Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team

Etsy vendors from in and around Knoxville, TN

Photography Workshop & Shop Check-Up

Lahla leads the Shop Check-Ups

Description ideas and tag words for a member's jewelry

Sharing and learning!

Lahla's pottery

Renee's etched copper

Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team held a photography workshop and shop check-up on Saturday and if you missed it we hope to hold another one in a couple of months. We broke the two hour workshop up into two segments and the weather cooperated so we could shoot outside in natural light. Each participant was asked to bring the camera they typically use to photograph the items they list in their Etsy shop and one or two of their items for the hands-on portion of the photography segment. Lisa Mueller, Team captain and photographer at ALM Photo led the photography workshop and members were also assisted by her husband, Allan. Allan was a great asset to anyone needing technical assistance with their camera settings.

After Lisa guided members through some basics and they went outside to shoot, Lahla led the Shop Check-Ups. Each member was given the opportunity to have their peers give suggested tag words and descriptions for their item they brought. This is a great way to increase the search optimization of their items on Etsy. Everyone left with new ideas for photographing their items and how to describe them as well as tips on how to improve the appearance of their shop.

Cardboard camera

More descriptions and tag words

Great group of members!

We’re taking suggestions for future workshop topics and be sure to keep your eyes open for the next workshop to be offered.

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Boost Your Signal, Reach Your Tribe | Workshop with Danielle Nelson of Life Unconstrained

Boost your signal, reach your tribe: a free* web strategy workshop for indiepreneurs

Everyone needs a website. Maybe you’re in the process of getting one; maybe you’ve got one already, and it’s not working as well as you think it should be, or you’re just ready to grow your business and web presence.

But your website isn’t magic! It won’t bring in business by itself. So many folks think that “put up a website” equals “sell product, make money”; it’s the reason there’s such an emphasis on search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO). I’m calling bullshit. I’ll show you how to see through the smoke and mirrors and create a website that works for you and your message.

You’ll learn:

  • What web strategy is, why it’s important, and why it should be part of your marketing plan
  • The importance of killer content and why you need to give ’em something to talk about
  • What honest search engine optimization and search engine marketing are really about, and what to look for if you hire someone to help
  • How to breathe new life into your site and make it work for your message

And you’ll leave with a free step-by-step guide for creating practical, effective web strategy (that’s fun, too!), including tools for creating a web-centric marketing plan and the key metrics you should watch for and work with.

A word from the workshop leader, Danielle Nelson of Life Unconstrained.

Hi! I’m Dani. I’m a solar-powered web designer, teacher, and strategist, and I have a passion for helping folks with big ideas and visions that will change the world. I create websites and strategies that help you boost your signal, reach the people you’re meant to reach, and help those you’re meant to help.

* Donations are accepted in appreciation of Dani presenting this workshop.

Details and RSVP

RSVP to the event here.

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