go - anything by this time...!!

  • pulseofmyheart

    pulseofmyheart said 6 years ago

    Would love the help, thank you!

  • pulseofmyheart

    pulseofmyheart said 6 years ago

    Sorry for the double post!!

  • ravenhaired

    ravenhaired said 6 years ago

    Oh fun....count me in!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    Sounds grrrrrr8

  • hoganfe

    hoganfe said 6 years ago

    This looks like fun Danielle!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 6 years ago

    IVE GOTTA HAVE THAT CHALKBOARD! :D my first holiday season and im pretty sure that's gonna help me stay on track with my pledge! here we go...

  • littleseeta

    littleseeta said 6 years ago

    sounds great! cant wait for the tips =)

  • farfallagialla

    farfallagialla said 6 years ago

    Woo hoo! Let´s go folks!!!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 6 years ago

    Great! I'm going to whip you all into shape ;)

  • BlindTigerFlasks

    BlindTigerFlasks said 6 years ago

    Lets do it!! Cheers All!!

  • BlindTigerFlasks

    BlindTigerFlasks said 6 years ago

    Lets do it!! Cheers All!!

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 6 years ago

    Sounds great as it will be my first holiday season with my painting and will need some advice Thanks for the great idea

  • anek

    anek said 6 years ago

    Great, I'm ready!!!!

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 6 years ago

    Awesome!

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia said 6 years ago

    so ready!!!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    It's time to gear up for the holidays!

  • Missevilkitty

    Missevilkitty said 6 years ago

    Am ready also!!

  • mig1234

    mig1234 said 6 years ago

    Thanks, Daniele. I'm ready to go!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    I'm in although I need more of a shove than a push :-)

  • woolhalla

    woolhalla said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to it!!

  • sweettweelab

    sweettweelab said 6 years ago

    I'm in too! This is great!

  • buttonsoneverything

    buttonsoneverything said 6 years ago

    Awesome... I could certainly use the help!!

  • Paw2Reflect

    Paw2Reflect said 6 years ago

    I pledge to follow the pledge! Great article and I am up and ready to do this! Let's Go!

  • Simag

    Simag said 6 years ago

    I can't wait.. count me in :) Thank You Daniele.

  • SweetBohemianLife

    SweetBohemianLife said 6 years ago

    Let's get this party started!

  • aSundayGirl

    aSundayGirl said 6 years ago

    Sounds awesome!! Can't wait.

  • LazyGlamour

    LazyGlamour said 6 years ago

    Much needed, can't wait to rock my first holiday season!! Thanks, Over-zealous newbie :)

  • wunzees

    wunzees said 6 years ago

    all in...i haven't been the best etsy-er as of late...maybe this will be my motivation!

  • EdgeInspired

    EdgeInspired said 6 years ago

    Fantastic article and so inspiring!! We are really looking forward to our first Christmas on Etsy :)

  • wunzees

    wunzees said 6 years ago

    you should make a button so we can post it alongside our blog entries!!

  • MooBeeTees

    MooBeeTees said 6 years ago

    That's what I need - a well crafted, camo influenced boot to get me going!!

  • aroundtheclock

    aroundtheclock said 6 years ago

    My first Christmas on Etsy just got better. Thanks Danielle - I can't wait. Sue Vintage Around the Clock

  • RitzeeRebel

    RitzeeRebel said 6 years ago

    So excited for the holidays!

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 6 years ago

    hehehe thanks!

  • RaisedBedz

    RaisedBedz said 6 years ago

    I am in This is wonderful!

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 6 years ago

    I am super excited about this! Thanks Danielle :)

  • craftsforangels

    craftsforangels said 6 years ago

    I am in :)

  • 2yellowbirds

    2yellowbirds said 6 years ago

    This is my first holiday season with etsy. I'm pumped.

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 6 years ago

    o.k.

  • WildStitches

    WildStitches said 6 years ago

    I, Haley (sassy stitches), pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere! My goal is to give my store more publicity than it has ever seen! I hope to make 50 sales from now until Christmas day!!

  • FallenRobots

    FallenRobots said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Let's Gooooooo!

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 6 years ago

    O.K.

  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas said 6 years ago

    I'm in, too! Do we get to do crunches?

  • sagescupboard

    sagescupboard said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun, and sometimes we need all the help we can get. Good luck everyone!

  • Rabbithollowprims

    Rabbithollowprims said 6 years ago

    Ok great article can't wait to start :)

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal said 6 years ago

    Sign me up!!

  • Bananamoo

    Bananamoo said 6 years ago

    I'm ready...I'm ready!!

  • HotLavaClothing

    HotLavaClothing said 6 years ago

    I think its great having this- this is my first full holiday season & I'm looking forward to it :)

  • TreeWorld

    TreeWorld said 6 years ago

    wow!!! sound really good

  • Bananamoo

    Bananamoo said 6 years ago

    Sign me up too!

  • happymaxdesigns

    happymaxdesigns said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • jdbaby

    jdbaby said 6 years ago

    Ready and willing!

  • jenniebgoode

    jenniebgoode said 6 years ago

    I am in! :)

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 6 years ago

    I read. I signed. I pledged. :-) love dahlila p.s. so I guess my voodoo pin cushion Santa doll is out of the question for our mascot? Most important through holidays: keeping our sense of humor. :-)

  • Juanitas

    Juanitas said 6 years ago

    We can do it! Si se puede!

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 6 years ago

    Count me in! Great idea.

  • thepurseplace

    thepurseplace said 6 years ago

    Alright! I'm super excited and have start to gather our local etsians for a holiday boutique!! I'm in it to win it! :)

  • Abbystiques

    Abbystiques said 6 years ago

    I'm innie like a belly button! Woot woot!

  • BabySnickerdoodles

    BabySnickerdoodles said 6 years ago

    I am so excited! This is my first Christmas as a seller on Etsy, so both buying AND selling will be fun for me during the holidays! Yay! Thanks Danielle, I wasn't even THINKING holidays yet! LOL!

  • WildMotherArts

    WildMotherArts said 6 years ago

    Fabulous! I read it, signed, pledged & posted :)

  • HungryLittleFlower

    HungryLittleFlower said 6 years ago

    This is just what I need! I very much appreciate the support I get from others and vow to add some words of wisdom myself that others may benefit from.

  • ClosetFull

    ClosetFull said 6 years ago

    First Holiday on Etsy - this is great - I am IN! And many thanks!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 6 years ago

    Danielle... I LOVE this idea. I will post it on the vintage Etsy Society blog and our team ning page! Vintage sellers love to "play" too and thanks for the include in the pledge!

  • mrhudon

    mrhudon said 6 years ago

    As long as I don’t have to do pushups I’m in..

  • citydetails

    citydetails said 6 years ago

    I'm ready to go!!

  • vnbc

    vnbc said 6 years ago

    Love it! I am in! Time to kick into high gear, soldier!

  • marygracethomas

    marygracethomas said 6 years ago

    I graduated from a military high school - this will be a breeze! Mary Grace

  • AndrewGableArtist

    AndrewGableArtist said 6 years ago

    Cool - Looking Forward to it

  • LOEL1

    LOEL1 said 6 years ago

    Now, this sounds like fun! I say we round up some Reindeer and a sled or two and with our bells ringing, we simply deliver the goods!

  • meerkatsmanor

    meerkatsmanor said 6 years ago

    My first etsy holiday. Count me in!

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill said 6 years ago

    I'm in :)

  • DeniSue4U

    DeniSue4U said 6 years ago

    YES MA'M, Reporting for Duty...What fun!!

  • NerdJerk

    NerdJerk said 6 years ago

    I've been waiting for these bootcamp emails for a long time. I'm stoked that we're finally moving forward with one. :D Rock on!

  • susiearwine

    susiearwine said 6 years ago

    Taking the plung.....need some inspiration, thanks for the push!

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 6 years ago

    Fun!!! Read, signed, excited!

  • MonikaDesign

    MonikaDesign said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • rosytouch

    rosytouch said 6 years ago

    I'm ready to get this Holiday party started!! I'm in!!!

  • aisha123

    aisha123 said 6 years ago

    I'm in.

  • MyBeadedBeauty

    MyBeadedBeauty said 6 years ago

    I'm just trying to get my store started and very excited! This should be a great inspiration and I sure will appreciate the help.Thanks and Good Luck Everyone!

  • rachaelbrooke

    rachaelbrooke said 6 years ago

    Aye, aye captain! (daughter and grandaughter of Navy men here)

  • dolcechic

    dolcechic said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much! I just subscribed to the newsletter. I'm pumped and ready :)

  • christinesbeadworks

    christinesbeadworks said 6 years ago

    I'm looking forward to this!

  • theanimalsmagicshop

    theanimalsmagicshop said 6 years ago

    Can sled dogs play too? My person, Lisa, could use some help, so I'm signing us both up. We want the animals to have a great Holiday Season also!

  • ArtisanSoapSpa

    ArtisanSoapSpa said 6 years ago

    thanks much Danielle. After being ill and finally starting to feel a bit better, I am ready to go! Perfect timing as well because I got my huge supply order today and will have tons of Fall/Winter/holiday scents to list. Much success to everyone!

  • AllyssaAnnJewelry

    AllyssaAnnJewelry said 6 years ago

    great article! THANK YOU

  • Easy123

    Easy123 said 6 years ago

    I need this! Certainly have the materials ready!

  • DiemDesignsJewelry

    DiemDesignsJewelry said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a great idea!

  • nacyanne

    nacyanne said 6 years ago

    Let the fun begin!

  • JillianMackowiak

    JillianMackowiak said 6 years ago

    This is awesome!! I am so pledging myself to the Holiday Bootcamp!

  • inthelimelight

    inthelimelight said 6 years ago

    Ok, let's get this party started! :-)

  • RaindogPhoto

    RaindogPhoto said 6 years ago

    Voted, ready and looking forward to boot camp!

  • MyCatLucy

    MyCatLucy said 6 years ago

    Thank you! I have been so lazy, this is just the push that I need!

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata said 6 years ago

    As usual, very nice Danielle!! I'm excited, something to look forward on Thursday night :) I made some camo shoe clips, I will wear them everytime I check in ;) http://www.etsy.com/listing/53019461/feminine-camouflage-fall-fashion

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 6 years ago

    I, Stephanie, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities!

  • FlutterBrush

    FlutterBrush said 6 years ago

    YES MA'AM! (salute)

  • dyanwhyte

    dyanwhyte said 6 years ago

    Awesomeness, I'm in!

  • RareBirdArtStudio

    RareBirdArtStudio said 6 years ago

    This is such a great idea! I'm ready to WORK, WORK, WORK, towards a great holiday season and look forward to this Thursday inspiration. THANKS!

  • amarkofmyown

    amarkofmyown said 6 years ago

    so glad that i'll receive weekly motivation in my inbox...the holidays will be here before i know it!

  • ChrissyAnnCeramics

    ChrissyAnnCeramics said 6 years ago

    I'm in!!! I pledged, facebooked, & Twittered! Lets do this campers!!!

  • SerendipiT

    SerendipiT said 6 years ago

    Here we go! I'm going to be ready this year!

  • TheRoyalDetails

    TheRoyalDetails said 6 years ago

    Great, thanks for this!

  • SparklingSisters

    SparklingSisters said 6 years ago

    Let's do it!

  • royalrugrats

    royalrugrats said 6 years ago

    Great! Looking forward to starting!!

  • LulabellesGifts

    LulabellesGifts said 6 years ago

    I'm In Sounds Fun1

  • jbpapergoods

    jbpapergoods said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Great idea, thank you.

  • jewelrybyjg

    jewelrybyjg said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to it all!!!

  • Baileywicks

    Baileywicks said 6 years ago

    This is really my frst christmas on etsy so I am so excited. Thanks for the bootcamp. Can you come to my house every morning @ 6:00 and shout orders?

  • jeanabbott

    jeanabbott said 6 years ago

    Never a dull moment around here! Who couldn't use a little help keeping focused thanks

  • LoveHonorUpcycle

    LoveHonorUpcycle said 6 years ago

    Love it! As always this project is creative, informative, supportive and absolutely Etsy!

  • papermajik

    papermajik said 6 years ago

    great idea!! Thanks!

  • simplywillow

    simplywillow said 6 years ago

    count me in!!!

  • Georgiasita

    Georgiasita said 6 years ago

    Will be great..thanks and I had to vote for LOU !!

  • lissa8506

    lissa8506 said 6 years ago

    I really liked the article! Maybe I can figure out(with some outside help), on how to improve my store and how to make my products more appealing to "the public"!

  • BullyPaws

    BullyPaws said 6 years ago

    I pledged on Facebook! I am SO ready! This is my first Holiday season selling on Etsy, hopefully sales will pick up! Good luck to everyone! I have to write down the "Behind every successful person, is a substantial amount of coffee" slogan, sooo putting it up at my desk :)

  • PartyPeople

    PartyPeople said 6 years ago

    I've been so impressed by the feeling of community here on Etsy. I'm so excited to begin the Boot Camp and to meet some other etsy sellers! Reporting for duty, Danielle! :)

  • KennelKouture

    KennelKouture said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to this!!!!

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 6 years ago

    Danielle Your the best! Voted, signed up for newsletter, posted pledge on fridge.

  • JackieDKnitBoutique

    JackieDKnitBoutique said 6 years ago

    Yes Ma'am!!

  • LsbJewelryandBags

    LsbJewelryandBags said 6 years ago

    im in im so excited

  • SallysCreativeHands

    SallysCreativeHands said 6 years ago

    I'm in, thanks Danielle for helping us have a great Christmas season.

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 6 years ago

    we don't have to do stomach crunchies do we??? ...i'm in, roger and out!

  • lv2cr8

    lv2cr8 said 6 years ago

    I took the pledge and am looking forward to this.

  • santasgiftshoppe

    santasgiftshoppe said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for your help all the time with your inspiration newsletters & support..This is my happiest time of year for a million different reasons..I'm already watching Christmas movies while getting projects made.. Happy Everything..Everybody..Barb

  • sugartreecreek

    sugartreecreek said 6 years ago

    Let's do it! I can use the help and discipline. Would definately celebrate a busy Christmas season! <3 thank you!

  • seiamicisandco

    seiamicisandco said 6 years ago

    Danielle, you are always an inspiration but this is an absolutely GREAT idea! Count us in!!

  • DirtyBirdJewels

    DirtyBirdJewels said 6 years ago

    This is AWESOME, Thanks!

  • NakedJewelry

    NakedJewelry said 6 years ago

    Ready, set GO!

  • gingerandgems

    gingerandgems said 6 years ago

    Of course I am in, this is my first holiday season. By the way how do you deal with shipping as it gets closer to the holidays?? I would love some imput.

  • artchicnj

    artchicnj said 6 years ago

    great idea!

  • CherieWheeler

    CherieWheeler said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to this!

  • SinnersSaintsSweets

    SinnersSaintsSweets said 6 years ago

    Thanks for another great article Danielle. We're definitely in! Pumped, amped, and ready to go! Whooowah!

  • erindove

    erindove said 6 years ago

    woo hoo!! count me in. how motivating!!

  • PrinceYuuri

    PrinceYuuri said 6 years ago

    I, PrinceYuuri, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

  • PauperAndPixie

    PauperAndPixie said 6 years ago

    Got my camo on n ready!

  • madeofsherbert

    madeofsherbert said 6 years ago

    I'm in.

  • rachellucie

    rachellucie said 6 years ago

    Private RL reporting for duty SIR!

  • PauperAndPixie

    PauperAndPixie said 6 years ago

    Got my camo on n ready!

  • itsmybagbydarryl

    itsmybagbydarryl said 6 years ago

    Danielle, thank you for boot camp! This will be great and very helpful for me.

  • SpinningCastle

    SpinningCastle said 6 years ago

    This is perfect! I have already started making an effort to increase my inventory, but this sounds fun and productive! YaY!

  • bigalhats

    bigalhats said 6 years ago

    can't wait- thank you!!

  • Johnnyleigh21

    Johnnyleigh21 said 6 years ago

    Excited for this push that I need. Thanks so much!

  • MissChuga

    MissChuga said 6 years ago

    Can't wait! I am definitely signed up!

  • sassicathi

    sassicathi said 6 years ago

    So excited...Let's do this thing!!!

  • FrenchKnot2U

    FrenchKnot2U said 6 years ago

    Ready to get going and glad to have all the Etsian support around me-

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 6 years ago

    wunzees says "you should make a button so we can post it alongside our blog entries!!" A great idea! I'll try to whip one up for next week's newsletter.

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 6 years ago

    I'm in~ All I have in my head right now is this movie Major Payne with one of the Winans brothers! I hope this holdiday season. It was moving, funny, hopefully and a whole lotta fun. Let me be the first to say Happy Holidays!

  • ArtistiKat

    ArtistiKat said 6 years ago

    I'm in... looking forward to it. :D

  • Oceanpeg

    Oceanpeg said 6 years ago

    Include me. Signed up and Rarin' to go!

  • britpals

    britpals said 6 years ago

    I'm signing up ... need to get more involved with etsy and find out how to actually sell stuff!

  • recycledparts

    recycledparts said 6 years ago

    This sounds great! I am so excited to improve my shop for the holiday selling season, I think this will help me a lot! Now, off to work on some new ornaments :)

  • lemonberries

    lemonberries said 6 years ago

    Great idea! Thank you!!

  • stufffromtrees

    stufffromtrees said 6 years ago

    'Tis the season, so let's get started!

  • ArtInspiredGifts

    ArtInspiredGifts said 6 years ago

    Always ready to learn and share on the trail to success. Love the button to be posted alongside our blog entries idea. Looking forward to happy camping!

  • ManoCelebrates

    ManoCelebrates said 6 years ago

    Great way to kick start the season!

  • TamsyTrends

    TamsyTrends said 6 years ago

    I've made the pledge. Thank you for getting this started. I need all the help I can get to make sure I'm prepared for this holiday season.

  • malindyandmaude

    malindyandmaude said 6 years ago

    I just started on my own to gear up and now this caught my attention! I have take tne pledge. LETS GO!!

  • ConnieandAndrewsDigs

    ConnieandAndrewsDigs said 6 years ago

    W E ' R E • I N ! ConnieandAndrewsDigs

  • westbyron

    westbyron said 6 years ago

    ready to rock and roll, hoochie coo.

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 6 years ago

    Sounds great! Thanks in advance for all the help.

  • tscrapper

    tscrapper said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to get started! I love the holiday season on Etsy!

  • VerukaDollsLand

    VerukaDollsLand said 6 years ago

    aye-aye Captain

  • InkingTreasures

    InkingTreasures said 6 years ago

    I am very anxious to get started. This is a whole new experience for me and I can't wait.

  • CircleANaturals

    CircleANaturals said 6 years ago

    I am so looking forward to this. Great, great idea.

  • InkingTreasures

    InkingTreasures said 6 years ago

    I am ready to take it t the next level. This is a whole new experience for me and I can't wait.

  • TheScrapBasket

    TheScrapBasket said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to my first Christmas on Etsy! Thanks for all your help and encouragement!

  • AddiTutuBoutique

    AddiTutuBoutique said 6 years ago

    Awesome!!

  • RollingHillsVintage

    RollingHillsVintage said 6 years ago

    Count me in!

  • AlexandraDesign

    AlexandraDesign said 6 years ago

    Hmmm, Facebook doesn't allow me to post the pledge. It's too long!

  • voodoopin

    voodoopin said 6 years ago

    I am up for the challenge

  • bunnyfuzz

    bunnyfuzz said 6 years ago

    This is just the push I need! Thanks!

  • peanutmm

    peanutmm said 6 years ago

    Great idea! Really looking forward to this.

  • linsjewelbox

    linsjewelbox said 6 years ago

    Alright, go, go, go people!

  • PipingHotPapers

    PipingHotPapers said 6 years ago

    Sounds good!

  • jakecleo

    jakecleo said 6 years ago

    just getting set up over the next few days. This should be good!

  • tmccarter

    tmccarter said 6 years ago

    This is so great. I'm excited to get started!

  • carleeglass

    carleeglass said 6 years ago

    Let's roll! I've already begun getting some photos together. I'm. looking for an even bigger year than last year.

  • gigigoods

    gigigoods said 6 years ago

    Awesome!! I'm in and ready to start grooving!!!

  • Selene2002

    Selene2002 said 6 years ago

    Yay!! Super excited and motivated! Let's do this :)

  • VanityBoutiqueLtd

    VanityBoutiqueLtd said 6 years ago

    So inspired I'm thinking of playing Christmas Carols on Pandora right now!

  • cindysglassart

    cindysglassart said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun & great motivation too. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. My kilns firing right now!! 8-) "What you think about you bring about" Let's go!

  • LyonsDenCreations

    LyonsDenCreations said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to this challenge!!! It's going to be fun!!

  • elementalchoice

    elementalchoice said 6 years ago

    I'm not up for x-mas carols in Sept.quite yet, but I'm all in on pledging to crafting my way into a prosperous holiday.

  • milkweedlove

    milkweedlove said 6 years ago

    I'm in :)

  • desertstarcreations

    desertstarcreations said 6 years ago

    I started planning a month ago but def need all the help I can get...I vow to take good advice, give good advise and talk up Etsy every chance I get to make this a very fun and prosperous holiday season! Good luck all! Lets rock!

  • CarolsSewingNiche

    CarolsSewingNiche said 6 years ago

    I'm in - Let's git er done!!!

  • John8eight

    John8eight said 6 years ago

    Count me in. This sounds like its going to be a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun as well. I'm up for the challenge!

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 6 years ago

    I'm in! This is awesome!!!

  • SlightlySpiced

    SlightlySpiced said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a plan!

  • sustainablemama

    sustainablemama said 6 years ago

    SOUNDS GOOD :)

  • LollyBopBaby

    LollyBopBaby said 6 years ago

    where do I 'sign' up?

  • OneHeartJewelry

    OneHeartJewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm signed up!

  • FromNancysHeart

    FromNancysHeart said 6 years ago

    I'm in!! :D

  • catsbusyhands

    catsbusyhands said 6 years ago

    Hey, I'm up for it! This is GREAT!!!! :) :) :) :)

  • CandCCreations10

    CandCCreations10 said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much! I am so in for this! I have never listed anything on here and was wondering how to get started so this sounds like a great place to start! Thank you so very much!

  • loopinloop

    loopinloop said 6 years ago

    Thanks Danielle! Can't wait to get started! xox

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Great Danielle! I sure need the help my dear, thank you so much!! I can't wait to get started! XOX

  • madebydawnrenee

    madebydawnrenee said 6 years ago

    Thank you for the motivation and direction for the holidays!

  • wingbysea

    wingbysea said 6 years ago

    Yes! Awesome! Go go go!

  • thelittlechick

    thelittlechick said 6 years ago

    bring it on.

  • kayemkay

    kayemkay said 6 years ago

    YAY! I need a kick in the pants... nicely?

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart said 6 years ago

    I'm signed, and I will do my very best, Thank you Danielle for this opportunity !!!!!!!!!!

  • KellyEMarra

    KellyEMarra said 6 years ago

    You guys are awesome!

  • KellyEMarra

    KellyEMarra said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 6 years ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

  • nowcreations

    nowcreations said 6 years ago

    Going to give it a try. Thank you.

  • ElegantDaydreamer

    ElegantDaydreamer said 6 years ago

    YES count me in...My first Holiday season with ETSY! Thank you!!!

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart said 6 years ago

    I love the idea about getting ready for the holidays, I am so ready to go !!!!!!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 6 years ago

    Yay, can't wait to begin!

  • theanimalsmagicshop

    theanimalsmagicshop said 6 years ago

    Four paws up! Thank you!!

  • tvdinnerpro

    tvdinnerpro said 6 years ago

    cool!

  • BettyOttesenSewing

    BettyOttesenSewing said 6 years ago

    Boots are on for the climb, thanks for tossing us a line here in Etsyland.

  • ThePaperButton

    ThePaperButton said 6 years ago

    this will be a great way to get back in shape for the holidays. Thanks Etsy for a good exercise!

  • 5orangepotatoes

    5orangepotatoes said 6 years ago

    I'm in too! Thanks soooo much for this. This will be my first holiday season with Etsy. I'm looking forward to it! -lisa

  • lsbooks920

    lsbooks920 said 6 years ago

    I have not listed yet, this will be a great incentive to get the ball rolling, I still don't understand everything...I am grateful for this oppertunity.

  • challenevi

    challenevi said 6 years ago

    Thank you!!! I can't wait! =)

  • Latinapheonix

    Latinapheonix said 6 years ago

    LaPheonix Studios...signed in, pledged and voted...this is exactly what i need to push myself and my little shop to next level!

  • RouStudio

    RouStudio said 6 years ago

    I am in.Thank you!

  • Wraptureshop

    Wraptureshop said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the tough love! Looking forward to the holidays w/ Etsy.

  • RouStudio

    RouStudio said 6 years ago

    I am in.Thank you!!!!

  • Leotots

    Leotots said 6 years ago

    I just said I wanted to start a fitness bootcamp and I got the etsy boot camp in email. I think it's fate that I be in boot camp!

  • WHSKR

    WHSKR said 6 years ago

    Brilliantly inspiration. I'm in!

  • Tchoupuce

    Tchoupuce said 6 years ago

    Great idea. I'm in! Thank you.

  • victoriaelizabethqoc

    victoriaelizabethqoc said 6 years ago

    I need to this to push me past October! I can sleep later, like in January. :)

  • envydesignsjewelry

    envydesignsjewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Nathalyc

    Nathalyc said 6 years ago

    I LOVE THIS !

  • Peaceswirl

    Peaceswirl said 6 years ago

    okay okay I'm pumped and ready to go ! Thanks I needed this! Lighten up Have fun and get busy ! Yep yep yep ! peace

  • GypsysShowCase

    GypsysShowCase said 6 years ago

    i am all game to do that, lets get stared

  • quillandinkhandmade

    quillandinkhandmade said 6 years ago

    Hurrah! - We're in! It's our first holiday season on Etsy, and we're so excited. Fingers crossed that we all have record sales this year :)

  • bitiite

    bitiite said 6 years ago

    great article. let's get this party started (:

  • barangshop

    barangshop said 6 years ago

    I'm in. This is just what I needed to nudge me on! Thank you!

  • SimplyInvitingCards

    SimplyInvitingCards said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • FullSpiral

    FullSpiral said 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for this Danielle. Like many others here this is my first holiday season on Etsy and it means so much to have your guidance and support.

  • frecklesoriginals

    frecklesoriginals said 6 years ago

    Great idea thanks for the push. I was just cutting out some xmas type things. This has just encouraged me forward. Lets go.... Can I just say I wish we were all in the same time zone. I not like waiting for the rest of you to get up. :+)I bet you all feel the same?

  • LemonberryStudios

    LemonberryStudios said 6 years ago

    I'm definitely in! This is just the push I need. :-)

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 6 years ago

    Signed up!

  • PetitPlat

    PetitPlat said 6 years ago

    kewl idea! And naturellemenbt I'm in! Go! go! go!

  • cosmichippodesigns

    cosmichippodesigns said 6 years ago

    Thanks! I'm in!

  • HancoxHomestead

    HancoxHomestead said 6 years ago

    Super idea~count me in!

  • mangosteenjewelry

    mangosteenjewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • Woolmint

    Woolmint said 6 years ago

    I join! So excited!

  • Meandtheboy

    Meandtheboy said 6 years ago

    I must say having just started on Etsy in the last 10 days or so, I am VERY impressed so far. Very warm and inviting with staff that actually cares and believes in where they work. Fellow Etsy sellers have been nothing but helpful, and gracious.....WHAT A REFRESHING CHANGE, so excited to see what my first christmas on etsy brings

  • StormsHandicrafts

    StormsHandicrafts said 6 years ago

    I love this idea! I'm in!

  • StormsHandicrafts

    StormsHandicrafts said 6 years ago

    I love this idea! I'm in!

  • meltemsem

    meltemsem said 6 years ago

    Heey great idea! I'm in. Thank you Danielle!

  • Starzyia

    Starzyia said 6 years ago

    Fantastic! As a new seller last year, and an Australian, I seriously underestimated the importance of being part of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and that was a huge mistake. Now I can look forward to making ALL the holiday opportunities count and being part of the community who are doing this together.

  • KIMMSMITH

    KIMMSMITH said 6 years ago

    Great idea, this is my second holiday season and i'm very excited!

  • milkandcookies

    milkandcookies said 6 years ago

    crocheted camouflage uniform! hahaha

  • TheLeftBank

    TheLeftBank said 6 years ago

    Fantastic-- I need the encouragement... and can't wait to get started. Also, bird in helmet for the mascot! :)

  • LittleMissDelicious

    LittleMissDelicious said 6 years ago

    I can't wait to get started! xo

  • amazingbeads

    amazingbeads said 6 years ago

    I'm in. Done everything I've been told to do, and now can't wait to get started.

  • atelier124

    atelier124 said 6 years ago

    So here it is: I, _Rebecca_____________, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

  • amazingbeads

    amazingbeads said 6 years ago

    I'm in. I've done everything I've been told to do, and I can't wait to get involved.

  • amazingbeads

    amazingbeads said 6 years ago

    I, _sue at Amazing Beads_____________, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

  • BijouxChouchou

    BijouxChouchou said 6 years ago

    Awesome idea! It's good to know that I'm not the only person that needs a little encouragement now and then =)

  • CloudCuckooLand

    CloudCuckooLand said 6 years ago

    i am in too~~~~ sounds wonderful!!!!

  • siragwatkins

    siragwatkins said 6 years ago

    If my original (handmade) shop sold ANYTHING except the occasional vintage ring or $10- hamsa bracelet, if it did even half as well as my work's been doing at craft fairs lately, if it had 1/10 as many sales as my 2nd (supply) shop, which is currently taking most of my time & energy, I'd be in. But right now I'm pretty discouraged--nothing I do seems to generate any sales.

  • seawillowherbs

    seawillowherbs said 6 years ago

    I am in!!

  • siragwatkins

    siragwatkins said 6 years ago

    Trying again! etsy just ate my message--not a good omen when I already feel as though my shop is dead. My supply shop (www.leslietsy.etsy.com) is booming & taking most of my time & energy.. My work is even selling at local craft fairs. But nothing I do seems to helop this shop, my original handmade one, sell anything but vintage perfume rings and simple hamsa bracelets. I'm really discouraged and finding it hard to put any effort into this shop.

  • TheWoodKey

    TheWoodKey said 6 years ago

    We're in.....inspiring!!!

  • rcasinghino

    rcasinghino said 6 years ago

    I am in!! I will gladly receive the guidance during this super busy season!! Rock on.

  • SalemStreetBeadery

    SalemStreetBeadery said 6 years ago

    Count me in! Let the fun begin.

  • SalemStreetBeadery

    SalemStreetBeadery said 6 years ago

    Count me in! Let the fun begin.

  • Kalatirth

    Kalatirth said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Mruna

  • ChymeraArtisan

    ChymeraArtisan said 6 years ago

    Raring to go!!

  • BebeHeng

    BebeHeng said 6 years ago

    Let the challenge begin. A great start to the holidays .

  • BebeHeng

    BebeHeng said 6 years ago

    Lets the challenge begin. Nothing like a push.

  • TimberLeafStudio

    TimberLeafStudio said 6 years ago

    Good luck everyone! Sounds like a great idea! Liz

  • chocolatepopsicle

    chocolatepopsicle said 6 years ago

    I'm in ^^ This will be my first Holliday Season C: I'm so excited~~~!

  • cowgirlcaities

    cowgirlcaities said 6 years ago

    LOVE IT --- boot camp- in pajamas BRING IT ON!!!!! smooches caitie!!!

  • ChiarandCo

    ChiarandCo said 6 years ago

    count me in...it'll definitely be a challenge!!!

  • thedivinemiss

    thedivinemiss said 6 years ago

    I'm all in, let's do this!!

  • nicolegarner83

    nicolegarner83 said 6 years ago

    Great article!! I am ready!!

  • kathartstudio

    kathartstudio said 6 years ago

    I'm in and lovin' it.

  • erinspencer

    erinspencer said 6 years ago

    Yes, I've got to get motivated for the holiday season!!

  • KreatedbyKarina

    KreatedbyKarina said 6 years ago

    This will be our 4th Holiday Season on Etsy, and we can't wait! We've been selling holiday-inspired scents in our shop since June...people are definitely out and shopping earlier each year!

  • HenryandRupert

    HenryandRupert said 6 years ago

    Yes Ma'am! Let's get ready!

  • DOMINICANLOUNGE

    DOMINICANLOUNGE said 6 years ago

    I am IN too, CHIEF! Sharing with other sellers TKY

  • SensoryFelteds

    SensoryFelteds said 6 years ago

    OK, I'm with you!

  • matinlapin

    matinlapin said 6 years ago

    I'm in, hurrah!

  • goddessreflections

    goddessreflections said 6 years ago

    Wow, my first Holiday Season on Etsy, so all the advice, motivation and tips I can get to succeed sounds great to me!

  • barbsheartstrokes

    barbsheartstrokes said 6 years ago

    First Christmas on Etsy so let's do this thing!!

  • notsewnew

    notsewnew said 6 years ago

    I'm in - good timing!

  • TCWitchcraftFactory

    TCWitchcraftFactory said 6 years ago

    We are In! Thank you for Sharing!

  • SweetSallysSoaps

    SweetSallysSoaps said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • CCARIA

    CCARIA said 6 years ago

    I'm in, great idea!!

  • TechnoChic

    TechnoChic said 6 years ago

    Awesome! I feel like I need to kick it into high gear, and I love that I have support!

  • bluehawaiivintage

    bluehawaiivintage said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Thanks so much for the motivation and support!

  • KandKKrafts

    KandKKrafts said 6 years ago

    great pledge!

  • OneLastThing

    OneLastThing said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Let's do this thing!!

  • wirequeen

    wirequeen said 6 years ago

    I'm taking the pledge.

  • leavesandfeathers

    leavesandfeathers said 6 years ago

    Thank you for posting this Danielle! So helpful to get motivated and can't wait to get started and stay on top of things!

  • kmdm

    kmdm said 6 years ago

    This is fantastic ~ thank you for organizing this for all of us! :)

  • MariesJewelryshop

    MariesJewelryshop said 6 years ago

    I'm being really hopeful for this holiday season! I'm definately in!!

  • myprincesscouture

    myprincesscouture said 6 years ago

    Great idea, thank you! Can't wait......I'm in!

  • mohalcyon

    mohalcyon said 6 years ago

    Yeah! lets do this. Thanks Danielle.

  • theonutmegotree

    theonutmegotree said 6 years ago

    i haven't experienced etsy holiday season yet. really excited!

  • deltaleu

    deltaleu said 6 years ago

    I'm pumped and ready to go!

  • KyleLoobyJewelry

    KyleLoobyJewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm in and ready to make my first holiday season a success!

  • deltaleu

    deltaleu said 6 years ago

    Rip-roarin' and ready to go

  • TheBubbleBar

    TheBubbleBar said 6 years ago

    Count me in! Im a newbie so this would be my 1st Holiday here!

  • dgordon

    dgordon said 6 years ago

    will the newsletters show up anywhere else? For some reason all etsy newsie stuff stopped coming to my email. Ive done everything possible to remedy it :(

  • Clairambers

    Clairambers said 6 years ago

    I am a Holiday Boot Camp virgin, but I dig the concept of other people holding me accountable. Hopefully this works to get my shop off of the ground. I am still awaiting my first sale and looking forward to a great holiday season! Good luck everyone!

  • sewZinski

    sewZinski said 6 years ago

    I'm all In! Let's doooeet!

  • fancibags

    fancibags said 6 years ago

    Count me in too! It is just what I need. Thank You!!!!

  • VieForColor

    VieForColor said 6 years ago

    So excited to get started !! Is there a place to ask for advice? My question would be what are the most gift-able clothing items for the holidays? Best of luck to everyone !!

  • SweetlyScrappedArt

    SweetlyScrappedArt said 6 years ago

    After reading this you really jumpstarted my enthusiasm! I am really excited! Thanks for writing this article =)

  • ASHWoodshops

    ASHWoodshops said 6 years ago

    I am ALL in. Go-Go-Go!

  • SweetlyScrappedArt

    SweetlyScrappedArt said 6 years ago

    Thanks for writing this article. I am very excited! It immediately jumpstarted my enthusiasm!

  • AVIDesigns

    AVIDesigns said 6 years ago

    I'm Ready:)

  • melkneec

    melkneec said 6 years ago

    Love it!! Can't wait!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  • maderaproductions

    maderaproductions said 6 years ago

    Always ready to learn new things and share the things I've learned with others. Thanks"

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 6 years ago

    Thank you danielle! I pledge ... see you all next week, can't wait.

  • MOESmadesimple

    MOESmadesimple said 6 years ago

    Ready to roll!

  • WinkArtisans

    WinkArtisans said 6 years ago

    This is a great idea. I'm ready!

  • passingtimeandchimes

    passingtimeandchimes said 6 years ago

    I've taken the pledge.... I've got new projects and pieces stages and readying myself, both mind and spirit!

  • KnottyLoop

    KnottyLoop said 6 years ago

    This is just what I needed. Thanks for the article. I'm soooooo ready to begin. Awesome!

  • danamazing

    danamazing said 6 years ago

    Boot camp! Boot camp!

  • LillisLane

    LillisLane said 6 years ago

    Now this is the kind of boot camp I can do!

  • RowenaK

    RowenaK said 6 years ago

    Ok I am ready! I am a newbie per say...signed up last year but was just a little scared to list but you really motivated me and Boot Camp sounds just like the thing I need to give me a swift kick...

  • artsyfartsie

    artsyfartsie said 6 years ago

    I can hardly wait to get started. Ready, Set, Go!

  • FunkyMonkeyCreations

    FunkyMonkeyCreations said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Let's do this! :D

  • HornCatCreations

    HornCatCreations said 6 years ago

    oh this sounds like fun!

  • lenabrowndesigns

    lenabrowndesigns said 6 years ago

    I'm in! My pledge and plan is on my blog - http://lenabrown.com/wp/etsy-holiday-boot-camp-pledge/ Wish me luck!

  • AndreasHobbyStudio

    AndreasHobbyStudio said 6 years ago

    I'm in!! Thanks for doing this, what a great idea!

  • marykerran

    marykerran said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • sewartsy

    sewartsy said 6 years ago

    All pledged up, and looking forward to this series!

  • theletterkdesign

    theletterkdesign said 6 years ago

    YIIIPPPPEEEE WOW-LOOK-AT-ALL-THE-FOLKS I am so in - I need a good ol' kick in the royal padonkadonk... I vow to make something today!!!

  • TrendyTrimmingsByTT

    TrendyTrimmingsByTT said 6 years ago

    Great! I am in! Thanks for helping us all stay motivated to have the best holiday season ever! I can't wait to get started!

  • FoglioPress

    FoglioPress said 6 years ago

    What a great way to begin my first full holiday season on Etsy, and my first holiday season as a full-time indiepreneur! (loving that word by the way!) Let's make it count...

  • ScrapHappyLyrebird

    ScrapHappyLyrebird said 6 years ago

    This is awesome, I'm in!

  • falldaisies

    falldaisies said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to get started, I'm super excited about this!

  • cjscraftcorner

    cjscraftcorner said 6 years ago

    Love it! We're in, thanks so much!

  • PLBcrafter

    PLBcrafter said 6 years ago

    I've been trying to get things stocked up so I won't be falling behind this year managing etsy and teaching full time. This was a great reminder that I still have to keep moving!!

  • cemara

    cemara said 6 years ago

    this is awesome. can't wait to get started!!

  • PetuniasPetals

    PetuniasPetals said 6 years ago

    Exciting! This is my first holiday season as well on Etsy, I've got my thinking hat on and my creative juices are ready!!

  • Prdgy

    Prdgy said 6 years ago

    My first active Etsy holiday! Motivation, check! Supplies enough to last a lifetime, check! A serious desire to decorate, check! Holiday-aholic...I can't help it.

  • jadjusjewelry

    jadjusjewelry said 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful idea. My fisrt holiday with Etsy and I'm looking forward to have a great time.

  • OliniFloral

    OliniFloral said 6 years ago

    Great idea! I cant wait!

  • Amysplaythings

    Amysplaythings said 6 years ago

    My daughter is a new Mom and a stay at home Mom, and she said that in a grandmother all she needs for her children is for me to be "mellow" . I am trying, but she suggested that perhaps I should see a herbologist, and get some natural drugs! lol I decided to join your "Boot Camp" instead and be ready for Christmas this year. Hope this works....I am ready to do the hard stuff; like work hard sleep hard, and post my Mission Statement on my fridge door, and do the real work like designing and painting and marketing. So go ahead and make this really thorough, I am ready to be totally exhausted! I love your newsletter, because it helps me schedual.Then I sit and design, and mellow out!

  • simplewhimsey

    simplewhimsey said 6 years ago

    I'm in and ready!

  • staceyyacula

    staceyyacula said 6 years ago

    sounds wonderful... looking forward to it!

  • hospitalhats

    hospitalhats said 6 years ago

    This is my second Christmas season. I'm ready to learn some very helpful tips and techniques for my shop. Danielle, I hope you will tell us how to find mailing boxes for our products. I'm very stumped on packaging. Let the season begin!

  • beccawinslow

    beccawinslow said 6 years ago

    Oh no! I missed the first one. Is there any way I can receive it late? Thanks for your help...

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 6 years ago

    OMGosh! This is exciting. What a great motivator for staying on task! I'm looking forward to participating, learning and growing! Getting positioned and ready for the HOLIDAYDANCEOFUTTERDELIGHT!

  • JaQact

    JaQact said 6 years ago

    I'm SO in! Thanks for the support! :-D

  • TheFourDirections

    TheFourDirections said 6 years ago

    What a Super Lovely Idea. Thanks for sharing. http://www.etsy.com/listing/56619890/green-turquoise-with-silver-arrows http://www.etsy.com/listing/57039450/silver-with-square-turquoise-clip-on http://www.etsy.com/listing/55373283/native-american-silver-heart-bracelet http://www.etsy.com/listing/56615283/sterling-silver-and-turquoise-oval Blessings

  • ArtcycledMosaics

    ArtcycledMosaics said 6 years ago

    Just the push I need to start gearing up for the holidays.

  • StudioFludd

    StudioFludd said 6 years ago

    yeah!

  • JewelryDuJour

    JewelryDuJour said 6 years ago

    great idea ... but did I miss something? I don't see any directions for getting started.

  • dslookkin

    dslookkin said 6 years ago

    This is just plain awesomeness ... of course I'll take the pledge!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 6 years ago

    Amysplaythings, you just made me laugh out loud! :)

  • sterlingcreations

    sterlingcreations said 6 years ago

    WE can do it!

  • allstrungout1

    allstrungout1 said 6 years ago

    This is great!! I can't wait to start!

  • NuevaEspana

    NuevaEspana said 6 years ago

    I feel like presenting a military salute; I'm so ready! I'm printing my pledge as I type :)

  • RJEndlessDesigns

    RJEndlessDesigns said 6 years ago

    This sounds amazing!! I'm so IN! Can't wait for next week's newsletter! Thank you!

  • GLAMOURGIRLCHIC

    GLAMOURGIRLCHIC said 6 years ago

    thanks for the great inspiration!

  • WildMountainWreaths

    WildMountainWreaths said 6 years ago

    Thanks Danielle! ~Let's Start!!!~

  • hogwildjewelry

    hogwildjewelry said 6 years ago

    First holiday season...I'm game!

  • GreenerGiggles

    GreenerGiggles said 6 years ago

    Ma'am, yes, Ma'am!

  • hauntingbeauty

    hauntingbeauty said 6 years ago

    Count me in! I look forward to supporting and being supported in this holiday event.

  • AmbrosiasAttic

    AmbrosiasAttic said 6 years ago

    I am ready to go!

  • jakboutique

    jakboutique said 6 years ago

    I pledge!

  • dragonflydreamer

    dragonflydreamer said 6 years ago

    This is just what I need. I'm in and excited about it. Thanks.

  • SweetNSassySewing

    SweetNSassySewing said 6 years ago

    Reporting in for duty ma'am! :o)

  • lobsteronastring

    lobsteronastring said 6 years ago

    My first holiday season at Etsy also and I am very glad to have the Holiday Boot Camp to help see me through! :)

  • exquisiteaccessories

    exquisiteaccessories said 6 years ago

    I will deffinetly give it a go! :))

  • funretro

    funretro said 6 years ago

    count me in :)

  • StudioMeco

    StudioMeco said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to get started!

  • knitmetogether1

    knitmetogether1 said 6 years ago

    I think this will be fun, and great expeirance!

  • quiltedbykaren

    quiltedbykaren said 6 years ago

    Let's see what happens!

  • saburkitty

    saburkitty said 6 years ago

    Interesting ^_^

  • EStarKnits

    EStarKnits said 6 years ago

    Count me in! This sounds like it's gonna be good!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 6 years ago

    in like flynn

  • LindaMarieStudio

    LindaMarieStudio said 6 years ago

    sounds like a plan.

  • KSInspirations

    KSInspirations said 6 years ago

    I made the pledge and am looking forward to it!

  • oui2reveille

    oui2reveille said 6 years ago

    You've got my number...er ...my time for the rest of the year.

  • amintonjewel

    amintonjewel said 6 years ago

    Wow...count me in. This is my first holiday season with the etsy family...awsome!

  • Lambsears

    Lambsears said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to the challenge!

  • storybeader

    storybeader said 6 years ago

    I'm in! {:-Deb http://www.storybeader.com/2010/09/join-me-in-etsy-success-holiday-boot.html

  • Soov

    Soov said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • LowlaBug

    LowlaBug said 6 years ago

    I can't wait!

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 6 years ago

    Got my Boots on

  • beijaflores

    beijaflores said 6 years ago

    I am a willing soldier of etsy bootcamp!

  • TwoNieces

    TwoNieces said 6 years ago

    Ho Ho Ho....this will be fun!

  • FuchstBags

    FuchstBags said 6 years ago

    I'm in. Can't wait!

  • CardsbyCarla

    CardsbyCarla said 6 years ago

    Count me in!

  • AndrewGableArtist

    AndrewGableArtist said 6 years ago

    I will be there - thursday

  • BlueForestJewellery

    BlueForestJewellery said 6 years ago

    Great to get this motivation. Thank you!

  • battysbath

    battysbath said 6 years ago

    Yes Drill Sergeant! :)

  • thedas

    thedas said 6 years ago

    Excellent idea! can't wait to work it out!

  • Basketsfromtheheart

    Basketsfromtheheart said 6 years ago

    As a "newbie" I need all the help I can get! Thanks

  • KwoodCreations

    KwoodCreations said 6 years ago

    sounds like a plan...new here and readdy to do what it takes and help in any way

  • PlainJaneB2B

    PlainJaneB2B said 6 years ago

    This is an awesome idea! I am brand new to Etsy and would love to learn from all your experiences and maybe give something back!

  • blissthings

    blissthings said 6 years ago

    Thanks for putting together a plan!

  • OrangeBlossomCrafts

    OrangeBlossomCrafts said 6 years ago

    This sounds great! ~ marking my calendar for Thursdays!

  • ellisonbaypottery

    ellisonbaypottery said 6 years ago

    Boy I bet this will be fun. Thanks for the post.

  • shoponalark

    shoponalark said 6 years ago

    It's nice to have all this support! Working in a home studio can be a little lonely sometimes! :)

  • flinkpamingos

    flinkpamingos said 6 years ago

    I'm getting on the bandwagon this time around! New here and ready to rock and roll!

  • LivingCreation

    LivingCreation said 6 years ago

    I am in!

  • KoppelStudio

    KoppelStudio said 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for the support. I'm in!

  • issuegirl

    issuegirl said 6 years ago

    Ten-four Chief! Count me in! Can;t wait to get started.

  • NaughtyBaubles

    NaughtyBaubles said 6 years ago

    First holiday season with etsy so I'm definitely in...truly excited about the boot camp and really thankful for the help

  • MEGbabyboutique

    MEGbabyboutique said 6 years ago

    Sounds great! We're in!!

  • PikakePress

    PikakePress said 6 years ago

    Let's do it! Onward troops ;)

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 6 years ago

    Love this support and team unity on Etsy! Cheers!

  • littlefever

    littlefever said 6 years ago

    Let's do this! :)

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 6 years ago

    I do solemnly pledge to participate in the holiday boot camp madness! Left! Left! Left! Right! Left!

  • RevolvingStore

    RevolvingStore said 6 years ago

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Im ready for the challenges ahead to make this First Holiday season with Etsy a successful and supportive one!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • WildWomanJewelry

    WildWomanJewelry said 6 years ago

    i'm in~ thank you!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 6 years ago

    I'm in!!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 6 years ago

    I, AudreyGardenLady, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

  • conniemariepfost

    conniemariepfost said 6 years ago

    Im exicited to be in and learning!!

  • TheKnitWitbyShair

    TheKnitWitbyShair said 6 years ago

    I'm in! I totally need this!

  • grannysgift

    grannysgift said 6 years ago

    I am in for sure!

  • eyeshoot

    eyeshoot said 6 years ago

    I'm terrible at Christmas, I don't have any specifically Xmassy stuff. I'm a bit 'humbug' about the whole thing, so this should be a bit of a challenge for me!

  • missenpieces

    missenpieces said 6 years ago

    Enlisted and ready for BOOT CAMP action. Love the great ideas for keeping your troops engaged.

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the suport! Here's hoping we all have a prosperous holiday season together!!

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 6 years ago

    Let's hope we all have a prosperous holiday season together!! :)

  • Alterity

    Alterity said 6 years ago

    Let the boot camp begin! I am so ready for this :)

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    Count me in I pledge.

  • EEjewelry

    EEjewelry said 6 years ago

    Ready for boot camp.

  • PoisonApplePotions

    PoisonApplePotions said 6 years ago

    Yes, I can't wait for etsy boot camp... so much cooler and less sweaty than the real thing. Phew!

  • localevintage

    localevintage said 6 years ago

    Ok sign me up for camp. Push ups first, then photo editing and posting, here I come!

  • Maplelanellamas

    Maplelanellamas said 6 years ago

    Need the extra push to tackle my first holiday season!

  • simplymelissa

    simplymelissa said 6 years ago

    I'm in! This is my first "real" holiday season with etsy, and I can use all the help I can get! : )

  • simplymelissa

    simplymelissa said 6 years ago

    I am so excited about boot camp!! I need the push to get ready for the holidays! : )

  • chicluvzdasaints

    chicluvzdasaints said 6 years ago

    As you can see by my shop or better yet my monthly earnings I will be there first, beating on the door for help !!!!!!!!

  • canvasart1

    canvasart1 said 6 years ago

    Great idea Danielle, thanks for putting this together!

  • elsahats

    elsahats said 6 years ago

    Great article Danielle, i can't wait to get started!

  • myfaunaflora

    myfaunaflora said 6 years ago

    Thank you Darling! I have already started by myself - but always ready for more!!!

  • DreamtimeDesigns

    DreamtimeDesigns said 6 years ago

    This is just what I need. Thanks :)

  • arosha

    arosha said 6 years ago

    let the sales begin! I'm in

  • bigrowl1

    bigrowl1 said 6 years ago

    This is new for me, need all the help I can get, but yes i'm in!

  • northlandwoolens

    northlandwoolens said 6 years ago

    Ready to Rock and Roll!

  • nagem78

    nagem78 said 6 years ago

    I'm so in...getting started TODAY!!! :)

  • BeyondStitches

    BeyondStitches said 6 years ago

    This is great!!! Being more active in the Etsy community and getting my Etsy shop going are my top goals right now. This will be the perfect push. It's definitely better when you have a group of friends to help each other. I can't wait!!!

  • twistedbeading

    twistedbeading said 6 years ago

    awesome! I'm in

  • lukesmom6

    lukesmom6 said 6 years ago

    Sounds great I could use all the help I can get trying to get my shop out there!!

  • JulesArtwear

    JulesArtwear said 6 years ago

    All in !

  • PoorRobin

    PoorRobin said 6 years ago

    Fantastic! Etsy paid for our Christmas last year, so I'm hoping it'll do so again this year!

  • PoorRobin

    PoorRobin said 6 years ago

    Fantastic! I was lucky enough to be able to pay for Christmas with my Etsy earnings last year, so I'm hoping to do so again this year and can use all the help I can get. :)

  • ahdQuiltsAndSuch

    ahdQuiltsAndSuch said 6 years ago

    Gosh Danielle... thanks I needed that kick in the hinney! I love rising to a challange!!! Especially when we are the ones who will benefit from our work. Thanks again for the opportunity

  • lavenderrabbit

    lavenderrabbit said 6 years ago

    What an awesome project! I'm in.

  • earringgoround1

    earringgoround1 said 6 years ago

    Thanks for starting this journey ... I will look forward to your posts/instructions.

  • SassyMoose

    SassyMoose said 6 years ago

    Count me in! This will be my first Etsy Christmas. Good luck to all!

  • dorijewellery

    dorijewellery said 6 years ago

    Thanks this is just what I need.

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 6 years ago

    wohhooo....putt'n on my boots and gett'n ready! :D

  • christinamcdaniel

    christinamcdaniel said 6 years ago

    I'm ready and can't wait!!!

  • EmbellishmentDesigns

    EmbellishmentDesigns said 6 years ago

    I'm excited, this'll be a great for me to do, as I'm just starting out with etsy!

  • ellaminnowpeadesigns

    ellaminnowpeadesigns said 6 years ago

    Superb and brilliant! Thank you :) These boots are made for walking! ha ha ha

  • candybagsnyc

    candybagsnyc said 6 years ago

    First Boot camp of my life! I vow to honor the pledge!!!

  • earthnskystudio

    earthnskystudio said 6 years ago

    I missed out on the Christmas in July campaign b/c we were travelling, so I'm in on this one! BTW - Good luck to you EmbellishmentDesigns! Welcome! ^_^

  • HydrangeaRow

    HydrangeaRow said 6 years ago

    I'm in!! Thank you!

  • AngiesGallery

    AngiesGallery said 6 years ago

    I'll try..was there a checklist somewhere...I cant find it

  • uniquenique

    uniquenique said 6 years ago

    Ok I'm in hopefully I will learn some way of producing sales.

  • okiedokieartichoky

    okiedokieartichoky said 6 years ago

    thankyou! great idea and cant wait for the tips!

  • marylockwood

    marylockwood said 6 years ago

    This is exciting and just the kick in the pants I needed! Thank you! Looking forward to it.

  • JKdesignsMe

    JKdesignsMe said 6 years ago

    Its my first holiday season with etsy. Nervous, excited and full of positive attitude:) Best wishes to everyone with awesome sales!!

  • clayitagain

    clayitagain said 6 years ago

    Hello fellow boot campers :)

  • Nextlife

    Nextlife said 6 years ago

    Awesome!Thank you!

  • cherryblossompaperco

    cherryblossompaperco said 6 years ago

    Ready!! Set!!! Grow!!

  • brazenhussies

    brazenhussies said 6 years ago

    The pledge has been taken, standing to attention and ready for orders!!!!

  • AnartIsland

    AnartIsland said 6 years ago

    Thank you for the push! I am in, even whe I have to bee away now and then!

  • mariadiana

    mariadiana said 6 years ago

    Good, I need to get in shape for the holidays. Teehee!

  • KristinaTea

    KristinaTea said 6 years ago

    All sounds really exciting!! Thank you!!

  • BountifulLizzie

    BountifulLizzie said 6 years ago

    Excited to join the boot camp! I need the push! Thanks for this! *go Viking kitty*

  • FabricFascination

    FabricFascination said 6 years ago

    I voted and took the pledge. Thanks for putting this together.

  • larkpottery

    larkpottery said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • LaFemmeJewels

    LaFemmeJewels said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to joining the Bootcamp, finally got checklist all ticked off. What a great start to the holiday season.

  • anycards

    anycards said 6 years ago

    I'm a little late on joining but I'm in!

  • CamilleMarie

    CamilleMarie said 6 years ago

    Boy do I need this!

  • ishka789

    ishka789 said 6 years ago

    Nothing better than a list and a challenge to get me motivated!!

  • crookedriverjewelry

    crookedriverjewelry said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the push! Can't wait to get started!

  • knitandcurl

    knitandcurl said 6 years ago

    Thanks, Danielle! I'll stay tuned.

  • simplychiclily

    simplychiclily said 6 years ago

    Great. Count me in!

  • madeforujewelry

    madeforujewelry said 6 years ago

    Count me in. Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for putting this together.

  • KEScarvings

    KEScarvings said 6 years ago

    I'm SO in! This is my first holiday season on Etsy and I am so excited for it!!! Thanks Danielle!

  • Sugarshoxcrafts

    Sugarshoxcrafts said 6 years ago

    Sounds exciting! I'm in.

  • Slade

    Slade said 6 years ago

    Oh yeah - me too!!

  • Taiga91

    Taiga91 said 6 years ago

    I am in also..thanks

  • dualchocolate

    dualchocolate said 6 years ago

    I've posted pledge reminder on fridge door, standing by for newsletters....

  • joanrickard

    joanrickard said 6 years ago

    Great reminder to get going and get things ready for hopefully a big holiday season.

  • GloamingDesigns

    GloamingDesigns said 6 years ago

    sooooooooooo amazingly awesome! i know i haven't been active at all in the forums and in the comments but i love this Etsy community so darn much! so i'll add to my pledge that: I pledge to add my voice more often to the chorus of the Etsy community and to be an active part of the unity this community creates!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 6 years ago

    Just wanted to pop in and say - I'm reading all the comments here, in the Etsy Forum post, Tweets tagged #EstyHolidayBootcamp and on the Facebook event page. You guys are so enthusiastic, inspiring and awesome! xo

  • emeeme

    emeeme said 6 years ago

    I have just voted! Bird in Helmet.

  • Heart2Handbags

    Heart2Handbags said 6 years ago

    Taking the pledge and the plunge!

  • cathyswraps

    cathyswraps said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • palominoblue

    palominoblue said 6 years ago

    here we go, I am in!

  • teconlene

    teconlene said 6 years ago

    Great! Count me in! :)

  • YJdesign

    YJdesign said 6 years ago

    I'm here... count me in! ;-)

  • mylittleaura

    mylittleaura said 6 years ago

    Great Idea I'm just ready!!

  • austinleighdesigns

    austinleighdesigns said 6 years ago

    What a great motivational tool. I'm in.

  • LemonKissed

    LemonKissed said 6 years ago

    I'm so excited - this is going to keep me going and make the holidays not seem so huge or scary!!

  • foamywader

    foamywader said 6 years ago

    All in!

  • Yoola

    Yoola said 6 years ago

    yes ! Yes ! yes ! help me make the best holiday season ever :) ( till next year....) im in !!!! I pledge to read every newsletter till the end ...... and do above and beyond, and of course help others.... LOL

  • HazelHoney

    HazelHoney said 6 years ago

    In...sir...

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby said 6 years ago

    Count me in Sarge!

  • DesignsbyLilly

    DesignsbyLilly said 6 years ago

    I am so looking forward to a great Holiday Season, full of wonderful sales and new friends.

  • madebycarmela

    madebycarmela said 6 years ago

    Count me in

  • artdelamour

    artdelamour said 6 years ago

    I took the pledge and I am prepared to apply all the things I learn to all three of my etsy shops! Lets do this!!!!!

  • SilkDesignByJane

    SilkDesignByJane said 6 years ago

    Sounds great looking forward to this Thanks

  • shopjomama

    shopjomama said 6 years ago

    might be just the push I need!

  • alililly

    alililly said 6 years ago

    I'm in!! :)

  • MaribelleCampa

    MaribelleCampa said 6 years ago

    I do!!!! I take the Holiday Boot Camp Pledge!!! I will work and work and share and smile to make this season the best ever!! XOXO Maribelle

  • pinkpixieforest

    pinkpixieforest said 6 years ago

    Count us in! Sparkly Hugs, Tobi and the Pixies!

  • daydreamer2312

    daydreamer2312 said 6 years ago

    I can't wait... I am soooo in : )

  • basementsewingshop

    basementsewingshop said 6 years ago

    I'm new,I need all the help I can get.

  • PrimOuthouse

    PrimOuthouse said 6 years ago

    LET'S DO IT!! =) I need all the help I can get!!

  • virginiadees

    virginiadees said 6 years ago

    Count me in! This is my first Holiday season with Etsy. I look forward to camp!

  • EsperanzaGems

    EsperanzaGems said 6 years ago

    READY!!!!

  • larrysleatherwork

    larrysleatherwork said 6 years ago

    I could use lots of help so I'm in.

  • HomespunHandmaiden

    HomespunHandmaiden said 6 years ago

    I'm so excited! :D Hope this helps my sales :)

  • olana11

    olana11 said 6 years ago

    GREAT motivator-let's go!!!

  • DangelicaDesigns

    DangelicaDesigns said 6 years ago

    OK, I'm new at this but I'm psyched! Count me in, too. I need lots of help also!!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • TummyEarthFashions

    TummyEarthFashions said 6 years ago

    So very exciting! Blessed to be part of this wonderful journey!!!!

  • fancytails

    fancytails said 6 years ago

    I'm ready!!

  • jecavintage

    jecavintage said 6 years ago

    this is what I need! Thank you!

  • ZombieBoneyard

    ZombieBoneyard said 6 years ago

    loved a lot of the nominees. here for help and to help. go bootcamp!

  • weatheredsilo

    weatheredsilo said 6 years ago

    Okay...I took a stab at my mission. More background can be found at my blog. Looking forward to seeing what others have to say. Cheers, Mandy .................. My mission this holiday season is to create little pieces of art and handmade goods that embody the ingenuity and resilience of my great-grandmothers, Relda and Velda. To only offer goods that are not mass-produced, but rather one-of-a-kind creations these ladies would be proud of. And use earth-friendly materials and sustainable practices whenever possible...hopefully teaching my daughters the value of craftsmanship along the way. ...................

  • Avendria

    Avendria said 6 years ago

    I'm just not in the mood yet Danielle. Help. I have tons to list. I guess I neet a boot in my camp to get my going.

  • orangeni

    orangeni said 6 years ago

    Hi Etsians! I am new here and up to everything :) I am in!

  • widdershins22

    widdershins22 said 6 years ago

    Count me in! Looking forward to the challenge.

  • tinykisses

    tinykisses said 6 years ago

    I'm in too!

  • julsofparadise

    julsofparadise said 6 years ago

    Oh I just LOVE all this encouragement and the excitement of preparing for another Holiday Season and SnowBird Season where I live in gorgeous sunny southwest Florida!!! But I'm still wondering, how can we etsyians get the WORD OF ETSY out there to the rest of the world??? Can we go on CNN News or Good Morning America or something? I wish and dream of the day ***etsy*** becomes as well known of a name as something like, oh, say e-bay! HOW CAN WE DO THIS???

  • NatanyaElka

    NatanyaElka said 6 years ago

    I, NatanyaElka, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. In addition, I plan to create a Facebook page and have my shop stocked by Halloween! I vow to check in with Etsy every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. ...I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog... post, check ...off the checklists, and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsians and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere! x's and o's to all! ♥

  • SBjewlz

    SBjewlz said 6 years ago

    I'm in and excited to see what happens!!

  • APrettyBowtique

    APrettyBowtique said 6 years ago

    ok I signed up :)....is there a specific time on Thursday?

  • JulieWebb

    JulieWebb said 6 years ago

    I'm in for sure! Let's do this and make these months count. Thanks Danielle for setting this up. xx

  • JulieWebb

    JulieWebb said 6 years ago

    Hmmm, my comment didn't come up so I'm trying again... I'm definitely getting on the Boot Camp train! Thanks Danielle for starting this. Let's do it! :) xx

  • BVLifeStyle

    BVLifeStyle said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to it! I'm ready!!

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 6 years ago

    Yep - doin' it!

  • MomsHobby

    MomsHobby said 6 years ago

    Great Article Holidays here we come.

  • mlpjewelrydesigns

    mlpjewelrydesigns said 6 years ago

    I'm in.

  • Underpinnings

    Underpinnings said 6 years ago

    Thank you Danielle! I can use a few pointers...okay, who am I kidding? - A LOT of pointers!! :-D

  • DuettaDesigns

    DuettaDesigns said 6 years ago

    Great! I'm ready, and excited@

  • Stylishstems

    Stylishstems said 6 years ago

    Thanks Danielle! I am all about this.

  • jollyfish

    jollyfish said 6 years ago

    EXCITED! :)

  • spanishbeader

    spanishbeader said 6 years ago

    Hi this is Spanishbeader. I pledge to read and do what our commander says to do. I need all the help I can get. Since I've joined Etsy I haven't made one sale. So I'm game to join the boot camp and sucseed these coming months.

  • StrongBeads

    StrongBeads said 6 years ago

    Gosh already running behind...... but will hang on!!!!!!

  • photographicamy

    photographicamy said 6 years ago

    Hup 2,3,4, Keep it up 2,3,4 Ok, I am in!

  • JacquelineJewelry

    JacquelineJewelry said 6 years ago

    Ok, it's Thursday, where's the new boot camp post?

  • linenlife

    linenlife said 6 years ago

    Count me in!

  • AndreaFuentesDesigns

    AndreaFuentesDesigns said 6 years ago

    Awesome! I'm so excited! Adding this to the list of things I'm doing will be tough, but I'm ready!

  • meadowsknits

    meadowsknits said 6 years ago

    I'm in

  • HardWearChicago

    HardWearChicago said 6 years ago

    Count me in! I am excited for this holiday season: I pledged to be better organized this year now that I've had one under my belt. Ordered substantial stock early, weekly goals for production, ordering my own gifts early from fellow etsians and personal holiday cards are being written before thanksgiving so that they actually make it out this year! Every week from here on out has structure to it. This article further served to inspire me and trigger some new plans! Best of luck to everyone out there :)

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    I'm taking the pledge! By the time I usually 'get it together' for the holidays, they are over :(

  • jarabas

    jarabas said 6 years ago

    Now I have to buckle down and learn to use my new sewing machine.

  • creativenovelties200

    creativenovelties200 said 6 years ago

    I'm in. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • SellyYuill

    SellyYuill said 6 years ago

    Id love the guidance! Im in!

  • TiffanyMorganDesigns

    TiffanyMorganDesigns said 6 years ago

    I'm in and I have my buddy too. :)

  • tatimaia

    tatimaia said 6 years ago

    That's great, Danielle! But, honestly, I'll follow all the Boot Camp steps not only this season, but everyday! All tips and pdf stuff you're sharing are precious, and deserve to be followed by Etsy sellers all the time.

  • AllieOopPhotography

    AllieOopPhotography said 6 years ago

    Lets go!! Looking for my Buddy Still!

  • FaithCreation

    FaithCreation said 6 years ago

    Great information! I signed up and took the pledge for the Holiday Bootcamp. Get excited about the holiday season and madness. Let the selling begin! I am looking for a buddy. Any candlemakers interested.Convo me

  • glassgirljen

    glassgirljen said 6 years ago

    Im in!!

  • LisaManuels

    LisaManuels said 6 years ago

    Oh, great! I'm in! I'm opening my shop on the next monday! And of course I will need a buddy! :D If you want to see my work, go here; http://www.flickr.com/photos/25342573@N05/ I'm going to sell my drawings, postcards, stickers and also my jewelry! Thanks!

  • havalazar

    havalazar said 6 years ago

    Supper!!!!!!

  • cinnamonhaven

    cinnamonhaven said 6 years ago

    read and signed my pledge. good to go

  • AlabamaAngel

    AlabamaAngel said 6 years ago

    I'm in too. This is all new to me. I too need some guidance on shipping. I have gone out in the fields and picked all the cotton I think I am going to need for the Christmas season (I am selling ornaments). This is my way to earn money to pay for Optometry School. Boy am I going to have to sell a whole bunch of ornaments. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Danielle.

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop said 6 years ago

    Count me in!!! yeah!!!

  • javagirls

    javagirls said 6 years ago

    I'm in!

  • Rubyru

    Rubyru said 6 years ago

    Yeah, I need all the help I can get!!

  • 0juracoquet

    0juracoquet said 6 years ago

    as I'm new here, please explain me, what do I need to do, what is this all about ? sorry, for being so 'blond'.. :)

  • pookieposh

    pookieposh said 6 years ago

    I need a buddy:) I love to make baby gift items: headbands, tutus, burp cloth, onesies. I also have a number of baby shower invites and announcements I have designed that I could offer as well. I'm so excited to get things up and running this holiday season! Yay Etsy:)

  • HandMadeBling

    HandMadeBling said 6 years ago

    I'm in. thanks.

  • deziningems

    deziningems said 6 years ago

    I'm in! I just finished the week 1 check list. Now on to week 2.... I just loved the blog by Seth Godin "the Heirarchy of Success" I am now a fan of his!

  • GingiBeads

    GingiBeads said 6 years ago

    Hi!Great idea! I´m in.

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 6 years ago

    Great idea! I need the push:)

  • yinsteadofi

    yinsteadofi said 6 years ago

    I think I'm up for the challenge!

  • Sonyaeatszombies

    Sonyaeatszombies said 6 years ago

    I love this! I set the pledge as my desktop background. :)

  • CarolJoyFashions

    CarolJoyFashions said 6 years ago

    This will keep me serious this holiday season, I need it! Carol Joy

  • nannygs

    nannygs said 6 years ago

    I signed up and ready to dig in,I really don't know what I am doing,and what this is really about but I sure am going to do my best.I am new to Esty and selling so I need all the help I can get.I need a Buddy, too. GS

  • sweetpea1066

    sweetpea1066 said 6 years ago

    Count me in! I will do my best,I work a 40hr work week. I am a single mother, therefore my 13 yr. old son comes before anyone or anything. Getting him to do his homework is far more important than anything else. (Such a struggle at times)!!! I want so badly to create all kinds of things New & old. I like all kinds of things, whatever is appealing to the eye. I hope to post items for sale in my shop before the holidays.

  • nannygs

    nannygs said 6 years ago

    I am ready to jump right in even if I do not know what this is all about. I am new to Etsy and Selling, so I need all the HELP I can get.I need help on putting a pretty banner on my store I am not computer savy at all!! How do I post the pledge on Face Book? I am ready for a Christmas rush, I know I have only been on Etsy a month but I have not made a sell, YET, so I am ready to get going. Thanks Danielle for the support. G.S.

  • TheMightySquirm

    TheMightySquirm said 6 years ago

    I missed the first week, but I want to catch up...so thanks for providing this boot camp! I'm ready!!

  • NancyvdBoom

    NancyvdBoom said 6 years ago

    thanks for the article. I am excited for the coming weeks!

  • CheersToJuly

    CheersToJuly said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Can't wait!!!

  • themagpiesdaughter

    themagpiesdaughter said 6 years ago

    Count me in! Reporting for duty! :)

  • pulseofmyheart

    pulseofmyheart said 6 years ago

    Still no buddy, I wonder if I can do this alone??

  • lifesimplystated

    lifesimplystated said 6 years ago

    I'll do it! Sorry I'm late.

  • myriamdesigns

    myriamdesigns said 6 years ago

    I am new to all of this and really need help to get going.

  • rule42

    rule42 said 6 years ago

    I don't know if I can do it.... I tried selling Christmas stockings items for two years in a row with no luck! Maybe I need to rethink what to sell...

  • CrochetByKay

    CrochetByKay said 6 years ago

    Brand new here, but really excited about learning the ropes! I see alot of people need buddies- I don't think I'm in that position, but I can certainly offer moral support. :) If you need a "cheerleader", friend me on Facebook.

  • BridgeandBuckle

    BridgeandBuckle said 6 years ago

    I haven't officially opened my etsy store, but am looking forward to joining the bandwagon and kicking it into high gear for this holiday season. There's no time like the present. Thanks for the accountability and motivation towards an end! ~jamie of B&B

  • prendasbyenid

    prendasbyenid said 6 years ago

    Yey!!! I'm in lets' do this!!! Thank you so much Daniellexo for the motivation!!!

  • MyOrganicChemistry

    MyOrganicChemistry said 6 years ago

    Ok - so I must admit to being totally overwhelmed by all there is to read and learn on etsy so I missed the first few boot camps but I'm totally game. I'm in baby!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Aloha, a little bit late, but will do my best to catch up! thanks for the business boost!

  • CharmsCityCompany

    CharmsCityCompany said 6 years ago

    Yea, were new and ready! Thanks for great article!

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 6 years ago

    Better late then Never! Count me in!!!!

  • GrassyNest

    GrassyNest said 6 years ago

    Anybody still need a holiday buddy?

  • jadjusjewelry

    jadjusjewelry said 6 years ago

    I need a buddy.

  • Pattyzprettyz

    Pattyzprettyz said 6 years ago

    I'm new to Etsy! also very excited! can't wait to see what the holidaze bring! Thanks :)

  • whatthefunk

    whatthefunk said 6 years ago

    I'm in!!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 6 years ago

    I got last week's goal's done (awareness ribbon and cross... and owl lol) and now am working on next weeks of getting personalized bracelet samples made and listed. I am trying to juggle present custom orders with creating new lines... that is always my struggle

  • brenda45

    brenda45 said 6 years ago

    I'm a lil late, but count me in!

  • ButtercupFairies

    ButtercupFairies said 6 years ago

    That makes two of us brenda45! Thanks for the inspiration all. I'm a work in progress setting up shop ... but getting ready for the holidy season!

  • sweetpeatoadtots

    sweetpeatoadtots said 6 years ago

    Me too please :)

  • mayflycreations

    mayflycreations said 6 years ago

    Me, too I'll be catching up .

  • JPGemJewels

    JPGemJewels said 6 years ago

    Me too, count me in.

  • retrograndma

    retrograndma said 6 years ago

    Count me in :-)

  • writinginthesand

    writinginthesand said 6 years ago

    I am a little late but count me in!

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart said 6 years ago

    I did my pledge and I am ready to go, I got new items, lots of inspiration in this article Thank you Danielle!!!!!!!

  • hennyseashell

    hennyseashell said 6 years ago

    I'm in...and now writing on my blog! thanks

  • mammajane

    mammajane said 6 years ago

    I took the pledge and I'm ready to get started :)

  • bstrung

    bstrung said 6 years ago

    I'm in. Just posted pledge on my FB fan page.

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 6 years ago

    Me too please:O)

  • galla15

    galla15 said 6 years ago

    I am going to go blog and post about this. Sounds very interesting and something good to keep us on track and relaly promote the holiday season!! I am IN!

  • ribbonmade

    ribbonmade said 6 years ago

    can't wait until next thursday, thanks!!

  • VeraidaGifts

    VeraidaGifts said 6 years ago

    I am in!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Finally.

  • armcandyforyou

    armcandyforyou said 6 years ago

    OK..........I hope I ma not late ! I am in:)

  • armcandyforyou

    armcandyforyou said 6 years ago

    Please count me in:)

  • laineyspawtique

    laineyspawtique said 6 years ago

    I am in.... LATE but in :O)

  • Cozycornercrafts

    Cozycornercrafts said 6 years ago

    Count me in! Thanks :)

  • bluegiraffeshop

    bluegiraffeshop said 6 years ago

    Pledging, oops only just found the side bar of links, three weeks in, think I've had my eyes closed...

  • belou492

    belou492 said 6 years ago

    thanks for all of the great info!! :-)

  • emerson2003

    emerson2003 said 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for the info! I just opened shop and have so much to learn~ thanks again!

  • WyldeAnneGreen

    WyldeAnneGreen said 6 years ago

    I'll try.

  • JKdesignsMe

    JKdesignsMe said 6 years ago

    Thanks!! Inspire, inspire, INSPIRE!!

  • EdgeInspired

    EdgeInspired said 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for such a great article. This will be our first Christmas on Etsy - it's so exciting to be part of such a wonderful and inspiring community :)

  • fusionsjewelery

    fusionsjewelery said 6 years ago

    sounds great as we will be having our first holiday season on Etsy also

  • ArtByTemple

    ArtByTemple said 6 years ago

    Alrighty then! Let's do this thing! Etsy beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  • LakeGemsBeachGlass

    LakeGemsBeachGlass said 6 years ago

    Here's to Holiday Success!

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes said 6 years ago

    Im in :) !

  • PiecesIEnjoy

    PiecesIEnjoy said 6 years ago

    I'm so glad you are doing this. I've already found it very helpful and motivating. Thanks so much!!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 6 years ago

    excited for week 4!

  • fibrous

    fibrous said 6 years ago

    A few weeks late, but I'm ready!

  • BijiBijoux

    BijiBijoux said 6 years ago

    My first year here, so I will try my best!

  • handjstarcreations

    handjstarcreations said 6 years ago

    thanks danielle, working away!

  • Daniellelovellwalsh

    Daniellelovellwalsh said 6 years ago

    I love this! Great inspiration and motivation. I will start now-I am ready and able!

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 6 years ago

    i feel the excitement in the air already : )

  • CraftMeSilly

    CraftMeSilly said 6 years ago

    I'm also late but def need the motivation!

  • WaterburyJewels

    WaterburyJewels said 6 years ago

    I am willing to take the pledge!....

  • IzzysOrganicObjects

    IzzysOrganicObjects said 6 years ago

    I want to pledge! Anyone in need of a boot camp buddy?

  • rmoratti

    rmoratti said 6 years ago

    I'm pledging

  • FourDirectionsPhoto

    FourDirectionsPhoto said 6 years ago

    I'm scared and excited at the same time. Just like my wedding day when I was also wearing my crocheted camouflage uniform.

  • pescado42

    pescado42 said 6 years ago

    Great!!!

  • OilSpillsbyNina

    OilSpillsbyNina said 6 years ago

    Sounds good to me! I'll paint hard!

  • elsahats

    elsahats said 6 years ago

    I'm pledging!

  • meiliemh

    meiliemh said 6 years ago

    Everyone needs a kick in the Boot Camp once in a while so this will be a worthwhile read! Meanwhile, I've gotta' get to the wood workshop and make some sawdust! Thanks for the blog!

  • douina

    douina said 6 years ago

    Already started the season with some awesome earrings, necklaces, and prayers. Just furthering the skill my grandmother taught me at only 8 yrs, and am still doing to this day. Thank you grandma

  • brigitteee

    brigitteee said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration! I've got a late start, but I'm in now!

  • nathaliedembele

    nathaliedembele said 6 years ago

    Ready, set, go!!! Thanks for the article Danielle.

  • amorevalkyrie

    amorevalkyrie said 6 years ago

    I've pledged and run through Week 1, 2, 3... now for the mostest importantest crucial thing... I need a buddy! Where art thee, my soul mate buddy? :)

  • dramatiquedesigns

    dramatiquedesigns said 6 years ago

    check out my awesome marketing tips on my blog post! http://dramatiquedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/10/marketing-right-way.html i wish luck to all you lovely etsians!

  • hedgehogandrabbit

    hedgehogandrabbit said 6 years ago

    I'm late pledging, but I've been participating the last couple weeks. :D

  • harvestmoonbyhand

    harvestmoonbyhand said 6 years ago

    This is such a great idea! Have done weeks 1-3 and will need to start on week 4 now.

  • beweber

    beweber said 6 years ago

    It is great to see such enthusiasm, that is what I need to get motivated and crank it up. I love to make things and to be creative, that is a large part of who I am. Sometimes it is easy to get distracted and not be on task life gets in the way. This will definitely help me, so great idea. I am off to do some work and shopping.

  • signet333

    signet333 said 6 years ago

    Getting a late start Danielle but boarding the holiday sales train today! Tina xo

  • Feathertops

    Feathertops said 6 years ago

    Hooray! As a new business owner and very new Etsy member, I need all the help and suggestions and support I can get. Thank you all for your motivation and words of wisdom.

  • HandiworksbyJanice

    HandiworksbyJanice said 6 years ago

    Another who was moving house about the time that this was posted, but on the band wagon with everyone else! Excited about the holiday season coming up. Thanks Danielle!

  • smilingturtle

    smilingturtle said 6 years ago

    I didn't discover this until just now, but hoping to join in anyway!

  • scoopofsugarpaper

    scoopofsugarpaper said 6 years ago

    Book camp here I come!

  • museofmelanie

    museofmelanie said 6 years ago

    The Boot Camp is going to be so helpful!

  • Underneath

    Underneath said 6 years ago

    Yikes! I'm late.

  • mohenz

    mohenz said 6 years ago

    OH I'm so late!

  • lillith

    lillith said 6 years ago

    white rabbit, me... looking forward to getting it together!

  • greetingsfromabove

    greetingsfromabove said 6 years ago

    just getting started, but we loved all the helpful tips.

  • CarolsTagSale

    CarolsTagSale said 6 years ago

    How could I have missed this? I'm in, now. Plan to get caught up this weekend. Holidays will rock this year!

  • Jewe1tosell

    Jewe1tosell said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GrizzlyCreations

    GrizzlyCreations said 6 years ago

    I'm ready, really late but really ready and excited!!!

  • GrizzlyCreations

    GrizzlyCreations said 6 years ago

    I ready, really late and really ready!!!!

  • EmmasDestiny

    EmmasDestiny said 6 years ago

    new to the boot camp, but have been reading the weekly emails. thanks for the inspiration.

  • hrblexpressions

    hrblexpressions said 6 years ago

    Great article...thank you!

  • lolos

    lolos said 6 years ago

    Awesome!! :-)) Thank you so much Danielle! Lolo :-)

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality said 6 years ago

    This is great....just jumping on the band wagon now...but the great preparation for the holidays had begun a while ago! Is anyone in need of a boot camp buddy still? Happy Crafting =)

  • pinnikity

    pinnikity said 6 years ago

    Gonna have a go too! I totally need to refocus!

  • heavencentgifts

    heavencentgifts said 6 years ago

    ok I'm in ...but very late!! Still need to catch up!!

  • heavencentgifts

    heavencentgifts said 6 years ago

    I, VJ @ heavencentgifts, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere! ...on to the next item!!

  • DelaneyJewelry

    DelaneyJewelry said 6 years ago

    I can say it is honestly Etsy that is holding me accountable and I love it! Re-reading, and re-reading again!

  • c2ceramics

    c2ceramics said 6 years ago

    I am getting started late. But, I need to do this. So, I, Cyndi Johnson, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere! ...on to the next item!!

  • lepetitreve

    lepetitreve said 6 years ago

    I'm so late in pledging! I have been getting the newsletter the past couple of weeks, and as a brand new shop, I am so grateful for all of the useful tips and info! Christmas ROCKS! PS. Anyone looking for a bootcamp buddy this late in the game?

  • theLittleGreenButton

    theLittleGreenButton said 6 years ago

    I'm in!!! Great info and inspiration!!!!!!!!!! oh, and, !!!!!!!!!!!

  • jnorvelle

    jnorvelle said 6 years ago

    Pledging done - now to catch -up on everything else! Great positive way to be involved! Thanks :)

  • positiveflow

    positiveflow said 6 years ago

    Voted, created, listed, promoted on FB, renewed!

  • BeachyCakes

    BeachyCakes said 6 years ago

    So excited for the holidays! Can't wait to share it on my shop SOON!

  • ScrapHappieAZ

    ScrapHappieAZ said 6 years ago

    Wow I need to do some catching up

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 6 years ago

    I'm in! But still wondering how to do it. thanks for the article.

  • consciousclothing

    consciousclothing said 6 years ago

    in, finally, reluctantly- HELP!!

  • pinswithfury

    pinswithfury said 6 years ago

    Count me in! I need the boost.

  • hydrangeahippo

    hydrangeahippo said 6 years ago

    I'm taking the pledge!

  • IsabearDesigns

    IsabearDesigns said 6 years ago

    Awesome! I am joining in a little late but hey better late than never....

  • sheilasculleydesign

    sheilasculleydesign said 6 years ago

    Let's go!

  • vivalachic

    vivalachic said 6 years ago

    LOVE this boot camp!****ATTENTION ETSIANS**** I'm one of those bloggers! Stylist Diva has 10,000+ fashion forward readers and is looking to showcase your creations for the holidays! http://www.stylistdiva.com, Feel free to convo me for details! xo

  • liltexascandles

    liltexascandles said 6 years ago

    I am ready have to get some stuff made up for christmas. But count me in. I am not much of a blogger may need some tips on it.

  • kfq0306

    kfq0306 said 6 years ago

    Hello Danielle, I would like to join as well. Can you tell me where I can obtain the weekly assignments from sthe start of the program since I am just beginning or can you email them to me at kfq0306@optonline.net. Thanks, Kathleen

  • thestudio8

    thestudio8 said 6 years ago

    I'm in! hope it not to late:)

  • nattirootz

    nattirootz said 6 years ago

    awesome!

  • beautifullydone4you

    beautifullydone4you said 6 years ago

    Cant wait to get started

  • Bluesky4525

    Bluesky4525 said 6 years ago

    I'll sign up. I am ready to give up but I will give it thus last push Thanks freat idea

  • SexyStitches

    SexyStitches said 6 years ago

    I am so in on this! thanks

  • zuzusworld

    zuzusworld said 6 years ago

    Thanks Danielle! Can't wait to get started!

  • elizabethfisher22

    elizabethfisher22 said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the info!

  • tiderdesign

    tiderdesign said 6 years ago

    Maybe I'm late to the party, but I'm definitely in! Thanks so much for all of your guidance!

  • AsTheWoodTurned

    AsTheWoodTurned said 6 years ago

    can not wait to jump into the action. And as always great info.

  • perlasegovia

    perlasegovia said 6 years ago

    Better late than never, right? I'm ready to have fun! thank you for the encouragement!!!

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 6 years ago

    yeah me too better late than never....

  • SOULFULSTYLE

    SOULFULSTYLE said 6 years ago

    INTERESTING!!!!

  • louisianarocks

    louisianarocks said 6 years ago

    Me too! I wish I had joined sooner...this is great!!!! Good luck to everyone!

  • TerrificCreations

    TerrificCreations said 6 years ago

    This is great! Wish I had read it sooner. Very encouraging.!

  • BigSistersJewelryBox

    BigSistersJewelryBox said 6 years ago

    ok, in for a penny, in for a pound...I need all the tools I can get my hands on to figure out how to be a success and maybe even sell something lol. I am in!

  • LeonaMae

    LeonaMae said 6 years ago

    I'm in! Yay! I do wish I had seen this sooner, but at least I see it now!

  • withlovecrochet

    withlovecrochet said 6 years ago

    Me too LeonaMae! Just found out, but I am going to attempt to participate even though I'll join the ranks late!

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast said 6 years ago

    Better late then never, right? :)

  • texasnan

    texasnan said 6 years ago

    Guess I'll jump in with both feet. Ready to go!

  • tigerbee

    tigerbee said 6 years ago

    The ELF is IN, lacing up the boots and ready to start doing!

  • tigerbee

    tigerbee said 6 years ago

    Ready for boot camp!

  • GrannyHugs

    GrannyHugs said 6 years ago

    On it! Thanks for the push!! :)

  • poeticpieces

    poeticpieces said 6 years ago

    ok thought I did, but haven't been doing!

  • shughesslc

    shughesslc said 6 years ago

    Ok, I'm in....ready for boot camp, let the games begin!

  • MCSDesigns

    MCSDesigns said 6 years ago

    Ready for boot camp.

  • kathypaul2009

    kathypaul2009 said 6 years ago

    Great post Danielle. Thanks for all the help,I can really use it. I have had my store up for four months and have only sold two things, it is a little discouaging. So, thanks for encouaging words.

  • materialgirlnola

    materialgirlnola said 6 years ago

    already feeling crazy this holiday season, and kicking myself for not signing up for this sooner...but i'm in now! Thanks for the post Danielle!

  • RaskolInkLLC

    RaskolInkLLC said 6 years ago

    Pledged! here we go.

  • allengirldesigns

    allengirldesigns said 6 years ago

    better late than never we hope. Deb and I have had our site active only since the 13 of this month. we are happy to be among such a veritable force of creativity and motivated 'store owners'. We humbly accept any and all input. Danielle, consider us pledglings.

  • ZeesBeadZ

    ZeesBeadZ said 6 years ago

    I am ready to get started! Hopefully I can bring up my sales.

  • redheadache

    redheadache said 6 years ago

    In it! I'm a newbie and totally motivated. Great community and encouragement!

  • Savi

    Savi said 6 years ago

    Done!.....make way I'm coming thru!!!!

  • hanginaround

    hanginaround said 6 years ago

    Well, I'm late, but here nonetheless! I pledge myself. :)

  • lucindaandbluebird

    lucindaandbluebird said 6 years ago

    Better late than never! First sale..here I come!

  • TheGildedTassel

    TheGildedTassel said 6 years ago

    better late than never!

  • Howlingcorgi

    Howlingcorgi said 6 years ago

    Better late then never!

  • gitta

    gitta said 6 years ago

    I am in,so let do this!

  • Sharondipidy

    Sharondipidy said 6 years ago

    Okay, I'm in project mode :D I'm steadlily working. I just got my art room reorganized and I'm ready to shine!

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 5 years ago

    The Holidays???? How can that be happening already?! Ahhhhhh. Seriously, anything anyone can suggest to get my shop a movin', I'm listening. Thank you.

  • rusticcarvings

    rusticcarvings said 5 years ago

    I'm ready! Let's go!

  • potterybynoelle

    potterybynoelle said 5 years ago

    I am ready for hoilday sales

  • CalicoHeart

    CalicoHeart said 5 years ago

    I'M IN

  • pinkpolkadotsnpearls

    pinkpolkadotsnpearls said 5 years ago

    I'm In! Can wait to get started!

  • KthysKreations

    KthysKreations said 5 years ago

    OK - I'm in.

  • Selena500

    Selena500 said 5 years ago

    I'm in , i just havent sold anything , it sucks!! :(

  • OhEdith

    OhEdith said 5 years ago

    Hey you guys, I'm in too. :0 Cause I haven't sold anything yet either. But is this where we are supposed to sign up? Did you guys notice that the last couple of hundred posts were from last year? Are we in the right place?

  • shmai3

    shmai3 said 5 years ago

    my first bootcamp! I'm so happy for this info, hope I'll survive ;)

  • BellumsJewelry

    BellumsJewelry said 5 years ago

    my first bootcamp! i love the enthusiasm!!

  • TheFertileGarden

    TheFertileGarden said 5 years ago

    Im excited!

  • starrstores

    starrstores said 5 years ago

    posting to facebook now!

  • LemonsandBlueberries

    LemonsandBlueberries said 5 years ago

    Hurrah, I'm so excited to get started!

  • potterybynoelle

    potterybynoelle said 5 years ago

    i am in

  • jpfefferkorn

    jpfefferkorn said 5 years ago

    I'm pumped up. I voted for the little dog in the tu-tu. I bet there's quite a bite to that little one.

  • woodbeedesign

    woodbeedesign said 5 years ago

    Well I hope it has better results than last year because the chalkboard slogan "Make something lovely, list in on Etsy" doesn't work so well.

  • mahoganybludesign

    mahoganybludesign said 5 years ago

    I'm so excited!!

  • JustColor

    JustColor said 5 years ago

    I am looking forward to participating this year. Last year I was new to Etsy and couldn't keep up. I hope I can keep up this year.

  • Indigofera

    Indigofera said 5 years ago

    Hi everyone, This is my first year participating. I know I need a new camera.

  • PureBlissCandlz

    PureBlissCandlz said 5 years ago

    Hi everyone - I'm new to all of this and can't thank both Danielle and the Etsy community for all of the support and training. I've got a little bit of a following on my facebook page and website, but I'm so new that I think I begin working on one aspect of the shop, then get sidetracked and start something else - yes I have a hard time concentrating. This Bootcamp is just what I need to kick my butt into action. I think what I'm having a hard time with is 'shop policies' n such, making it personal to our candles..... and turning 'fans' or 'likes' into paying customers. ARGH!!! I'm not giving up but I am honestly grateful for all of the available training you all offer!!! thanks so much - I 'm a bit behind so catch up is in full effect.

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