The D List message board ( http://etsydlist.boardhost.com/index.php ) is becoming my personal source for really good info for people like me who need all the help they can get to get their shop noticed. Here are a few of the recent recommendations:
The Sampler: ( http://www.homeofthesampler.com/ ) This is really kind of cool. Basically, from what I have read, you, as a handmaker, send a sample of your work (probably something less expensive) to The Sampler. They feature it and you on their site. Then they package it up nice and pretty and send it randomly to one of the other registered sample submitters. So, you promote your stuff and get a little something for doing so. I have not done this, but I plan to try it. If nothing else it sounds fun! Thanks to http://www.ocasiocasa.etsy.com/ for telling us about this site.
50 Sites to Promote Your Handmade Website: On a pendent making site called http://www.createapendant.com/sitepromote.htm they list 50 places you might want to check out for promoting you site. Pretty extensive list. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks to http://www.hippiechickboutique.etsy.com/ for that suggestion.
Treasury Clock: This is really neat. http://www.craftopolis.com/index.php?com=tc It is a dashboard that shows you the status of the availablity of the Etsy Treasury. So, you check the clock and when the hand starts to go to the red area, you know the Treasury will be opening up soon. Love this.! Thanks to http://www.dobatseatcats.etsy.com/ for this. Pretty neat!