You’ve been meaning to open an Etsy shop for a while now, but you keep putting it off. Well, we can help you!
Our 30 Day Challenge is the perfect opportunity to get guidance on what to focus on when you first start! Join Etsy admin and experienced designer/makers in our new Facebook group for weekly advice and assignments to get your Etsy shop started by 15th July – just in time to apply to sell your goods at national Etsy Christmas markets, called Etsy Made Local.
If you’ve said or thought any of the following phrases recently, then you should limber up and prepare to take the 30 day Challenge – join the Facebook group HERE to get started today:
1. “I could SO make that.”
Last weekend down the local market, you saw lots of cute art prints, felt toys, and kid’s clothes, but every time you picked up an item, all you could think about was how you could TOTALLY make that.
2. “You can never have too many washi tapes, tbh”
At last! A bona fide excuse to make use of all those washi tapes you’ve managed to accumulate. They make for an excellent finishing touch when sending out orders, you know.
3. “If I step on one more lobster clasp…”
Stop leaving those pesky little fixtures randomly around the house and start selling your jewellery on Etsy already. We can help you!
4. Wah! I don’t know what to call my Etsy shop
What’s in a name? Only everything! But we’ll talk you through the process with our top tips, so there’s no need to go for ‘Susannah’s Shop’ *yawn* or similar. WE GOT THIS.
5. “I’ve totally spotted a gap in the market for handmade [fill in the blank]”
If you’ve identified a niche, get in there before another seller else swipes your idea – no need to suffer all of the frustrated feels of someone who should have opened an Etsy shop *sad face*
6. “I’M DROWNING IN CRAFT SUPPLIES”
Let’s face it. Your craft supply cupboard is overflowing and those supplies aren’t going to use themselves. So get in there and get making – it’s time to take the challenge!
7. I have no idea how much to charge for my stuff?
Don’t be that guy that charges too little for their time, nor that other guy whose prices are off-the-scale expensive. We’ll help you find that perfect balance.
8. “Yeah, but my Etsy items will never appear in search so there’s no point”
It’s all in the keywords. And we can advise on which keywords are, er, key.
9. “I’d love to be able to sell my handmade gifts for Christmas”
Etsy is organising a huge, national event this Christmas, hosted by local sellers all over the UK. Exhibitor applications are open 15 June – 15 July, but you can only apply to sell your items if you have an active Etsy shop and you join the hosting group of sellers!
10. “I want to… but I don’t have time”
There is a lot to think about when you first set up, but the weekly lessons in our Facebook Group will take you through important topics to help you get set up in 30 days.
11. “I’m ready to start but am feeling OVERWHELMED, what even is life!”
Our 30 day programme is the perfect opportunity to get guidance on what to focus on when you first start!
If any of these thoughts sound familiar, then it sounds like you’re GAME ON to open an Etsy shop – and we’re here to get you ready for action with a series of weekly exercises for you to take (don’t worry, no star jumps involved) 💪
Head over to the 30 Day Challenge Facebook group HERE and subscribe. The programme runs from 15th June – 15th July. Each week, we’ll post up our best advice on two topics along with an assignment to help you apply that knowledge to your own Etsy shop.
And of course, we’ll be here to help answer your questions along the way.
Join us and take the challenge to get your creative business started this summer!
If you don’t yet have an Etsy shop, get started at etsy.com/promotions and enter the code ETSYMADELOCAL for your first 20 item listings free. Yay!