Wednesday , 31 August 2016
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Find Your USP – Unique Selling Point

HANDandHIDE

Here is an interview with Jeff from Hand and Hide.  His shop caught my eye while browsing Etsy one day and I noticed he is rockin it!  With just under 7000 sales at prices ranging from $55-$350. Tell us about your creative business and the story of how you started making and selling. Hand and Hide offers functional and aesthetic ... Read More »

Designer Turned Entrepreneur Finds Success on Etsy

STUDIO HURLEY

I'm not naturally an entrepreneur and I never expected to run a shop, so that was kind of a surprise. I always assumed that my design career would be behind the scenes working for a big company, and I still enjoy those projects. But it's really wonderful to have a personal connection to people all over the world, and it's surprisingly enjoyable to figure out solutions to the many little problems that come up in running a business day to day. Read More »

Top 443 Keywords to Use for the 4 th of July

spark

If you’ve done any keyword research in the past you’re probably used to dreaming about word variations and spreadsheets on a nightly basis. It’s something every shop owner goes through because choosing the correct terms to describe your products is key to getting your products in front of interested buyers. Read More »

5 Ways to Increase Sales on Pinterest

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Here is the replay from this weeks Handmadeology Live.   In this episode I talk about 5 ways you can increase your sales on Pinterest and Dan talks  about pricing your handmade goods!   Handmadeology Live!Live Etsy Q & A! Making it on Etsy Monday Mastermind. Posted by Handmadeology on Monday, June 13, 2016 To catch all us live be sure ... Read More »

Handmadeology Live – Monday Mastermind

handmadeology live

Monday Mastermind with Making It On Etsy. This week’s panel … Melissa Kaiserman is an Etsy blogger and coach at MakerySpace.com, and maker of cash envelope systems found at atime4everything. Tim Adam is founder Handmadeology, the leading resource of all things handmade, handmadeology.com Christing Galusky, is owner of Pickles Painting Company picklespaintingco, and leads Thriving on Etsy! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThrivingonEtsy/. Dan Safkow ... Read More »

Top Etsy Furniture Shops – 2016

top etsy sellers

Ever wondered who the top Etsy sellers are in the handmade Furniture category on Etsy? Here are the top Etsy sellers in the handmade category for 2016. These rankings are by sales numbers. Each shop link is clickable, so have fun checking out all these great shops! Handmade – Furniture Rank Name Sales Country 1 darosa 17,858 Canada 2 DendroCo 10,678 ... Read More »

Disco Balls and Water Gun Stations – Meet Successful Artist Michael Weiss

wine country craftsman

Don't be afraid to try and fail. Get up and try again. And again. And again. Until you find the perfect product for your audience. You never know what will be a home run. Sometimes I will design a product and think its amazing and everyone will want one, then no one buys it. Other times I will just tinker around building a weird prototype and just put online to find I cant build them fast enough when it sells out every day. Read More »

15 Instagram Articles for Etsy Sellers

15 insta

So you have worked day and night perfecting your product photos, descriptions, prices, and your entire shop and now it's time to start getting traffic! A great place to start is Instagram! I have scoured the web for the best articles to help you get started and improve your Instagram marketing. Read More »

What is Your Day Rate?

pricing tips

I remember when I listed my very first item on Etsy…I was clueless about pricing. There are many factors that come into play when pricing your items, so knowing your product is crucial. You need to know how much it costs to make your item, how much time you spend making it, and how much it costs to ship. These are just a few things to keep in mind when filling out the price section of your listing. Read More »

From Unemployed to 7000 Etsy Sales

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“At one point, behind on bills, Mike had only $20 in his bank account. His unemployment benefits were dwindling and his credit cards were maxed out. But then, unexpectedly, he received a wholesale order.” Over the years have have featured Mike and his amazing pottery he sells in his shop Mudpuppy a few times, so I was naturally I was ... Read More »

Maximise Your Etsy Audience and Increase Your Sales

etsy tips

Hunting Handmade – is an online community focused on supporting, championing and inspiring the makers of the world. Hunting Handmade is responsible for one of the most successful Instagram accounts in the handmade space @etsyhunter. We feature the best of Etsy on a daily basis; assisting handmade entrepreneurs gain more exposure for their business. In addition to this we have ... Read More »