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Etsy Seller Education Events 2011

The entrepreneurial spirit thrives on collaboration. Join Etsy as we hit the road near and far to share tips on running a creative business online.

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New Home for Seller Education

Looking for tips and inspiration for how to run your business? We want to make it easier for you to find the posts you want. So we've revamped the Sell page (which you can find at the very top left of every page on Etsy), and you'll now see a shortcut to all the Seller…

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Before and After With Etsy’s Old Timers & Full-Timers

There’s a bit of a who-had-the-worst-photos competition between a few of us Etsy Admin who also run Etsy shops. Thankfully, we learned from our mistakes and over the years we worked hard to now have clear and well lit photos, but we definitely weren’t exempt from the bad lighting, blurry shots and funky graphics that…

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Business Tips from Mom

Have you learned an important lesson from your mom (or mother figure) that made an impact on the success of your independent business? Let me know and your story could be included in a future Etsy Success newsletter. http://bit.ly/momtip

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Etsy Speaker Series: The Handmade Marketplace

Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace, is visiting Etsy and bringing four of the book’s crafty contributors with her. We’re excited to host the next event in Etsy’s Speaker Series with The Handmade Marketplace panel on April 1, 2010 at 7 p.m. ET at the Etsy Labs in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. Be sure to RSVP here.   Not able to…

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Etsy’s Guide to Selling From Europe: Part 1

Did you know that during 2009 30% of sales on Etsy involved a buyer or seller outside the U.S, reaching over 160 countries? A lot of that action is happening in Europe. Setting up a shop is technically the same process for a seller anywhere in the world, but we know selling from Europe comes…

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Shop Live for the Holidays With Eddie Ross: November 11, 2009

Join us for a special holiday edition of Shop Live this Wednesday, November 11 in Etsy’s Virtual Labs, our interactive chat rooms. Chat about holiday entertaining with our hosts, Eddie Ross (from Bravo‘s Top Design, former senior style editor of Martha Stewart Living, and his own design blog, EddieRoss.com) and his partner, Jaithan Kochar. Eddie…

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Shop Live With Design for Mankind: November 4, 2009

It’s time to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, and we all know what that means — gift guides galore! I’m here to help you score the perfect present for everyone on your list: from your nerdy, tech-obsessed older brother to your oh-so-hard-to-please in-laws! Pop by this live shopping event in Etsy’s Virtual Labs…

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Shop Live With People Style Watch: October 28, 2009

As the temperatures start to drop, I like to get cozy with fall-inspired beauty, fashion and home products. From acorn earrings to pumpkin spice candles to flannel shirtdresses, there’s something about the autumn weather that makes me want to shop! Join me for a live, interactive shopping event in Etsy’s Virtual Labs on Wednesday, October…

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SEO Chat starting soon!

Just a reminder that the SEO chat is starting soon! 5:30pm ET in Etsy's Virtual Labs: http://www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php For more info check out Etsy SEO Guide article here:http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-guide-to-seo-5224/ See you there!Danielle

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Shop Live with ReadyMade: October 7, 2009

As a child, I used to debate earnestly with my friends about whether Halloween or Christmas was the better holiday. Christmas had superior presents, but Halloween was somehow, undeniably, cooler. It’s an assessment I’d still stand by. There’s just something so right about a late fall holiday that’s dedicated to death, decay, and the uncanny…

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Prep Your Shop for the Holiday Rush: 2009 Seller Workshops

Looking at the upcoming calendar can be a daunting prospect for Etsy sellers this time of year. If you’re wondering how to optimize your shop to appeal to the coming influx of holiday shoppers, you’re in luck! We’ve created a series of live workshops in our Online Labs, hosted by your fellow Etsy sellers and…

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PayPal Workshop in Etsy’s Virtual Labs

On August 31, 2009, PayPal customer service representatives Deb and Tim hosted a live Virtual Labs chat to answer sellers’ questions about PayPal and walk Etsy sellers through some of the features and tools that PayPal offers. If you missed the workshop, you can watch clips below and check out the links that were shared…

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What's going on in Etsy's Virtual Labs?

Do you know about Etsy's live events in our Virtual Labs? We hold Newbie Chats, Shop Critiques, live shopping events and even have guest hosts come by and share their craft or skills. All you need to attend these events is the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (which you can download for free here:…

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Etsy Sellers Unite for Etsy Day — Join in!

UPDATE: Happy Etsy Day! #etsyday is trending number one on Twitter according to Twazzup! psRemember, it’s “Etsy” not “Esty,” sillies! The Etsy Forums have united and declared Friday, April 24th, 2009, Etsy Day! Hurrah! We here at Etsy love you for working together to create a really exciting opportunity for us all.  We will be…

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Etsy Sellers Unite for Etsy Day — Join in!

The Etsy Forums have united and declared Friday, April 24th, 2009, Etsy Day! Hurrah! We here at Etsy love you for working together to create a really exciting opportunity for us all. We will be reporting the guerilla marketing on Friday and we challenge YOU, buyer, seller or fan, to shout "Etsy!" from the rooftops….

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Featured Team: The {NewNew} Etsy Team

What makes The {NewNew} Team so great? There really isn’t enough room in this post to tell you about all their initiatives (online and real world!).  This Team crafts together, shows work together, has an almost insanely active Google Group and  daily updated blog, with giveaways, how-tos, member updates and more!  They really have become…

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Featured Team: Natural Kids Team

This week’s Featured Team, NaturalKids, makes sweet, wholesome products for your little ones!  We love the way these toys inspire creativity while staying true to their natural materials.  You’ll find these items are crafted with a lot of love, and it seems this affection pours into their Team as well!  The NaturalKids Team has a…

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Virtual Labs Schedule: October 13th – October 17th, 2008

The Virtual Labs are Etsy’s interactive classrooms, a place to hang out, throw paper airplanes and share skills. This week we have some guest speakers talking to us about their craft!  Also, keep an eye out for some specific Virtual Labs events this month to help sellers and shoppers get prepared for the Holidays. Alert!…

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Virtual Labs Schedule: October 6th – October 10th, 2008

The Virtual Labs are Etsy’s interactive classrooms, a place to hang out, throw paper airplanes and share skills. Keep an eye out for some specific Virtual Labs events this month to help sellers and shoppers get prepared for the Holidays. Want to host your own workshop or meeting in the Virtual Labs? Fill out an…

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