Friday , 28 November 2014

December 2011

Grab Your FREE 2012 Etsy Sales Goal Tracker Spreadsheet

A new year is right around the corner. In the last quarter of 2012 we have focused on goal setting , taxes, and creating a business plan for your creative business. The Handmadeology Team wants to help you with your Etsy goals and help you keep track of your Etsy sales. We have developed a simple yet powerful Sales and ... Read More »

Why Etsy Sellers Should Exhibit at Trade Shows

One of the questions I hear most often is whether exhibiting at trade shows is still worthwhile. The answer is definitely. Attending one of the thousands of trade shows happening across the country every year is still the best way to meet new customers face-to-face and get your product on their radars. Read More »

7 Ways To Wrap Up The Holidays

As the holiday season comes to a close it may do so with some stress and much needed restoration. As a business in the thick of holiday madness this is your best and most dreaded time of year- Read More »

8 Simple Steps to SEO (Info-graphic)

SEO or search engine optimization is the best way to drive traffic to your blog from search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The info-graphic below defines 8 simple steps for optimizing your blog for search engines. Read More »

Top 30 Etsy Business Articles Of 2011

Over 2.5 million visitors stopped by in 2011 to learn about running a creative business, check out awesome handmade and vintage items, and to see what the next coolest diy project has been posted. I have put together a list of the most viewed, shared, and liked posts of 2011. Hope you enjoy! Read More »

Don’t give cookie-cutter gifts!

‘Hey Handmade – Gift Guide’ by handmadeologybiz Don’t give cookie-cutter gifts! Give handmade and vintage gifts! www.heyhandmade.com CHICAGO BUS SCROLL – Subway … mercantilemill $199.00 Swarvoski Crystal 2X AB Neck… WhimsyBeading $30.00 Original Fine Art Deep Sea 8… rostudios $40.00 Art Print For Children- City… UrbanTickle $30.00 Turquoise Blue Lampwork Bead… fatdogbeads $37.00 Glitter Clown Fish Paperweig… ArtisticWill $27.00 Necklace, ... Read More »

Interview: A Charming Hint of Success

I’ve been admiring Beth’s work at Hint on Etsy for several months now. Her talent and good intentions seem to shine in each of her handmade charms. She writes an intriguing blog titled hint jewelry, where it becomes obvious that she takes great care and pride in everything that she does. Read More »

Etsy Tips – Relisting Power 2:1 Ratio

Many of us have Etsy shops, and "Relist" items frequently. Some of you may even use automatic relisting services. I wanted to tell you some things I did this year with my re-listed items because I've noticed a big difference in their sales ratio by making small changes. Read More »

Etsy Marketing Tips – Reaching Customers On YouTube

Have you ever used YouTube to promote your Etsy shop, product, or website? I'm sure you've heard others mention this tip to you, but today I'd like to really point out the benefits of it. If you aren't, maybe you should. If you are, maybe you should think about how to expand to using YouTube to promote several areas at a time. Let's discuss. Read More »

Hand Crafted Jewelry, Make A Fashion Statement

  Hand Crafted Jewelry, Make A Fashion Statement When it comes to making a fashion statement, the least effective way to do it is to simply grab whatever everyone else is wearing right off the shelves. Are you going to make a statement, or just chant along with everybody else? Hand crafted jewelry can be exactly what you’re looking for ... Read More »