ValGuide

Due to the wildly successful Cloud9 Holiday Gift Guide,

I have decided to create the:

Cloud9 Valentine Gift Guide 2008:

etsyIt’s time to get in the mood for lovin’!! Chocolates, candy, hearts, flowers, valentine’s day cards…what does your sweetie want for Valentine’s?

If you would like to advertise on our blog, please email us for rates: amber@shopcloud9design.com

We are currently seeking indie artists & designers who want to be featured in the Cloud9 Valentine Gift Guide. This guide will be featured on https://cloud9design.wordpress.com from January 14th to February 14th. It will be full of unique & fabulous gift ideas for your sweetheart!

I will have a link from my homepage that will go directly to the Gift guide. I will also be blogging & tweeting about the guide and our giveaway. I will design buttons and badges that you can use to link to us on your site or blog, too! Plus I will promote it to other indie blogs and on social marketing sites: like MySpace, Facebook, etc….

16 Categories available:

Gifts For Him (*3 Premium spots left!)

Gifts For Her (*1 Premium spots left!)

Gifts For Mom

Gifts for Kids & Baby (*3 Premium spots left!)

Gifts for Fitness Buffs

Gifts for the Jewelry-Lover (*2 Premium spots left!)

Gifts for the Fashionista


Cards & Paper Goods (*3 Premium spots left!)

Yummy Edibles (*3 Premium spots left!)

Lovely Treasures

Fun Toys & Gadgets


Home Decor Gifts (*3 Premium spots left!)


Bath & Beauty Gifts

Art & Photography Gifts

Eco-Friendly Gifts

Unique Indie Gifts (*3 Premium spots left!)


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Featured Listings: $35.00 (Only up to 4 per category)

*You will get your own blog post, a larger image and top placement in the guides.

200×200px* image of your product (**Choose your BEST items & photos! When choosing photos to use, please select FRONT PAGE of Etsy quality shots: Good Composition (off center is most interesting, and good lighting…Like Sample picture below…)

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Text description your product/shop (Short Bio/blurb about your item & company) less than 100 words…short and sweet

Category
Product Name
Product Price
Link to your product (Item URL)
Link to your shop (Shop URL)
Coupon code (if applicable)
***I highly suggest using a coupon code to track with…like free shipping, or holiday08 = 10% off purchase, cloud9gg = 15% off purchase or something along those lines to offer an incentive to buy, & to see if they saw the gift guide & track your sales that way. Plus shoppers all love a deal, don’t we?! ;)

Regular Listing: $20.00
150×150px image of your product
Text description your product/shop

Category
Product Name
Product Price
Link to your product (Item URL)
Link to your shop (Shop URL)
Coupon code (if applicable)
***I highly suggest using a coupon code to track with…like free shipping, or holiday08 = 10% off purchase, cloud9gg = 15% off purchase or something along those lines to offer an incentive to buy, & to see if they saw the gift guide & track your sales that way. Plus shoppers all love a deal, don’t we?! ;)

Valentine Giveaway

If you would like to donate an item to our valentine giveaway, Please e-mail me at amber@shopcloud9design.com.

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After I confirm an available spot, you can submit payment via Paypal.

Be sure to send the correct email address & the type of spot you want (Premium or Regular & the Category) and we will forward a Paypal Invoice to you.

**Deadline to submit pictures and information is January 7th. You can resize images easily with a FREE downloadable photo-editing program like IrfanView or Picasa. You can learn all sorts of great tips on Photography in the Etsy Wiki, by the way!!! Or, I can just pull content & images from your Etsy shop, which is a bit easier.

**If you miss the deadline but are still interested, send an e-mail to see if any spots have opened up.

Thanks for participating, and I hope that this gift guide brings lots of new business your way! I enjoy promoting indie artists & the handmade movement.

I have 34,705+ hits on my blog in just under a year, and 121+ unique visitors per day & growing!!!

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This is a prime time to advertise for Valentine’s Day. I am happy to promote other handmade artists & designers like myself! I will be using Twitter a lot to promote this, and Twittermoms.com as well. And Facebook, Indie Public & Myspace.

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I have 924+ friends on MySpace, 1186+ followers on Twitter, and I actively belong to several Etsy Street teams which I also blog for, {EcoEtsy, Etsy Austin, Trunkt on Etsy, EtsyMoms, Christian Artists on Etsy, & EtsyKids and will spread the word with them as well!

I want your product to be seen!!!! I know how hard it is to be a indie business owner. So I want to help you market your product this Valentine’s Day!!!

Give from the heart. Give the gift of handmade.

blackapplefrom the black apple, as long as i have you print


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