{NEW! // seasonal gift guides + how your shop can be included}

squeeee! I’m here to share with you a NEW!, super exciting resource we are launching for handmade shop owners, and it starts right here on Gussy Sews! We hear on a near-daily basis that this blog is “a fabulous site to browse for handmade gift ideas” and we couldn’t agree more. {Oh, how happy that makes me!} Blogging and social media are excellent vessels for sharing “news” and –yeow! there’s nothing quite like supporting + encouraging another shop owner…

…which is why I’m super excited to announce our NEW! Seasonal Gift Guides. The last two years I’ve hosted a Holiday Gift Guide. In hindsight these guides were preparing me for this new resource we’re launching — and I’m pumped!

There will be four gift guides this year: Spring, Summer, Fall + Holiday. We are currently booking for Spring + Summer {click the links to see the application form}.

Both the Spring + Summer guides will have a 90-day duration. The Fall + Holiday guides will be 65 days, with more details on these two coming later in the year.

I’m so excited!!! If you’re a shop owner this is such an awesome opportunity to share your wares with over 330,000+ viewers over the course of 90 days. There will be a link to each season’s gift guide {in my blog navigation bar, located underneath my header} and also a linked button in my right sidebar. I’ll also be occasionally sharing the guide + specific shop URLs with my Facebook {10.4k+ “likes”} and Twitter {7.6k+ “followers”}.

2012 GIFT GUIDE DATES:
Spring, guide runs March 15 – June 14, application deadline is March 7th
Summer, guide runs June 15 – Sept. 14, application deadline is June 7th
Fall, guide runs Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, application deadline is September 7th
Holiday, guide runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, application deadline is October 15th

AD DETAILS + PRICING:
The Spring price is $180 for 90 days {guide will run March 15 – June 14} and includes your shop name, shop description {written by Gussy}, a list of your three favorite items from your shop, a price range, a 200×200 pixel ad/logo and your shop URL ~ shown below.

SAMPLE GIFT GUIDE AD:

Gussy Sews — a boutique filled with colorful, sassy, ruffled accessories including glam totes, zipped pouches, headbands, eReader cases + more. Handmade in Minneapolis.

Gussy’s favorite things: Grassy Dot nook/kindle case, Jet Black glam tote, Khaki + Red zipped pouch

♥ Gifts range from $15.50 – $74.00 USD

To shop, visit www.shopgussy.com



SPONSOR TESTIMONIALS:
Any business I do with Gussy Sews generates big buzz for me and my shop. The holiday gift guide was a constant source of traffic for me and I didn’t have to worry about renewing any advertisements since I was on there for a few months. It was great to not only be a part of this, but I discovered new shops to love as well. Gussy Sews is and has been one of my top referrers! Maggie goes above and beyond in being a host for your sponsorship. She truly cares about you succeeding and for that I will always stick around!
– xoxo Heather Smith, {Just.Lovely.Things}

As a new indie business owner, finding your niche in the online world can be a scary and daunting challenge. The customer service I have received with Gussy Sews advertising has been amazing and they made me feel warm and welcome right away. The traffic to my site is growing daily thanks to Gussy and I couldn’t ask for more. If you are a new business owner, even Gussy’s blogs are inspirational and can motivate you to the next level.
– Sue, SC Jewelry Designs

Click here if you’re ready to book ~ I would LOVE to work with you!

*We are accepting a limited number of shops into each gift guide, which will allow for a fabulous highlight. All shops will be accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis and are subject to approval.

So c’mon — will you squeeee! with me? ;D

Comments

  1. 3

    says

    I love this! I’m opening up a shop in March that will have handmade items, but it will also carry manufactured items. Can I enter my shop to be included??

  2. 5

    says

    I’m so excited about this and can’t wait to be a part of it. The planning seems so right and the dates for everything are perfect. This is perfect for any shop new or old just to be a part of a small community of like vendors that will be featured in a guide that allows customers to have options! I love that being a part of this isn’t about competition, but instead growth, support and the love for handmade. Can’t wait! xox

  3. 7

    says

    This is such a wonderful idea! I also wanted to let you know I received my glam bag in the mail yesterday. I was so stinkin excited!!!! It’s amazing and I just L.O.V.E it so. I’m taking a quilting class on Saturday and bringing my bag with me to show everyone. I know they will love it just as much as I do. :-)

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