Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Link List

Welcome to this week's edition of my link list.  Enjoy!

How to Use Google Alerts for Niche Marketing by Jeffrey Neal
I don't even remember how I came across this hub, but it's a really neat idea.  I'm really not familiar with Google Alerts.  Even if I were, I never would have thought to use it like this before.  It's a great way to follow the latest information about specific products that you make on Etsy, topics for hubs/blogs/etc. that you write about, and so many other things.

How could I resist posting this one, right?  The materials are inexpensive, and the process is pretty straight forward.  This would be a wonderful gift for a mom or pretty much any female in your family.  You can get adventurous and make a whole bouquet.  They would be wonderful for a wedding, too.

I know that there are not a lot of readers here that make pottery, but there are a lot of great photo tips here that anyone using product photography will be able to carry over for their own work.  Among other things, this post considers backgrounds, angles, and lighting.  I really want one of those tabletop tripods now!

Tara has lots of great tutorials on her blog, including a number of recipes.  I've been trying to post a lot of summer time recipes, but I'm switching it up this week with her chili.  Lately I've been using white kidney beans instead of garbanzos for my homemade hummus, which has been amazing.  When I saw that this recipe included white kidney beans, I had to keep reading.  With the addition of chicken, garlic, and onions, what more to do you need?

Those of us who have been following Duni's blog the last few years are really excited that she finally opened up an Etsy shop late 2010.  You can see it here.  Duni shares some great promotional tips in this post, including a couple web sites that I had not visited before.  I know that we can all use some inspiration when it comes to promoting.  Thanks Duni!


  1. awesome links, thank you!

  2. love the idea of a post with links! I need to see what the Google Alerts is all about. Have a nice Saturday! {:-D

  3. I use Google Alerts but I don't think I'm using them too their full advantage so will have to check out that link. I do remember Duni's link though and it is helpful. She made me a special winged heart after I saw one in her studio photos and I love it!

  4. I'll definitely have to check out the Google Alerts and the photography links! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Must have scrolled by this post in our forum, but thanks to Deb of Storybeader fame I realized it was here and SO glad that I did! Great blog idea, thanks for sharing. Off to check things out.

  6. You're welcome ladies! If anyone does start using Google Alerts or starts using it more, let me know how it goes.


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