Website Update

So I’m part of a wonderful jewelry networking community group in Seattle. We meet once a month and discuss different topics relevant to designing and selling a jewelry production line. It’s a great group of people and it’s really helped me over the last year. Last week we had a meeting about websites and SEO and Shane and Trenton of Clarity Online came and did a presentation. I feel like I knew some of the info, but they really clarified a lot about certain things you should have on your website and in your shop listings, and certain things you can do to stand out in searches. I would highly recommend checking out their services.

So after that I spent the next 7 hours making a plan of how to optimize my website SEO and clean things up. Then I spent the next 3 days doing everything they suggested. There’s so much to do! And the frustrating thing is that a website is always a work in progress. It will never be “done.” But I’m doing the best I can, and I’m sure that my efforts will pay off.

Here are some updates I’ve completed:

  • Wrote up a “policies” page with all my policies for online sales, custom and repair work, wholesale orders, consignment orders, terms, and privacy. Who knew I needed so many policies? Please go check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions or advice to make it even better

  • Registered with Google’s “My Business.” Yeah I’m not the hugest fan of the google monster, but I do feel like it will help me get noticed locally.

  • Updated all of the listings in my shop to include certain keywords and more accurate information

  • registered a business email address: nina@nina-raizel.com.

  • updated my logo and header

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Yeah, I’ve been busy. What do you think? How’s your website looking?

Portland

So last weekend I took a trip to Portland OR. I went there partially to see friends, and partially to visit as many galleries/jewelry shops/boutiques as I could and show them my work. It was a lot of hard work, and I spent many hours walking around. It was freezing out, but at least it was sunny. Making and selling my own jewelry is a hustle and there are so many parts of being self employed that I didn’t think about before I decided to make the leap. It’s a journey, and it’s sometimes a struggle, but it’s so worth it.
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Hopefully I’ll be announcing some new retailers soon!

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Trunk Show Rescheduled + New pieces

Hi Everyone,

We had to reschedule due to snow, but the trunk show is back on! If you had to reschedule your valentine's day shopping due to snow, now is your chance to buy something special for your special person.

When:

Friday March 8th 1-5pm

Where:

Fancy
1914 2nd Ave
WA 98101

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I have a bunch of new pieces that will be for sale at the show! Here’s a sneak peak. (some things are still in progress). I’m so excited to share everything with you!

It's snowing

It’s a blizzard here in Seattle. For real. But I’ve been super productive this week despite the weather. Sorry for the brief post, but I gotta get my pj’s on and make some hot chocolate like right now.

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