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Resource Round Up, volume 3

internet business resourcesHere’s what I’m digging on the interwebs this week!

  • Seriously amazingly awesome website I just found – IFTTT (I don’t even know what it stands for, but I love it) allows you to create “recipes” to automate all sorts of technological process connected to your apps, sites, and various accounts. It’s great for both business and personal use. Just a few examples – every time you list something on Etsy it can automatically post it to your Facebook business page, every time you post something on Instagram it will tweet it for you, it can text you the weather forecast every morning when you wake up, it can automatically back up certain emails…the possibilities are endless and amazing. This site is a MUST for using your internet time more effectively!
  • I’ve been loving the essential oils kit I bought from fellow Texan and Etsy seller Cassia Aromatics. The dream state blend has been helping me get to sleep easier, and I love diffusing the oils in my new cute little diffuser for a quick pick-me-up throughout the day. I also picked up The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy to get more ideas and recipes for using my new oils (if you use essential oils I’d love to hear any tips or tricks you might have for a newbie!).
  • I love Tara Gentile’s post about five ways to generate revenue now. Her ideas are always outside the box and get you pumped up about your business. Reading this post this week has gotten my business wheels turning, so you can expect some announcements and new things coming from Lazy Owl soon!




gift guide for the etsypreneur in your life

It’s that time of year again! Have people started asking you what you want for Christmas yet? As an “etsypreneur”, I just got myself a new laptop (thanks Black Friday!). I’m pretty sure that is biggie #1 for running a successful online business. Here are some other perfect (and less expensive) goodies for the creative entrepreneur on your list!

I am very tempted by this $15 printable planner made just for entrepreneurs from Oh My Handmade Goodness. It’s even got a special worksheet for blog planning. I am just a total sucker for calendars or planners though…

The biggest downside of selling on Etsy… and thus spending so much time on Etsy, is that it seems like a lot of your profits end up going to other Etsy shops that you stare at all day (am I right?). This year for the first time, Etsy site-wide gift cards are a giftable option and I could not be more excited!

Anybody running an online business around the holidays is probably running on coffee. This print by blimpcat is an adorable gift for any coffee-loving Etsypreneuer!

Successfully running a creative business is all about organization. This chalkboard organizer allows the right brain in you to scribble out thoughts, notes, and drawings, but still get your STUFF organized.

Colorful personalized stationery is pretty much a no-brainer for any creative-type on your Christmas list, especially a small business owner who always has a need for notecards and stationery. I love the ombre dot design by rowhouse14.

bunting rubber stamps

ribbon bunting stamps by talktothesun

I might also have a weakness for stamps. Fun, playful, versatile stamps like these from talktothesun are great for creative entrepreneurs to use on packaging, tagging, stationery, and so many other places.

I love love love a good inspirational quote print. My long-time favorite Etsy seller for prints has been thewheatfield. The quote above is a wonderful daily reminder for us to love what we do and do what we love!

And finally, chocolate. Pretty sure no explanation is needed here!

What’s on your Christmas list this year?