Saturday, August 15, 2009

How to Snag an Etsy Treasury

Etsy Treasury is a prize worth it's weight in Gold. You can get attention with it, you can make friends with it, you can even make the front page of Etsy with it. But getting a Treasury can be elusive to some.

When I am prepared, I always get the Treasury I aim for, and I'll share my secret with you now.

First trick is to be prepared. I usually get my 16 selections ready by picking them in my favorites. That way it is easy to retrieve when I get a treasury.

You need to have alternate selections to make it to the Front Page.

Next, calculate as close as possible when the next open treasury will be available. There are a few good ways to do this.

Craftopolis.com has a Treasury Clock will give you a pretty good estimate of when the Treasury will open.

Or you can calculate the time. Take the number of treasuries listed and subtract 333 (222 for Treasury West) . Click on Expiration with the arrow up. Now take the number you came up with. For example 435 - 333 = 102 and count back. Each page has 20. Skip the first 5 pages of Treasuries, on the 6th page the 3rd treasury from the top will tell you how much time there is left.

Not exact as some people will end their Treasury early. Go early and wait for about 10 minutes to be sure. Ten minutes seems long, but little time for the reward.

Final tip. You have your selections, you know when, Now you need a title. Make it brief, like twitter you have a limited amount of characters. Type your title and copy it. You are going to paste it on the title box. Now go to the Treasury page, sit and wait at the bottom of the page. As soon as the box opens, paste in your pre-written title and hit create.

You can then go to your pre-selected item in favorites (open another browser page to make it easier).

When you are finished it is always nice to contact people in your Treasury. Copy the link at the bottom of the Treasury page. Click on an image and it will take you to the seller site. Click contact and you can send them the link to your treasury.

P.S. You need a decent computer and server to get a Treasury. Windows 98 with dial up? You might get a Treasury West in the middle of the night. LOL

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2 comments:

teflsue said...

Thanks Cinders, for the info, never done a treasury before but would love to and now I'm in yours really really want a go.
Thanks for this info I'm going to have a go this weekend - wish me luck!!
Sue (somethingxtraspecial at etsy)

Melinda said...

Thank you for the great advice! : )

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