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This one’s for the crafter or artist who has, as of yet, only delved into the real, “offline” world of selling their art, craft, or vintage wares. Here’s a chance to transform from a physical “brick and mortar” seller into a lovely online indiepreneurial swan!

(…We’re joking with that crack about the swan.) As most successful artists and crafters would agree, you need to do what is best for you, and there is no one right approach for everyone. Many choose to sell  through boutiques, galleries, trade shows, craft fairs, and other venues in addition to selling online. An online presence is just another option, with its own perks and drawbacks.

So, why get online?

Online Storefronts Have Low Overhead

Get online and stake your claim on some sweet ‘n’ cheap web real estate! The low cost associated with an online presence is pretty hard to beat. A perfect starting point for online marketing is your own web address, or url. (This will act as your home base to which you can direct all your marketing efforts. Ideally, it will be someplace where people can buy your work, but at the very least, consider a photo sharing or portfolio hosting site.) If you have the ability or the resources, you can build your own website, or you could join a site that hosts independents shops, which is very affordable. Of course, we recommend Etsy (we work here!), but many options are available with varying features and costs. (You can get all the details on opening an Etsy shop here.)  Cobblerscabin points out that there are “no major expenses in starting online as there are in craft fairs such as tents, entrance fees, displays, etc. You don’t have to transport all your items and do set ups and take downs.” But remember, even if you only wish to present your crafts or artwork to brick and mortar stores or galleries within your city, an online address can be just the professional calling card you need show off your latest work — especially as more and more people are using the internet as a research tool prior to reaching out and making an initial contact.

Which brings us to our next point…

Peer Pressure (Get Online — Everybody’s Doing It)

The digital era is here and now, and online shopping is leading the charge. You can find virtually anything online, and there’s a good chance shoppers will be interested in what you’re listing for sale! Even shoppers that might primarily buy from you in a shop or craft fair might want to find you later.  MamaVSoap underscores the benefit of having a web presence, “As a buyer, I have a problem when I purchase a small item at a craft fair and then can never find the seller again.” Use your virtual calling card to reach not only the masses, but also your fellow maker community!

Pervasive Time and Space

You can reach an audience of potential customers beyond borders and make connections to people in foreign countries. This opens your shop up to different time zones, and, even more close to home, you can “extend your hours” by having an online presence.  gufobardo, who is based in Sardinia, likes that her shop is open 24/7. The internet never sleeps! We’ve witnessed this right here at Etsy, as it has grown into more and more of a global marketplace. The internet also doesn’t have bad weather!

HendersonPipes has been disappointed by craft fair turn outs,”Paying a large table fee and then having Michigan weather dump a bunch of snow, keeping people home, is a huge downer.” That said, being “placeless” online can be challenging — where do you hang your sign for all to see? You’ll need to put yourself in front of “virtual foot traffic” where online shoppers will find links to your items. Many sellers do this by purchasing using Search Ads, joining group marketplaces where they know shoppers will be searching for products with keywords or “tags“, and by generating buzz through print and blog coverage. Another challenge? “It’s difficult to stop ‘working’ on your Etsy shop. It’s so much fun, it’s hard to say ‘I’m done for the day,'” says littleTstudio.

No Face Time

This is one aspect of selling online that feels very different for the real-life-entrenched, and for some folks, the lack of face-to-face interaction with customers is a bonus. Selling online works particularly well for shy people or people that have a hard time acting as a “salesperson live and in person” as thedreamygiraffe put it, and hey, also people who like to stay in their pajamas all day! Parents who want to be with their children can work from home, as BululuStudio noted. But for some people, selling online feels, well, isolating and too “computery.” In other words, if you thrive off of your embodied presence, it may take some time to figure out how to translate that through a keyboard.

Direct emails or the Etsy email system (called Conversations, or Convos) are a fairly intimate way of communicating with customers, and it’s up to you to find your own professional/friendly tone. Online language may be chirpier and come in quick spurts (especially for Twitterers), whereas some forum-regulars prefer on-going text-based discussions or the real-time, webcam-enabled Online Labs. Bloggers will tell you that sharing their lives and creative processes through their blogs can garner them quite a following. So in a way, you get to document your life and have your face-time on your own terms (on your good hair days). All kidding aside, it’s an art form in itself to be able to express your personality and your vision largely through text and photos. There is the flip side of face-time: you’ll need to get close to your postal carrier!

Get the Tech (the Hard and Software of Selling Online)

We know a couple of people who seem to have this electric charge running through their bodies that makes computers just randomly start whirring and hiccuping until they’re kaput. So if this is you, you need to do something about that (take tai-chi classes?), because there’s no denying that you’re going to need some electronic equipment if you want to sell online. Once that’s taken care of, the required gadgetry is pretty straightforward. You’ll need a digital camera. You’ll need a fairly speedy internet connection. You’ll need a computer with enough juice to store photos and run a word-processing program. And you’ll need to enjoy these things! It takes time and passion to shoot photos that conjure the artistry of your pieces. You have to be able to sign in and check on your online presence often. Just because you aren’t physically there, doesn’t mean you don’t have to be virtually “there” and checking to see if you got messages or sales.

It can be daunting, true, but launching your online presence can be a very fruitful endeavor if you stick with it. One of the most amazing things about Etsy is the community of sellers who will share advice and how-tos. We will welcome you!

What do YOU tell your friend or loved one who views selling online with trepidation, but has the potential to start an Etsy shop that would blow everyone away? Comment below! 

Seller Handbook | Shop Makeover Series

Vanessa Bertozzi is a Senior Manager for Etsy Wholesale, a private, juried section of the Etsy marketplace. Since starting at Etsy in 2007, she has launched the Etsy Blog and led teams focused on seller education and community.

  • AlloverArt

    AlloverArt says:

    Great article! Thanks for asking us for our input. Everyone is so insightful.

    6 years ago

  • BluCille

    BluCille says:

    My husband needs that coffee mug! He works from home so is always on the computer. He uses a laptop though :)

    6 years ago

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest says:

    I think some folks have the opposite mentality; they don't realize the work that goes into selling online. Since the internet is swamped with sellers these days, it takes an incredible amount of effort to even be noticed. Some of my family members think that just because I've launched an online store I should be raking in the sales, lol. I have no experience as of yet with brick and mortar venues or craft fairs other than a few local consignment opportunities. I'm still learning about this, and my knowledge has grown exponentially in the four months I've been here on Etsy. My advice?? Be involved in the Etsy forums!! A true wealth of knowledge exists there for anyone serious about making your online business succeed. This community is wonderful and very supportive.

    6 years ago

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest says:

    I love that "be not afraid, you were born for this" pendant by jeanskipper, by the way. That's the mentality you have to have to be successful. Don't fear, and give it all you've got!! Selling online can be very rewarding. That's what I would tell someone who might have any "trepidation" about the subject.

    6 years ago

  • purplelemondesigns

    purplelemondesigns says:

    I really enjoyed this article. Great for "telling the story" of online shops.

    6 years ago

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo says:

    like i said on the thread, i tell my loved ones to be prepared for a lot of work and to put on 5lbs. it will happen.

    6 years ago

  • sweetshorn

    sweetshorn says:


    6 years ago

  • LaCometaLab

    LaCometaLab says:

    Yes, we can :)

    6 years ago

  • zombuki

    zombuki says:

    The bug is wonderful. Also, go us! Swans rule! ;3

    6 years ago

  • Sinta

    Sinta says:

    Excellent article ^_^

    6 years ago

  • uncharted

    uncharted says:

    great article

    6 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    LaveMeSoapCo - I'm gaining some pounds at my desk job here at Etsy too ;)

    6 years ago

  • EpicBones

    EpicBones says:

    ohh, mhm. good article. selling online can be a blessing and a curse, i suppose. :)

    6 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    LaveMeSoapCo. oh my goodness, I've found a few extra pounds on me as well. lol. Not funny really. Great info missbatch and vanessa.

    6 years ago

  • RubyStudios

    RubyStudios says:

    Clever selections of encouragement! Keep plugging and find your niche!

    6 years ago

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite says:

    Really great article, thanks!

    6 years ago

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes says:

    Well reported!

    6 years ago

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign says:

    Great article Ms Vanessa! I just forwarded this to a pal who needs a serious nudge :)

    6 years ago

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia says:

    Thank you for this article- Very nice :D

    6 years ago

  • BlueCanvasStudios

    BlueCanvasStudios says:

    Now go get um!

    6 years ago

  • CityChicCountryMouse

    CityChicCountryMouse says:

    Well stated. This sums it up with some great points from sellers.

    6 years ago

  • moondogtreasures

    moondogtreasures says:

    What a great way to motivate the newbies

    6 years ago

  • WildRoseJewels

    WildRoseJewels says:

    Excellent information, as always!

    6 years ago

  • yosemitevintage

    yosemitevintage says:

    I've enjoyed this article so much and will pass it on to a few people who will really appreciate it. Thanks Etsy!

    6 years ago

  • papertreats

    papertreats says:

    Being on the Martha Stewart Show last month drew many inquiries about etsy. I have given several of my friends advice, and a many have now set up their own store. Photos are really the most important part of your listing. I always tell them take 20 photos of 1 item (if need be..hehehe) But never, never put a blurry photo on! Buyers have oodles of choices out there! If they can't see cleary what your selling, they'll go elsewhere!

    6 years ago

  • BirdWatching

    BirdWatching says:

    This was a good read, thanks!

    6 years ago

  • PDXfabricdeli

    PDXfabricdeli says:

    Nice article, thanks for sharing.

    6 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    It is a lot of work selling online but it is easy and managable to do it and it is not expensive at all getting started and compared to a brick and mortar store. I love selling online I think that it is very exciting.Your work is seen all over the world WOW!

    6 years ago

  • capturedimagination

    capturedimagination says:

    Great article to inspire those people who have been putting off that next step. There is definitely a lot of work that goes into starting a shop online but it's been worth it. Taking the photos is the most difficult part for me but I believe the time it takes is comparable to the 'set up' and 'break down' I go through at markets and fairs. I can also display a lot more items for my buyers online than I can in my 8x8 space at the Saturday Market. And, like 'gilstrapdesigns' mentions, you can reach people all over the world without expensive airline tickets! Yay internet!

    6 years ago

  • SilverMonk

    SilverMonk says:

    great article! Thanks for the info.

    6 years ago

  • beyondtherockz

    beyondtherockz says:

    We read an article about Etsy and decided to give an online effort a try. In the process we discovered a big eye-opener: That once narrow road leading to being noticed is no more! An online presence has widened that road, and it has branched out to so many possibilities. How could we not give it a try!

    6 years ago

  • pouch

    pouch says:

    selling online takes time, it's like a snowball effect, slow and small at first, but over time it gets bigger! The more links your put out, the more networking you do, the more people will find you :) I love that wrist rest by the way!

    6 years ago

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese says:

    Great article, thanks missbatch & Vanessa! The Shopmaker series along with good advice and recommendations from other Etsy sellers have prompted me to get involved in forums, chatting during "Live" events, and I even just started a blog and regularly read and comment on other blogs. All seem to have had a positive response and I'm seeing lots of new visitors to my shop. Next steps: banner re-design, joining a team, and downloading Google Analytics.

    6 years ago

  • ArtWhims

    ArtWhims says:

    Fantastic article!

    6 years ago

  • GemmaBeads

    GemmaBeads says:

    Super article! I love this quote - "Just because you aren't physically there, doesn't mean you don't have to be virtually "there" and checking to see if you got messages or sales." I've seen people open a shop, list one item, wait sadly while it didn't sell, and never list anything again. There IS work and marketing and follow through involved. Managing your shop is, in a lot of ways, very much like managing a brick and mortar shop. Etsy is a great place to jump right in and get going. You can advertise, network, workshop, just about anything you want to do, right here. Well this community suits me and my 'Mommy in pajamas, shy but determined, home-body, friends with the mail carrier' self.

    6 years ago

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget says:

    this is so informative, thanks so much!!

    6 years ago

  • CupboardOfGood

    CupboardOfGood says:

    4TheSparrowsNest you are so right! I keep having people say "have you sold anything yet?" How depressing! Notice none of them are willing to start off your sales though!! I think it's just good to get yourself out there though. I've learned loads already, and am already planning a makeover! Plus opening the shop has made me stop taking apart and remaking the same necklace for four weeks in a row. Dithering is one of my greatest faults, but new year new me, i hope! Get busy, and stay busy, is the plan for 2009!

    6 years ago

  • whosiesandwhatnots

    whosiesandwhatnots says:

    great info. thanks- i needed that.

    6 years ago

  • JennyGrayArt

    JennyGrayArt says:

    Thanks for the info!

    6 years ago

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams says:

    words of wisdom. selling online is a crap load of work, but i absolutely love it! thanks for this article.

    6 years ago

  • stitchcrafter

    stitchcrafter says:

    Thanks for the pep talk.. it really helps when I'm feeling guilty about the time I'm' putting in on the computer..:)

    6 years ago

  • RockisSupplies

    RockisSupplies says:

    As always, great article and full of fabulous info!

    6 years ago

  • thesmilingfoxstudio

    thesmilingfoxstudio says:

    It's taken me a long time, but recently I bit the bullet and went on-line. No sales as yet after a couple of weeks, but articles like this help a lot. Thanks guys: keep the educational stuff rolling! :0)

    6 years ago

  • serendipityag

    serendipityag says:

    This is a great article. Very easy to understand, and lots of encouragement for a newby to whom “online” is a foreign language. I’m struggling myself to gain that ”online presence” through my website and Etsy. I refuse to give up, even though I’m waiting for my first sale. Keep up the good work, Etsy!

    6 years ago

  • TangleWitDesigns

    TangleWitDesigns says:

    Thanks for the great input! I can always use a nudge in the right direction. I appreciate the time put into this article for our benefit. Thanks Etsy!

    6 years ago

  • TheFlamingPearl

    TheFlamingPearl says:

    THANKS SO MUCH! This article is going to give me the kick I need to revamp my etsy store into a more successful store. I am going to upgrade my photos and start listing more often to get back the traffic I had when I first started. I was considering doing two arts and crafts shows in Sister's Oregon. Now I may only do one of those and put the rest of the time and money into updating my etsy presence. I love etsy! :8)

    6 years ago

  • paperprayers

    paperprayers says:

    love the city girl ornament - sushipot has nice stuff.

    6 years ago

  • grflores

    grflores says:

    Thanks so much!! great article!

    6 years ago

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest says:

    CupboardofGood...I laughed when I saw your comment about your family and friends harassing you about making sales but yet they haven't bought a darn thing!! This happens to me all the time, LOL. And Serendipityag, your woven beaded necklaces are lovely!! Keep your spirits up and don't give up! Your sales will come.

    6 years ago

  • cavaliersartstudio

    cavaliersartstudio says:

    We are new to etsy, and appreciate all the information on helping us present our products in a better marketing manor. Thus making more sales. Thanks again for all the great information.

    6 years ago

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers says:

    I love that bug!

    6 years ago

  • novadesigns

    novadesigns says:

    Great article and LaveMeSoapCo you're so right... I really need to figure out how to lose them...but that means stepping away from the computer.. yikes :o)

    6 years ago

  • maclancy

    maclancy says:

    I have been selling online for over 5 years... I work 8 days a week, and while I am sleeping I am dreaming of making treasuries.. I am not kidding. so my idea is that if you are serious about selling online.. number one is be very unique in your product if possible.. and second, learn how to do the books for taxes and also take risks.. try new ideas and keep in touch with other people who do the same thing.. they are not the enemy but rather the co-worker that is in the big global office... enjoy!! and thanks for all the good advice.. my daughter called today to ask about Etsy and I am sending her this article! again another great article by Etsy folks!! thanks again!

    6 years ago

  • Jenco13

    Jenco13 says:

    wow so much to know!!-- would love for other people to give me an idea of where I should start my shop make over--mabye it will help make my first sale!

    6 years ago

  • paintingpam

    paintingpam says:

    You have great ideas to help all. I'm starting because my son is going off to college next year and I'm going to need something to keep me busy and I love handmade paper. It's a return to a business I had when he was young. Thanks.

    6 years ago

  • soule

    soule says:

    Great advice!

    6 years ago

  • Softpencil

    Softpencil says:

    Great article! It´s very interesting! I love selling on-line because I can reach people all over the world and this is amazing for me.

    6 years ago

  • minniesheart

    minniesheart says:

    I was one to think starting an Etsy shop would be easy, and it was! I just didn't think about the "after", LOL.

    6 years ago

  • MysticalArch

    MysticalArch says:

    great article!!!

    6 years ago

  • DvoraSchleffer

    DvoraSchleffer says:

    Interesting article. Thanks.

    6 years ago

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty says:

    Great article. Loved the keyboard wrist rest.

    6 years ago

  • lsad

    lsad says:

    Great Article.

    6 years ago

  • barnfirestudio

    barnfirestudio says:

    thankyou for this info. i just opened a shop this month and it helps to hear to hang in there!

    6 years ago

  • LoraCornellMcKelvey

    LoraCornellMcKelvey says:

    I opened my shop last month. Already, this is turning into quite the experience! I am not sure what to expect, but I am having fun and learning alot. I know this is just the beginning...thanks for this article. Someone said to be involved in the forums. Seriously, I don't even know that that is yet.

    6 years ago

  • GreetingsthatGrow

    GreetingsthatGrow says:

    This turned out great! Glad to see some familiar "faces" quoted in here too!

    6 years ago

  • thehauntedstudio

    thehauntedstudio says:

    the only way to go in this century!

    6 years ago

  • herYammesty

    herYammesty says:

    great advice, i love etsy!

    6 years ago

  • KipaniDesigns

    KipaniDesigns says:

    I appreciate etsy so much! Thank you for having this excellent idea years ago (probably) and turning it into the reality that it is for all of us today! You rock!

    6 years ago

  • MyJunkyTrunk

    MyJunkyTrunk says:

    Great info! Thanks so much for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • misohappi

    misohappi says:

    As a new shop on etsy, I appreciate the generous sharing of info. I hope I can reciprocate in someway down the road.

    6 years ago

  • Greenbriar

    Greenbriar says:

    Thank you for the wonderful article. It is encouraging to hear that it is hard work for others. I have been up since the 8th and haven't had a sell yet but I keep plugging away. Hopefully, it will happen for me! I love the computer coffee mug and computer wrist rests.

    6 years ago

  • ChocolateBeachFlower

    ChocolateBeachFlower says:

    i really enjoyed reading this article it's great info!!!

    6 years ago

  • alfastudio

    alfastudio says:

    Great artical ! Thanks :-)

    6 years ago

  • creamtart

    creamtart says:

    An amazing article! Thank you very much <3

    6 years ago

  • justthebest4u

    justthebest4u says:

    Thanks so much for the tips:)

    6 years ago

  • JainaBee

    JainaBee says:

    Thanks for the advice. I absolutely appreciate it

    6 years ago

  • ElizaArtShop

    ElizaArtShop says:

    I'm a this article helped!!! Thank you!

    6 years ago

  • JLMould

    JLMould says:

    Thank you so much for sharing that with us.. It was a good read!! Jessica Lynn

    6 years ago

  • shelbievaughn

    shelbievaughn says:

    I wish everyone I know would read this!

    6 years ago

  • Fantasticfigments

    Fantasticfigments says:

    This is a great article and so true there are so many people out there who aren't "hooked" up yet and it is so important to help people understand how EASY getting and shoping online is! Thanks! Smooches Steph

    6 years ago

  • katskreations15

    katskreations15 says:

    Thanks, I'm a newbie to Etsy, this helped :O)

    6 years ago

  • GartzBarn

    GartzBarn says:

    Thanks, really helpful for newbies, esp about picnik. I was stuck there.

    6 years ago

  • stoneandbone

    stoneandbone says:

    Great advice, it gave me a new perspective on the way I look at the cost to run my online shops. It makes more sense to pay for ads and renew fees, than to always pay for increasingly expensive craft booths, gallery fees or ads in mags. I've done it all, and found Etsy has given me so much on all levels. Plus the support is wonderful. Knowing that my shop is open 24/7 and I can reach international buyers is such a plus. Kudos to you guys. What would we have done with out Etsy? Such a beautiful revolution to the home based business. PK

    6 years ago

  • smallestforest

    smallestforest says:

    Hah, that is so me..."thought about taking the plunge to start selling online, but is still standing on the shore..." What a goose. Great article, thanks, I'm coming.

    6 years ago

  • GrannySacks

    GrannySacks says:

    I've made crafts for many, many years and have sold virtually none as I simply can't make myself approach a shop to try to get them to carry my wares. I'm just not a saleman. So, online is a Godsend to me. Even if I don't get rich at least I've made an honest effort. Thanks for pointing that benefit out to me and others.

    6 years ago

  • spacejam

    spacejam says:

    I ve been enjoying vintage items - and only recently started selling them!! Great article!! everyone find him/herself here =))

    6 years ago

  • lilyomay

    lilyomay says:

    Thanks for the great article! All and all I love the comradarie of the etsians and how everyone support each other. I love it here!

    6 years ago

  • VintageDesires

    VintageDesires says:

    Thanks for the advice. I think I need someone to sit along side of me to make me understand how to do this whole thing(since I'm online selling challenged!). I've been buying mostly and trying to learn my way around to open my own shop (with antiques and vintage) but am confused about shipping, shipping charges, etc. Don't want to start out on the wrong foot with not knowing EXACTLY what to do when I open my own shop. I've enjoyed meeting all the wonderful people who make the most wonderful things on here and hopefully eventually will be a part of the selling end of it. Thanks for the advice.

    6 years ago

  • kokoroblu

    kokoroblu says:

    hi, thanks for the article, this one and everyone! they are always so useful! we are still trying to get involved...and little by little to understand how online shops work... think it is a different way to propose yourself to the world than in a face-to-face selling... and great photos are a must! that's what we are working on these days... for the new listings! hoping to renew the shop shortly!:-) !!!

    6 years ago

  • kokoroblu

    kokoroblu says:

    ...I just added some newbies that made a comment to this article to my fave... just practicing networking and helping the community! :-)

    6 years ago

  • Tina669

    Tina669 says:

    Really great article, thanks!

    6 years ago

  • furrypawsboutique

    furrypawsboutique says:

    Great article... excellent tips for newbies like me!!

    6 years ago

  • underoakstudios

    underoakstudios says:

    Ohhhhh. This hurts my brain.

    6 years ago

  • birdylove22

    birdylove22 says:

    Thanks! Great inspiration!

    6 years ago

  • Beas63

    Beas63 says:

    Thanks for the article I just started selling on Etsy and I am so excited about it. It seems a lot more fun than ebay and I didn't have much luck there. There is so much information her and I am delighted to have found you. Thanks.

    6 years ago

  • danasusansdesigns

    danasusansdesigns says:

    I love Etsy! So much help and community! thanks!

    6 years ago

  • tweettweetboutique

    tweettweetboutique says:

    this article spoke to me-it is exactly what i am experiencing now-most of my sales are local, word of mouth and that is just the way i like it. but...........on etsy-i am just trying to stay afloat. i have listings but my pics/shop pricing and arrangement are in need of some mentoring! i just feel like i can't formulate the right questioins (although i have the them right in my head!). thanks for keeping this topic on the front burner!

    5 years ago

  • Stephaniegeology

    Stephaniegeology says:

    Thanks for the helpful advise!

    5 years ago

  • MidWestMermaid

    MidWestMermaid says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! I am a NEWBIE and I am overwhelmed! The Etsy family is so helpful! Cheers!

    5 years ago

  • Thisqtpie

    Thisqtpie says:

    I am new to etsy. I also am trying to land my first job as a young professional. I am worried about being too out there online and exposing too much of my personal life online. How do you balance this? Where do you blog?

    5 years ago

  • jensstudio

    jensstudio says:

    Hi, everyone is so helpful and I have a question. I would like to alter the descriptions on a whole lot of my product at one time. Is there a way to achieve this editing all at once, or do I need to edit each one separately? I need a shop make-over as my sales are minimal and my product is gorgeous (or so I think). thanks. jen.

    5 years ago

  • JeweleryNut

    JeweleryNut says:

    Thanks for helping us newbies out!

    5 years ago

  • TheBibCompany

    TheBibCompany says:

    Help.....I haven't sold a thing and I think I have a great product. Can anyone suggest any reasons why. I would so appreciate any help you all can give me.

    5 years ago

  • KoolKatDesigns

    KoolKatDesigns says:

    Thank you for all the information, great ideas!!

    5 years ago

  • AandARandomlings

    AandARandomlings says:

    Thank you for sharing! This and the other seller's handbook articles have been really helpful to me as a new seller. :) Hope to hear more good things from fellow Etsians.

    5 years ago

  • cassedywooddesigns

    cassedywooddesigns says:

    Newbie WONDERS What am I doing wrong!!!Like the Article, Learn,Learn, Learn. Any input would be a great Thank you so much!! Thanks

    5 years ago

  • aistheta

    aistheta says:

    Thanks for the info. The more experienced people share the more the rest of us learn.

    5 years ago

  • FractaSaurus

    FractaSaurus says:

    I only hope that FractaSaurus becomes the next buz-word in the world cyberspace when people ponder,about the strange and cool stuff that has to offer on their fantastic website.

    5 years ago

  • FractaSaurus

    FractaSaurus says:

    I only hope that FractaSaurus becomes the next buz-word in the world of cyberspace when people ponder,about the strange and cool stuff that has to offer on their fantastic website.

    5 years ago

  • WicksPix

    WicksPix says:

    I'm a novice at this and have a lot to learn. I'm also of the pre-pc generation who struggles to understand the workings of cyber space. I continue to learn from these comments.

    5 years ago

  • rubymountains

    rubymountains says:

    Thanks for the tips, determined to make this work! I have so much Vintage stuff to sell and Etsy makes if FUN!!!! Cheryl from Rubymountains....

    4 years ago

  • FirstEastWind

    FirstEastWind says:

    Thanks to all who put there time into all the helpful information.I to am very new to anything with the computers,but I won't give up! Blessings FirstEastWind

    4 years ago

  • nekoleh

    nekoleh says:

    Hola This article is very informative. Thanks for the tips and tricks

    4 years ago

  • RedHareCreations

    RedHareCreations says:

    Thank you a million times ten for this awesome, information article. I joined about a month ago, and have spent night after night oblivious to the clock as I read through the forums for advice and tips, as I have sooo many questions. Articles like this one help noobs like me move forward with our plans! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • chelseamaydesigns

    chelseamaydesigns says:

    This was a brilliant article, thank you sooo much! I joined about a week ago and have spent too long wondering what exactly I am to do! Articles like this have helped me make some plans to better organise myself and my shop. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • DesignsbyDonusha

    DesignsbyDonusha says:

    loved the article. Just joined Etsy two weels ago. Disappointed I didn't have a sale yet - Don't know what i was thinking!!!!! Only listed 9 items. Got to get lots more out there and more exposure! Got lots more items to list. Just got to get the camera out and start clicking away. Got my logo, business cards and waiting on my banner! Then, not sure what to do......... Hopefully learn along the way. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • WildBDesigns

    WildBDesigns says:

    Awesome article. I am fairly new to Etsy and have been reading several articles for tips. This one is great for newbies like me. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • Melmaria

    Melmaria says:

    Extremely helpful article! I'm new to Etsy and have been having a tough time figuring it out and getting my shop interesting enough to make even one sale.

    4 years ago

  • TheGypsyShop

    TheGypsyShop says:

    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful information! My shop appreciates it!

    4 years ago

  • alankarshilpa

    alankarshilpa says:

    Lots of great tips. Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • lizastacishin

    lizastacishin says:

    I am just starting... No comments yet!

    4 years ago

  • Himalayansubways

    Himalayansubways says:

    That was perfect! Thank you so much :)

    3 years ago

  • WattageDesign

    WattageDesign says:

    I am definitely one of those standing on the shore afraid to take the plunge. I signed up (ages ago it seems) thinking about opening a shop but have been too scared and to overwhelmed by all the "how do I do it's" to actually start a shop. I think this may be what finally makes me take the plunge. Great article and great info. Both in the article and in the comments. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • Isaiah1v18

    Laura Rodriguez from Isaiah1v18 says:

    Thank you so much <3

    3 years ago

  • AllyFashion

    Tina Giuntini from AllyFashion says:

    I'm ready & inspired. Thank you to all for their input!

    3 years ago

  • psbrittain

    Pam Brittain from PureSilverChains says:

    Great post. Thanks. I'm brand new and nervous, but will plug on.

    2 years ago

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    1 year ago

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    1 year ago

  • Helen851020

    Christina from StudioSky says:

    Thanks for your kind words , they are very helpful to new suppliers here , yes , as Tina said , Inspired ! Thanks .

    1 year ago