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Seller How-To: Finding Your Etsy Niche

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So you’re a seller on Etsy. You’re trying to get your name out there and be noticed. However, standing out in the crowd of enormously talented sellers and the wide variety of high-quality items is no easy feat.  In fact, it can be daunting. How do you make your work seem different than everything else that’s already out there?

Let’s talk about finding your “niche” at Etsy and running a shop that has your distinct stamp of individuality.

Developing a unique style and approach with your shop is the best way to successfully carve out a niche for yourself. You know the items that are immediately recognizable as a certain seller’s handiwork? That’s what I’m talking about. These sellers have found their niche by cultivating a style that is immediately recognizable.

Finding your Etsy niche implies not replicating what the shop next door is doing just so you can sell. It means you have to be creative, experiment with the craft you know how to do well, and define your own personal universe so that it shows in your shop and items.


Elsita is an ideal example of someone who has quickly and successfully found her niche at Etsy. Her shop has a variety of different items: dolls, jewelry, illustrations, sculptures — yet all are marked with her individual Elsita-style brand and blend harmoniously in her shop. Result? A neatly carved Elsita niche! “Success should never be a goal,” Elsita says. “Success is always the result of something else, which in my opinion is:

1. Do what you know how to do and try to do it the best you can.

2. Be yourself, use your own unique universe as a source of inspiration.

3. Don’t get used to the same thing; have fun, explore and try something different.”

Elsita’s way of exploring and defining her personal universe is through her sketchbooks and notebooks.


“My favorite one is called ‘Elsa against Asle.’ (Elsa is my name and Asle is my name spelled backwards.) This book is all about exploring ‘Asle,’ which is the part of me that I never get to know enough. Anytime I try something new in my art I get to know a part of me that it is less obvious.”  


Another successful seller with a unique sense of style is Kreativlink, who is based in Austria. Kreativlink’s handmade journals and sketchbooks have a distinctive and inimitable quality, and are easily recognizable on Etsy as…well, Kreativlink! She says, “Finding a free niche at Etsy? Almost impossible. But finding your style, that’s the thing! Don’t think whether something will sell or not. Don’t look at what others do or what others sell. Just concentrate on your thing. Experiment. Make it over. Try different materials or techniques. Go bold and crazy! Don’t think about customers, make it just for YOU. Exactly the way YOU like it. You will come up with something you truly love and it will reflect your personality and your ideas. And that’s what people like to buy here on Etsy. They do not only buy a notebook, for example. That’s available at each supermarket, and probably less expensive than what I make. What they buy is my personality, my ideas, my dreams and yeah — my journals!”


Other sellers successfully find their niche by focusing on something that is close to them, so that creating is an enjoyment. Heli of helis is a talented artist based in Turkey, and despite her many skills in various mediums (painting, drawing, ceramics, knitting, crochet, papier-mâché…you name it!), she has found her Etsy niche by dedicating her shop items to an endearing “superhero” character and the character’s friends. Helis says, “This character (and her friends) are close to my heart, and I enjoy thinking about what she will do next. This character is easy to add to different kinds of items (T-shirts, dolls, paintings, prints…maybe later small bags or pouches). There are so many possibilities with her and her friends. The ‘family’ is growing and can grow to eternity.”  


“For me, the important things [to cultivate] in my products are distinctiveness, good quality materials and good customer service. I sketch a lot and let my imagination fly free. I don’t try to [make an] item that would sell a lot or is trendy. I make what gives me joy and will hopefully put a smile on my customers’ face.”

Let your imagination fly free. Discover your personal universe. Experiment in the craft that you do well, or learn a new one and add your own individual flavor. Try to think outside the box and not do exactly what you were taught or what you see others do. Put your stamp on your items, photographs and product descriptions, and keep it consistent. Before you know it, your item listings will be easily recognizable as “yours” and you will have successfully found your own Etsy niche!

  • strumpfkunst

    strumpfkunst says:

    Great article... Thanks. :) And yes, I of course know and love Kreativlink!

    6 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    oh really nice article! love elsita and kreativlink! these are pretty cool too: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7399054 xo danielle

    6 years ago

  • tinaseamonster

    tinaseamonster says:

    brilliant article. completely 100% right. be you and be interesting and don't be afraid to do something new new new.

    6 years ago

  • KellyZarb

    KellyZarb says:

    What a fantastic article and I agree wholeheartedly, just love what you are creating and create for love not to make money.

    6 years ago

  • iragrant

    iragrant says:

    Great article T!

    6 years ago

  • PamelaAngus

    PamelaAngus says:

    'be yourself' is so true!

    6 years ago

  • Kreativlink

    Kreativlink says:

    Very well done Tortilla! :)

    6 years ago

  • absolutelysmall

    absolutelysmall says:

    Wow! This is a really wonderful article. Thank you for putting this together! Quite encouraging.

    6 years ago

  • crostini

    crostini says:

    cute article. I really love elsita's stuff - I remember she was the featured seller the week I joined Etsy! I love the photo in this article of her sketchbook - I also do a lot of sketching and illustrated "musing" and it really informs my creative process.

    6 years ago

  • Cidtalk

    Cidtalk says:

    Excellent article. Nicely written and great shops to explore.

    6 years ago

  • wittyworkshop

    wittyworkshop says:

    great article! Good job and lovely shops!

    6 years ago

  • Glazzfusion

    Glazzfusion says:

    Very enjoyable article

    6 years ago

  • Huidesigns

    Huidesigns says:

    Great article. Makes me ponder and at the same time solidifies what I already thought.

    6 years ago

  • darklingwoods

    darklingwoods says:

    well done! For those of us uncomfortable with the idea of "branding" ourselves this article comes across in away artist relate to, self discovery thank you!

    6 years ago

  • artbysusmitha

    artbysusmitha says:

    You've put it perfectly there!! Thanks for the great article :)

    6 years ago

  • cMaille

    cMaille says:

    Kreativlink's statement really sums it up for me: "Don’t think about customers, make it just for YOU. Exactly the way YOU like it. You will come up with something you truly love and it will reflect your personality and your ideas. And that’s what people like to buy here on Etsy." When I opened my shop, I knew I had to make exactly what I would love -- what I DO love -- and not try to cater to what I think customers would want. It may be riskier ... but it is a very true and comfortable place to be in.

    6 years ago

  • makristababy

    makristababy says:

    Thanks for the article, it was a great read.

    6 years ago

  • lunaticart

    lunaticart says:

    Bravo mi tortillita!!!! que instructivo articulo, pero sobretodo tiene "alma". this article has a soul that motivates you to keep going

    6 years ago

  • littlebitsys

    littlebitsys says:

    EXCELLENT article and you quoted two of my fave artists (Heli and Elsita) and introduced me to a new one! (Kreativlink)

    6 years ago

  • paperflowergirl

    paperflowergirl says:

    i really really enjoyed reading this!

    6 years ago

  • alkemystic88

    alkemystic88 says:

    I can relate I feel rejuvenated. Etsy is a distant light guiding us to the sacred land of handmade bliss.

    6 years ago

  • beyondtherockz

    beyondtherockz says:

    Well done article ... thank you!

    6 years ago

  • TALKTAGZ

    TALKTAGZ says:

    You are so right. I have so many ideas going on in my head and everytime I thought about getting it out there, I would think that no one would be interested or it would never work. Then I finally stopped thinking this way and decided to do it for myself because this is what I enjoy doing. To my surprise things are working out just fine. It's a sense of freedom when you can get over the hurdle of doubt! Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • sparklequeen

    sparklequeen says:

    This was great! Im a newbee, so perfect for me to get some inspiraton to reach and keep going!

    6 years ago

  • blueshedcrafts

    blueshedcrafts says:

    A very worthwhile read. It certainly makes sense to believe in your product, develop it and let it signify who and what you are and what you are about. It's certainly not worthwhile simply riping off your neighbours!

    6 years ago

  • hdhopper

    hdhopper says:

    Very informative and useful information.

    6 years ago

  • bloomsburygroup

    bloomsburygroup says:

    A great read! Food for thought!

    5 years ago

  • oceanview2

    oceanview2 says:

    Great article, and great advice!

    5 years ago

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl says:

    Thanks for all the comments. I'm glad to see that people are finding my article to be useful. I hope it inspires everyone to constantly experiment in their craft. There's always room for more ideas! Be creative, and be yourself :-)

    5 years ago

  • joyfulpainter

    joyfulpainter says:

    Being new to etsy, I found this article very interesting and confusing at the same time. For example tortillagirl says...do what you do best and do it for yourself and then on the other hand it says try something different. Ok, so mainly I love to paint roses and fruit but I've done other subjects in order to draw attntion. What am I doing wrong? Since I am still not attracting customers? Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • toolisjewelry

    toolisjewelry says:

    Thank you for this wonderful article! Being new on Etsy and in this small business of mine, I can say it's very confusing. Sometimes when you're taking you're first steps as an artesian who also want to make a living out of his art, you forget about art and focus more on what you think that would sale... This article helped me get back to proportion and burst my flame again.

    5 years ago

  • sweetperversion

    sweetperversion says:

    Thank you so much for reminding to make what I love! It's so easy to get caught up in what you think people will buy.

    5 years ago

  • jwlrywrkroom

    jwlrywrkroom says:

    Wonderful article. Thank you for the reminder to do what we love!

    5 years ago

  • simplydoodles

    simplydoodles says:

    Thanks for the advice and great article.

    5 years ago

  • Capree

    Capree says:

    Thanks for the great advice!

    5 years ago

  • craftyindigo

    craftyindigo says:

    Excellant advice! thanks!

    5 years ago

  • WrapMeUp

    WrapMeUp says:

    Good advice for getting started!!!

    5 years ago

  • tomelimania

    tomelimania says:

    I'm soo excited to start!!!

    5 years ago

  • RossoLacca

    RossoLacca says:

    Great! Thanks Tortilla! Now that I can name the other face of myself, everything will be more creative! Silvia=Aivlis :)

    5 years ago

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams says:

    Good words to fuel my brain. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • amabanta

    amabanta says:

    Inspiring article. Lots of great tips for keeping focused.

    5 years ago

  • adelles

    adelles says:

    hhhmmmmmmmmm........

    5 years ago

  • ROKJEWELRY

    ROKJEWELRY says:

    Great way to describe the kind of art the should be sold here... Great article.

    5 years ago

  • BagsBabylon

    BagsBabylon says:

    Great uplifting inspirational article . The best of luck to her.

    5 years ago

  • artbysejames

    artbysejames says:

    Good article, thought provoking. It makes you think about your own direction in art. Thanks

    5 years ago

  • edithandlulu

    edithandlulu says:

    Great article. I think I have a distinct and recognizable style so we'll see.

    5 years ago

  • TheKraftyGourd

    TheKraftyGourd says:

    wonderful article and very inspireing.be true to yourself and good things will happen.

    5 years ago

  • babooeekids

    babooeekids says:

    ummmmmmm

    5 years ago

  • dokedoputty

    dokedoputty says:

    great article!

    5 years ago

  • honey22

    honey22 says:

    VeRy GooD ArTiCle!! It iS HelpFul and EncouRaGinG!! ThAnkS!!!

    5 years ago

  • honey22

    honey22 says:

    obviously......IT WAS WORTH REPEATING!!! ;O)

    5 years ago

  • victoriavelting

    victoriavelting says:

    this is exactly what I needed to read. the artist is celebrated as a visionary! Not only can we make things we need to make our lives more colorful, interesting and organized, but we use what already exists!

    5 years ago

  • dorioriginal

    dorioriginal says:

    It was a good article for a newcomer to read. I always have made what I like. I think that when you do that people can almost see the love you put in it. Thanks, Dori

    5 years ago

  • viarte

    viarte says:

    love the coments, enjoy the creativity,thanks

    5 years ago

  • karamele

    karamele says:

    So it's the first day today on etsy. I've got my etsy account just one hour ago:) This article suits me perfect as I aw a new here. Tortillagirl, thanks for great article:) Regards

    5 years ago

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl says:

    I'm so happy that people are still reading my article and taking the time to comment. Thank you very much! Stay creative, continue to define your own aesthetic and love what you make. Use it as a means of personal expression. Most of all: Have fun with your shop!

    5 years ago

  • paperhill

    paperhill says:

    Wonderful article! So many great points. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

    5 years ago

  • ClassicJewels

    ClassicJewels says:

    I'm a newbie so it's very helpful to learn from others. It's quite inspiring to see that the motto here is something like, "Follow your bliss". I love what I do so it's motivating to know that I should keep doing that and convey that every step along the way. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • paperandinkling

    paperandinkling says:

    I'm new to etsy too, and this was such a great article! I want to keep finding my "niche" and what is unique about my products & design!

    5 years ago

  • WOODANDTHINGS

    WOODANDTHINGS says:

    My husband and I just joined etsy and appreciate all of the advice the etsy team gives in getting our products listed and displayed in a unique and clear way. This article is a great example of that help.

    5 years ago

  • Cbowe

    Cbowe says:

    Thank you for the wonderful article. I am thinking of starting my own little shop in the near future and this was certainly inspiring for me. I think Wayne Gretzky said it best "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"...

    5 years ago

  • TraceyDay

    TraceyDay says:

    Great information for someone who wants to take etsy all the way!

    5 years ago

  • starmadecrafts

    starmadecrafts says:

    thanks u that article really helped me very creative and unique

    5 years ago

  • Amberlly

    Amberlly says:

    A very inspiring article especially for newbie here in Etsy, including me. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • SCRAPPYFOOFADOODLES

    SCRAPPYFOOFADOODLES says:

    Love this! Your part about not worrying what WILL sell, and just making it something you love is glorious. :) I need to remind myself of this more often and I thank you for that.~ :)

    5 years ago

  • brownbunnybyiris

    brownbunnybyiris says:

    Very informative and helpful! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • jewelrybyreshell

    jewelrybyreshell says:

    Great advice.

    5 years ago

  • bloomsburygroup

    bloomsburygroup says:

    Interesting and thought provoking!

    5 years ago

  • Lesbijouxcrealune

    Lesbijouxcrealune says:

    I totally agree and I think it’s a question of having confidence in ourselves and in our opinions. If it’s you and you like the concept,just go ahead and do it. Don’t stop and think, try to trust yourself.

    5 years ago

  • hollowreedart

    hollowreedart says:

    I'm very encouraged and inspired to share my art and perspective. Just getting my shop started. This was just what I needed to help me focus, overcome my shyness and make more diverse listings. I feel I will find a niche for my quirk and bring some joy to others.

    5 years ago

  • DawnMilstrey

    DawnMilstrey says:

    Thanks for the advice! I have recently joined Etsy and I am looking for new ways to get noticed!

    5 years ago

  • myfarmhousekitchen

    myfarmhousekitchen says:

    I've been thinking about starting a shop of my own, but am wearing cement boots. Just can't seem to jump the hurdle. Going in too many directions. After reading this, I am more focused. Just do what you love. DO YOU. BE YOU.

    5 years ago

  • cooljewelryJR

    cooljewelryJR says:

    Has the thought ever crossed your mind, "man, I'm so glad I'm me, and not like Miss/Mr. X..." Celebrate who you are and what sets you apart from everyone else. What you know you can do well, with pride, will just fall in place naturally. It may take a little time to fine tune your product, but you will arrive. http://cooljewelrydesign.com

    5 years ago

  • cooljewelryJR

    cooljewelryJR says:

    sorry, I haven't arrived it appears: http://cooljewelrydesign.etsy.com There!

    5 years ago

  • MissAnn

    MissAnn says:

    This was really though provoking. Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • jcraft

    jcraft says:

    Enjoyed the article. Finding your niche is the hardest part but I believe in searching yourself and not getting wrapped up in what others do. We tend to want to see what others have tried, which is fine, but stay true to ourselves and our style is key. Thanks for the article.

    5 years ago

  • Barecubs

    Barecubs says:

    how exciting, I cant wait to see what feedback I recieve on my Bare Cub Designs..

    5 years ago

  • amazongirl1

    amazongirl1 says:

    I'm struggling, still haven't found my niche, and feel like I'm outside looking in. Anyone else feel that way?

    5 years ago

  • MonasMane

    MonasMane says:

    Very nice article. I am stil up in the air about it is that I want to do exactly.

    5 years ago

  • CalligraphicArtisan

    CalligraphicArtisan says:

    I am new to Etsy and learn daily how much I have yet to learn. One lesson at a time, I love being part of a community that shares so willingly to help others on their creative path. Thanks so much. Jude Totillagirl's article was very inspirational, thank you

    5 years ago

  • CoraMarieBoutique

    CoraMarieBoutique says:

    This is a great artical. I Found it helpful as I am still trying to find my niche. Thank you:)

    5 years ago

  • BebeToby

    BebeToby says:

    Thank you for the advice! I love this article! =)

    5 years ago

  • TheStrawberryGirl

    TheStrawberryGirl says:

    Thank for your guidelines... It helps me a lot...♥

    5 years ago

  • delightworthyn

    delightworthyn says:

    how do I get people to find me in my niche?Suggetions,please!

    5 years ago

  • LouisaRose

    LouisaRose says:

    Thanks for a great article. Im new here and it does sound very daunting at times, but youve articulated what i already knew deep down and so have given me new found enthusiasm!

    5 years ago

  • LorrisArt

    LorrisArt says:

    Thanks for a wonderful article. I can see the truth in it. Without realizing it, I have been following it. Now that I've been reassured, I'll direct more energy along these lines.

    5 years ago

  • SusanRodio

    SusanRodio says:

    Great articles! :)

    5 years ago

  • lisaastrup

    lisaastrup says:

    Great article, and nice shops.

    5 years ago

  • Anika

    Anika says:

    Brilliant article Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • mikeverepatrick

    mikeverepatrick says:

    When I was told by a friend about etsy, I have not wasted time i have log on almost everyday. Now I have my own shop . But also I am computer challenge I 'd rather be making things. This the way of the world 21st century. I love it!!!! Thanks etsy and a friend

    5 years ago

  • haniyyajewelz

    haniyyajewelz says:

    Thanks for the valuable information and reminder. A newbie like me definitely needs such worthy nudges.

    5 years ago

  • EmmaRoseDesigns

    EmmaRoseDesigns says:

    thank you for all the great tips!

    5 years ago

  • somethingfromnothin

    somethingfromnothin says:

    some great advice for newbies like me. thanks

    5 years ago

  • Alpa

    Alpa says:

    I am new on Etsy and I cannot tell you how useful all these articles are. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • WideEyedMusings

    WideEyedMusings says:

    This really resonates with me. It is so tempting to define success by the sales other people make and their profitable ideas. It is a temptation to just emulate that. Reading this really gives me confidence to continue working with what is already in my head...my "own" style.

    5 years ago

  • cherylsmardigras

    cherylsmardigras says:

    Thank you for this advice, I love to come up with new ideas, but I'm not sure if they seem origanal.

    5 years ago

  • MarkElsonPictures

    MarkElsonPictures says:

    Thank you, this was a lot of help!

    5 years ago

  • Laura4ca

    Laura4ca says:

    Thanks for the article. My thing is I like to do too many things, so now I'll have to try and tie them together or something. Or drop somethings and do just one..........DARN

    5 years ago

  • kaisha

    kaisha says:

    Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • azurejoy

    azurejoy says:

    So encouraging! I know my style and what I love to make, but I had had some doubts as to whether other people would like my creations. Now I am determined to keep creating what I love and focus more on how to be a better artist!

    5 years ago

  • celestialfoundations

    celestialfoundations says:

    This is so true, and applies anywhere in life, or as an artist. Express your true self. Thanks for the article it has inspired me try something new!

    5 years ago

  • Nafsika

    Nafsika says:

    So true yet sometimes so hard!!!

    5 years ago

  • adornwithaandm

    adornwithaandm says:

    It is always good to hear someone else's advice....though it is hard not to think about what others might like. As long as we are having fun making what we make-right?

    5 years ago

  • risabeads

    risabeads says:

    So helpful and inspiring. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • arell

    arell says:

    Very helpful. I feel relief thinking that I can make things that I would like and not just something that might sell. It feels very freeing.

    5 years ago

  • glassshack

    glassshack says:

    Hi Tortillagirl! I was looking for a little inspiration and came across your story!! Interesting tips and nice advice; I found what I was looking for, thanks again!

    5 years ago

  • JCParkerFineArt

    JCParkerFineArt says:

    Thanks for the insight. As a scenic painter, I paint to tell the story of the place or thing. The reinforcement that being passionate is a key to success on Etsy is very helpful.

    5 years ago

  • handmade1craft

    handmade1craft says:

    helpful article will be try in my freshshop

    5 years ago

  • Sylviecambet

    Sylviecambet says:

    Great article! That's truly what I believe in. Good to keep it in mind...

    5 years ago

  • MyRusticRose

    MyRusticRose says:

    Lovely Article and I adore the book :) I have five girls, and this is a perfect example of what young girls need, a book and characters they can connect with. I am new to Etsy too, but I have an eclectic mix of my own handmade items, others, and antiques. I truly enjoy the fact you've found something you are passionate about and that works for you. I feel the same in my arena (though its mixed items). Hope to shop from you soon.

    5 years ago

  • amijusARTdesign

    amijusARTdesign says:

    great article, i have never even thought to be someone i'm not, and i guess this is what etsy is about, be yourself and make stuff straight from your heart. It can take some time to start selling, but it will come in right time :) at least you always know who you are and why do you make art. ( i hope not only for money lol )

    5 years ago

  • TwistedKarmaStudio

    TwistedKarmaStudio says:

    this article was just what I was looking for. I have been on etsy for about 2 months or so now and have not had a sale and it makes me think that no one likes what I make, it doesn't seem to appeal to people. But I liked my designs and the finished pieces and really don't understand why others don't see what I see in them. LOL elitist artist or arrogant artist in me I guess. I am still trying to fit in and have some new items to post soon, items that I think reflect even more of what I'm about. I am working to make my shop more consistant as well by being a little more consistant with my pictures and the backgrounds, etc. if anyone has more advice for me and other newbies, I know I'd love to have someone come critique my shop. thanks for the great article, I'm glad I found it as it has re-inspired me to do everything I want to make and create and not worry about it, well maybe worry just a little bit when nothing sells.

    5 years ago

  • kristenmary

    kristenmary says:

    Inspiring article, thank you!!

    5 years ago

  • sarahcruse

    sarahcruse says:

    OOOO Elsita! I love your Lovelies!

    5 years ago

  • smalltownartist

    smalltownartist says:

    I've been inspired - thanks!!

    5 years ago

  • yoborobo

    yoborobo says:

    Great article! And you're right, it is so important to remember to enjoy the process...and make things that make us happy!

    5 years ago

  • wrappedNwarmth

    wrappedNwarmth says:

    great article. I copied some of it and put it in my yahoo notepad. Its interesting to me. But, just need to find my niche. LOL

    5 years ago

  • thesundayproject

    thesundayproject says:

    yeah, great article. a lot of food for thought there, and i'll definitely be spending some time on finding my niche now.

    5 years ago

  • DancingLiteKeychains

    DancingLiteKeychains says:

    I've turned my outlook around after I read your article. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • ilovemysewingmachine

    ilovemysewingmachine says:

    Great article!!!!

    5 years ago

  • perebags

    perebags says:

    wow, thank you! this article is really fantastic. it made my whole night better. :)

    5 years ago

  • luludesign

    luludesign says:

    lovely! Great artists! Great Photos too.

    5 years ago

  • craftsbyposie

    craftsbyposie says:

    Super article! It really helps to keep from mentally getting "scattered"! It was helpful to me. It helped me to stay on course! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • SpiritBearCreations

    SpiritBearCreations says:

    I've just read down a very long list of shop names and stopped in on a great many of them here, especially ones that said they were new, to see for myself how long they have been open and how many sales they have had in that time, and what kinds of niches are doing well here. I have been open only a little more than two weeks and am guessing that putting your shop name out here is also good exposure as others may come along behind me and click on my shop too ... I am wondering if my medicine bundles are just too different for mainstream but I want to keep making them so there ya go! Be Well.

    5 years ago

  • hothead123

    hothead123 says:

    Very cool! Thank you for the info :)

    5 years ago

  • ElizaGraysGoods

    ElizaGraysGoods says:

    This article is very motivating! My New Year's Resolution this year is to get my shop rolling on Etsy! I know that I have it in me...and I feel passionate about the site. Snowy New England days will be the perfect time for me to get the creative wheels turning! I need to do this!!!

    5 years ago

  • creakit

    creakit says:

    Great article! :-)

    5 years ago

  • LeahSutton

    LeahSutton says:

    I've been here 6 months but is still great hearing how the successful etsians have made it work for them! I still have loads to improve upon & learn. Thanks for all this info!

    5 years ago

  • lunaessence

    lunaessence says:

    Thankyou for the motivating article. I have been here for I believe a month and I am also new to all of this. I have a ton more jewelry ready to go that I havent listed yet for fear that I will not sell anything on this site. I also am a new artist that is still finding their way. I will continue to make what gives me joy, but will it sell?

    5 years ago

  • CarolynSalinas

    CarolynSalinas says:

    I've been with etsy 6-months but I'm a newby and I definitely want to find my niche....I enjoyed this article and gave me the right kind of encouragement to be true to myself, my vision for my Art...Those Blue Skies are shinin' BRIGHT! Thank You!

    5 years ago

  • beadholder

    beadholder says:

    Thanks for the reminder. Be yourself!

    5 years ago

  • lololyta

    lololyta says:

    This article really helped me . I now have new ideas to grow bigger. Thank you

    5 years ago

  • PDXfabricdeli

    PDXfabricdeli says:

    This is my second time around reading the article and must say my shop is slowing becoming my own universe. People like the real unique, one of a kind stuff. Thanks for the article.

    5 years ago

  • cherbie

    cherbie says:

    Thank you!! i just joined the sellers world a few days ago...and this is definitely a good read! thnx again!

    5 years ago

  • rasheeaeilee

    rasheeaeilee says:

    Great article! I'm new here, so I could use some good advice.

    5 years ago

  • Planetpollyanna

    Planetpollyanna says:

    I am hoping my niche will come through eventually as I, like many others, do have diverse interests/creations but I think my "style" may be starting to gel. At least I hope it is. LOL Thanks for the words of wisdom to follow your heart and passion.

    5 years ago

  • yappyhappy

    yappyhappy says:

    Great tips!

    5 years ago

  • mariagreene

    mariagreene says:

    Great article! Thank you so much.

    5 years ago

  • craftsbykash

    craftsbykash says:

    I enjoyed the article . Like joyfulpainter I to am fairly new to Etsy. Computer skills are not my best nor do I sometimes understand some of the jargon or abrevations that are used.

    5 years ago

  • sisply

    sisply says:

    lovely! well done tortillagirl! :P arriba SPANISH TEAM!

    5 years ago

  • maggie16

    maggie16 says:

    thank you so very much for such an easy to read, helpful and inspiring article! i've spent all day today coming up with ideas on how to improve my shop after reading this article! thanks again!

    5 years ago

  • maggie16

    maggie16 says:

    thank you so very much for such an easy to read, helpful and inspiring article! i've spent all day today coming up with ideas on how to improve my shop after reading this article! thanks again!

    5 years ago

  • mariaburgos

    mariaburgos says:

    Excellent!! I am inspired !! Thanks!! Te felicito!! Maria

    5 years ago

  • defdif

    defdif says:

    thanks for the info, it is very simple, yet we make it hard. Be yourself and it will come..

    5 years ago

  • ShimmeringShack

    ShimmeringShack says:

    Thanks TortillaGirl. Sometimes it helps to hear someone else say these things!

    5 years ago

  • birribe

    birribe says:

    Lot´s of useful info a great article to read.

    5 years ago

  • thelittlebluehouse

    thelittlebluehouse says:

    Very encouraging - I am happy to hear that it is okay to be creative in my own way and that I should not try to look like the shop next to me. There is freedom in being who you are.

    5 years ago

  • LJNixonartist

    LJNixonartist says:

    Thank you... a very encouraging article as it inspires and stimulates creativity.

    5 years ago

  • BOHOFACE

    BOHOFACE says:

    Thanks for a great article..Info is very useful!

    5 years ago

  • ersimarina

    ersimarina says:

    I'm brand new here and finding articles like this make me feel at home. I had to fight an urge to "go commercial", in the sense of posting what I suspect others may like, and I decided to be loyal to myself. Thank you for confirming my decision.

    5 years ago

  • 1920

    1920 says:

    Well said. I certainly will remind myself to be a true artist. Love the article SO MUCH!

    5 years ago

  • TheeGreenPea

    TheeGreenPea says:

    I get what you are saying...I love making bottle cap charms and to be honest, I didn't think I would probably sell any of those next to my other items. I just opened my store and that was 1 of the first things I sold! You do have to craft for your self and not think about "well, that's not going to sell." When you do that you fail...you have to remember fist and for most this is not about money...it is about enjoying crafting and just simply getting to show your ideas off. Great article!

    5 years ago

  • OrganicStimulation

    OrganicStimulation says:

    inspiring article...

    5 years ago

  • SoulsJoy

    SoulsJoy says:

    imagine your soul's joy and grab it! inspire to be exactly what you envision you are to be...thanks!

    5 years ago

  • SecretMe

    SecretMe says:

    great article some fantastic ideas and advice here

    5 years ago

  • Lesliefreemandesigns

    Lesliefreemandesigns says:

    Do what you do... it comes out of you, and don't care about anything else is the rule. I a have had so many people tell me in my many years of designing and making things "Are you afraid some will copy you? I just say let them...I will be well on my way to the next thing!! thanks for a great article

    5 years ago

  • paintingpam

    paintingpam says:

    Thanks Kreativlink for reminding me to create for myself and not just to sell. My newest Valentine cards/envelopes are for me and I had a blast making them.

    5 years ago

  • rarearthceramics

    rarearthceramics says:

    Thank you for such great info...love it.

    5 years ago

  • EvyThings

    EvyThings says:

    This article was very inspiring for me. Really appreciate the advice to be yourself, do things you love and am trying to work my way to that. I teach special students and try to help them find their best, now I need to teach myself. Etsy is a great place and the people are extraordinarily talented

    5 years ago

  • ChicasBonitas

    ChicasBonitas says:

    Wonderful article, great boost to the creative self esteem of a newbie trying to find her niche. thanks.

    5 years ago

  • KaleighWiese

    KaleighWiese says:

    Great Articles. That made me feel confident about my cards & fine papers. Originality is everything. KaleighWiese.etsy.com

    5 years ago

  • jcjewelrydesign

    jcjewelrydesign says:

    Thank you so much for this great article!!! It's very helpful!!!

    5 years ago

  • julesmccorkle

    julesmccorkle says:

    thanks for the advice! remember we do this because we LOVE it! That others might love (and buy) it is just a perk!

    5 years ago

  • barehandedpress

    barehandedpress says:

    This is good advice for any artist, not just people selling on Etsy. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • Allthingsimple

    Allthingsimple says:

    thanks :) It is good to know everyone starts out somewhere :)

    5 years ago

  • kathleenkrucoff

    kathleenkrucoff says:

    Great article. The important thing is to not look too hard for your style, just be yourself and your style will come through.

    5 years ago

  • KillerJewels

    KillerJewels says:

    Thanks for the advice. Great article!

    5 years ago

  • LeftHandHats

    LeftHandHats says:

    Kreaivlink had great advice! I have a long list of things I want to try and make, but instead of experimenting with them I've been concentrating on what I think might "sell"...

    5 years ago

  • PolarBearJournals

    PolarBearJournals says:

    This article is fantastic. It's just what I needed at this moment in time. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • Ladyjojo57

    Ladyjojo57 says:

    I found this article as well as thought provoking. Watch for changes in my shop that will reflect this.

    5 years ago

  • Ladyjojo57

    Ladyjojo57 says:

    I found this article thought provoking. Watch for changes in my shop that will reflect this.

    5 years ago

  • AusableRiverTrader

    AusableRiverTrader says:

    I originally opened my shop with a focus on vintage items, but now feel inspired to consider some handmade items i have created in the past too.

    5 years ago

  • southerngirls

    southerngirls says:

    Great article. Great tips. Makes you really think about things.

    5 years ago

  • Labeba

    Labeba says:

    Thanks for a great article!

    5 years ago

  • UrbanekDesign

    UrbanekDesign says:

    I have really just started my shop and I think these ideas will really help. Thanks jenn

    5 years ago

  • littledebrarae

    littledebrarae says:

    This is a great article! Thank you so much for posting it. Like UrbanekDesign, I just started my shop. So I'm really paying attention to the links.

    5 years ago

  • CarismaDesigns

    CarismaDesigns says:

    Inspiring article for a newbie like me! Thanks for the encouragement.

    5 years ago

  • diannek

    diannek says:

    Thanks for all the help, great work inovative and fun will help me lots Kind Regards diannek

    5 years ago

  • BelladonnasJoy

    BelladonnasJoy says:

    Excellent artcicle! Thanks. I needed to see this right now! I will be more comfortable and courageous in my design style.

    5 years ago

  • MakeMeOver

    MakeMeOver says:

    This was so helpful in oh so many ways! I love etsy!

    5 years ago

  • TexasGirlDesigns

    TexasGirlDesigns says:

    This article was great. I gave me some ideas to help my shop.

    5 years ago

  • PinarEris

    PinarEris says:

    great!!!

    5 years ago

  • ArtFromTheHeartBySue

    ArtFromTheHeartBySue says:

    I appreciate the insight as to how you feel you should approach your business....We're all on a learning curve! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • funkymonkeythreads

    funkymonkeythreads says:

    This is a great read. I feel refreshed and ready to start on some new ideas for my onesies that are ALL MINE! If no one like them, that's OK b/c I have a baby at home who can wear them proudly :) Sales will just be bonus!

    5 years ago

  • wiredatswanshores

    wiredatswanshores says:

    Very inspirational article. Thank you for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • amyjayne

    amyjayne says:

    I love your approach, stop worrying and be yourself. Design and create how you want to.

    5 years ago

  • JillsThrills

    JillsThrills says:

    Great inspiration! I'm brand new to Etsy and still getting my shop set up. I'll come back to this article often, I'm sure, to remind myself to stick with what I feel lead to do.

    5 years ago

  • tjbinspired

    tjbinspired says:

    So excited to get started. Looking forward to meeting other creative minds!!!

    5 years ago

  • MyJunkyTrunk

    MyJunkyTrunk says:

    I loved this article! Especially the highlight of some of Elsa's work. I was inspired by her drawing (Elsa/Asle) where she demonstrates that she basically has to force herself to step out of the box and try new things with her art, yet she still stamps everything with her unique signature style. Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • gastu

    gastu says:

    good artcile :o)

    5 years ago

  • BridalStudio

    BridalStudio says:

    Very interesting and thoroughly motivating I'm always experimenting that's how I began and was so overloaded with creations that I had to find an outlet I cannot stop once an idea is set ... Being creative is so rewarding and I encourage everyone to use it as food to keep the brain stimulated

    5 years ago

  • wilk7012

    wilk7012 says:

    Inspirational article to keep me on the right track, my track! Thanks for the creative outlet!

    5 years ago

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations says:

    Such a great article!

    5 years ago

  • kazuewest

    kazuewest says:

    Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • shellys76

    shellys76 says:

    Great Article! It's given me some really great ideas!

    5 years ago

  • originalsample

    originalsample says:

    Hi,I am new to etsy.com and i am really interested to become a member of this unique artist website.I found the article informative. Thankyou.

    5 years ago

  • ChocolateBeachFlower

    ChocolateBeachFlower says:

    great article! thanks:)

    5 years ago

  • zannesart

    zannesart says:

    Thanks, I'm working on creating with the universe. Loved the article.

    5 years ago

  • ArtByAdelaide

    ArtByAdelaide says:

    Like "originalsample", I'm a newbe. These articles are helpful! Thanks

    5 years ago

  • buddinbloomies8

    buddinbloomies8 says:

    Great encouragement...thank you!

    5 years ago

  • ClayHaven

    ClayHaven says:

    I appreciate these words of wisdom. Very helpful!

    5 years ago

  • Crystalsidyll

    Crystalsidyll says:

    I feel like I'm off on the right track after reading this. Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • KelseysKreations

    KelseysKreations says:

    great article! thanks

    5 years ago

  • Dailytee

    Dailytee says:

    Hurray I'm the 10 000th to say thanks!

    5 years ago

  • Uniqueartglass

    Uniqueartglass says:

    Great !!Thank you very much!!

    5 years ago

  • mellonpatchenterpris

    mellonpatchenterpris says:

    Great article! thanks

    5 years ago

  • WhiteDesign

    WhiteDesign says:

    great article! very helpful

    5 years ago

  • Owiley12

    Owiley12 says:

    Thanks Tortilla girl. :) I'm new to Etsy and excited about all the originality here.

    5 years ago

  • MarissaB

    MarissaB says:

    Finding a niche is so important and an often overlooked aspect of success. This was a great reminder!

    5 years ago

  • TexasFulltimeLady

    TexasFulltimeLady says:

    Great points to think about.

    5 years ago

  • NirehBijoux

    NirehBijoux says:

    MEMENTO AUDERE SEMPER (=Remember to always dare) wrote G. D'Annunzio. I think this is the way to reach new and unexplored frontiers. The problem i am finding on etsy is the really huge amount of items (few visits to my shop). Most people who can see and touch my handmade jewels are enthusiastic. But how deep is the range between a real shop and a virtual one ?

    5 years ago

  • SakuraSoapworks

    SakuraSoapworks says:

    Lovely journals

    5 years ago

  • sivansart

    sivansart says:

    be yourself !!!

    5 years ago

  • mcatdap

    mcatdap says:

    This article was very helpful! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • agmode

    agmode says:

    Great article!!

    5 years ago

  • spoonangel21

    spoonangel21 says:

    Ive Just opened my shop on etsy and still awaiting my first sale. It is a very personal thing esposing your own work to the world and feeling confident about it. As yet I don't; but your article is enspiring. I think I need to start to like my own work and believe it is unique to me. I must spend less time looking at other peoples work and wishing mine was as good as theirs and more time looking at my own work and saying 'Hay! Its me and its great!!' OOOOOOO SCARY!!!!

    5 years ago

  • rooks10904

    rooks10904 says:

    This was a great article, and inspiring. There are so many talented artists on etsy, but everyone has there own unique style. It's a scary thing, displaying your art for everyone to see, and wondering how it will be received.

    5 years ago

  • glintgear

    glintgear says:

    I love reading these articles. I find that I fall into a trap of "comparison..." And it's a nasty sand trap! This is a great reminder to keep exploring, and playing and developing my own style. And trusting myself. Believing. Great job, all featured artists!

    5 years ago

  • MySerenityWay

    MySerenityWay says:

    I needed that!! It's easy to loose sight and get so wrapped up in thinking about marketing and selling. I need to get back to just enjoying and being fullfilled by my stuff whether it sells or not. Spoonangel21, I'm with you. It is a bit overwhelming. I'm fairly new also, but have had a few sales. That first one is like your first date, you'll not forget it!!

    5 years ago

  • MiaBellaFabCreations

    MiaBellaFabCreations says:

    I'm just getting started and think this is great advice so that we can strive to be artistic and creative instead of just productive! I will try to employ this in the future. Thanks so much!

    5 years ago

  • IrishSymbolJewelry

    IrishSymbolJewelry says:

    This article is so true. I also find that people will see your spirit in the work that you truely enjoy doing. Thanks for that confirmation and I'll keep on creating what inspires me and what I am passionate about.-Deirdre

    5 years ago

  • donnageissler

    donnageissler says:

    Nice reminder to keep it real!!

    5 years ago

  • yellowhandkerchief

    yellowhandkerchief says:

    Good, sound advice, thank you!

    5 years ago

  • WhollyKnitByLisa

    WhollyKnitByLisa says:

    Thanks for this article - as a newbie to etsy, it's nice to get some tried and true pointers.

    5 years ago

  • lizziboo

    lizziboo says:

    I appreciate the tips here!

    5 years ago

  • allysonsart

    allysonsart says:

    Very inspiring!

    5 years ago

  • sistersscrapping

    sistersscrapping says:

    Wonderful article! Very true & enjoyable!

    5 years ago

  • CharsImpressions

    CharsImpressions says:

    Very nicely done! Good article, and thought provoking.

    5 years ago

  • mystudio

    mystudio says:

    Very inspiring article. Loved it.

    5 years ago

  • ara133photography

    ara133photography says:

    This is a great article; I got a lot out of it. Now I have to think about how I can make my shop more cohesive!

    5 years ago

  • claycass

    claycass says:

    I like this "to thy self be true" it is a wonderful virture to live by.

    5 years ago

  • petdesigns

    petdesigns says:

    I am just starting to explore Esty. I signed up awhile back but got too intimadated,so I backed off.But I want to get started. I am a pet artist. I have a web site petdesignstudio.com. I will try to incorpart the work I offer through the site to Esty. I have along way to go. I really am confused. I have been painting for many years. I am retired. My love of pets sent me into this direction.

    5 years ago

  • handcraftedbooks

    handcraftedbooks says:

    Thanks so much for these words of wisdom, very encouraging for a newbie!

    5 years ago

  • sognidesigns

    sognidesigns says:

    Thank you for the inspiring words. The problem for me seems to be that I am a teeny drop in a massive lake full of talented artists. The traffic and sales just haven't been coming my way. Those who have witnessed my work in person find it to be quite unique. I have a creative mind that is always coming up with new things, I just need to find courage to put myself out there!

    5 years ago

  • LizzyBdesigns

    LizzyBdesigns says:

    Thanks for the great article...very insightful! It is so important for all of us to stay true to ourselves & remember our passion, what drives us to continue to make these wonderful handmade pieces of ourselves to share.

    5 years ago

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty says:

    Great article and very inspirational. Thanks!!

    5 years ago

  • nancypolacek

    nancypolacek says:

    Very encouraging. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • silverandstone62

    silverandstone62 says:

    Great article - full of practical advice and common sense. Very helpful to a newbie like me :)

    5 years ago

  • littlepinkpebble

    littlepinkpebble says:

    this is great thanks so much~!!

    5 years ago

  • MikesWoodShop

    MikesWoodShop says:

    Thanks for the info!!

    5 years ago

  • chinesePapercuts

    chinesePapercuts says:

    Very useful, thank you!

    5 years ago

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou says:

    Reaky nice! Thank you :)

    5 years ago

  • beadfelter55

    beadfelter55 says:

    very reassuring---for me especially, as i'm trying to work up the courage to get my "feet" wet here! good words to live by, too:)

    5 years ago

  • RhubarbIncident

    RhubarbIncident says:

    Great article! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • LittlemDesign

    LittlemDesign says:

    Thank you for the article-. It is really helpful!

    5 years ago

  • TheFinestThings

    TheFinestThings says:

    I really liked this article. I am just starting out and working towards opening up my shop. I love the advice to do what you like. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • AnLieDesigns

    AnLieDesigns says:

    Great article I am so different in life I now need to be different on etsy. I have to reach deep but I know I can do it.

    5 years ago

  • aoifehorses

    aoifehorses says:

    Thanks thats a really great article!

    5 years ago

  • artdelight

    artdelight says:

    Very informative and as usual inspiring!

    5 years ago

  • SugarandSpikes

    SugarandSpikes says:

    What a great article! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • leahmcfallstudio

    leahmcfallstudio says:

    I love that you don't have to only do one thing...nearly impossible for me...but that you do have to make everything reflect who you really are.

    5 years ago

  • wildbraidart

    wildbraidart says:

    Several others have written about the experience that I had with my first try with Etsy. I let all of my entries lapse because I got no response whatsoever. I do fiber and bead work that are very similar in design concept and everyone who knows my work talks about how readily identifiable it is. Most of my really creative work is fairly high end price wise. I spend so much time and use fine materials that I cannot have lower prices. I tried doing some lower priced items that still have my unique design aesthetic but these did not attract attention. I have an introduction that explains my work. However, I have found that none of my work was picked up by anyone at Etsy that sends out emails telling of interesting new work. I'm going to start up my Etsy shop again soon. I did get some advice from other Etsians that I should only list one item a day so that my shop shows up frequently in new listings. I feel that my shop has a very unusual but easily remembered name. Unless I see some income coming in I cannot participate in the showcases which I feel are quite expensive for a one day shot. Showcases should be at least for several days or a week. Any comments would be appreciated. My work can be found on my own website: wildbraidart.com, http://beadedimages.ning.com/profile/MarleneVidibor, facebook and flickr. I would appreciate any comments to be directed to me at mvidibor@yahoo.com. Thanks. Marlene

    5 years ago

  • thePENDANTstudio

    thePENDANTstudio says:

    Great info, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • sewlful

    sewlful says:

    Thank you. Just opened my shop and need all the "help" I can get. I tried to show case, but didn't know it was a one day only shot. Since I haven't sold anything yet, I will have to wait to see if I can afford to do that again. My daughter, Fawn McNeill-Barr has her shop here on Etsy and has sold a few paintings here. I'm hoping I can be as successful. Will continue to add to my site and read more of your articles. It's a nice feature, so thank you. Rene'

    5 years ago

  • PAIDesign

    PAIDesign says:

    If anybody has an idea what my "Niche" could be , please come by and look at some of my work and let me know. I'm a newbie to all this but I'm really passionate about getting some of my work out there and willing to do what it takes. But like Meatloaf said :" but I won't do that" haha http://www.paidesign.etsy.com

    5 years ago

  • WyldFae

    WyldFae says:

    This article was very good. I have taken some notes from the featured artists to help inspire me.

    5 years ago

  • geologie

    geologie says:

    Just opened my shop - there are alot of fabulous artists on etsy, so knowing how to niche/showcase and market oneself is critical for success. Thanks for the great article.

    5 years ago

  • Mariadelosangeles

    Mariadelosangeles says:

    Very nice information...thanks!

    5 years ago

  • thecrochetdiva

    thecrochetdiva says:

    Great article - thank you!!

    5 years ago

  • jjkgirlythings

    jjkgirlythings says:

    this was a great article. Gave me a lot to think about.I like what I do but there are so many others that do the same thing. It is hard trying to make my product my own. I know that I only like one style of my product and that is what I use most. But this article has me thinking about more ways I can make my greations more of my own.

    5 years ago

  • ob1visual

    ob1visual says:

    nice stories and infos !

    4 years ago

  • sisterbutterfly

    sisterbutterfly says:

    Great information!

    4 years ago

  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio says:

    great article!

    4 years ago

  • velvetwoods

    velvetwoods says:

    Fantastic article.Do what makes you happy and everything else will fall into place. Thanks for this info !!

    4 years ago

  • craftaria

    craftaria says:

    That's exactly what i'm trying to do! Find my personal style to start selling here on Etsy. Thanks for the information.

    4 years ago

  • thearthistorian

    thearthistorian says:

    great read, I'm off to find my niche.

    4 years ago

  • AnnaBelleArts

    AnnaBelleArts says:

    This article is inspiring! I was a little afraid of this computer sitting in front of me, but now I see that it's my way to my own unique universe and I'm about to explore. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • creativityporterjen

    creativityporterjen says:

    I am glad to read this - I have had a few customers, mostly for work I bid for on alchemy - that it really fun and it stretches you. Now I'm waiting for someone to love the things I love ( which of course changes month to month - can you spell ADHD?) Thanks for reminding us to keep making what we love!

    4 years ago

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel says:

    Great article. It can be tempting to play to the crowd, but what's really special about etsy is how many different points of view are out there. Very insiring!

    4 years ago

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel says:

    Great article. It can be tempting to play to the crowd, but what's really special about etsy is how many different points of view are out there. Very insiring!

    4 years ago

  • lostsentiments

    lostsentiments says:

    Good stuff! :-) I'm excited to see how my niche will grow over time. :-) People do have a style all their own, no two items are alike unless they are made by a machine - each person adds their own character to a creation, be it a jelly recipe, a knitted afghan or a picture. One person using resources to make things which others will enjoy :-) Keep on creating all! :-) God Speed!

    4 years ago

  • stellaseiwng

    stellaseiwng says:

    Hello, my name is stella and I just joined this group from etsy. I am currently seeking to find my niche. Any suggestions are definetly appreciated Stellasewing

    4 years ago

  • LucysCupboard

    LucysCupboard says:

    This was great advice. I just joined Etsy and am learning more everyday. There's so much to know and so many wonderful artists, it is a bit overwhelming. With so many sites its difficult to imagine how anyone will even find me! I do have a question about the guides... why do some shops show up many times before the first time mine does? Any suggestions for becoming more visible would be greatly appreciated.

    4 years ago

  • Benila

    Benila says:

    Very good article, I think I'll read it again and again!

    4 years ago

  • ibeautiful

    ibeautiful says:

    Great advice! I'm a new shop..working on it!

    4 years ago

  • OrganicElements

    OrganicElements says:

    I agree with the gist of this article.. be true to yourself and make the things you like. Buyers will follow.

    4 years ago

  • LaUniqueBoutique

    LaUniqueBoutique says:

    this is a great article for someone just starting out!

    4 years ago

  • GreenGoddessCo

    GreenGoddessCo says:

    That is some good inspiration, Just stick to the universe I all ready know, the one I'm already in! The beautiful creation God has made.

    4 years ago

  • cameoconnection

    cameoconnection says:

    This was really neat and useful

    4 years ago

  • CreativeArtCenter

    CreativeArtCenter says:

    Great article. Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • missmiayeahyeah

    missmiayeahyeah says:

    Thanks for this article. Just lost a job for the second time this year and was in need of some motivation to get my shop going in the right direction.

    4 years ago

  • ColorfulGirl

    ColorfulGirl says:

    Thanks, as a newcomer to esty I'm glad there are so many places to find help with the site!

    4 years ago

  • 2sistersthings

    2sistersthings says:

    Thanks for a wonderful and helpful article.

    4 years ago

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl says:

    Thanks so much to everyone who has found inspiration in my article and for taking the the time to convo me or comment about it. Keep experimenting in your craft and stay creative! If you are still searching for your niche keep defining your personal aesthetic through ways that work for you: making collages, photographing objects spontaneously, keeping notebooks...there are tons of different ways and some work better for others. Make what your instincts tell you to make instead of looking at what everyone else is doing (it's harder to fit into a niche if someone else is already in it!). When you find your own niche, you'll feel so comfortable in it you'll know that you've found it.

    4 years ago

  • lieblingsdecke

    lieblingsdecke says:

    Thank you so much for your article - it is really great that people help each other here. It makes selling so much more fun!

    4 years ago

  • hipclothing

    hipclothing says:

    Thank you for the great article tortillagirl. Very inspiring! - sandra

    4 years ago

  • Beadsforpeace

    Beadsforpeace says:

    This is awesome! I love it! Think I'm gonna try harder to get to know Annoif now! ;) Thanks!- Fionna

    4 years ago

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    IkvothaMashiach70 says:

    Great article thank you. I knew it all along, I just needed someone to tell me:)

    4 years ago

  • glutamatedesign

    glutamatedesign says:

    Totally agree, just needed to me reminded that it's so important to have a strong recognisable style!'

    4 years ago

  • ALICELETTS

    ALICELETTS says:

    thank you for sharing these examples with us, it has certainly given me something to think about ...

    4 years ago

  • KAPARA

    KAPARA says:

    I loved the article, very inspiring!

    4 years ago

  • lazydoll

    lazydoll says:

    hlepful!

    4 years ago

  • ScorpioSmithsDesigns

    ScorpioSmithsDesigns says:

    I am new to Etsy, I love to make things and I love vintage things, I am still trying to find my niche so this will be of great help!:) Thank you Etsy!

    4 years ago

  • SweetwaterGifts

    SweetwaterGifts says:

    Thank you for reminding us newbees to trust in our creativity. Being in the corporate world starts to shut down the creative processes and it's difficult to let the creative side of your brain relax when it's been pushed in a corner for so long. People keep telling me "you could sell to big stores - and make a pile of money". I'm on Etsy because I don't want to do production work. I think the variety of my collection and the materials I get to play with speak to my overall style. I looked at my store they other day and asked - "do these items reflect my personnal taste and do I really want to keep them for myself"? The answer was, YES - that makes me feel good about what I'm doing, even if no one buys anything. Making things is just something a have to do - selling on ETSY justifies my need to buy more materials!

    4 years ago

  • banfflines

    banfflines says:

    Thank you for the info. Being a little new to Etsy and not having sold anything I really appreciate all of the very informative articles. I will certainly have to try and find my "niche".

    4 years ago

  • pieintheskyjewelry

    pieintheskyjewelry says:

    thank you. I am a first timer with Etsy and the talent on here is awesome! Great article

    4 years ago

  • designsoftheheart

    designsoftheheart says:

    Great article. Thanks for that. Being true to yourself is what it really comes down to. Thanks for the reminder.

    4 years ago

  • tldgrainwear

    tldgrainwear says:

    Hi all! I'm also a first timer with Etsy and I'm impressed about the variety of stuff that can be found here. It's truly awesome!

    4 years ago

  • Jtrescott

    Jtrescott says:

    As often in my life, reminders are great. Thank you for the article and inspirational vibe!

    4 years ago

  • OhSoSweetCandles

    OhSoSweetCandles says:

    Thanks for the wonderful article. It was inpiring.

    4 years ago

  • ArtSetApart

    ArtSetApart says:

    great article. finding one's style is key. love this place, so many talented people with such a variety to offer.

    4 years ago

  • scrappysewsweet

    scrappysewsweet says:

    Love the article - FIND MY THING and don't FOCUS ON SELLING ITEMS! Okay! I will make that work for me!!!

    4 years ago

  • heahea

    heahea says:

    I've been overwhelmed with the set up and promotion side but your article reminded me to return to the creative process and I love that! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • ennaneve

    ennaneve says:

    the funny thing is, i was thinking about how my stuff SHOULDN'T look different because it would stand out in a bad way. the truth is, i have my own style and it's OK if it doesn't stand out to some people and if not everyone gets it. i get it, and i love doing it. thanks for this article!!

    4 years ago

  • EarthenTreasures

    EarthenTreasures says:

    I enjoyed reading this article, getting started is certainly a challenge! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • Glamitup

    Glamitup says:

    What a great article. I just started my shop on Etsy and it's overwhelming for me to get everything in order. thanks for the much needed info.

    4 years ago

  • kathcojewellery

    kathcojewellery says:

    Thanks for giving me food for thought, I found the article so inspiring and I feel more confident to continue setting up shop and just getting on with what I love to do. Thanks again Kat :)

    4 years ago

  • stephanieburciaga

    stephanieburciaga says:

    Thank you for posting this article - it is very grounding... I really admire Elsita's work. :)Stephanie

    4 years ago

  • TodoCecilia

    TodoCecilia says:

    oooo loved reading this, thank you! I am finding soooo much inspiration everywhere and I feel so welcome :D watch me build, I promise to impress, I feel I am in my element too!!!

    4 years ago

  • pieintheskyjewelry

    pieintheskyjewelry says:

    loved this article as I am a newbie and looking for Pie In The Sky Jewelry's niche...am still having trouble making a cool banner...

    4 years ago

  • HoneyBoo

    HoneyBoo says:

    Great article! So true..not just for ETSY, but as a way of living- be yourself...no matter what they say...

    4 years ago

  • anadiazarte

    anadiazarte says:

    Love the idea!, be yourself!

    4 years ago

  • oldschooltrading

    oldschooltrading says:

    Excellent article! To be creative and original is always my goal. Sometimes we try too hard to create something that others will like...that we think will sell. This article was a great wake up call for me!

    4 years ago

  • LoverlyMiss

    LoverlyMiss says:

    Inspiring article!

    4 years ago

  • FReneeMayoEllis

    FReneeMayoEllis says:

    That helped.

    4 years ago

  • jewelrybyfonda

    jewelrybyfonda says:

    Excellent article! The reason we are all here is because all of us have something of ourselves we want to share.

    4 years ago

  • EileenRoseDesigns

    EileenRoseDesigns says:

    Great article. Inspired again. They all do what they do in their own unique way. I needed that reminder to stay true to myself. :-)

    4 years ago

  • kinaloon

    kinaloon says:

    Great article. I like the experiment part.

    4 years ago

  • cameoconnection

    cameoconnection says:

    Hello Great place to learn about how to get your crafts out to the world. http://cameoconnection.etsy.com www.fuzzB.com/home.php

    4 years ago

  • TodoCecilia

    TodoCecilia says:

    thanks again for some great advice :D

    4 years ago

  • TodoCecilia

    TodoCecilia says:

    and I think you're right... individuality is key!

    4 years ago

  • aPotteryPear

    aPotteryPear says:

    I am finding that consistency is a little tricky for me but gives me something to work for.

    4 years ago

  • amoronia

    amoronia says:

    I totally agree!!! Fantastic article, bravo!

    4 years ago

  • MuralMamasTreasures

    MuralMamasTreasures says:

    Very interesting article. I am still working on my niche. Trouble is i'm too easily distracted. I'm new to Etsy and I like doing the things I do so I'm hoping there's someone else out there who will like it too.

    4 years ago

  • EachBeadCounts

    EachBeadCounts says:

    I love your support on going into your creative self and allowing the work to come from that place. It is difficult to calculate your own niche since no one else ever thinks exactly the way you do. It seems if you are true to yourself and personalize the advice you get (from Etsy and other places) your niche will evolve out of your own center. What do you think?

    4 years ago

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags says:

    Like all the other new sellers I feel a little overwhelmed, and so this article was very timely. Thanks for all the support and help that there is. People seem to be very generous with their time and advice. I like the reminder that people are not only buying the item but also the personality, ideas, dreams and creativity that goes with that lovely item.

    4 years ago

  • evihan

    evihan says:

    woww great ...very helpful...

    4 years ago

  • liloshop

    liloshop says:

    very inspiring!

    4 years ago

  • GatheringSplendor

    GatheringSplendor says:

    Thanks-I needed that

    4 years ago

  • wegcash75

    wegcash75 says:

    I love it i hope it can help me out

    4 years ago

  • talulahblue

    talulahblue says:

    This gives me some hope, as I make many items which I hope have a stamp of my individuality on them xx

    4 years ago

  • BlueCrushBeads

    BlueCrushBeads says:

    Great article! I'm a newbie and kinda proud of it. Some pieces look similar. I believe this is where the difference may lie. I find myself lost trying to describe my pieces. I want to get in my own zone and just start story telling, but then my mind clicks back into reality and I wonder...are people going to think im on drugs? Standing out is a good thing!! I just got confirmation after reading this article and I may just tell stories. Everyone loves a good story! I'm also going to experiment with other crafts. Thanks alot :)

    4 years ago

  • GemstoneDreams

    GemstoneDreams says:

    Great Article!!! Nothing more needs to be said..."Get Out of The Box!" Yeah!

    4 years ago

  • chinookhugs

    chinookhugs says:

    Oh I love just this article!!

    4 years ago

  • fairybiz

    fairybiz says:

    reading this article inspires me to keep on producing work from my little world! Its easy to get caught up in the rat race and go for stuff that you think people will like. I just wish I had more time to produce original work. . .or maybe I should make time.

    4 years ago

  • WiseCrafter

    WiseCrafter says:

    That was great advice for a new seller. I've had a storefront in Loon Lake for 16 years and have a quite 'distinct' style. I am really excited about the prospect of a wider audience. I've thrown away items that I've made simply because I didn't like them and some friends actually have gone into my trash to retrieve them. But being a Virgo, I'm a tad picky. I intend to read and reread all the wonderful articles that successful Etsians have written and take full advantage of their wisdom. Thanks for a great article.

    4 years ago

  • izadora118

    izadora118 says:

    Great article, everything I do i do for myself and I love every single piece - the only jewellery that isnt mine is the jewelery someone asks me to make for them, their preference so to speak... I have always been this way. Having studied illustration and design at University I understand the "make what you love" approach, I dont think you would be very happy if you didnt after all I believe it is a natural creative tendancy anyway. Oh yes you can copy stuff but would you be happy doing that? Whilst at Uni we were encouraged to look at how painters developed their painting and to copy a painting ie, a van gough, then were asked to paint a self portrait in the style of the artist we had originally chosen to copy. this was a great learning curve because from this your own ideas and styles emerge. Artist love to be together to encourage and inspire so to do Etsians and we do learn and get ideas from each other and are truy inspired. sorry for going on so. izadora118@etsy.com

    4 years ago

  • ePLUSc

    ePLUSc says:

    Thanks for the great article....Etsy is all about different niches, and I'm still working on my own. I appreciate the pointers!

    4 years ago

  • makentake

    makentake says:

    Wow! This article changed my whole outlook. I am new to etsy and have been trying to figure out what sells. My husband has been out of work for 7 months now so that has been my focus (we need some income). I love scrapbooking and making cards but lately it has been a chore. Now I am going to let go of that pressure and go back to enjoying myself. I can already feel the inspiration. Thanks everyone.

    4 years ago

  • claudia2008

    claudia2008 says:

    I enjoyed the article very much. Although I've been striving to make the site "MY STORE", I hadn't really thought about it as a "niche". And I like what you say about making it as if it is for yourself. I use or have used everything I've made. I wouldn't sell something that I couldn't or wouldn't use myself. Thanks for the encouraging article.

    4 years ago

  • surfingteal

    surfingteal says:

    Great advice, thanks! It is also rare to be nudged in the direction of being/expressing yourself sometimes, so to have Etsy as an anything original goes kind of environment is very refreshing and inspiring.

    4 years ago

  • kokyliebeads

    kokyliebeads says:

    Wonderful tips for those of us struggling with stardom ;)

    4 years ago

  • kimmae86

    kimmae86 says:

    Great tips! thanks! I just started my shop on Etsy and am trying to find my niche right now!

    4 years ago

  • sweethead

    sweethead says:

    So glad I stumbled upon this article! This is just what I was looking for!

    4 years ago

  • AaronWhitmoyer

    AaronWhitmoyer says:

    I think I may already have applied these techniques. I would like to hear from others to see what you think.

    4 years ago

  • CarolMaschlerJewelry

    CarolMaschlerJewelry says:

    Very important advice! This only works if it's from the heart, you know?? Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • 1ForYou

    1ForYou says:

    Great ideas ... thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • alienlabel

    alienlabel says:

    I'm sure everyone's said it but I'll say it from my own heart too... Thankyouthankyouthankyou! We all need a reminder that creativity is not about trying to match the incredible talent of others, but exploring and enjoying the secret world of our own imaginations... and trusting that by being faithful to that world, we might have something special we can offer to the outside world!

    4 years ago

  • AspenTreeYarns

    AspenTreeYarns says:

    A good article, and helpful to those of us who struggle with confidence and worrying that nothing we do is good enough...

    4 years ago

  • naturesheavenlyart

    naturesheavenlyart says:

    Thankyou for taking the time to write this......I am new here, however I have been slowly creating products and ideas from the heart since a job loss 2 years ago. With each new idea/drawing/painting I ask family what they think and for the most part they have really liked it, but there have been some comments on expanding and appealing to a wider range of people since I suppose " it isn't everyones cup of tea" as one said......I guess they thought/think I have narrowed interest with what I do. With even the small amount of comments like that I have second guessed myself and have tried to step out of "my box" to find myself in uncomfortable and frustrating territory....it just isn't me, it doesn't feel right.....so thankyou for the encouragement to stay with what is in my heart and the subject that I love to draw/paint for others to enjoy.

    4 years ago

  • DanielMontoya

    DanielMontoya says:

    Thanks for this article. Very helpful and enlightening!

    4 years ago

  • billyandwinston

    billyandwinston says:

    Very helpful article. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • knowingphotography

    knowingphotography says:

    Thank you for sharing this article! I love the fact that you write about paving your own path and not being swayed by what others are selling because in the end this is really about our own personal art. Thanks for the advice!

    4 years ago

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns says:

    Great article and definitely inspiring:)

    4 years ago

  • lizardsplay

    lizardsplay says:

    Thank you so much. There is a lot to think about in your article.

    4 years ago

  • gammaray

    gammaray says:

    great article, thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • LindaBdesigns

    LindaBdesigns says:

    Great advice and very inspiring:)

    4 years ago

  • pearlsvintage

    pearlsvintage says:

    Very helpful. I am off to find my niche!

    4 years ago

  • steampunkjewelry

    steampunkjewelry says:

    Great points, thank you!

    4 years ago

  • jenardill

    jenardill says:

    I love this advice! I have also found that when I do my own thing and produce something that I really love, then I am successful. Thanks for helping me solidify this in my store!

    4 years ago

  • knowingphotography

    knowingphotography says:

    great article!!! very very helpful! thank you for sharing*

    4 years ago

  • braindea

    braindea says:

    I totally agree with this article. A unique niche is hard to come by - either since it's already occupied, or a unique idea you might have can be either impractical or not within ones own specialty. But putting your own spin, stamp, or style on even well-trodden ideas is golden. It's what really lets us be expressive. Your final thoughts on customer service are well taken as well. Who doesn't want repeat-customers?!

    4 years ago

  • wJsculpture

    wJsculpture says:

    Thank you for this great article. It has helped in a number of ways. I need to beef up my profile and get some of the new stuff up there. Great incentive to get moving!

    4 years ago

  • d1era

    d1era says:

    Nice Article!! thats the truth

    4 years ago

  • avesattic

    avesattic says:

    What a great imagination! Thanks for heartfelt information.

    4 years ago

  • Karisue

    Karisue says:

    I love these articles they are so enlightening, thanks

    4 years ago

  • coocolor

    coocolor says:

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    4 years ago

  • RetroChristmas

    RetroChristmas says:

    Looking for motivation... and I found it! Thank You. I <3 Elsita's artwork.

    4 years ago

  • guylovin

    guylovin says:

    I have had an account for awhile now and I just started about a week ago to post items. I am a artist first because that is what has made me a success in my professional life and in my own business. I also have collected a huge assortment of goods over the last 15 years that I have added into my portfolio the mass treasures of jewelry components that others seek out. When Etsy began its launch I was happy to hear of a new venue that gave artists a platform so that they could reach out to others around the world. The growth of Etsy over the years has given me such inspiration and courage to further my own trade and my craft. Thank you for your words that give me further encouragement and the ability to see that all forms of art can sell.

    4 years ago

  • taintbosh

    taintbosh says:

    It is helpful to think about distinctive style. It is hard to pin that down sometimes.

    4 years ago

  • SuZePTaylor

    SuZePTaylor says:

    I'm encouraged to find other multi dimentional niches. good encouragement.

    4 years ago

  • roses4mary

    roses4mary says:

    That was inspiring! It is so easy to get lost sometimes, it is good to be reminded to "go with our gut" and stick to what makes us, well, US! =) Thanks tortillagirl!

    4 years ago

  • HeleneEriksen

    HeleneEriksen says:

    Thanks for the great article. It's nice to be reminded that one is on the right path!

    4 years ago

  • willowfern

    willowfern says:

    thanks for the encouragement to delve deeper into the realms of our own creative universes! we're feeling inspired! and we like our universes, they are fun, funky and always growing and changing. i love when reading an article leaves you feeling pumped to go exploring...

    4 years ago

  • RichardandMelissa

    RichardandMelissa says:

    Thanks for you advice.We are going to try and add more of a artsy look in our site. Bringing our older pictures with a new look. Thanks good luck to all

    4 years ago

  • conncall

    conncall says:

    Great! This will help me expand beyond calligraphy to approach other stationery ideas that I love!

    4 years ago

  • michaelanneerlewine

    michaelanneerlewine says:

    thank you...this was quite helpful...unearthing the layers of the creative realm!

    4 years ago

  • ilovetweek

    ilovetweek says:

    thank you soo much! xoxox

    4 years ago

  • TheBox

    TheBox says:

    So well put, and an inspiration to us all :) Thank you!!

    4 years ago

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy says:

    Wonderful points! Thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • turcoarts

    turcoarts says:

    Good advice, thanks for the article!

    4 years ago

  • memegalarce

    memegalarce says:

    Great article, I find it interesting that they say with respect to be genuine and try to explore the personal worlds to collect elements that make unique your products and your store. I imagine a internal walk that takes you to the best of you. Thank you for sharing this article with us.

    4 years ago

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery says:

    It is so true! In person, when I sell my work, it is work of my soul that sells first. The minute I start making pieces for the mass market or the comment "you should make those..." I'm stuck with them. I'm new to etsy, and my goal is to use this technology to show my quirky, fun, original work to a wider audience.

    4 years ago

  • rlmstudios

    rlmstudios says:

    great great article! thanks!

    4 years ago

  • bluewavestudios

    bluewavestudios says:

    Art for art sake!

    4 years ago

  • colbyjune

    colbyjune says:

    Great reminders when we go off course and start to create based on what we think will sell and often it doesn't. Then its that weird little thing you threw up there that does sell. Who knows?

    4 years ago

  • lettodesign

    lettodesign says:

    just the inspiration I need to go make something very odd... very me! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • lettodesign

    lettodesign says:

    just the inspiration I need to go make something very odd... very me! thanks!

    4 years ago

  • WaterburyJewels

    WaterburyJewels says:

    you are right .....thanks!

    4 years ago

  • GraceImages

    GraceImages says:

    Thanks for the advice. I'm still new to etsy but it is starting to make more sense to me as a place to find unique items. This is going to be fun!

    4 years ago

  • BohemianFarmgirl

    BohemianFarmgirl says:

    Im so impressed with all the artists sharing info with others and this amazing Etsy community!

    4 years ago

  • gayatridesigns

    gayatridesigns says:

    Yes, that's the crux of it. As individualized, ever-evolving sparks of the Divine, we are each unique creators, and our work cannot help but reflect this. Handmade is a living, breathing thing, imbued with the unique stamp of soul, of divine shakti, born of love. Upholders of the handmade revolution unite!

    4 years ago

  • onemorning85

    onemorning85 says:

    Wonderful, thanks! This is even helpful beyond Etsy. Now, how to convince self to not make success be the goal...because creative tasks become daunting that way! :(

    4 years ago

  • Yaesique

    Yaesique says:

    Thanks this is a really helpful article. Having always had an eclectic approach to design, this article makes me pause to consider the focus of my shop. It is easy to become distracted by so many beautiful items on Etsy and lose confidence - I've been there. But hey inspiration is given to be used, we've got to trust it and let it show. Surely our individual inspiration will shine out and our identity become apparent. You're right onemorning85 - forget competition, forget just trying for sales, forget doubt about your own work and just share the inspiration that flows and the focus will follow. Thanks again for an extremely helpful and thought provoking piece - much appreciated.

    4 years ago

  • thetrendygirl

    thetrendygirl says:

    that is what i am doing is trying to find my niche...my problem is i am like the jack of trades.....but don't feel like the master of any..... thanks kay

    4 years ago

  • TinderBloom

    TinderBloom says:

    I also am a jack of all but I believe in craftsmanship and quality so my inner perfectionist usually rules my universe!Hoping that my switch in materials won't throw people off. I do agree in finding your style and staying true to your own creativity...that in the end is what will satisfy your soul. Thank you for for allowing us to see the inner workings of other artists/object makers, inspiring! :0)

    4 years ago

  • knittingintheword

    knittingintheword says:

    Great information, so glad I read this, got to decide what picture I need first for my logo:)

    4 years ago

  • GreenBeautyCosmetics

    GreenBeautyCosmetics says:

    What a great article! It took me a long time to learn the truth of what you are saying - make something YOU enjoy! I ran an unsuccessful knitting business for 8 years, trying to bend over backwards to figure out what my customers wanted. And, as a result, I didn't even wear my own sweaters, simply because I didn't like them. No wonder I couldn't sell them! And, then, one day, I just made a simple black mohair sweater for myself, and everywhere I went, people were commenting and wanting it. So simple! And, it took me so long to learn...

    4 years ago

  • betachka

    betachka says:

    Very honest and inspiring, thank You all;)

    4 years ago

  • GrannyGrant

    GrannyGrant says:

    This is great information. It's like they say, create what inspires you, not what inspires someone else. Thanks for all the advice on Etsy. GrannyGrant

    4 years ago

  • elliegates

    elliegates says:

    Work hard, make what you like, and chances are someone else will like it too. Oh, and work hard!

    4 years ago

  • quiltsbySEW

    quiltsbySEW says:

    Well I'm doing exactly what I love to do, and I couldn't be happier. Now if only my sales could reflect that.

    4 years ago

  • ColinsGrammy

    ColinsGrammy says:

    Great Article...thanks for the info. :-)

    4 years ago

  • eclecticthings

    eclecticthings says:

    nice read thanks!

    3 years ago

  • littleblack

    littleblack says:

    Thanks for the inspiring stories and helpful tips. I officially just opened shop 3 days ago and I'm even more excited after reading this article. Thanks tortillagirl!

    3 years ago

  • beadfreaky

    beadfreaky says:

    Thanks for the enjoyable examples I loved reading about how these artists have come up with a unique spot on Etsy.

    3 years ago

  • mireillemarchand

    mireillemarchand says:

    Great articles! Thanks so much!

    3 years ago

  • morebling

    morebling says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for a great article and wonderful words of advice. God Bless :)

    3 years ago

  • gracetyler

    gracetyler says:

    Wow! Really great article! Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis says:

    Thank You!! :) I love reading articles like this one, very inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • mysisterscloset2010

    mysisterscloset2010 says:

    Thank you for the inspiration. Much appreciated! It can be difficult to stand out Im learning. I'm going to apply it these tips.

    3 years ago

  • Altrosa

    Altrosa says:

    I think those shops did an amazing job. I hope I will take away something from that. Well done you.

    3 years ago

  • 2acornsdotcom

    2acornsdotcom says:

    lovely & inspiring! :)

    3 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    carve out my niche...go it! Great info, thank you

    3 years ago

  • Mmim

    Mmim says:

    Great article! Thank you

    3 years ago

  • gingerworld

    gingerworld says:

    very inspiring

    3 years ago

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin says:

    Amazing article! Wow! This has inspired me to rethink everything I'm doing!

    3 years ago

  • Blondiesloft

    Blondiesloft says:

    Such an inspiring article. I'm a newbie and was feeling a little intimidated and overwhelmed about the process and my own creations...Well no more... thank you So much for this article....I'm on my way.. Catz

    3 years ago

  • JaneCooney

    JaneCooney says:

    A really helpful article, thank you. Love Kreativlink!

    3 years ago

  • Whimsies1

    Whimsies1 says:

    Fantastic article! There is so much to learn and so little time.

    3 years ago

  • forgottenstore

    forgottenstore says:

    I love it!

    3 years ago

  • taketotheoars

    taketotheoars says:

    Very helpful article

    2 years ago

  • TheEmpressProject

    TheEmpressProject says:

    This makes all the inspirational difference in the world! The reason I was attracted to selling on Etsy was because I didn't want to get stuck tailoring my items to retailers and their niches. I wanted to do my own thing, but then I got on Etsy and was like, "OMG, I have to find out what's selling on here and make that cuz there's so much competition!" I'm so glad I read this before I followed through with that thought! THanks for this and all the other great resources and info! Like!

    2 years ago

  • LiddoKiddo

    LiddoKiddo says:

    Great and a very helpful article... now to concentrate on one thing ... Thank You!!

    2 years ago

  • Ullvuna

    Florencia from Ullvuna says:

    Great article! Just hope this method still works..! Many thanks!!

    226 days ago