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

UnderTheRoot Camisole

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 […]

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Pitch Perfect – How to Get Your Work into Holiday Gift Guides – Plus Etsy Shop HOT TIP of the Month

a little paste and cut for inspiration

If you grew up in a family (like I did) where you were told not to “toot your own horn” (this was one of my grandmother’s favorites and I still don’t understand it, are we supposed to grab someone else’s horn and toot that – that just sounds rude … and well, unsanitary actually). She […]

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To Vacation or Not to Vacation

vacation ecoetsy

At the end of May, I went on a much needed vacation – 7 days completely off-the-grid, in the Caribbean… It was awesome.  When we scheduled our vacation back in March, I pondered on what I should do with my shop?  Should I put it in vacation mode or should I just leave it open and […]

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Handmade to Sell Book Review and Giveaway

handmade to sell

I had the pleasure of reading the popular Handmade to Sell written by Kelly Rand, former editor of Crafting a Green World, a co-founder and executive director of Hello Craft, a director of the Summit of Awesome, and a Crafty Bastard organizer. This easy to read but chock full of insightful facts and tips “bible” […]

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Looking for a Little Inspiration?

Kanelstrand

Have you ever had the moment where you look around your shop and suddenly realize everything is way too familiar?  You have been producing and selling so fast and furious that nothing new has entered your shop in months.  While you might not be in a design rut, you may be in the mood to […]

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Disaster Recovery – When Equipment Fails

tanjasova

You’ve organized all your photos, taken the time to edit, give them unique names and save them in their own folder. You have also taken the time to organize your music, financial records and all those other files you’ve created over the years and then suddenly your computer crashes or dies and your files are […]

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Should you go into business with your best friend?

friends

Sometimes you just can’t do it all by yourself. You have to create your items to sell, advertise, network, social media marketing, accounting, package, ship, and reply to customers’ emails….arrrgh. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a partner to help you with some of these tasks? Or sometimes you need financial support. Or sometimes you […]

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Balancing A Part Time Etsy Shop

A little over a year ago, the EcoEtsy team conducted a survey and found that around half of the team shop owners were running their business as a part time endeavor.  Being one of those part time shop owners, I sometimes find myself so buried in my “day job” and the responsibilities of being a […]

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Optimize Your Shop for Etsy Browse

browse

Last October, Etsy changes the way buyers search for items by introducing “Browse.” Now when buyers visit Etsy to find items they are looking for in a more user-friendly manner – for example, if you are looking for gift ideas for this upcoming Valentine’s day, you can click on Gift Ideas or Valentine and then […]

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