Here's the thread.
Thanks for reading it...I know it's long...:)
I have been trying to think of an interesting Giveaway for a while now and I've been observing other people's giveaways to build from.
I've decided that I want to do something BIG and so I'm putting my idea out there to see if there's any interest from my fellow Shop Owners here...:)
Here's what I want to do. I want to make a monthly Giveaway based on color themes.
I want each Giveaway to feature my work and 10 other artisans. The value of what you would choose to give away is up to you, but you would need to tell me it's approximate value so I can tell possible contestants what they are getting for their work. The items you chose to give away can either be something you already have that meets the requirements or something you've chosen to make just for the Giveaway.
The way I would work it is I would have different categories for the artisans so that a wider variety of shops can participate.
An example of categories could be: Jewelry, Art, Textiles, Pottery, Paper Goods, Soap & Fragrance, etc. Each category would have 2 artisans in it. I would post in advance which 5 categories I am looking for seeing as there are SO MANY different types of things to use as a category here. I'm actually hoping to have a waiting list of people so that I am a couple of months ahead and so that people who are participating have plenty of time to send me their items!
Seeing as this would be a HUGE Giveaway, possible contestants would have to do FAR more than just comment on the journal entry. They would have to act like Hosts/Hostesses at Home Shows...:)
I want to do it based on a ticketing system. The contestants would have several different ways of earning tickets and the more they do, the more chances they would have to win. They would need to link me to everything to prove that they have earned these tickets. Seeing as they are potentially winning hundreds of dollars worth of items, I think that isn't asking too much from them and it makes it MUCH more worthwhile for the shops as well!
I hope I've been articulate enough up there. Sometimes I don't explain well...;)
If you're interested in being one of the first shops to participate in what I think will be a HUGE monthly deal that will help promote a LOT of shops on Etsy and improve their businesses, please respond here.
If you've got any suggestions for improvement or any questions, please feel free to ask. I'll answer as best I can!
This Giveaway is slated for April. I want to have everything ready by April 1rst so that contestants can get going on what they need to do. The Winner of the Giveaway would then be announced last day of April. During the month of April, I'm hoping to take shops for the month of May, etc...:) As I go, I'll probably post a thread when I am missing shops or to keep you all up to date on how it's going.
Thanks for your interest! I really want this to be a big deal!