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Shelly Christine Ristow
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  • Little Egg Harbor NJ
  • United States
  • oil paints, watercolor, gouache,…
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Free Webinar "3 things your business needs for a rockin' holiday season "

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Sep 17, 2020. 1 Reply

Hi - you can register at bloombybelmonili.com--they have 3 different dates and times available- I signed up for this Sat at 10am. Thank you Art Fair Insiders/Connie for sending the link. I really…Continue

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Sonja Jones commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"I have been using Etsy now for just over five years.  I started out with just pet portraits, hence the shop's name "The Pup Artist".  Business has slowly increased over time, and while a get a lot of commissions, I also sell…"
Jan 19
Connie Mettler commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Good job, Dave. Sounds like a bit of a learning curve, but like anything else, the longer you do it the easier it becomes. I've done a bit of selling on eBay and it worked for me selling extraneous things. There are pros and cons of using Etsy…"
Jan 19
Dave Grabarczyk commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"With all of my art shows being cancelled, I was encouraged by my niece to sell my wooden jewelry/valet boxes on Etsy.  She has been selling soap there for years and has been doing pretty well.  I was hesitant as there are a lot of wooden…"
Jan 18
Kate McKeough commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Hi Jason - that's sad, it sounds like a great arrangement except for the timing.  Etsy sends out payments once a week, on Mondays.  I suppose the printer wouldn't want to take the chance on an order being cancelled before payment…"
Jan 13
Jason Grauberger commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Great to see that you've had some success selling with Etsy!I had a sub-par experience on there, but with a completely different set of circumstances. I do think that it works better as a site for selling one-off unique pieces. In my attempt to…"
Jan 13
Kate McKeough commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Hi All. I initially joined Etsy in 2011, but left it inactive until 2020. The difference between 2011 and 2020 is amazing. I create unique crystal suncatchers and window chandeliers which I call Sundreams, but because that name wasn’t…"
Jan 11
Shelly Christine Ristow commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Yes I am using Etsy marketing but I am also doing my own in other places.  I am always surprised when I get a sale especially for paintings. It was someone I know who lives out of state, but I never would have imagined that they would have made…"
Jan 9
Connie Mettler commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Shelly, Were you surprised to get this first sale? Do you have any idea on how this customer found you? Was it someone who knew you? Are you marketing off of Etsy?"
Jan 9
Shelly Christine Ristow posted a blog post

My personal experience with Etsy

Hi- I am writing to share with you about what I have been up to with my art business since most of my shows were canceled. I started an etsy shop for the first time and one of the reason I like it is that it is very user friendly and you do not have to put any funds out to start. Also I have a friend who makes beautiful watercolor paintings and crafts but does not like all the computer stuff so I am selling some of her stuff in my store as well. Now instead of sitting in the back of her closet…See More
Jan 7
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"what am I not up to- Busy Bee"
Jan 6
Connie Mettler replied to Shelly Christine Ristow's discussion Free Webinar "3 things your business needs for a rockin' holiday season "
"Well, you're so welcome Shelly. This looks like an excellent webinar and really useful with new info and solid insider tips."
Sep 17, 2020
Shelly Christine Ristow posted a discussion

Free Webinar "3 things your business needs for a rockin' holiday season "

Hi - you can register at bloombybelmonili.com--they have 3 different dates and times available- I signed up for this Sat at 10am. Thank you Art Fair Insiders/Connie for sending the link. I really appreciate all you are doing to help us to transition to online art events during this challenging season.Shelly Christine RistowShelly Christine's CreationsSee More
Sep 16, 2020
Shelly Christine Ristow commented on Connie Mettler's blog post ZOOM with us on Tuesday, May 5
"Another great meeting with Frank and Connie! Thank you-this is a process-just like art."
May 6, 2020
Connie Mettler left a comment for Shelly Christine Ristow
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Shelly. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the…"
May 2, 2020
Shelly Christine Ristow commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: Rebuilding Your Existing Website, part 2 of 2
"Thank you for today's podcast-It was very helpful and informative. This is a learning as you go for me- but as an artist/designer that is pretty much how it goes. I am more motivated now. I admit that critiques are great for the fine art I…"
Apr 30, 2020
Christina L. Towell left a comment for Shelly Christine Ristow
"You are so welcome, Shelly!  Hope you'll continue to look around the site and make yourself "at home".  Best of luck!"
Apr 24, 2020

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Your Medium
oil paints, watercolor, gouache, mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
20
First show ever
1995
What is your website?
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FineArtsforU
What are the best things about art fairs
being out of the studio and interacting with art lovers and other creative people
Best show ever and why
I have not had it yet
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
found it myself online
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I LOVE TO SING AND DANCE AROUND THE HOUSE

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My personal experience with Etsy

Posted on January 7, 2021 at 6:00pm 8 Comments

Hi- I am writing to share with you about what I have been up to with my art business since most of my shows were canceled. I started an etsy shop for the first time and one of the reason I like it is that it is very user friendly and you do not have to put any funds out to start. Also I have a friend who makes beautiful watercolor paintings and crafts but does not like all the computer stuff so I am selling some of her stuff in my store as well. Now instead of sitting in the back of her…

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At 7:49pm on May 2, 2020, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Shelly. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 9:22am on April 24, 2020, Christina L. Towell said…

You are so welcome, Shelly!  Hope you'll continue to look around the site and make yourself "at home".  Best of luck!

At 8:15am on April 23, 2020, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Shelly,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thank you for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.

 
 
 

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