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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 »

Spotlight Feature – Locotrends

Locotrends is a small business which offers handmade scarves and headbands. The whole idea has evolved from a hobby and took a while before it was formed into an online shop.  Now all the scarves created over the time are available for shoppers looking for something special for their beloved ones during the Christmas holiday season. Behind the scenes is ... 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 »

5 FREE Downloads – Printable Décor

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Handmadeology readers have a special offer from Historical By Design for five free downloads of printable décor. DOWNLOAD HERE Don’t overspend at Restoration Hardware to print a Paris street map for over $1,400, when you can DIY and print your own for only 97% off! Use these images at Zazzle.com to turn free images into DIY décor!   Read More »

Here’s the Simple Formula For Success

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Welcome to part four of my success series! It started when I asked you to research your best life: First, you made a list to help you figure out what you want. Next, you created a list of all the things you didn’t like about the way your present life is unfolding. Last week, you made note of everything you ... Read More »

Top 100 Vintage Etsy Shops – August 2014

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Here are the top 100 Etsy sellers in the vintage category for 2014.  These rankings are by sales numbers. Each shop link is clickable, so have fun checking out all these great shops! Top Seller Vintage (excluding supplies) Rank Name Sales Country 1 inkpainter 27867 United States 2 ohmymilky 23269 United States 3 RogueRetro 20638 United States 4 juliecollings 17591 United States 5 ... Read More »

DIY Restoration Hardware-Inspired Pipe Shelves – Step-by-Step

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I love the look of these pipe and reclaimed wood pipe shelves.  Check out this step-by-step pipe shelf tutorial by 7th house on the left. Here are some handmade pipe shelves just in case you don’t want to make your own! The Elevated Single Walnut Towel Rack by vintagepipedreams Cameo Pipe Shelf // INDUSTRIAL Style // NATURAL CEDAR by: SmokestackStudios Industrial rustic pipe ... Read More »

“Your Handmade Business Foundation” for success and more sales

Hi, I’m Mei (‘may’) Pak, the Pragmatic Designer. I’m your practical problem solver, and I’m here to help you create a happier, abundant and fun business! I specialize in helping handmade businesses like yours. I once started out at zero sales, and now make six figure sales a year selling my handmade jewelry. I’m a maker, artist and designer, just ... Read More »