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Seller How-To: Finding Your Etsy Niche

Oct 12, 2007

by tortillagirl

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

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!

Girl and Boy
Girl and Boy
Sold
Zen Girl
Zen Girl
Sold
Green Tea, Mini Leather Journal
Green Tea, Mini Leather Journal
Sold
Asian Secrets, Leather Journal (suede)
Asian Secrets, Leather Journal (suede)
Sold

431 comments

  • strumpfkunst

    strumpfkunst said 13 years ago

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

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 13 years ago

    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

  • tinaseamonster

    tinaseamonster said 13 years ago

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

  • KellyZarb

    KellyZarb said 13 years ago

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

  • iragrant

    iragrant said 13 years ago

    Great article T!

  • PamelaAngus

    PamelaAngus said 13 years ago

    'be yourself' is so true!

  • Kreativlink

    Kreativlink said 13 years ago

    Very well done Tortilla! :)

  • absolutelysmall

    absolutelysmall said 13 years ago

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

  • crostini

    crostini said 13 years ago

    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.

  • Cidtalk

    Cidtalk said 13 years ago

    Excellent article. Nicely written and great shops to explore.

  • wittyworkshop

    wittyworkshop said 13 years ago

    great article! Good job and lovely shops!

  • Glazzfusion

    Glazzfusion said 13 years ago

    Very enjoyable article

  • Huidesigns

    Huidesigns said 13 years ago

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

  • darklingwoods

    darklingwoods said 13 years ago

    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!

  • artbysusmitha

    artbysusmitha said 13 years ago

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

  • cMaille

    cMaille said 13 years ago

    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.

  • makristababy

    makristababy said 13 years ago

    Thanks for the article, it was a great read.

  • lunaticart

    lunaticart said 13 years ago

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

  • littlebitsys

    littlebitsys said 13 years ago

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

  • paperflowergirl

    paperflowergirl said 13 years ago

    i really really enjoyed reading this!

  • alkemystic88

    alkemystic88 said 13 years ago

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

  • beyondtherockz

    beyondtherockz said 13 years ago

    Well done article ... thank you!

  • TALKTAGZ

    TALKTAGZ said 13 years ago

    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!

  • sparklequeen

    sparklequeen said 13 years ago

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

  • blueshedcrafts

    blueshedcrafts said 13 years ago

    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!

  • hdhopper

    hdhopper said 13 years ago

    Very informative and useful information.

  • bloomsburygroup

    bloomsburygroup said 13 years ago

    A great read! Food for thought!

  • oceanview2

    oceanview2 said 13 years ago

    Great article, and great advice!

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 13 years ago

    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 :-)

  • joyfulpainter

    joyfulpainter said 13 years ago

    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.

  • toolisjewelry

    toolisjewelry said 13 years ago

    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.

  • sweetperversion

    sweetperversion said 13 years ago

    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.

  • jwlrywrkroom

    jwlrywrkroom said 13 years ago

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

  • simplydoodles

    simplydoodles said 13 years ago

    Thanks for the advice and great article.

  • Capree

    Capree said 13 years ago

    Thanks for the great advice!

  • craftyindigo

    craftyindigo said 13 years ago

    Excellant advice! thanks!

  • WrapMeUp

    WrapMeUp said 13 years ago

    Good advice for getting started!!!

  • tomelimania

    tomelimania said 13 years ago

    I'm soo excited to start!!!

  • RossoLacca

    RossoLacca said 13 years ago

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

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 13 years ago

    Good words to fuel my brain. Thank you!

  • amabanta

    amabanta said 13 years ago

    Inspiring article. Lots of great tips for keeping focused.

  • adelles

    adelles said 13 years ago

    hhhmmmmmmmmm........

  • ROKJEWELRY

    ROKJEWELRY said 13 years ago

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

  • BagsBabylon

    BagsBabylon said 13 years ago

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

  • artbysejames

    artbysejames said 13 years ago

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

  • edithandlulu

    edithandlulu said 13 years ago

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

  • TheKraftyGourd

    TheKraftyGourd said 13 years ago

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

  • babooeekids

    babooeekids said 13 years ago

    ummmmmmm

  • dokedoputty

    dokedoputty said 13 years ago

    great article!

  • honey22

    honey22 said 13 years ago

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

  • honey22

    honey22 said 13 years ago

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

  • victoriavelting

    victoriavelting said 13 years ago

    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!

  • dorioriginal

    dorioriginal said 13 years ago

    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

  • viarte

    viarte said 13 years ago

    love the coments, enjoy the creativity,thanks

  • karamele

    karamele said 13 years ago

    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

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 13 years ago

    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!

  • paperhill

    paperhill said 13 years ago

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

  • ClassicJewels

    ClassicJewels said 13 years ago

    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!

  • paperandinkling

    paperandinkling said 13 years ago

    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!

  • WOODANDTHINGS

    WOODANDTHINGS said 13 years ago

    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.

  • Cbowe

    Cbowe said 13 years ago

    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"...

  • TraceyDay

    TraceyDay said 13 years ago

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

  • starmadecrafts

    starmadecrafts said 13 years ago

    thanks u that article really helped me very creative and unique

  • Amberlly

    Amberlly said 13 years ago

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

  • SCRAPPYFOOFADOODLES

    SCRAPPYFOOFADOODLES said 13 years ago

    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.~ :)

  • brownbunnybyiris

    brownbunnybyiris said 13 years ago

    Very informative and helpful! Thanks!

  • jewelrybyreshell

    jewelrybyreshell said 13 years ago

    Great advice.

  • bloomsburygroup

    bloomsburygroup said 13 years ago

    Interesting and thought provoking!

  • Lesbijouxcrealune

    Lesbijouxcrealune said 13 years ago

    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.

  • hollowreedart

    hollowreedart said 13 years ago

    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.

  • DawnMilstrey

    DawnMilstrey said 13 years ago

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

  • myfarmhousekitchen

    myfarmhousekitchen said 13 years ago

    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.

  • cooljewelryJR

    cooljewelryJR said 12 years ago

    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

  • cooljewelryJR

    cooljewelryJR said 12 years ago

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

  • MissAnn

    MissAnn said 12 years ago

    This was really though provoking. Thanks.

  • jcraft

    jcraft said 12 years ago

    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.

  • Barecubs

    Barecubs said 12 years ago

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

  • amazongirl1

    amazongirl1 said 12 years ago

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

  • MonasMane

    MonasMane said 12 years ago

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

  • CalligraphicArtisan

    CalligraphicArtisan said 12 years ago

    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

  • CoraMarieBoutique

    CoraMarieBoutique said 12 years ago

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

  • BebeToby

    BebeToby said 12 years ago

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

  • TheStrawberryGirl

    TheStrawberryGirl said 12 years ago

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

  • delightworthyn

    delightworthyn said 12 years ago

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

  • LouisaRose

    LouisaRose said 12 years ago

    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!

  • LorrisArt

    LorrisArt said 12 years ago

    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.

  • SusanRodio

    SusanRodio said 12 years ago

    Great articles! :)

  • lisaastrup

    lisaastrup said 12 years ago

    Great article, and nice shops.

  • Anika

    Anika said 12 years ago

    Brilliant article Thanks!

  • mikeverepatrick

    mikeverepatrick said 12 years ago

    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

  • haniyyajewelz

    haniyyajewelz said 12 years ago

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

  • EmmaRoseDesigns

    EmmaRoseDesigns said 12 years ago

    thank you for all the great tips!

  • somethingfromnothin

    somethingfromnothin said 12 years ago

    some great advice for newbies like me. thanks

  • Alpa

    Alpa said 12 years ago

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

  • WideEyedMusings

    WideEyedMusings said 12 years ago

    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.

  • cherylsmardigras

    cherylsmardigras said 12 years ago

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

  • MarkElsonPictures

    MarkElsonPictures said 12 years ago

    Thank you, this was a lot of help!

  • Laura4ca

    Laura4ca said 12 years ago

    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

  • kaisha

    kaisha said 12 years ago

    Thanks!

  • azurejoy

    azurejoy said 12 years ago

    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!

  • celestialfoundations

    celestialfoundations said 12 years ago

    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!

  • Nafsika

    Nafsika said 12 years ago

    So true yet sometimes so hard!!!

  • adornwithaandm

    adornwithaandm said 12 years ago

    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?

  • risabeads

    risabeads said 12 years ago

    So helpful and inspiring. Thanks!

  • arell

    arell said 12 years ago

    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.

  • glassshack

    glassshack said 12 years ago

    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!

  • JCParkerFineArt

    JCParkerFineArt said 12 years ago

    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.

  • handmade1craft

    handmade1craft said 12 years ago

    helpful article will be try in my freshshop

  • Sylviecambet

    Sylviecambet said 12 years ago

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

  • MyRusticRose

    MyRusticRose said 12 years ago

    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.

  • amijusARTdesign

    amijusARTdesign said 12 years ago

    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 )

  • TwistedKarmaStudio

    TwistedKarmaStudio said 12 years ago

    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.

  • kristenmary

    kristenmary said 12 years ago

    Inspiring article, thank you!!

  • sarahcruse

    sarahcruse said 12 years ago

    OOOO Elsita! I love your Lovelies!

  • smalltownartist

    smalltownartist said 12 years ago

    I've been inspired - thanks!!

  • yoborobo

    yoborobo said 12 years ago

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

  • wrappedNwarmth

    wrappedNwarmth said 12 years ago

    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

  • thesundayproject

    thesundayproject said 12 years ago

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

  • DancingLiteKeychains

    DancingLiteKeychains said 12 years ago

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

  • ilovemysewingmachine

    ilovemysewingmachine said 12 years ago

    Great article!!!!

  • perebags

    perebags said 12 years ago

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

  • luludesign

    luludesign said 12 years ago

    lovely! Great artists! Great Photos too.

  • craftsbyposie

    craftsbyposie said 12 years ago

    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!

  • SpiritBearCreations

    SpiritBearCreations said 12 years ago

    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.

  • hothead123

    hothead123 said 12 years ago

    Very cool! Thank you for the info :)

  • ElizaGraysGoods

    ElizaGraysGoods said 12 years ago

    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!!!

  • creakit

    creakit said 12 years ago

    Great article! :-)

  • LeahSutton

    LeahSutton said 12 years ago

    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!

  • lunaessence

    lunaessence said 12 years ago

    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?

  • CarolynSalinas

    CarolynSalinas said 12 years ago

    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!

  • beadholder

    beadholder said 12 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder. Be yourself!

  • lololyta

    lololyta said 12 years ago

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

  • PDXfabricdeli

    PDXfabricdeli said 12 years ago

    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.

  • cherbie

    cherbie said 12 years ago

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

  • rasheeaeilee

    rasheeaeilee said 12 years ago

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

  • Planetpollyanna

    Planetpollyanna said 12 years ago

    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.

  • yappyhappy

    yappyhappy said 12 years ago

    Great tips!

  • mariagreene

    mariagreene said 12 years ago

    Great article! Thank you so much.

  • craftsbykash

    craftsbykash said 12 years ago

    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.

  • sisply

    sisply said 12 years ago

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

  • maggie16

    maggie16 said 12 years ago

    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!

  • maggie16

    maggie16 said 12 years ago

    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!

  • mariaburgos

    mariaburgos said 12 years ago

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

  • defdif

    defdif said 12 years ago

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

  • ShimmeringShack

    ShimmeringShack said 12 years ago

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

  • birribe

    birribe said 12 years ago

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

  • thelittlebluehouse

    thelittlebluehouse said 12 years ago

    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.

  • LJNixonartist

    LJNixonartist said 12 years ago

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

  • BOHOFACE

    BOHOFACE said 12 years ago

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

  • ersimarina

    ersimarina said 12 years ago

    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.

  • 1920

    1920 said 12 years ago

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

  • TheeGreenPea

    TheeGreenPea said 12 years ago

    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!

  • OrganicStimulation

    OrganicStimulation said 12 years ago

    inspiring article...

  • SoulsJoy

    SoulsJoy said 12 years ago

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

  • SecretMe

    SecretMe said 12 years ago

    great article some fantastic ideas and advice here

  • Lesliefreemandesigns

    Lesliefreemandesigns said 12 years ago

    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

  • paintingpam

    paintingpam said 12 years ago

    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.

  • rarearthceramics

    rarearthceramics said 12 years ago

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

  • EvyThings

    EvyThings said 12 years ago

    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

  • ChicasBonitas

    ChicasBonitas said 12 years ago

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

  • KaleighWiese

    KaleighWiese said 12 years ago

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

  • jcjewelrydesign

    jcjewelrydesign said 12 years ago

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

  • julesmccorkle

    julesmccorkle said 12 years ago

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

  • barehandedpress

    barehandedpress said 12 years ago

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

  • Allthingsimple

    Allthingsimple said 12 years ago

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

  • kathleenkrucoff

    kathleenkrucoff said 12 years ago

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

  • KillerJewels

    KillerJewels said 12 years ago

    Thanks for the advice. Great article!

  • LeftHandHats

    LeftHandHats said 12 years ago

    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"...

  • PolarBearJournals

    PolarBearJournals said 12 years ago

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

  • Ladyjojo57

    Ladyjojo57 said 12 years ago

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

  • Ladyjojo57

    Ladyjojo57 said 12 years ago

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

  • AusableRiverTrader

    AusableRiverTrader said 12 years ago

    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.

  • southerngirls

    southerngirls said 12 years ago

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

  • Labeba

    Labeba said 12 years ago

    Thanks for a great article!

  • UrbanekDesign

    UrbanekDesign said 12 years ago

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

  • littledebrarae

    littledebrarae said 12 years ago

    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.

  • CarismaDesigns

    CarismaDesigns said 12 years ago

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

  • diannek

    diannek said 12 years ago

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

  • BelladonnasJoy

    BelladonnasJoy said 12 years ago

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

  • MakeMeOver

    MakeMeOver said 12 years ago

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

  • TexasGirlDesigns

    TexasGirlDesigns said 12 years ago

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

  • PinarEris

    PinarEris said 12 years ago

    great!!!

  • ArtFromTheHeartBySue

    ArtFromTheHeartBySue said 12 years ago

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

  • funkymonkeythreads

    funkymonkeythreads said 12 years ago

    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!

  • wiredatswanshores

    wiredatswanshores said 12 years ago

    Very inspirational article. Thank you for sharing!

  • amyjayne

    amyjayne said 12 years ago

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

  • JillsThrills

    JillsThrills said 12 years ago

    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.

  • tjbinspired

    tjbinspired said 12 years ago

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

  • MyJunkyTrunk

    MyJunkyTrunk said 12 years ago

    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!

  • gastu

    gastu said 12 years ago

    good artcile :o)

  • BridalStudio

    BridalStudio said 12 years ago

    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

  • wilk7012

    wilk7012 said 12 years ago

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

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 12 years ago

    Such a great article!

  • kazuewest

    kazuewest said 12 years ago

    Thank you!

  • shellys76

    shellys76 said 12 years ago

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

  • originalsample

    originalsample said 12 years ago

    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.

  • ChocolateBeachFlower

    ChocolateBeachFlower said 12 years ago

    great article! thanks:)

  • zannesart

    zannesart said 12 years ago

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

  • ArtByAdelaide

    ArtByAdelaide said 12 years ago

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

  • buddinbloomies8

    buddinbloomies8 said 12 years ago

    Great encouragement...thank you!

  • ClayHaven

    ClayHaven said 12 years ago

    I appreciate these words of wisdom. Very helpful!

  • Crystalsidyll

    Crystalsidyll said 12 years ago

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

  • KelseysKreations

    KelseysKreations said 12 years ago

    great article! thanks

  • Dailytee

    Dailytee said 12 years ago

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

  • Uniqueartglass

    Uniqueartglass said 12 years ago

    Great !!Thank you very much!!

  • mellonpatchenterpris

    mellonpatchenterpris said 12 years ago

    Great article! thanks

  • WhiteDesign

    WhiteDesign said 12 years ago

    great article! very helpful

  • Owiley12

    Owiley12 said 12 years ago

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

  • MarissaB

    MarissaB said 12 years ago

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

  • TexasFulltimeLady

    TexasFulltimeLady said 12 years ago

    Great points to think about.

  • NirehBijoux

    NirehBijoux said 12 years ago

    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 ?

  • SakuraSoapworks

    SakuraSoapworks said 12 years ago

    Lovely journals

  • sivansart

    sivansart said 12 years ago

    be yourself !!!

  • mcatdap

    mcatdap said 12 years ago

    This article was very helpful! Thanks!

  • agmode

    agmode said 12 years ago

    Great article!!

  • spoonangel21

    spoonangel21 said 12 years ago

    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!!!!

  • rooks10904

    rooks10904 said 12 years ago

    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.

  • glintgear

    glintgear said 12 years ago

    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!

  • MySerenityWay

    MySerenityWay said 12 years ago

    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!!

  • MiaBellaFabCreations

    MiaBellaFabCreations said 12 years ago

    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!

  • IrishSymbolJewelry

    IrishSymbolJewelry said 12 years ago

    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

  • donnageissler

    donnageissler said 12 years ago

    Nice reminder to keep it real!!

  • yellowhandkerchief

    yellowhandkerchief said 12 years ago

    Good, sound advice, thank you!

  • WhollyKnitByLisa

    WhollyKnitByLisa said 12 years ago

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

  • lizziboo

    lizziboo said 12 years ago

    I appreciate the tips here!

  • allysonsart

    allysonsart said 12 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • sistersscrapping

    sistersscrapping said 12 years ago

    Wonderful article! Very true & enjoyable!

  • CharsImpressions

    CharsImpressions said 12 years ago

    Very nicely done! Good article, and thought provoking.

  • mystudio

    mystudio said 12 years ago

    Very inspiring article. Loved it.

  • ara133photography

    ara133photography said 12 years ago

    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!

  • claycass

    claycass said 12 years ago

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

  • petdesigns

    petdesigns said 12 years ago

    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.

  • handcraftedbooks

    handcraftedbooks said 12 years ago

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

  • sognidesigns

    sognidesigns said 12 years ago

    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!

  • LizzyBdesigns

    LizzyBdesigns said 12 years ago

    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.

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 12 years ago

    Great article and very inspirational. Thanks!!

  • nancypolacek

    nancypolacek said 12 years ago

    Very encouraging. Thanks!

  • silverandstone62

    silverandstone62 said 12 years ago

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

  • littlepinkpebble

    littlepinkpebble said 12 years ago

    this is great thanks so much~!!

  • MikesWoodShop

    MikesWoodShop said 12 years ago

    Thanks for the info!!

  • chinesePapercuts

    chinesePapercuts said 12 years ago

    Very useful, thank you!

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 12 years ago

    Reaky nice! Thank you :)

  • beadfelter55

    beadfelter55 said 12 years ago

    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:)

  • RhubarbIncident

    RhubarbIncident said 12 years ago

    Great article! Thank you!

  • LittlemDesign

    LittlemDesign said 12 years ago

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

  • TheFinestThings

    TheFinestThings said 12 years ago

    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!

  • AnLieDesigns

    AnLieDesigns said 12 years ago

    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.

  • aoifehorses

    aoifehorses said 12 years ago

    Thanks thats a really great article!

  • artdelight

    artdelight said 12 years ago

    Very informative and as usual inspiring!

  • SugarandSpikes

    SugarandSpikes said 12 years ago

    What a great article! Thanks!

  • leahmcfallstudio

    leahmcfallstudio said 12 years ago

    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.

  • wildbraidart

    wildbraidart said 12 years ago

    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

  • thePENDANTstudio

    thePENDANTstudio said 12 years ago

    Great info, thanks!

  • sewlful

    sewlful said 12 years ago

    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'

  • PAIDesign

    PAIDesign said 12 years ago

    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

  • WyldFae

    WyldFae said 12 years ago

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

  • geologie

    geologie said 12 years ago

    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.

  • Mariadelosangeles

    Mariadelosangeles said 12 years ago

    Very nice information...thanks!

  • thecrochetdiva

    thecrochetdiva said 12 years ago

    Great article - thank you!!

  • jjkgirlythings

    jjkgirlythings said 12 years ago

    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.

  • ob1visual

    ob1visual said 12 years ago

    nice stories and infos !

  • sisterbutterfly

    sisterbutterfly said 12 years ago

    Great information!

  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio said 12 years ago

    great article!

  • velvetwoods

    velvetwoods said 12 years ago

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

  • craftaria

    craftaria said 12 years ago

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

  • thearthistorian

    thearthistorian said 12 years ago

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

  • AnnaBelleArts

    AnnaBelleArts said 12 years ago

    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!

  • creativityporterjen

    creativityporterjen said 12 years ago

    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!

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 12 years ago

    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!

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 12 years ago

    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!

  • lostsentiments

    lostsentiments said 12 years ago

    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!

  • stellaseiwng

    stellaseiwng said 12 years ago

    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

  • LucysCupboard

    LucysCupboard said 12 years ago

    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.

  • Benila

    Benila said 12 years ago

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

  • ibeautiful

    ibeautiful said 12 years ago

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

  • OrganicElements

    OrganicElements said 12 years ago

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

  • LaUniqueBoutique

    LaUniqueBoutique said 12 years ago

    this is a great article for someone just starting out!

  • GreenGoddessCo

    GreenGoddessCo said 12 years ago

    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.

  • cameoconnection

    cameoconnection said 12 years ago

    This was really neat and useful

  • CreativeArtCenter

    CreativeArtCenter said 12 years ago

    Great article. Thank you.

  • missmiayeahyeah

    missmiayeahyeah said 12 years ago

    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.

  • ColorfulGirl

    ColorfulGirl said 12 years ago

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

  • 2sistersthings

    2sistersthings said 12 years ago

    Thanks for a wonderful and helpful article.

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 12 years ago

    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.

  • lieblingsdecke

    lieblingsdecke said 12 years ago

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

  • hipclothing

    hipclothing said 12 years ago

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

  • Beadsforpeace

    Beadsforpeace said 12 years ago

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

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    IkvothaMashiach70 said 12 years ago

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

  • glutamatedesign

    glutamatedesign said 12 years ago

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

  • ALICELETTS

    ALICELETTS said 12 years ago

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

  • KAPARA

    KAPARA said 12 years ago

    I loved the article, very inspiring!

  • lazydoll

    lazydoll said 12 years ago

    hlepful!

  • ScorpioSmithsDesigns

    ScorpioSmithsDesigns said 12 years ago

    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!

  • SweetwaterGifts

    SweetwaterGifts said 12 years ago

    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!

  • banfflines

    banfflines said 12 years ago

    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".

  • pieintheskyjewelry

    pieintheskyjewelry said 12 years ago

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

  • designsoftheheart

    designsoftheheart said 12 years ago

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

  • tldgrainwear

    tldgrainwear said 12 years ago

    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!

  • Jtrescott

    Jtrescott said 12 years ago

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

  • OhSoSweetCandles

    OhSoSweetCandles said 12 years ago

    Thanks for the wonderful article. It was inpiring.

  • ArtSetApart

    ArtSetApart said 12 years ago

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

  • scrappysewsweet

    scrappysewsweet said 12 years ago

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

  • heahea

    heahea said 12 years ago

    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!

  • ennaneve

    ennaneve said 12 years ago

    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!!

  • EarthenTreasures

    EarthenTreasures said 12 years ago

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

  • Glamitup

    Glamitup said 12 years ago

    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.

  • kathcojewellery

    kathcojewellery said 12 years ago

    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 :)

  • stephanieburciaga

    stephanieburciaga said 12 years ago

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

  • TodoCecilia

    TodoCecilia said 12 years ago

    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!!!

  • pieintheskyjewelry

    pieintheskyjewelry said 12 years ago

    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...

  • HoneyBoo

    HoneyBoo said 12 years ago

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

  • anadiazarte

    anadiazarte said 12 years ago

    Love the idea!, be yourself!

  • oldschooltrading

    oldschooltrading said 12 years ago

    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!

  • LoverlyMiss

    LoverlyMiss said 12 years ago

    Inspiring article!

  • FReneeMayoEllis

    FReneeMayoEllis said 12 years ago

    That helped.

  • jewelrybyfonda

    jewelrybyfonda said 12 years ago

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

  • EileenRoseDesigns

    EileenRoseDesigns said 12 years ago

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

  • kinaloon

    kinaloon said 12 years ago

    Great article. I like the experiment part.

  • cameoconnection

    cameoconnection said 12 years ago

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

  • TodoCecilia

    TodoCecilia said 12 years ago

    thanks again for some great advice :D

  • TodoCecilia

    TodoCecilia said 12 years ago

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

  • aPotteryPear

    aPotteryPear said 12 years ago

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

  • amoronia

    amoronia said 12 years ago

    I totally agree!!! Fantastic article, bravo!

  • MuralMamasTreasures

    MuralMamasTreasures said 12 years ago

    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.

  • EachBeadCounts

    EachBeadCounts said 12 years ago

    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?

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags said 12 years ago

    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.

  • evihan

    evihan said 12 years ago

    woww great ...very helpful...

  • liloshop

    liloshop said 12 years ago

    very inspiring!

  • GatheringSplendor

    GatheringSplendor said 12 years ago

    Thanks-I needed that

  • wegcash75

    wegcash75 said 12 years ago

    I love it i hope it can help me out

  • talulahblue

    talulahblue said 12 years ago

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

  • BlueCrushBeads

    BlueCrushBeads said 12 years ago

    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 :)

  • GemstoneDreams

    GemstoneDreams said 12 years ago

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

  • chinookhugs

    chinookhugs said 12 years ago

    Oh I love just this article!!

  • fairybiz

    fairybiz said 12 years ago

    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.

  • WiseCrafter

    WiseCrafter said 12 years ago

    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.

  • izadora118

    izadora118 said 12 years ago

    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

  • ePLUSc

    ePLUSc said 12 years ago

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

  • makentake

    makentake said 12 years ago

    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.

  • claudia2008

    claudia2008 said 12 years ago

    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.

  • surfingteal

    surfingteal said 12 years ago

    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.

  • kokyliebeads

    kokyliebeads said 12 years ago

    Wonderful tips for those of us struggling with stardom ;)

  • kimmae86

    kimmae86 said 12 years ago

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

  • sweethead

    sweethead said 12 years ago

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

  • AaronWhitmoyer

    AaronWhitmoyer said 12 years ago

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

  • CarolMaschlerJewelry

    CarolMaschlerJewelry said 12 years ago

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

  • 1ForYou

    1ForYou said 12 years ago

    Great ideas ... thanks so much!

  • alienlabel

    alienlabel said 12 years ago

    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!

  • AspenTreeYarns

    AspenTreeYarns said 12 years ago

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

  • naturesheavenlyart

    naturesheavenlyart said 12 years ago

    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.

  • DanielMontoya

    DanielMontoya said 11 years ago

    Thanks for this article. Very helpful and enlightening!

  • billyandwinston

    billyandwinston said 11 years ago

    Very helpful article. Thank you!

  • knowingphotography

    knowingphotography said 11 years ago

    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!

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns said 11 years ago

    Great article and definitely inspiring:)

  • lizardsplay

    lizardsplay said 11 years ago

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

  • gammaray

    gammaray said 11 years ago

    great article, thanks for the tips!

  • LindaBdesigns

    LindaBdesigns said 11 years ago

    Great advice and very inspiring:)

  • pearlsvintage

    pearlsvintage said 11 years ago

    Very helpful. I am off to find my niche!

  • steampunkjewelry

    steampunkjewelry said 11 years ago

    Great points, thank you!

  • jenardill

    jenardill said 11 years ago

    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!

  • knowingphotography

    knowingphotography said 11 years ago

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

  • braindea

    braindea said 11 years ago

    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?!

  • wJsculpture

    wJsculpture said 11 years ago

    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!

  • d1era

    d1era said 11 years ago

    Nice Article!! thats the truth

  • avesattic

    avesattic said 11 years ago

    What a great imagination! Thanks for heartfelt information.

  • Karisue

    Karisue said 11 years ago

    I love these articles they are so enlightening, thanks

  • coocolor

    coocolor said 11 years ago

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  • RetroChristmas

    RetroChristmas said 11 years ago

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

  • guylovin

    guylovin said 11 years ago

    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.

  • taintbosh

    taintbosh said 11 years ago

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

  • SuZePTaylor

    SuZePTaylor said 11 years ago

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

  • roses4mary

    roses4mary said 11 years ago

    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!

  • HeleneEriksen

    HeleneEriksen said 11 years ago

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

  • willowfern

    willowfern said 11 years ago

    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...

  • RichardandMelissa

    RichardandMelissa said 11 years ago

    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

  • conncall

    conncall said 11 years ago

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

  • michaelanneerlewine

    michaelanneerlewine said 11 years ago

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

  • ilovetweek

    ilovetweek said 11 years ago

    thank you soo much! xoxox

  • TheBox

    TheBox said 11 years ago

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

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 11 years ago

    Wonderful points! Thanks so much!

  • turcoarts

    turcoarts said 11 years ago

    Good advice, thanks for the article!

  • memegalarce

    memegalarce said 11 years ago

    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.

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery said 11 years ago

    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.

  • rlmstudios

    rlmstudios said 11 years ago

    great great article! thanks!

  • bluewavestudios

    bluewavestudios said 11 years ago

    Art for art sake!

  • colbyjune

    colbyjune said 11 years ago

    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?

  • lettodesign

    lettodesign said 11 years ago

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

  • lettodesign

    lettodesign said 11 years ago

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

  • WaterburyJewels

    WaterburyJewels said 11 years ago

    you are right .....thanks!

  • GraceImages

    GraceImages said 11 years ago

    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!

  • BohemianFarmgirl

    BohemianFarmgirl said 11 years ago

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

  • gayatridesigns

    gayatridesigns said 11 years ago

    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!

  • onemorning85

    onemorning85 said 11 years ago

    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! :(

  • Yaesique

    Yaesique said 11 years ago

    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.

  • thetrendygirl

    thetrendygirl said 11 years ago

    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

  • TinderBloom

    TinderBloom said 11 years ago

    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)

  • knittingintheword

    knittingintheword said 11 years ago

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

  • GreenBeautyCosmetics

    GreenBeautyCosmetics said 11 years ago

    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...

  • betachka

    betachka said 11 years ago

    Very honest and inspiring, thank You all;)

  • GrannyGrant

    GrannyGrant said 11 years ago

    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

  • elliegates

    elliegates said 11 years ago

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

  • quiltsbySEW

    quiltsbySEW said 11 years ago

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

  • ColinsGrammy

    ColinsGrammy said 11 years ago

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

  • eclecticthings

    eclecticthings said 11 years ago

    nice read thanks!

  • littleblack

    littleblack said 11 years ago

    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!

  • beadfreaky

    beadfreaky said 11 years ago

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

  • mireillemarchand

    mireillemarchand said 11 years ago

    Great articles! Thanks so much!

  • morebling

    morebling said 11 years ago

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

  • gracetyler

    gracetyler said 11 years ago

    Wow! Really great article! Thank you!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 11 years ago

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

  • mysisterscloset2010

    mysisterscloset2010 said 11 years ago

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

  • Altrosa

    Altrosa said 11 years ago

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

  • 2acornsdotcom

    2acornsdotcom said 10 years ago

    lovely & inspiring! :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 10 years ago

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

  • Mmim

    Mmim said 10 years ago

    Great article! Thank you

  • gingerworld

    gingerworld said 10 years ago

    very inspiring

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin said 10 years ago

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

  • Blondiesloft

    Blondiesloft said 10 years ago

    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

  • JaneCooney

    JaneCooney said 10 years ago

    A really helpful article, thank you. Love Kreativlink!

  • Whimsies1

    Whimsies1 said 10 years ago

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

  • forgottenstore

    forgottenstore said 10 years ago

    I love it!

  • taketotheoars

    taketotheoars said 10 years ago

    Very helpful article

  • TheEmpressProject

    TheEmpressProject said 10 years ago

    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!

  • LiddoKiddo

    LiddoKiddo said 10 years ago

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

  • Ullvuna

    Florencia from Ullvuna said 8 years ago

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

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