Friday , 31 October 2014

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5 Articles You Must Read Before Your Next Show

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image credit: ohhellofriend Art show and craft fairs played a huge roll in growing my creative business.  I was able to connect with customers on a face to face level, get instant feed back on my products, and test out new ideas.  But most importantly I was able to tell my story.  The individual story behind the item that the ... Read More »

Free Pattern Download – Sweet Little Dress

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What’s an auntie to do when she has an adorable niece? Knit her up something special, of course! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD This is a pattern I designed for a class I taught several years ago. Before today, I haven’t made it available online. I did some tweaking and changed the skirt from a gathered skirt to a circle skirt. ... Read More »

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

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Top Handmade Etsy Sellers From 2011 – Where Are They Now? Back in 2011, Etsy was starting to become a little more mainstream.  I remember being able to tell people that I sold on Etsy and occasionally I didn’t get a blank stare because they were familiar with the site. Well, a lot has happened on Etsy and in the ... 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


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 »

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 »

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 »

Top 100 Vintage Etsy Shops – August 2014


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 »

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 »

3 Critical Changes to Your Fan Page Timeline

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If you have not heard, Facebook is making changes to your fan page timeline once again.  The changes started to roll out back in March.  There are 3 critical changes that you can prepare for now before your page switches to the new layout. #1 Make Adjustments to Your Cover Image This is the biggest of all the changes you ... Read More »

How to Get More Repins After the Pin

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As you know one of the top social sites these days is Pinterest.  My hope is you are using Pinterest to promote your creative business.  Your customers are there and your business needs to be there as well. I have one question for you, Do you just pin and leave? In this article I am going to share with you ... Read More »

DIY Frames for Pictures and Displays


DIY Frames for Pictures and Displays How many times have you walked through a craft store and wanted to buy some of the creative and colorful painted frames but had to keep walking when you saw the price tag? Fortunately, making your own customized DIY frames is easily within your reach if you have the proper tools and a little ... Read More »

Buy Local Handmade – Cleveland Ohio


This week we are featuring handmade shops from Cleveland Ohio! You can submit your shop, art/craft show, and Etsy team HERE. Anatomical Heart – Old book page by: OnceTattered Custom Wedding Location and State Map Print by: NearAndDearDesigns Industrial Lighting – Steampunk Light by: newwineoldbottles Slothzilla, Sloth, Shower Curtain by: sharpshirter Organic Cotton FOX Baby Onesie by: LittleKorboose Colorful Flower ... Read More »