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DIY Custom Candles in Leftover Jars and Glasses

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Candles are among my favorite things in the world. And although I love buying fresh candles off of the shelf, I’m always left with empty glass containers when the candles have burned out. Did you know that you can actually melt down those wax remnants and reuse those glasses to start fresh with your own DIY candles? For example, I ... Read More »

How To Build Relationships With Etsy Sellers and Why You Should Care

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How To Build Relationships With Etsy Sellers and Why You Should Care If you’re trying to sell more on Etsy, building up your community is one of your most powerful tools. When I say community I’m not just talking about your follower count (does that really matter anyway?). I’m talking about real people. Real people online that comment on your ... Read More »

The Holidays are Coming! Here is Your Etsy Social Media Checklist

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The Holidays are Coming! Your Social Media Checklist The biggest shopping days of the year are almost upon us, so it’s time to make sure that your Etsy shop is social media ready—don’t let your potential buyers pass you up because they don’t know you’re there! If you go through this checklist, you should be well-prepared for the onslaught of ... Read More »

15 Holiday Promotion Ideas

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The holiday shopping season is upon us. You now have less than 2 months ’til the big day, and even less than that if you are considering the crafting and shipping times in-between. That means, if you want to make sure your products are at the forefront of your customers’ minds, you’ll need to push some clever promotions to tip ... Read More »

Top 10 Etsy Jewelry Shops – Fall 2014

Check out the top 10 most popular Etsy shops that sell jewelry and find a must-have piece to add to your jewelry collection! 1 applelatte  55,104 sales     2 DistinctlyIvy  51,509 sales     3 frostedwillow  51,201 sales     4 Holylandstreasures  47,229 sales     5 laonato  47,058 sales     6 HomeStudio  41,941 sales     7 spiffingjewelry  41,628 sales     8 TribalStyle  41,360 sales     9 briguysgirls  40,593 sales     10 birdzNbeez  37,337 sales   ... Read More »

The “Who made this?” Game – Fall Etsy Finds

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Ok, so here’s a fun game I hope you enjoy!  Can you match the product to the Etsy seller that made it? If you are correct, you will see the matching product for sale on Etsy.  If  you are incorrect, you will discover a new Etsy seller’s shop home page to browse other awesome handmade goodness! All 3 right or all 3 wrong . . ... Read More »

Want lower PayPal fees in 2 minutes? Here’s how.

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Want lower PayPal fees in 2 minutes?  Here’s how. Jason Malinak of JJMFinance here and I’ve got a quick exercise for you to perform. PayPal typically charges you 30 cents per transaction plus 2.9% of the value of the sale.  There is a way you can lower this fee to 30 cents + only 2.5%, 2.2% or 1.9%!  Say what!?!?!?  ... Read More »

Craving visibility? 7 ways to get seen this season

Craving visibility? 7 ways to get seen this season The buzz over the holidays has begun and you are about to enter the best time of year to be a handmade business. As more people crave shopping local and buying smaller what you do becomes increasingly important. But this is also a time to rev up for next year with ... Read More »

Consider This Before Opening A Second Etsy Shop

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Because I frequently make mention of the fact that I juggle 4 Etsy shops in addition to my website and other selling platforms, I am often asked by fellow handmade sellers if it would be a good idea for them, too, to open up more than 1 Etsy shop. The not-so-simple answer is, of course, it depends. There are a ... Read More »

10 Mouthwatering Craftsy Baking Classes

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Since I’ve been “going gaga” over Craftsy courses lately and there is a certain section of classes that I can’t stop looking at . . . the baking classes! The pictures seriously make my mouth water.  My wife wants to start baking sourdough bread on a regular basis and this class might just be the kick-start to warm bread coming out of ... Read More »

5 Things to Consider Before Starting an Etsy Shop

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Original Article found on A Fuller Day. This month, I celebrated an anniversary with Etsy. It was our 4 year anniversary. Me as a seller, Etsy as my marketplace. I run 2 shops. Superkid Capes™ has to 5300+ sales on Etsy-which amounts to nearly 10,000+ actual capes and accessories being sold around the world. Elizabeth Brooke Designs has near 700 ... Read More »

Should Etsy Sellers also build a website with 3dcart?

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Should Etsy Sellers also build a website with 3dcart? About six months ago, I wanted to run a “daily deal” styled promotion of a product for sale in my Etsy shop, but obviously, Etsy does not provide a tool like a countdown timer to show when the deal expires, a place to easily highlight the % off the sales price, ... Read More »

Spotlight Feature – GueGue

GueGue is a childhood nickname that holds a special place in my heart.  I tapped into  my love for the arts at a very young age.  This led me to The Fashion Institute of Technology where I learned that working with my hands and heart was the only way for me. Handcrafting jewelry is my passion and a form of ... Read More »

Understanding Etsy Traffic Sources

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Guest Post by:  Matthew Deal of MRKT Etsy Shops, as a rule, like visitors. The idea behind this is simple and effortless: more traffic equals more sales. I make that statement with a caveat: the type of audience that reaches your Shop in relation to what you sell matters immensely. Think about owning an Etsy Shop that sells bacon candies, ... Read More »

Are you a Joann Craft Master? September 2014 DIY QUIZ

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We know you love Joann stores, but do you have what it takes to be a Joann Craft Master? Click the image to learn more about the awesome project and see if you you really know the time, skill, and process behind these projects. All 3 right or all 3 wrong . . . you always win, because you are discovering new ... Read More »

Spotlight Feature – DeBoop Shop

For 30+ years, we have crafted together. What started with a young girl begging her mother to teach her how to make whatever she was currently making has now become a shop where we work together on a regular basis. Our crafting addiction is larger than our living spaces, so we wanted to share the things we love with our ... Read More »