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Quit Your Day Job: Timber Green Woods

Find out how this shop, which sources its wood from a sustainable forest, has branched out to reach hundreds of wholesale clients.

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5 Ways to Make Tax Time More Serene

Find out how one Etsy seller went from tax mess to no stress in five steps. (Hint: Don’t wait until it’s too late!)

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Making the Most of Your Online Tribe

When you’re running a web-based business, building a support network can be tricky. Here are six tips for mastering the process.

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5 Branding Opportunities to Boost Your Sales

Customers interact with your brand in a variety of ways. Find out how to make the most of these touchpoints throughout the buying process.

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3 Ways to Refresh Your Product Line

Expanding your product line can attract new buyers and keep current customers coming back. Here are three smart strategies for doing just that.

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How to Make Hiring Less Taxing

Ready to take on your first employee? First, think about what type of help you need and the tax implications of your decision.

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Quit Your Day Job: Dark Cycle Clothing

Find out how one husband and wife team juggle a successful screenprinting business and a family, without losing their punk rock spirit.

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Tell Us Your Story

We want you! Introducing a new way for Etsy shop owners to pitch ideas to the Seller Handbook blog. Plus: More tips for telling your story.

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How to Craft a Killer About Page

Telling the story behind your business can create a connection with customers – and boost your visibility. Learn how Etsy sellers are doing just that.

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Develop a Winning Product in 5 Steps

Ready to expand your shop’s offerings? Learn the ropes of designing a new product with these five steps.

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Seller Success: Taking Shop Tools to the Next Level

Miss Tuesday’s Town Hall? Find the highlights here, with exciting updates on phone support, intellectual property rights and streamlined shop tools.

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5 Simple Ways to Ace Bookkeeping

Dread the thought of bookkeeping? Check out five tips for making the process painless. Really.

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How to Balance Your Etsy Shop With Your Day Job

Many Etsy sellers also hold down full-time day jobs — on top of being parents. Check out five time management tricks to try from a veteran supermom.

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Quit Your Day Job: Lila Ruby King

“I like that my pieces go out in the world and have a life of their own. They get filled with soup, hung off ears, lost in handbags.” — Anna Fatovich

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Talking Taxes: 1099-K Forms for US Sellers

If you’ve made over $20,000 in online sales and completed 200 orders, read on for the latest scoop on the US 1099-K tax form.