Treasuries inspire teamwork

One path to visibility on Etsy, Artfire and other marketplace platforms is to get your products included in the treasury lists that other people create.

CoralReefEtsy discourages including your OWN products in the treasuries you build.  Instead, the Etsy process inspires you to network, join other people’s circles and teams, and build a base of friends, followers and fans who will showcase your items in the treasuries they create.

If you have great product photography, people will naturally select your items for treasuries.  Great products are important of course, but it’s your photography that make the difference here.  Keep an eye on the Etsy home page. The products shown there are inspiration for your own photos.  Read everything you can about taking great digital photos and work constantly to improve your own skills.

To enlarge your network, you can  join some of the many different treasury challenges that are posted on team boards.  The basic game is to create a treasury inspired by and including a product from the winner of the previous week’s game.  Multiple shop owners take part, and that week’s chosen item is shown in many different treasuries.  At the end of the week, the featured shop owner then selects a winning treasury, and the game begins again with a new product from the winner’s shop.

I first began playing a treasury challenge game at the Shiny Happy People team, an international group of very friendly artists and artisans.  Inspired by the challenges, I have created many different treasuries. It is always fun to come up with an enticing title and theme based on the featured product.  The most recent challenge resulted in my “Coral Reef” treasury pictured with this article.  Remember to promote your treasury and the featured artist. Convo the other sellers in the Treasury to thank them for their great items. Post the Treasury on other social media platforms, like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

Join a team and participate in regular treasury challenges!  The more you help promote other artisans, the more they will help promote your shop.

‘Coral Reef’ by BlueOtterArt

A tropical reef adventure inspired by the Coralfish painting from Jillsgallery!
Click here to visit the Treasury on Etsy

Watercolour painting study of a Beaked Coralfish, original, tropical fish, A4 size, unframed - Jillsgallery Edible Chocolate Filled Candy Seashells 8 - great for cake decorating, gift giving, favors, and stand alone - andiespecialtysweets Watercolor illustration of a red Seaweed - Giclee print - Fine art  archival reproduction- Purple pink flower of the ocean - SandraOvono Ebbing Tide - notecard - wildrootsdesigns
Photo block sea urchin shell print beach wall art - NewCreatioNZ Elegant  Hand Painted Silk  Cotton Beach Pareo Sarong  with Coral Reef Red Blue White  45 X 54 Beach Fashion Summer Vacations - LigaKandele Art Painting Watercolor Tropical Coconuts Palm Tree  PRINT - vhmckenzie Strawberry Crab indoor outdoor 20" coastal seashore beach ocean polkadot bikini nautical crustacan sealife SCUBA Crabby Chris Original - crabbychris
Morning by the Ocean - Travel Photography - Beach - Romance - Relaxation - Summer - Valentine - Fine Art Photograph - Art Print - 6X9 - JoshFriedmanPhoto Red Coral Linen Necklace Bracelet Linen Jewelry Multi Strand Natural Fiber Summer Fashion - DreamsFactory Felted fish purse cosmetic Golden  Fish  Yellow Red octopurse - galafilc Womens Pink Cotton Scarf. Large Scarves. Pink Coral - sesenarts
Blue Fish Vintage Brooch Pin Silver Tone - RayMels Radiation Protection Cell Phone Case (Under Water) - TalkSilverLining VOGUE Chunky CORAL REEF Freshwater Pearls Turquoise Blue Art Glass Brooch - RockbiterAntiques Colorful LIONFISH Tropical Fish Coral Reef Art 8"x10" PRINT of original by K.McCants Cool Abstract Stained Glass Style - karenmccantsart

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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  1. Jill Lord

    What an honour to be featured in this wonderful treasury. I love the sea, and all the wonderful fish i see scuba diving, which i love to try and capture in paintings.

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