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The 21 Best Resources from the 2010 Business Blogosphere

Dec 21, 2010

by daniellexo

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

With so much content out there on the web and so many experts out there telling you how you can and should run your business, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to start? Who to listen to?

My small business blog reader is bright with light bulb moments from creative and inspiring entrepreneurs. Every week I put together an Etsy Success Reading List, featuring must-read small business blog posts from the blogosphere. I also ask you to share the best tips you’ve come across in your online travels in these forum threads. Between us we’ve come up with quite a list of links, so I thought I’d share my top 21 resources from 2010.

These are blog posts, slide shows and guides that inspired me this year. I’d love to hear your favorites, so please share in the comments below!

Getting Started

1. Taking the Leap: When to Start Selling Your Work

“Don’t sell mediocre work just because you can. And I’m going to add an addendum to that statement: Don’t wait until your work is perfect before you start selling.” (And once you finish this one, you’ll want to read Whitney Smith’s The Business End.)

2. The Little Book of Procrastination Remedies

“It’s deep within us. We think we’re going to do something later, or read that classic novel later, or learn French later. But we always overestimate how much we can do later, and we overestimate the ability of our later selves to beat procrastination.” (Another great post from this blog: Why I Don’t Care About Success)

3. Tax Info for Small Businesses

“So you’ve started your own business. Great! Now how do you go about keeping yourself out of trouble with the IRS? There are many things to know about income tax accounting for small businesses and I only aim to scratch the surface and point you in the right direction.”

Mobile Idea Factory by PearsonMaron

Product Development

4. 8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity And Stifle Your Success

“Be open to anything. Step outside your comfort zone. Consider how those in unrelated areas do what they do. What seems impossible today may seem surprisingly doable tomorrow.”

5. Designing Sticky Products

“What if you designed a product so sticky that it practically marketed itself?”

6. How to Develop an Endless Source of Ideas that Sell

“The technique I’ll outline here is the secret to creating products and services your customers will buy. It’s a powerful way to keep your well of ideas overflowing.”

7. Stop Making Average Products for Average People

“First of all, you aren’t average! You’re a creative genius! And you’re a craftsperson or designer who’s making products in a special way. So why would you want to design products that appeal to ‘everyone?'”

Pricing

8. SlideShare Presentation & Audio of “Not Just Another Pricing Lecture”

Find more pricing information on Ask Harriete, with a series including pricing variables, understanding overhead, indirect cost, cash flow and more when pricing your work.

9. Personal MBA’s On Discounting 

Find out why sales can really hurt your business and how to respond when your customers ask the question, “Can I get a discount?”

Getting Found

10. Beginner’s Guide to SEO

“New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner’s Guide to SEO has been read over 1 million times and provides comprehensive information you need to get on the road to professional quality SEO.”

11. How to Develop Your Personalized Marketing Plan

“Are any of your marketing efforts leaving you disappointed and frustrated? What would happen if you spent that time concentrating on marketing efforts that you actually enjoy?”

12. 9 Creative Women Share Secrets to Succeeding With Social Media

“Let me be clear: you can waste time on social media. You could waste an entire day on Twitter if you really wanted to. But you can also build long-lasting, solid relationships with other creatives and, more importantly, your customers.”

13. Makery’s 4 Part Target Market Series

“Marketing your successful indie biz requires a clear understanding of your target audience: who they are, what they like, and where you can find them.”

My Story Note Cards by EvenAndy

 

Building Your Brand

14. 11 Ways to Make Your Customers Swoon

“I think if you want customers to evangelize your brand and be loyal to you, you have to do more than just talk to them — you have to woo them. You have to make your customers swoon.”

15. Pimping Your Business in Five Steps

“You may not think of yourself as a pimp for your product or business — kind of a raw term — but we are all pimping something (so much so that my daughter thought I should change my title from Marketing Consultant to Pimp…). Instead, here are five steps to pimping your business.”

16. Storytelling for Business

“Stories are how we learn best. We absorb numbers and facts and details, but we keep them all glued into our heads with stories.”

Etsy-Centric

17. The Secret to Selling on Etsy

“Invariably I see a thread asking about what the secret is to sell on Etsy, how people get so many sales, how much to relist in a day, etc. I think I am fully qualified to answer these questions. I have an active Etsy shop, generally selling multiple items per day. I also used to work at Etsy, so I have an inside view of how the whole system works.”

18. Etsy Self-Service Critique: Tips for Improving your Sales

“I’ve provided critiques for quite a number of Etsy sellers, both new and not-so-new, and many of the same issues come up each time, so I thought I’d put together this ‘self-service’ critique guide in case it might help others.”

19. How to Write Product Descriptions that Seal the Deal

“The product is the ‘face’ that brings the browser into the shop, so don’t leave it with nothing charming or intelligent to say. All it takes is a sentence or two to introduce your product with style.”

To Be Brave by maechevrette

Small Business Lessons

20. Foundation Elements for Modern Businesses

“When you sit down to dream up a new business, you can imagine a world without constraints — or you can choose to build in fundamental pieces that will make it more likely your idea will pay off.”

21. Why Clients Don’t Buy – The Heirarchy of Choice

“So you struggle over getting all the details just right, like pricing and timing, and all the other features included in your offers so your best clients will buy from you. So why aren’t they buying? It’s because all of those details are actually the least important part of a purchasing choice.”

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213 comments

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 8 years ago

    Love the article! Thanks!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 8 years ago

    Thank you, Thank you!!! I read all kind of stuff on small business... This is a nice help!

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations said 8 years ago

    Thanks for putting all of this great information in one place, Daniellexo! I'll be checking this out soon!

  • brooksbarrow

    brooksbarrow said 8 years ago

    This is really great - thank you for posting your insight

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO said 8 years ago

    thanks this is fantastic!

  • THIMBLEandACORN

    THIMBLEandACORN said 8 years ago

    A wealth of information! I am going to curl up with all of these later tonight! (I just read the one on procrastination!) Thanks Danielle and Bloggers!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 8 years ago

    Very Good!

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 8 years ago

    My Best Helpful tip!, natural light for pics, try to stage or set up the type of background or mood for your pics, Take more than just a few pics, then edit them for best light and clarity, name the pics with simple names This really lends to your experience for photographing your items, Also remember to check your sales, double check your postage options, Hopefully you have a scale or can locate post office info Myself, I do take time to inventory my items on weekends, Like Items are placed in storage bags and placed all in the same place in my studio on shelves, a place for everything! Also I have to list measurements on all garments, purses and items listed, proof read my descriptions also, Answer questions from curious Etsy shoppers, proof read these responses

  • organicheart

    organicheart said 8 years ago

    very good info, ive currently got about 6 of the links up reading them now. thanks.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 8 years ago

    Great. Thank you.

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 8 years ago

    "In a world where everything is so ordinary and dull and things are churned out the same way, year in and year out, if you come from a place of originality and invest energy in things, people respond" ~ Stuart Wilde •••••• Thanks Danielle for an informative read :) Happy Sales to all and to all a good day ♥

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 8 years ago

    Thanks for a year filled with great ideas, pertinent info. xo

  • AmericanGirlinEurope

    AmericanGirlinEurope said 8 years ago

    What a list of really great resources and advice! Your timing is perfect. This morning I was feeling foolish and talentless, and now I feel a bit of excitement again for developing my new shops coming in January ;-) Merci!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 8 years ago

    Terrific resources! Now it's about making the time to read & digest it all. That's for after Christmas, though. Many thanks!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 8 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks Etsy! xox

  • pulpsushi

    pulpsushi said 8 years ago

    Great resources! Thanks Danielle!

  • brandmojoimages

    brandmojoimages said 8 years ago

    Etsy is the best community. Thank you for all of your help and assistance in making all of us successful.

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes said 8 years ago

    Wow! Super article of which I have saved and will idolize for days to come... Thanks Danielle! :)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 8 years ago

    I always enjoy the success reading list every week its such a good resource, thanks!

  • BetaBoutique

    BetaBoutique said 8 years ago

    Thank you for putting those all together! I have read several of them during this year and they had been very helpful.

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 8 years ago

    GREAT TIPS THANKS I will try to put tips into pratice again THANKS

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 8 years ago

    My printer is on FIRE!!! I practically have a book of information here. Thanks again!

  • isajul

    isajul said 8 years ago

    omgosh, great reading for after christmas.

  • doveandflower

    doveandflower said 8 years ago

    So much great information, but also mindboggling for a beginner like me. One step at a time. But I definitely plan on reading all of these articles and then implementing them. I am SO determined to be a successful Etsy seller. Thanks so much for all of this GOLDEN information!

  • pigeonprints

    pigeonprints said 8 years ago

    Awesome collection of advice...very helpful.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 8 years ago

    Thank you for all your great tips and advice throughout the year! I will save this article.

  • zelda110

    zelda110 said 8 years ago

    Everything I need in one place. Overwhelming in the best possible way! Thank you so much for this roundup!

  • underanewlight

    underanewlight said 8 years ago

    hey Danielle ! Thank you so much for sharing those great resources!! Just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed and learned a lot being on the Etsy bootcamp. Wish you a great holidays!! and see you the next year!! Guisela

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 8 years ago

    THANK YOU for all of these links Danielle!

  • aqanderson

    aqanderson said 8 years ago

    What fantastic advice and information! I'm inspired!!

  • ohcilly

    ohcilly said 8 years ago

    What a great article! Very useful since I'm new to etsy! I'll be glued to my computer for awhile reading all the articles you've posted! Thanks Danielle!

  • RomantiquePunk

    RomantiquePunk said 8 years ago

    Thanks you so much! This stuff is some of the best. I so love Etsy (and you Danielle) for all the supportive education you give to help us succeed. Also, loved Holiday Bootcamp. Thanks again.

  • eggtoothoriginals

    eggtoothoriginals said 8 years ago

    A great resource. Thank you!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 8 years ago

    A whole host of fabulous info, thank you! A very merry Yule to all!

  • HomemadeZen

    HomemadeZen said 8 years ago

    Love the collection of articles! Thanks for putting them together!

  • flyingoptimist

    flyingoptimist said 8 years ago

    Wow, great article - thanks so much! I'm not an Etsy seller (not yet anyway) but do want to start my own non-prof & this info is just invaluable. Thanks again for sharing!

  • DachaStudio

    DachaStudio said 8 years ago

    This info is very valuable, thank you for the hard work (yours and mine after reading this:) Dina from Dacha Studio

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for this helpful list!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    You've been busy daniellexo thanks for this article, alot to absorb in one read thru, looking forward to 2011 with tips/ideas you've shared in this read thanks....xoxo

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 8 years ago

    this is great. thanks. :)

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 8 years ago

    Always great advice. I have learned so much with you.

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 8 years ago

    This is a FANTASTIC resource - I have learned so much from Etsy in the short time I've had my shop, and I continue to learn every day! Thank you so much!

  • TanjaDesign

    TanjaDesign said 8 years ago

    Great article!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 8 years ago

    Really excellent article! Thanks, Danielle! I will make use of this! Thanks also for the holiday boot camp! It was so useful.

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 8 years ago

    Fantastic!! A really helpful article, better than any entrepreneurial classes I attended in college. Go Etsy!!!

  • TamsyTrends

    TamsyTrends said 8 years ago

    This is so helpful! Great article!

  • OldTimePickers

    OldTimePickers said 8 years ago

    Nice way to start the new year...thanks for sharing!

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop said 8 years ago

    All in one ! Great help !!!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 8 years ago

    Oh my - I've got a lot of reading ahead of me during these snowy months. Put on the coffee pot and bring out the Bailys.

  • cosmichippodesigns

    cosmichippodesigns said 8 years ago

    Bookmarked this helpful article. Can't wait to read it all through. Thank you!

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 8 years ago

    Great article! Thanks

  • LaBrocanterie

    LaBrocanterie said 8 years ago

    love the advice...need it too. thanks as always, LDW

  • MonaAbraham

    MonaAbraham said 8 years ago

    Great tips! Very helpful T

  • studiotuesday

    studiotuesday said 8 years ago

    These look great. Especially looking forward to reading through the branding ones.

  • mozelladesigns

    mozelladesigns said 8 years ago

    Great resource! I will be reading all.

  • kawaiiktsch

    kawaiiktsch said 8 years ago

    so many great tips! Thank you for the Getting found section, I really neet it having a newbie shop!

  • entrecieletmer

    entrecieletmer said 8 years ago

    Right on1 Right on! I believe in myself, I believe in my product and yes I have a story to tell...

  • prendasbyenid

    prendasbyenid said 8 years ago

    OMG!!! This looks wonderful!!! Thank you so much for this compilation!!!

  • beadfreaky

    beadfreaky said 8 years ago

    Great article! Thanks for sharing :)

  • PrairiePeasant

    PrairiePeasant said 8 years ago

    Thank you! A very helpful list!

  • kathydavenport

    kathydavenport said 8 years ago

    I am so excited that you posted this. I'm already inspired for next year and this handy list of reading just adds to it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Danielle!

  • atwistofwhimsy

    atwistofwhimsy said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the links. It's great to have easy access to all of these helpful resources.

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 8 years ago

    Danielle - once again - a ten! Thank you for your inspiration - when I read your articles my head starts doing the creativity spin!

  • DoubleFeatureFashion

    DoubleFeatureFashion said 8 years ago

    If I haven't told you lately .... you're BEAUTIFUL!!! : ) tHaNk yOu

  • AlphaDogPhoto

    AlphaDogPhoto said 8 years ago

    Fantastic information. I can't wait until my 2 day holiday vacation so I can spend morning, noon and night on Etsy.

  • Velvetmanna

    Velvetmanna said 8 years ago

    spectacular article! i can't wait to read each one thoroughly over the holidays. thanx danielle!

  • sistermountain

    sistermountain said 8 years ago

    Just in time for the after Christmas overhauls!

  • KellyEMarra

    KellyEMarra said 8 years ago

    Can't wait to read every one! Thank you for your support!

  • CourtneyRianDesigns

    CourtneyRianDesigns said 8 years ago

    Danielle, thanks so much for including Meylah among this amazing list of content. We are honored and we can't wait to catch up on all the other fabulous reads throughout your list. A few of the blogs I haven't read before and as an avid reader of all things blog related, I'm excited to spice up my Google Reader with new content! Here's to a fabulous 2011 and it was so nice to meet you at the CCE event in Seattle last summer. Thanks for all that you share and do for the creative community.

  • maytreeark

    maytreeark said 8 years ago

    I heart etsy.

  • usewhatyouhave

    usewhatyouhave said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the tips - you left me with a lot to ponder. :)

  • ArtWhims

    ArtWhims said 8 years ago

    It is great to have all these wonderful resources in one helpful Blog post :D I will be sure to share this post with my teams! <3

  • KellyKrockerKreates

    KellyKrockerKreates said 8 years ago

    I can't wait to have some quiet time after the holidays and sit down and read all of the wonderful information you provided. Thank you again for making me stop and think about my business and what I can do!

  • ComfyCreations

    ComfyCreations said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the helpful tips. ComfyCreations/Handmade therapeutic products!

  • taradara

    taradara said 8 years ago

    This is such a great article! I need some serious time to visit these sites and learn! Thanks for putting it together for us :)

  • trinketsandbeaus

    trinketsandbeaus said 8 years ago

    Etsy is a fantastic business asset. I sell jewelry here but am an interior designer by day. The information I glean from all the hard work and effort put forth by the Etsy community is valuable for both endeavors. I thank you kindly and wish the Etsy team and all my fellow sellers a wonderful winter solstice and a healthy, peaceful and successful 2011. Etsy has taught me also that there are some amazing people out there creating some amazing stuff. I'm proud to be among you and inspired by the wealth of creativity. Good for all of us!!!

  • kisforkitty

    kisforkitty said 8 years ago

    So much to learn! Can`t wait to try these ideas. thanks for making it easier.

  • evdesign

    evdesign said 8 years ago

    Wow. So many great links. I will eventually read them all. Thank you.

  • 3rdAveShore

    3rdAveShore said 8 years ago

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you and happy new years. Mahalo from the islands Sam 3rdaveshore.com

  • maslinda

    maslinda said 8 years ago

    what can l say, its all in there! thaks danielle!

  • creationsmagnolia

    creationsmagnolia said 8 years ago

    Thank you! very helpfull!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 8 years ago

    So I started by thinking I would pick the one's I need most help on and realized I was just counting. Thanks for this!

  • piecesofaprilmel

    piecesofaprilmel said 8 years ago

    Thank you, the mountains of information that I can find in 100,354 different places are all right here! Not overwhelming, easy to tackle and your name should be Estyoogled from now on. thank you! thank you! thank you!

  • graciespawprints

    graciespawprints said 8 years ago

    Thank you for giving us so much wonderful information to settle into at the end of a busy season. Can't wait to see what next year brings!!! I love that we can use all these tips for etsy shop but also for our business outside of esty. Thank YOu!

  • takupic27

    takupic27 said 8 years ago

    This is fantabulous!

  • ForsythiaHill

    ForsythiaHill said 8 years ago

    Excellent - a MUST READ!!!

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 8 years ago

    This is rich with tons of great information - Thank You !!! gonna keep going back to this~

  • LolaFalkDesigns

    LolaFalkDesigns said 8 years ago

    Thanks for gathering all of these great posts into one resource - it's so appreciated!

  • GGWatanabe

    GGWatanabe said 8 years ago

    I usually follow one or two links from each etsy email for information on all aspects of my business and I always find them very informative. I also follow SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) updates, especially the small businsess articles. If you have an American Express Card for you business I highly recommend their Open Forum websites for members. It contains timely and fabulous advice for small business owners.

  • davidsherjan

    davidsherjan said 8 years ago

    Great article! :O) DSP

  • duplicityfurnishings

    duplicityfurnishings said 8 years ago

    thanks so much for all these tips and articles...they suck me in every time :)

  • shannamastersdesigns

    shannamastersdesigns said 8 years ago

    Wonderful resources and information, as always. It's my sixth month as an Etsy seller, and I really appreciate the information you provide, and the advise from "veteran" sellers.

  • nateBattles

    nateBattles said 8 years ago

    These are very good resources, thank you.

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing Great articles! I'm Thinking to close down my shop after one year I don't think its right place for me to hang on.

  • IndyspireArt

    IndyspireArt said 8 years ago

    Pretty new to Etsy. Thanks for the wealth of info! I look forward to checking it out.

  • beijaflores

    beijaflores said 8 years ago

    Thank you! I bookmarked these. Hopefully they can help start my business off strong for 2011.

  • FabricFascination

    FabricFascination said 8 years ago

    Good reading for the New Year. I will be back to study.

  • vintageprecious

    vintageprecious said 8 years ago

    This is great!! Thank you so much!! :)

  • oldish

    oldish said 8 years ago

    Great reading, useufull stuff. My favorite here? Stop making average products, this applies to so much, not ONLY making things and products. Thanks!!!!

  • papergirlstudios

    papergirlstudios said 8 years ago

    Great collection of info. Need to check over a few. Thanks!

  • PepperGlenn

    PepperGlenn said 8 years ago

    these look like some great resources. looking forward to digging deeper!

  • DianneLemayStudio

    DianneLemayStudio said 8 years ago

    Thank you so much! As a new seller, this is helpful information :)

  • JBowerEngraving

    JBowerEngraving said 8 years ago

    Thank you! I found this to be a great resource!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 8 years ago

    Great Danielle! I bookmarked this so I can come back for more!! I appreciate your advice my dear, thank you so much!! (Also blueroombijoux, loopinloop and ringinator)

  • Loveybyisha

    Loveybyisha said 8 years ago

    Thank you so much! I can definitely put theses principals to use in both my shops :)

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 8 years ago

    Great collection of info, thanks so much for putting this together Danielle!

  • VintageCostumes

    VintageCostumes said 8 years ago

    love it, thanks for this! I'm already using them.

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 8 years ago

    Thanks..great advice here!!

  • florasvintagecloset

    florasvintagecloset said 8 years ago

    I love the information...will be using.

  • TheLoopDesigns

    TheLoopDesigns said 8 years ago

    Great resources, here. As a new seller, I'm eager to explore all of them!

  • DistortedEarth

    DistortedEarth said 8 years ago

    Great article! Thank you! Very useful Information!

  • MaggiesbridalShop

    MaggiesbridalShop said 8 years ago

    Very helpful article. Thank you for sharing.

  • OliviaClare

    OliviaClare said 8 years ago

    Such great information. Excited for 2011! Mahalo

  • Danideng

    Danideng said 8 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks ETSY !

  • bobloveseleanor

    bobloveseleanor said 8 years ago

    Great article! Thanks so much!

  • zJayne

    zJayne said 8 years ago

    Excellent - must reads here.

  • heversonart

    heversonart said 8 years ago

    Thanks for this! Bookmarked it :)

  • HMApothecary

    HMApothecary said 8 years ago

    Very valuable information, thanks so much!

  • coollight

    coollight said 8 years ago

    marking to read for later!

  • TheBargainBabe

    TheBargainBabe said 8 years ago

    Wow, so much great info to read!

  • jmijewelry

    jmijewelry said 8 years ago

    Thanks Danielle! So different than doing a B&M. So mush to learn and so little time. Thank you for so much info in one spot. I will get there one step at a time! jmijewelry.etsy.com

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill said 8 years ago

    thank you!

  • friendlygreenfrog

    friendlygreenfrog said 8 years ago

    This i need now . Thanks share GOOD THINGS.

  • friendlygreenfrog

    friendlygreenfrog said 8 years ago

    This i need now . Thanks share GOOD THINGS.

  • gallery32

    gallery32 said 8 years ago

    Loads of great reading. Thanks for sharing :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/gallery32

  • rawartletterpress

    rawartletterpress said 8 years ago

    great resources - merci!

  • bellameidesigns

    bellameidesigns said 8 years ago

    thank you.

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 8 years ago

    Marking! Thank you so much for organizing this for us!

  • pashiko

    pashiko said 8 years ago

    marking!! Wonderful resources!!! Thank you !!!

  • janieg

    janieg said 8 years ago

    Danielle...you are brilliant and inspiring! Thanks for all you do to share and teach us and support us and help us along...! Happy Holidays! Jane

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 8 years ago

    Thank you!!

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 8 years ago

    Thank you so much for putting together this list of resources! Very helpful!

  • paavai

    paavai said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the informative links. It has made me re-think about the way I understood online selling to be.

  • NaturalBamboo

    NaturalBamboo said 8 years ago

    thank you

  • itsasimplelife

    itsasimplelife said 8 years ago

    Wow! I'm inspired. This is just what I needed. Our 18 year old mentally retarded grandson moved in with us last July. He is still in high school and I need to create a steady stream of income to help with our increased expenses. I needed a new perspective and this has been my "aha moment"! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • clynnsart2004

    clynnsart2004 said 8 years ago

    This was wonderful information during this reading I felt like a road opened up from construction season,(if you lived in Michigan you would know exactly what I mean)! It's our 5th season.I'm renewed to go driving!

  • Johee

    Johee said 8 years ago

    Simple and helpful. Thanks so much.

  • hiwaar

    hiwaar said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the extremely rich information

  • Kirameku

    Kirameku said 8 years ago

    Thank you so so much ! :D

  • SilverFirsFarm

    SilverFirsFarm said 8 years ago

    Thank you for putting this all together!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 8 years ago

    Helpful.

  • WiltsieBridgeCS

    WiltsieBridgeCS said 8 years ago

    Another great blog post, got my coffee ready!

  • byemma

    byemma said 8 years ago

    Too cute!!!!!!

  • modhuman

    modhuman said 8 years ago

    I had so much fun reading over all of this wonderful information while drinking my morning coffee. Thank you for putting this post together! Best Wishes! Mod Human

  • TheWellSeasonedNest

    TheWellSeasonedNest said 8 years ago

    this is great....perfect reading for a very snowy day. thank you, thank you.

  • Softpencil

    Softpencil said 8 years ago

    Great article plenty of useful info! thank you! :)

  • dorijewellery

    dorijewellery said 8 years ago

    Great information, thanks so much.

  • Meadowflower

    Meadowflower said 8 years ago

    I tried to sell on Esty before. No luck, Now I know why. Thank you, 2011 sounds better all the time. Now I am going back and read those again!!

  • Meadowflower

    Meadowflower said 8 years ago

    Here's to a whole new year!!!

  • laurenpowersphoto

    laurenpowersphoto said 8 years ago

    Great tips - thanks so much!

  • ILikeThemOld

    ILikeThemOld said 8 years ago

    This is exactly what I was looking for! I have a lot of work to do for the New Year! THANK YOU!

  • iknitandbead

    iknitandbead said 8 years ago

    What a wealth of information in this article. Thank you!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 8 years ago

    This was such a great article! Thanks so much for including me!!!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 8 years ago

    Great info! thanks!

  • Myhaleygirl

    Myhaleygirl said 8 years ago

    New year, new ideas.... lovely!

  • LilyVoltaire

    LilyVoltaire said 8 years ago

    Fabulous! Marking this for future reference!

  • GemstonesByBren

    GemstonesByBren said 8 years ago

    It sounds like I need a new camera! Great advice, thanks!

  • LoveAtFirstBlush

    LoveAtFirstBlush said 8 years ago

    Great resource. I especially enjoyed reading article 4 by Copyblogger. He has an excellent blog with many different topics about e-business. Thank you for sharing Danielle!

  • matthewporterart

    matthewporterart said 8 years ago

    will definately be reading these for getting started right in the new year!

  • estilopronta

    estilopronta said 8 years ago

    Very helpful, thanks for the tips! Maru

  • estilopronta

    estilopronta said 8 years ago

    Very helpful, thanks for the tips! Maru

  • PreciouSomething

    PreciouSomething said 8 years ago

    Just in time for the new year!

  • PreciouSomething

    PreciouSomething said 8 years ago

    Just in time for the new year!

  • markvictorkeefer

    markvictorkeefer said 8 years ago

    its good tip but i usually buy local but hey i think i will try 2 read the beginnersguide. i figued the economy with obamma caused it to slow 2 far down. the last tip aboutwhy they dont buy is good cuz sometimes in my old wisdom experience pickle the picture tells a bunch of words more than rambeling on bout item details. thaks for helpful tips guys!:--*)

  • GypsyTailor

    GypsyTailor said 8 years ago

    Really good tips!

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 8 years ago

    Great advice and information! Thank you!!)

  • DinaJewelry

    DinaJewelry said 8 years ago

    Thank you! Great info!

  • DinaJewelry

    DinaJewelry said 8 years ago

    Thank you! Great info!

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 8 years ago

    A wealth of knowledge. As a shop that has recently started this information is like milk to me. I look forward to your future posts. Thank you - MyAvonlea

  • DuettaDesigns

    DuettaDesigns said 8 years ago

    Thank you for putting together these wonderful resources! I'm reading each and every one of them dilligently, so that I can start the new year with a bang. Happy New Year All!

  • JenNai

    JenNai said 8 years ago

    Always great to have all the resources in one spot. I will brushing up on a lot of these atricles.

  • PlaidCupcakeDesigns

    PlaidCupcakeDesigns said 8 years ago

    Love this - thanks for putting together!

  • 50splinters

    50splinters said 8 years ago

    Thank you for giving such valuable information.

  • BallyhooJewelry

    BallyhooJewelry said 8 years ago

    I am desperate for this kind of info, being a new shop...thank you!!!

  • krabbykasey

    krabbykasey said 8 years ago

    Love it! Such great info!

  • NaturesArtMelbourne

    NaturesArtMelbourne said 8 years ago

    There is a lot of great info in this!!!! Thank YOU all!

  • CraftfullyYours

    CraftfullyYours said 8 years ago

    Marking. Thanks for all this information. Just in time for the New Year.

  • crochetmiser

    crochetmiser said 8 years ago

    I would like know how to be a shop owner so my crocheting is seen I am new at this I have been on etsy sense oct of 2008 but didn't do anything until sept of 2010 and i would like know the key to kingdom to making in 2011, I have one afghan in all different color, can I put one of all the colors on etsy.

  • ZurDesigns

    ZurDesigns said 8 years ago

    This list of resources is wonderful!! Thanks so much for putting it all together! And for all the support you've given to Etsy Sellers! Happy New Year!!

  • jkldesign

    jkldesign said 8 years ago

    A fantastic resource to come to! Definitely bookmarked, thank you and Happy New Year!

  • krugsecologic

    krugsecologic said 8 years ago

    Great tips - thanks for all the resources!

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia said 8 years ago

    What a great collection of great info! THX!!

  • dorijewellery

    dorijewellery said 8 years ago

    I love this list and one of my new year goals is to read all the invaluable information here.

  • JanFairhurstPottery

    JanFairhurstPottery said 8 years ago

    Wonderful, wonderful resource--thank you!

  • LittleGreenShoot

    LittleGreenShoot said 8 years ago

    This is fantastic! Keep a girl busy for a while =) Thankyou!

  • ectoplasm

    ectoplasm said 8 years ago

    Thank you a lot! I'm going to get into all this good advices more for 2011! Wishing good luck and creative happiness for all etsy sellers!

  • BubbleGumAndButtons

    BubbleGumAndButtons said 8 years ago

    This is great to have all the resources in one spot, very helpful as new shop...THANK YOU!!!

  • riotsqurrl

    riotsqurrl said 8 years ago

    Really loved #9 and it's so true :3 ended up tweeting it!

  • GoldhawkPotteryEtc

    GoldhawkPotteryEtc said 8 years ago

    I already started using these resources and posted it on my tumblog - clayandginger. Thanks again for posting the best resources on the internet!

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful tips and information!

  • zoegirldesigns

    zoegirldesigns said 8 years ago

    Lots of great information! Wonderful to have it all together! Thank you so much....

  • Aya1gou

    Aya1gou said 8 years ago

    Great article! very helpful

  • FaerieMajikk

    FaerieMajikk said 8 years ago

    wow this is great - looks like i have a huge amount of reading to do ... coffee anyone?!

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 8 years ago

    Thank you so much! Until now I am still lost or should I think, I'm in constant progress?

  • thePieceDeResistance

    thePieceDeResistance said 8 years ago

    Thank for this article! I am ALWAYS looking for more help and opportunities to help those not make the same mistakes I have! The tabs are all open.... and... go!

  • Shadowpuppets

    Shadowpuppets said 8 years ago

    Thank you very much! Your information is very important to me.

  • lauratrevey

    lauratrevey said 8 years ago

    If nothing else - take "Excellent" photos :)

  • leboxboutique

    leboxboutique said 8 years ago

    Etsy is not only an outlet for selling, but this is just AMAZING business education that some do not even learn in school. It really gives me a great feeling to know that so many people have access to this information and are further empowered to live their dream!

  • BigBadBuddha

    BigBadBuddha said 8 years ago

    Nice Work

  • andralynn

    andralynn said 8 years ago

    Thank you for putting all these resources in one place. I'm almost done reading the entire list of articles and I'm feeling more empowered already!

  • SpottedFish

    SpottedFish said 8 years ago

    Great resources, thanks for putting these together!

  • CultureShockJewelry

    CultureShockJewelry said 8 years ago

    Thank you very much!

  • Vanessaisms

    Vanessaisms said 8 years ago

    lots of great information thanks soo sooooo much

  • magnetiKmania

    magnetiKmania said 8 years ago

    Great source of inspiration and ideas for the starters!

  • Houseofintrospection

    Houseofintrospection said 8 years ago

    I'm slowly making my way through all of these great resources. Not only do the direct links have fantastic info, but I find myself bookmarking more and more sites to later research. Thank you!

  • sandyli

    sandyli said 8 years ago

    aun no entiendo bien,estoy leyendo un poco para aprender poco a poco pero muchas gracias a las personas que como tu comparten informacion y te motivan a seguir .

  • desatsi

    desatsi said 8 years ago

    Great resources! Really useful!

  • DareDevine

    DareDevine said 8 years ago

    Very helpful and some really great blogs! Thanks

  • DareDevine

    DareDevine said 8 years ago

    Very helpful and some really great blogs! Thanks

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