Some things I’ve learned, part I – Windward Made

Inge of Windward Made in the Netherlands

EcoEtsy member Inge is the designer, maker and everything-elser behind Windward Made. Combining her passions for sustainability, design and making things by hand, she creates modern fashion accessories and home goods with the most eco-friendly materials she can find. Everything is made using beautiful hemp fabrics, organic cotton thread, non-toxic ink and her own two […]

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4 Things No One Tells You About ‘Entrepreneur-ing’ From Home

Many may not know it, but I work from home 100%. To some this may be a dream situation – a cake job.  However, reality is that I put in more work hours than most people do in their 9 to 5 jobs.  My Etsy shop is not my full-time gig.  I live to spread […]

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50 Apps to Manage and Grow Your Etsy Business

apps

I love lists and I really love a great app. As our businesses continue to move from computer to mobile devices, apps are becoming an integral part of our every day lives. There are everal apps that I use on a daily basis.  I’m a fan of the new Etsy Seller app and also use […]

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Six Places to Start Selling Crafts Online

We all know that Etsy isn’t the only game in town.  However, we are all well aware of the importance of building brand awareness.  There are several other venues where you can sell your crafty wares. Real Ways to Earn Money Online offers a list of 6 online locations where you can sell your crafts. […]

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Etsy SEO: The Ultimate Guide to Ranking High and Being Found

Etsy SEO

Here at EcoEsty we’ve written a plethora of posts to help you improve your Etsy shop and over time it has become clear that we all seem to struggle with one similar task – Etsy SEO.  Over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks that I’ve which have helped me tweak my shop and increase my […]

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Clean Life and Home: How To Organize Your Business in 28 Days Calendar: FREE Printable

clean life and home

O.M.G. Where have you been my whole life?  Anyone that knows me knows that I’m one of those people that pulls herself in a million different directions.  I have my hands in a lot of pots { being the EcoEtsy Team Captain is one of them}.  My life can use some daily organization – so […]

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Etsy’s own sellers unsure if they’d invest — in Etsy – MarketWatch

Etsy Headquarters

      Yesterday I shared news from the rumor mill that Etsy will be going public looking to raise $300 million in an IPO. In fact, they are working on an IPO for as soon as 1st quarter [meaning NOW].  I posed the question, “How will this affect Etsy Sellers?”.  Today Market Watch shared […]

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Daydreaming and Creative Problem Solving

daydreaming and creative problem solving

My business tip for you is one word. Daydream. Make some space in your life for sitting and staring into space. Let your mind wander a bit during these last weeks of August. These moments are important periods of incubation, where our minds process unresolved dilemmas without interference from our more judgmental selves. There have […]

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Intrinsic Value

It can be a challenge to keep up with all the business news out there. I’m saying this as a small business owner and also as a business librarian. The Harvard Business Review Blogs are a source that always give me something to consider – often challenging me, and sometimes surprising me.  I was just […]

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