Sunday , 23 November 2014
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Creative digital market coming soon! Apply today!

We are excited to announce the launch of our Creative Digital Market. We are partnering with Meylah to bring this unique digital market to world! Creative Digital market will be a new platform for modern mouse made design content from independent designers, pattern makers and creatives around the world. We are currently looking for designers that would be interested in ... Read More »

Top Handmade Etsy Sellers From 2011 – Where Are They Now?

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Have the shops experienced growth or slowed down? Have the shops closed their doors or did they change their shop name? Are they no longer on the top 1000 list anymore because new startup Etsy shops took their place in the ranking or did they stay as a top performer? Are you on this list or know a shop that is? Do you desire to see your shop or a shop you love make this list in the future? These are just some of the stories this list reveals from the publically available sales data, Craftcount, and calculations. Read More »

DIY Custom Candles in Leftover Jars and Glasses

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andles 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? Read More »

15 Holiday Promotion Ideas

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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 them over the edge, getting them to buy. 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! 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 ... 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 »

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 some cash in your pocket. 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

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I run 2 shops. Superkid Capes™ has close 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 sales-which equals 1000 patterns, baby items, and scarves having made their way around the county. In its 4 years of existence, Superkid Capes™ has had the honor to be featured a number of times in "Etsy Finds", magazines, blogs, on Zulily, and television shows. Read More »

Should Etsy Sellers also build a website with 3dcart?

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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, and does not provide a way to link all of that to social media 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 »