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Top Tips for Choosing Your Shop Name

The rose might still smell as sweet, but your shop name is the foundation of your brand.

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The Quick-Start Guide to Selling on Etsy

Preparing for your shop’s first launch? Make sure not to leave these essentials behind.

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Etsy Success: The Right Camera

Jen Kiaba, a.k.a Jenkiabaphotography, is a self-proclaimed camera addict and seasoned photographer. I recently asked her a few questions to help you choose the right camera to shoot your product photos. What kind of camera would you suggest for an Etsy seller who’s just starting out, and has a limited budget? If you’re just starting out… Continue reading

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The Etsy Seller Basics: Get a Jumpstart on a Stellar Shop

Ryan, a.k.a. littleputbooks, is an old school Etsian with years of successful selling under her belt. She is sharing her top 10 tips as a sample of some of the material she covered in her workshop for I Heart Art: Portland.  Choose your business name carefully. Think of a shop name that reflects your style… Continue reading

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Getting To Know You: Tips and Tricks for Writing an Engaging Profile

Stacey Brook is a marketing and public relations consultant with over six years of experience in the arts and entertainment industry and a specialty in copywriting, web project management and social media marketing. Her clients include a host of artists and designers, many of whom sell their wares on Etsy.  Ah, the dreaded profile. It’s… Continue reading

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Etsy Success Tips: Increasing Your Item Views

How do you get your Etsy items found by many? I started a dialogue to help answer this common question in the Etsy Forums, and the the resulting thread took on a life of its own, with sellers offering stellar tips too good to not share. For example, Etsy seller Shalana of Greendale, Wisconsin-based shop shalana suggests, “The… Continue reading

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Seller How-To: Banner Tips

There are many techniques and free resources out there to help you create your Etsy Shop banner. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite tutorials and links to help you get started, below. Before you start experimenting, soak up these tips for making your banner work for your shop!  1. Give Shoppers a Clue Use… Continue reading

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Welcome to Your Online Presence

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… Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Shop on Etsy

Want to get a shop started on Etsy? Don’t know where to start? This guide will help you find the help you need to get your shop up and running! What to Sell First things first: you need items to sell! Make sure your items follow the Do’s and Don’ts on what can be sold… Continue reading