Infinity Creations & Vintage Gallery

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Welcome everyone to our Blog Page for our Etsy Company – Infinity Creations and Vintage Gallery

We are Scott and René Booker of Indianapolis, Indiana.  We have been wanting to start our own little online business for some time now, and what better way to start off the NEW YEAR?   New Challenges!  New Opportunities!  Right??

René currently makes most everything that you will see in our store. However, now that Scott has a lot of free time on his hands (he was recently diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease and can’t work a normal job) he may be pursing some of his creative passions as well, and will be selling his works online. He also has a fondness for Vintage items and will probably be pursuing that passion quite often within the store. Along with Scott and René…Scott’s mom may be giving us some of her unique items to sell from time to time also.

We hope you check us out from time to time.

We will be posting new listings on here, but we will also be posting other items like craft tips and ideas, design ideas, etc.  We want you all to get your creative juices flowing as well!

Thank you for stopping by!  We hope this is the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship!

 

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Our First Year

WOW

It is hard to believe that our first year is over….

What is even harder to believe….is that we somehow had over 775 sales in our first year.

Along with that….we maintained a 5 STAR rating from our customers with 176 Reviews.

When I first started this….I was going to be happy if we had a few orders here and there….giving us a little bit of extra money.  Now…it is a legitimate extra business…and extra income.

And something I can be proud of.

Look out 2018!!!

100 Reviews – 5 Star Average

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When we first started this store….I honestly had no idea how we were going to do. Would we even sell 1 item!??  Would we sell 2???  I had no idea.

And I literally was very scared.  I was no longer able to work due to my Menieres Disease…and I was really afraid that I was going to start this new venture and it was going to be a complete flop and I was going to go into an even deeper depression than I was already in.

But miracles do happen.

And although it took an awful lot of hard work…and a lot of hours sitting at my computer (making myself worse – because staring at a computer screen for any length of time makes my vertigo issues worse)….people started coming to the store.  Then they started buying things.  And then…they started giving me feedback!

And now…after about 8 months of doing this….we are close to selling 400 items….and we just had our 100th review – giving us an average of 5 out of 5 STARS rating.

Does that mean everything has been perfect??  Nope.  We have had some delivery issues, a couple broken items, things like that.  But after years and years of working in customer service….I will do whatever it takes to make sure that my customers are 100% satisfied by the time the “transaction” is over.  And I want to make sure that they WANT to come back and shop with us some more!

And I want to THANK all of our customers!  YOU mean the world to us!  You are what keep us going!  You are what keep ME going!  I love talking with you, I love interacting with you, I love working with you!  Not to sound too corny here….

BUT YOU COMPLETE ME!

And now…I would like to share with you all…some of the feedback that we have received! And again…THANK YOU for sharing your feedback!  You may not know it…but it has made me SMILE….and it has made me very HAPPY!  And I hope…that I can keep doing the same for you!!!

Your Friend,   Scott  (And René)

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Celebrity Autographs

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So…for many years…I have been collecting celebrity autographs.  This has been a passion of mine since I was a little kid.  I remember the first autograph book I ever had.  I started off with getting autographs of my family members.

Then…when my brother and I were old enough…my parents took us to see the Bob Braun show.  Robert E. “Bob” Braun was a local television and radio personality in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born in Ludlow, Kentucky. He was best known for The Bob Braun Show, which he hosted from 1967 to 1984 on the daytime schedule five days a week.  We got to meet him and a few celebrities that were on the show and get their autographs.

Then we started following the 50’s and 60’s Rock-n-Roll Review Group “The Van-Dells” and we got their autographs.  IT WAS SO COOL!

As I got older…I started writing to my favorite actors, actresses, baseball players, singers, etc. and started asking them for their autographs…and I started getting some back.

As the internet age started…and addresses and email addresses started to become easier to find…the more letters I sent.  And the more autographs I got back.

So….I have decided that since we are needing the money due to my health issues, medical bills, etc….I am selling off some of my collection.  I am keeping some of my all time favorites…but selling some of the others in our ETSY store.

So…I hope you check them out!!  There are some really cool ones there…and I am keeping the prices low for you fans out there!!!!!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR STORE

SEO – Search Engine Optimization

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THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT ARTICLE FROM MY CRAFT ASSISTANT

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to read this, by doing so you’re taking a great step in improving your Etsy shop’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I know that SEO can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! I have a quick tip for you today that will help you rank better in search engines and get found in more customer searches. Doesn’t that sounds like a step worth taking?!

Did you know that whenever a high quality website that is relevant to the items you sell links to your shop, it boosts your SEO? That is why it can be a great boost to your visibility in search engines if you get featured a high profile website or blog. Not only does it get more eyes on your products from people seeing the feature or article, it will continue to help your SEO long after the feature as well because search engines will continue to pick up the link on the popular site and say to itself… “hmmm, if this Etsy shop is featured on this high quality site, it must mean it’s something people want to see” and then it will rate your site higher in relevant search results.

Even though this kind of exposure is great, we’re not all lucky enough to get featured on a high profile blog or site, but guess what? Etsy is a high profile site that is relevant to the items you sell, because you sell there as does other people selling similar products. This means that if you post the link to your Etsy shop in all of your listings, in your shop announcement, in your shop profile, etc. it actually helps to boost your SEO!

Here is a good way to apply this thinking. In all of your listing descriptions, at the bottom of all of your text say something like: “To see more of my {enter the type of item you sell here} make sure to visit my shop: http://www.yourshopnamehere.etsy.com

That’s it! Do the same thing at the end of your shop announcement and profile: “Back to my shop: http://www.yourshopnamehere.etsy.com”.
Whenever you link to your shop in this format in your listings and shop homepage it will become a clickable link that helps with your Etsy shop SEO. Pretty cool right?!

I hope this quick tip helps you make some valuable changes to your Etsy shop so you can help your shop rate better in search engines.

Christmas In July Sale!

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That is right FOLKS…

Just like the Hallmark channel on TV….it is time for us to start thinking about the HOLIDAYS as well!

So we are starting our CHRISTMAS IN JULY sale!!

All you have to do is buy an item in our store that has the word Christmas in the item title…and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS at check out and you will get 10% off your entire order.  No minimum amount needed!

So MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!

HO HO HO!!!!!

250 SALES!! WOW!

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Sometimes….I have to pinch myself to even make myself believe that we could possibly have 250 items sold in 7 months time!  It is so amazing!

We have had such GREAT customers!!  I love working with them and talking with them!! They are amazing as well!

I am truly enjoying this job!  I hate that my health issues have pretty much confined me to my home…but I am LOVING this job!  It is so much fun for me!  I love finding the items, researching them, marketing them, doing the social media, etc.

This job suits me.

So I send ALL our customers a BIG THANK YOU!  Thank you for your patronage….but also THANK YOU for making me feel good again!  From the bottom of my heart….

THANK YOU!