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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blog Feature - GinaDust - Jewelry Boxes - Deadline 9/6

Scheduled - Blog Feature - Deadline 9/6


Looking for: Jewelry Boxes.
Deadline: September 6, 2009. Feature will run September 13, 2009.
Process and Contact info: To submit your item, please email me at gidu.design(at)gmail(dot)com. Please be sure to write THEME SUBMISSION - (and the name of the theme you are submitting to) in the subject line.
In the email, please include
- the name of your shop
- an image or a link to your image
- the link to your item
- a sentence or two describing work or style
Share you theme ideas!! I am always hunting for new theme ideas.
Requirements: Etsy only

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Guest Bloggers - GinaDust - Ongoing - Design, Traveling

Ongoing - Guest Bloggers





Blog:
GiDu Design
Looking for: I'm specifically looking for people from anywhere around the world who have a great eye for design, a camera and excellent photographic skills. I am adding a new section to my blog about design and traveling. I need guest bloggers to photograph beautiful places around where they live, culture, and the art and design they are submersed in.
Deadline: none, ongoing
Process: Fill out simple submission form, Gina will contact you. Submissions will be chosen based on what fits best with blog content.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blog Feature - Scrivener's Retreat - Ongoing - Pets

Ongoing - Blog Feature







Blog:
Scrivener's Retreat


Looking for: I am interested in cute items for pets, pet owners, or regular people that are photographed well. I am also looking for ferret owners who would like their ferrets featured in my weekly post on Fridays.

Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Restrictions: None. I am open to sellers of any venue and those who only sell on their own websites as well.

Contact: Natalie at scrivenersretreat [at] cox [dot] net

Additional Info: I own five ferrets and sell ferret/pet toys. My blog tends to be more on the personal/non-business side of life because I try not to sell to my readers too much. But when I find a really great item for sale, I am happy to throw some views the seller's way.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Blog Feature - Shrimp Salad Circus - Ongoing - Tutorial

Ongoing - Blog Feature


Looking for: I am looking for anybody who can write a tutorial with step-by-step photographs. This can be on just about anything. So far I've featured somebody who makes moss terrariums and a jewelry designer. I will link to the shop, blog, Twitter, and whatever else of the person being featured.

Submission Deadline: Ongoing, published every Tuesday

Restrictions: None. I am open to people from any venue and would love to branch out from Etsy.

Contact: Contact Lindsay at shrimpsaladcircus{at}gmail{dot}com with a brief idea of what the tutorial would be about and a link or attachment of a photo of the product instructed in the tutorial if they have one.

Blog Feature - Archdiva - Ongoing - Handmade Sellers

Ongoing - Blog Feature







Blog:
Archdiva

Looking for: I'm seeking sellers who hand make...anything! I have a weekly feature entitled "Inside the Artisan's Studio", a weekly peek into the creative process of artisans and craftspeople. I've based my questions on those asked by James Lipton during "Inside the Actor's Studio" but with an artistic twist.

Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Restrictions: None. My request is open to all venues, though since I am an Etsy seller myself, up until this point I have focused mostly on other Etsy sellers since that is who I am networked with primarily. I am eager to profile a diverse selection of sellers and venues though!

Contact: Interested artisans, please fill out this form. There are 10 questions (as seen on prior posts) plus some contact and other general information to complete. I will contact artisans to clarify any information, confirm their participation and share their scheduled feature date. I reserve the right to edit answers for length, but have generally posted all answers "as is" up to this point. Questions? Email archdiva [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blog Feature - Tricia's Dish - Ongoing - Several Categories

Ongoing - Blog Feature



Blog: Tricia's Dish

Looking for: Products from Independent businesses, ex: Women's apparel (Size 8/M), shoes (Size 8), necklaces (14'-16' length preferred), girls' size 4T clothing, kids items for a 4 year old girl, family-friendly items, bath, skincare, cosmetics, beauty, haircare, cooking items, kitchen and home items, accessories, handbags (I love wristlets!), and anything else I haven't mentioned that you think Tricia's Dish readers would like to learn more about!

Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Restrictions: None. All venues are welcome, but I reserve the right to select entries that are a good fit for my blog and my readership.

Contact: Sign up by filling out this form. Email Tricia at tricialynnchaves@gmail.com.

Other Opportunities: If you'd like an advertorial review and/or to participate in a giveaway on my blog, please read this information as those options are available for a nominal charge and can give you broad exposure. In addition, I have a sister blog called Move to Brazil, so if you make/sell Brazilian items, feel free to respond as well.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Blog (Publication) Feature - My Shopping Connection - Ongoing - Several Categories

Ongoing - Blog Feature




My Shopping Connection
Looking for: Bags, Beauty, Fashion, Holiday, Home, Jewelry, Kids, Music, and Pet items to feature in our Galleria
Contact: Erika Pitera, Editor-In-Chief at MyShoppingConnection.com
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
Time Investment: 4. 5-10 minutes of your time (as long as it takes to fill out the form).
All venues with secure shopping carts welcome.
Instructions: Please only fill out the free online form at this link: http://www.myshoppingconnection.com/site-info/submit-products.php (It allows you to give me all the information I need, including a photo upload!) Although I select items based on quality and originality, awesome photos are a must! If your item is chosen for inclusion, you will be notified by e-mail. All features will appear at http://www.myshoppingconnection.com/galleria/.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Giveaway Opportunity - Muse Reviews

Ongoing - Giveaway Opportunity


Blog: Muse Reviews

Looking for: Family Friendly artists/crafters to participate in product reviews and giveaways. Most giveaways have 1-2 winners each. I showcase products in the following categories: childrens' clothing and accessories, learning toys and activities, books, games, puzzles, jewelry (women's and children's), food and drink (kitchen items), specialty paper items (invitations, personalized stationery, calling cards, etc.), homeschooling helps, childrens' and family-friendly music and other media.

Info: I am a review blogger who loves to review several different types of products, though most of my readers are moms, grandmothers, and educators. Giveaways bring in more traffic to reviews since I advertise on 8-10 giveaway advertising portals weekly. I prefer to do a review and then have the sponsor mail out the prize to the winner, unless I receive a sample from the sponsor for review purposes -- in which I will gladly ship the item to the winner if it's packaged together with the sample I receive.

Traffic:
Monthly stats on average: 1,471 visits, 2,498 pageviews, 989 absolute unique visitors

Contact info: Email me at musesofmegret [at] gmail [dot] com for a prompt response.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Feature - Mailing List

You can now sign up for a weekly FAF email to receive an up to date listing of all open opportunities. In addition, any new opportunities will be immediately mailed out to the list so you'll have first pick when new ones are listed. You can sign up here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Blog Feature - Home Business Success - Ongoing

Ongoing - Blog Feature


Blog: 10 Steps 2 Success

Looking for: I am interested in featuring a wide range of entrepreneurs and work from home individuals on my blog. Respondents should be able to clearly expound upon what they feels helps breed success for those choosing to start their own business and work from home.

Deadline: none, ongoing

Process: Short 10 question interview (tailored to the individual's business model). They just have to answer each question thoroughly and thoughtfully and then send me the link to their website and their logo.

Requirements: Respondents MUST be working a home business. It's ok to have a job outside of the home as long as the person is actively working from their home on their home business at least 4 hours a day. No providers of natural skin care products as that conflicts with the other side of my business.

Contact: Michelle at info [at] reviyve [dot] com

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blog Feature - GinaDust - Ongoing

Ongoing - Blog Feature


Blog: GiDu Design
Looking for: Etsy Artists and Designers to feature
Deadline: none, ongoing
Process: Fill out simple submission form, Gina will contact you. Please be sure to include your Etsy shop address and links to your favorite items for the feature. Interviewees will be picked based on what they are selling, if it fits well with the blog, must have A+ photos of their work.
Requirements: Etsy only

Monday, June 29, 2009

Giveaway Opportunity - Audrey's Giveaways

Ongoing - Giveaway Opportunity

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Blog: Audrey's Country Craft's
Looking for: crafters/artists to participate in ongoing weekly giveaway
Info: Each shop is asked to write about 3-4 short paragraphs on themselves, their shop, what they do, where they are from, what/who inspires them, etc. Three pictures of the shop will be included along with a picture of the giveaway prize. The shipping cost of the prize is the responsibility of the featured shop.

There are usually anywhere from 60-150 people entering each giveaway. They are asked to go to the shop and pick their favorite item, come back to my blog with the link. That way you get traffic to your shop and hopefully they return to make a purchase one day.
Contact: Anyone interested in participating can contact me via email at audreyscountrycrafts [at] gmail [dot] com or through my Etsy shop: Audrey's Country Crafts.
Requirements: interested in handmade projects, all venues welcome!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Blog (Publication) Feature - My Shopping Connection - "Thank You" cards, post holiday

Scheduled Blog Feature-Deadline for 11/15/09




My Shopping Connection
Looking for: "Thank You" cards for after the holidays: greeting card roundup.
Contact: Erika Pitera, Editor-In-Chief at MyShoppingConnection.com
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2009
Time Investment: 4. 5-10 minutes of your time (as long as it takes to fill out the form).
All venues with secure shopping carts welcome.
Instructions: Please only fill out the free online form at this link: http://www.myshoppingconnection.com/editorial/editorial-features.php (It allows you to give me all the information I need, including a photo upload!) Although I select items based on quality and originality, awesome photos are a must! If your item is chosen for inclusion, you will be notified by e-mail. All features will appear at http://www.myshoppingconnection.com.

Blog (Publication) Feature - My Shopping Connection - Halloween Costumes & Decorations

Scheduled Blog Feature-Deadline for 9/15/09




My Shopping Connection
Looking for: Handmade Halloween costumes (kids and/or adults) and decorations roundup
Contact: Erika Pitera, Editor-In-Chief at MyShoppingConnection.com
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2009
Time Investment: 4. 5-10 minutes of your time (as long as it takes to fill out the form).
All venues with secure shopping carts welcome.
Instructions: Please only fill out the free online form at this link: http://www.myshoppingconnection.com/editorial/editorial-features.php (It allows you to give me all the information I need, including a photo upload!) Although I select items based on quality and originality, awesome photos are a must! If your item is chosen for inclusion, you will be notified by e-mail. All features will appear at http://www.myshoppingconnection.com.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Spread the Word About the Middle-Man!

Hi, guys! Here's an in-depth post about FindAFeature and an opportunity for you to win a $25 gift certificate to Risky Beads and a month's worth of free advertising on my Risky Beads blog just for helping to promote it!

Thanks, Lori

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Blog Feature - FleurAvenue

Ongoing - Blog Feature

Looking for: sellers of any venue and discipline with high quality photos, preference given to sellers willing to participate in giveaways
Blog: http://fleuravenue.blogspot.com
Feature is Ongoing
Contact Brenda at fleurave [!at] gmail.com or convo
From FleurAvenue: "I love to feature artist from all areas, from fashion, knitters, even paper suppliers! I have seen lovely items all over Etsy but the most important factor when I pick who to feature eventually lies in their photos."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blog Feature - SonoSonoStudio - Etsy Newbies

Ongoing - Blog Feature

Newbies! I'm looking for Etsy newbies with 5 sales or less to feature on my blog at http://sonosonostudio.blogspot.com/

I'm Sono of SonoSonoStudio on etsy, and I started doing Newbie Mondays as a way to help other newbie etsians get their foot in the door. This is an ongoing feature and I talk briefly about 3 different Newbies every Monday.

If you are interested, please leave a comment on my blog or convo me through my etsy account. It would be helpful if you could leave me a link to your favorite item, however, I may talk about something else if it fits my theme better.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Interview - Small, sustainable, organic farmers

Ongoing - Interview/Reporting

I am looking for farmers who practice sustainable, organic farming and/or participate in C.S.A.'s (Must be organic and sustainable) I am not wanting agribusiness, (like those that grow for major processor's or ship to chain supermarkets) Small local farming only. I am working on featuring a farm that practices the above each week on HMN. If they would like to participate they can email me at val@handmadenews.org.

Giveaway Opportunity - HandmadeinPA

Ongoing - Giveaway Opportunity

As editor of handmadeinpa.net and Craft Trends columnist at handmadenews.org, I am always looking for Pennsylvania artists & crafters to feature on Handmade in PA (http://handmadeinpa.net) and sponsor giveaways. Interested sellers can contact me at tara@handmadeinpa.net. I also have opportunities for PA crafters to guest post, which of course gets a big ol' link back to the sellers' shops.

Tara Gentile

Blog Feature - Handmade in PA.net

Ongoing - Blog Feature

As editor of handmadeinpa.net and Craft Trends columnist at handmadenews.org, I am always looking for Pennsylvania artists & crafters to feature on Handmade in PA (http://handmadeinpa.net) and sponsor giveaways. Interested sellers can contact me at tara@handmadeinpa.net. I also have opportunities for PA crafters to guest post, which of course gets a big ol' link back to the sellers' shops.

Tara Gentile

Blog Feature - CelesteCraft

Ongoing - Blog Feature

I am a crafts person who believes that art works best as a mutually beneficial community. When I speak positively about other artists, it promotes interest in all artists. So I write about what is going on in my local community (Central Coast of California) as well as world-wide. You can see it at http://CelesteCraft.blogspot.com

I need people who love to share about themselves. If you can tell me good stories about yourself and your work, then it gives me lots of space to post pictures promote you like crazy! I sometimes will send questions back and forth, conversation style, so you should be able to deal with that. If I have enough material, I will feature you for multiple consecutive days. I have no deadline, I line up features as they are available. If I offer you a feature, I will send you some preliminary questions and ask for your permission to use pictures from your site. You can give me additional pictures if it helps tell your story. I may follow-up for clarification, etc. That should be everything I need from you.

Please contact me at CelesteCraft [!at] yahoo.com and put "blog feature please" in your subject line. I'm happy to hear from anyone, but I reserve the right to not feature you if I think you're a bad fit for my site.

Thanks very much!
Celeste

Other - Lefthanded Products

Ongoing - Promote Left-handed Products


Southpaws unite! I'm Lori, and in addition to running Risky Beads and this blog, I run a blog called Lefthand Madens that features left-handed artisans. LHM also has a Twitter account that you can follow and new posts are twittered as well.

I'm interested in featuring handmade products designed for left-handed people, be it mugs, journals, or anything else. If you produce such a product, please email me or convo me at Etsy through my LHM account.

Thanks!

Blog Feature--Lefthand Madens

Ongoing- Blog Feature

Southpaws unite! I'm Lori, and in addition to running Risky Beads and this blog, I run a blog called Lefthand Madens that features left-handed artisans. I like to feature a new seller 5 days a week and will also start offering free luck-of-the-draw advertising to particapants. LHM also has a Twitter account that you can follow and new posts are twittered as well. If you're interested, please see this post for the interview questions and other instructions. Trust me; it's a blast!

LHM features all sellers from all handmade venues.

If you have questions, please email me or convo me at my LHM Etsy account.

Thanks, Lori

Sunday, June 21, 2009

How to Use Find A Feature

I created Find A Feature to solve a dilemma I have. I routinely need people to feature on my Lefthand Madens blog and interview people for handmadenews.org etc., and each time I need more people, I have to go back into different forums and post and keep checking back, etc. This seems really inefficient to me. While I'm in these forums, I see other posts from other folks looking for the same thing, so it dawned on me, why not have a place where people can post what they're looking for?

So that's what Find A Feature is. It's a blog where you as a blogger/reporter/giveaway sponsor can email me about what type of person you're looking to feature/interview/invtite, and I'll post it for you. FAF also has an Etsy presence, so you can convo me their as well. This blog has a Twitter account as well, and I'll be tweeting about active posts on a regular basis as well as going into the major forums to let people know that if they're interested in being featured on a blog, being in a giveaway, or even being interviewed by news sites in the handmade community, they can come and check out the listings here. Everything will be kept up to date and won't get dusty.

So, if you're interested in featuring or interviewing jewelers, knitters, painters, photographers, soapers, quilters, toymakers, bakers, newbies,or candlestick makers, etc., etc., etc., then is the place for you. And if you're interested in hosting a giveaway and need participants, then you're also in the right place. Please see the guidelines post to get started!

And if you're interested in being featured or participating in a giveaway, then you come here and search by tags for open giveaways, for bloggers looking to feature sellers that fit your profile, or reporters looking for stories that might be a good fit for you.

~Lori

Guidelines for Bloggers, Reporters, and Giveaway Sponsors

To have your need posted here, please review these guidelines:

For those looking for people to feature and/or interview:

Please write up what you're looking for, keeping these questions in mind, and then fill out this form to submit a request.

1. Who are you and if applicable, whom do you represent?
2. What/who do you need? Be specific.
3. What's your deadline?
4. How much time is involved for the respondent?
5. How should they contact you?
6. What/who don't you want to hear from, if applicable.
7. Include a link to your blog or where the article will run.
8. Will you feature artists regardless of venue? If not, what are your requirements?
9. Does your offer expire? If so, when?

Please answer these questions as fully as possible because this is the info your potential featurees will be reading.

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For those looking for sellers to participate in a giveaway:

Please write up what you're looking for, keeping these questions in mind and then fill out this form to submit a request.

1. Who are you and if applicable, whom do you represent?
2. What do you need? Be specific. Are you selling sample boxes or is this is a small giveaway on your blog?
3. When do you need the items by?
4. How much traffic does your site get?
5. Who does the giveaway benefit? (if applicable)
5. How should they contact you?
6. What/who don't you want to hear from, if applicable.
7. Include a link to your blog or site where the giveaway will run.
8. Will you feature artists regardless of venue? If not, what are your requirements?
9. Does your offer expire? If so, when?

Please answer these questions as fully as possible because this is the info your potential participants will be reading. Some of the questions might not apply to you if you're doing a small giveaway; they're there to try to encompass all of the questions participants may have.

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When you do your write up, please remember to include your email address or phone number so that interested people can contact you.

So, let's get busy and find some features!

NOTE: Please don't comment here with requests. Please use the links provided to submit requests. Thank you!