Freebies: to give or not to give…

…that is the question of today’s blog.  There are certainly pros and cons to giving freebies away with customer orders so we’ll explore both sides, give some ideas on unique ways to gift your buyers if you choose to go that route along with some important considerations. The Benefits: First let’s talk about the positives.  […]

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Time Management Tips for Shop Owners

As we all know, running your own business requires you to be diligent, productive and focused in order to make money.  And managing your time effectively and efficiently is equally important for those who rely solely on their shops for income as well as those who have full-time day jobs and need to be especially […]

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Introducing our new co-editors!

Hello team!  Today I want to take the opportunity to introduce you to the new co-editors that have joined me on the business tips front: Lori of Lorigami and Myra of AnarchyinBeauty Myra of AnarchyinBeauty is a single mom of three girls  and an instructional designer by profession.  Growing up in Puerto Rico, she developed […]

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Pricing your work

Pricing your goods for sale on Etsy is a sticky subject and so often a personal one.  How do you price fairly, yet give yourself a fair wage?  Many Etsians are said to be underpricing their handmade goods which affects the community as a whole.  There are ways, however, to price your items reasonably, allowing […]

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Facebook as a Promotional Tool

As we all know, just making a great product doesn’t get it sold – you need to market it.  And sure, we have an advantage being on Etsy where buyers come to and can find us.   However, that often is not enough.  To really be successful, we often need to market ourselves outside of Etsy […]

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Business Shortcuts – etsyhacks

One of the things that surprised me most about opening up my shops was the time it would take to do all the other stuff besides creating: listing, taking good, artistic photos, bookkeeping, etc.  All those tasks can take the wind out of the sails of creative souls like ourselves, but there are tools, tricks […]

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Blog Giveaways: Worth their weight in sales and advertising?

The world of blogs has exploded in the past few years and these days, it seems that everyone has a blog.  And the latest trend is sponsoring giveaways to attract traffic to one’s blog.  In order to get those giveaways, most bloggers will solicit small shop owners for free products in exchange for exposure. Giving […]

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Getting Published

Promoting your shop outside of Etsy is a valuable way to increase your exposure as well as sales.  There are a variety of social mediums to do so: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc., but gaining local or national exposure to new readers has the potential to boost your profile to a new dimension, if not your […]

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