{Business Tips} 3 Things to Think About Before We Make Something NEW to Sell on Etsy (plus my super HOT tip of the month)

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1. Who is this for and why will they want it? Our market is much more important than our marketing. It is no fun to make something we really love making and then have to spend all our time trying to figure out how to sell it. Take the time to think about who is [...]

Planning for 2014: Your Best Year Yet

Team Eco Etsy Your Best Year Yet

We’re well into the second week of January and I have a big question for you: Have you made your business plan for 2014 yet? If you have drafted a plan – congratulations! You’re totally on the ball and have knocked our socks off. But if your answer is anywhere between, “heck naw!” and “kind-of” – [...]

{Business Tips} De-stress While Cultivating Quirky Joy

A breath of fresh, creative, summer air (careful - don't breath in the chalk dust!)

If you’ve been following EcoEtsy’s Business Tips, you’ve seen some great posts lately about getting your shop ready for holiday shopping. Now that holiday shopping is in full swing, and you’re either crazy-busy or stressed because you’re not, it’s time to remember to take care of your own physical and emotional health. Do something surprising, [...]

{Business Tips} – Sweet 16 Last Minute Tips To Increase Holiday Sales Plus Etsy Hot Tip of the Month

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There are some excellent tips from last year for improving holiday sales by Myra HERE and Karen HERE. Thanksgiving is late this year so many of us, myself included, have been lulled into a sense of “we have plenty of time” – we don’t. These are some things we need to do: 1. Check your [...]

{Business Tips} Carving out a Niche For Our Makings on Etsy (no sharp utensils needed – please step away from that knife)

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We don’t have to worry about the millions of people out there who will not like or want or need our makings, we just have to focus on reaching the people who will love us. Popular doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Everyone can be popular now. Yes, everyone. The cool kids may still [...]