Thursday , 23 October 2014

Etsy Tips

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


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 »

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


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 »

5 Things to Consider Before Starting an Etsy Shop


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?


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 »

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 »

One Etsy seller does THIS every 1st day of the month

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One Etsy seller does THIS every 1st day of the month I’ve been an Etsy seller for many years and I keep a routine on the first day of every month that I thought you might be interested in learning about.  My first of the month routine is something that has been helpful for me, but there is no magic ... Read More »

Handmadeology Pro Lifetime Membership – 82% Discount

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Handmadeology Pro is an education and resource center for handmade sellers to take their business to the next level.  It is easy for a business to stall or become stagnant – not reaching its full potential – additional sales are possible!  Pro is for people who already have an Etsy shop, but want to see it thrive instead of just ... Read More »

50 Reasons You’re Not Getting Etsy Sales

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Not sure why the Etsy sales aren’t rolling in? Here are 50 possibilities -and how to fix them. 1. You don’t have enough items. Etsy is a host to hundreds of thousands of products galore, and their search engine will only show 250 pages of them at a time for broad, generic searches. (Not that anyone would actually flip though ... Read More »

Pricing For Time Intensive Handmade Items

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  Article by: Honey’s Quilling If you are like me you have read dozens of articles, posts, and comments on how to price your handcrafted items. And if you are like me you have been confused more often than not. The number one thing I have learned is that there is not one single formula that will give everyone the ... Read More »

Quickly Add Any Etsy Treasury To Your Blog Or Webpage

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For way to long the Etsy community has been taking screen shots of Etsy treasuries to show them off on our blogs.  We have just made your life much easier!   We have created a very simple tool that allows you to place any Etsy treasury on a blog or webpage.  You will notice that everything that is clickable in an ... Read More »

Sell on Etsy – Mobile Etsy App for Sellers

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Description Take your Etsy shop to new places with Sell on Etsy, our iPhone app built just for sellers! Sell on Etsy provides easy access to all the seller tools you need when you’re not in front of your computer, including Convos, order management and the ability to create and publish listings. It also helps you stay in the know ... Read More »

4 Keys to Creating more FREEDOM in Your Jewelry Business

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Are you feeling burnt out, stressed out, overworked and underpaid? Not sure how to break the cycle? Watch this FREE training ASAP and learn how to create FREEDOM in your business and in your life. Join me tomorrow as I host a FREE webinar with Tracy and Robin from Flourish and Thrive. GET REGISTERED HERE Make sure you register even ... Read More »

5 Ways to Fail Miserably on Etsy

What’s wrong with my photos? If you have an Etsy store and you’re wondering why you aren’t converting traffic into sales, your photos might be to blame. Remember to keep your photos in proportion, –no stretching. Also remember that watermarks are fine as long as they don’t interfere with the actual product in the photo. Watermarks that stretch across the ... Read More »

Four Tips on Managing Your Creative Time

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Four Tips on Managing Your Creative Time Rule No. 1:  You are NEVER going to get it all done.  Let’s face it:  our to-do lists are longer than a country mile.  We want to do this, buy this, make that, design this, research that, tweak this.  Unless you’re super-human (you aren’t, are you?) you need to face the cold, hard ... Read More »