How to Sell Your Crafts Online when you’re on Vacation

February 13, 2012

Tomorrow, my vacation starts and like many other people who sell online there are a number of things I need to do before I pack my suitcase. If you’ve been selling for awhile on Etsy, you probably know about Vacation mode. If not, you can find it by logging into your Etsy account and clicking […]

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Is Your Etsy Shop Name Free?

January 20, 2012

If you’re setting up a new Etsy shop, or have decided to close an existing shop and start from scratch, then there are a number of considerations. I cover these questions in “How to Sell Your Crafts Online” and provide a number of ways for you to find the best option. One thing which is […]

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New Year – New Etsy Shop

January 6, 2012

    New Year, New Etsy Shop First things first – Happy New Year! I’m so grateful to each of you who have invested in How to sell your crafts online. The book has done really well and I’ve received amazing feedback – so thank you! Resolutions With the New Year, comes of course, resolutions. […]

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Happy Holidays and Thank You!

December 23, 2011

    Happy Holidays! I imagine a lot of you who Sell on Etsy are feeling pretty tired right now. My wife’s shop has done better than ever this year and these last few weeks have been really manic with the run up to the Holidays. Not that we’re complaining! And I hope you’re having […]

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Using Smartphone for your Etsy Product Images.

December 14, 2011

    This is a great post for taking pictures with smartphones. Most of these tips could easily be repurposed for your Etsy shop too… While you might not want to use filtered photographs for your Etsy shop, you could take alternatives using some of these tips and upload them to Social Media sites to […]

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How To Sell Your Crafts Online featuring The Whimsical Art of Amy’s Not Dead Yet

December 9, 2011

    This weeks Featured Etsy Seller is the weirdly whimsical and gothic AmysNotDeadYet. I first discovered Amy’s unique and vibrant art while shopping on Etsy for a wedding anniversary card for my wife. We both like the strange and unsual so Amy’s art was absolutely perfect! And I’m really thrilled that Amy agreed to […]

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Quick Tips for Etsy Holiday Sales

December 5, 2011

      The other day I was signed into Etsy looking for gifts for the Holidays and found a few insights I’d like to share with you. It was an interesting exercise because usually I’m looking at Etsy through the eyes of a Marketer and seeking new ways to optimize my wife’s Etsy Shop. […]

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Dogs in Sweaters (from the Etsy Blog)

November 30, 2011

      What a great blog post! As well as the aforementioned dogs in Sweaters, you also get to see an awesome set-up for photography. As mentioned in my book, a light-box or proper white background makes all the difference. If you look at the photographs on Beantown Handmade’s Etsy Shop, you can see […]

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How To Sell Your Crafts Online featuring The Artful Crafts of Pig & Fish

November 24, 2011

      I’m really pleased to be able to feature the work of Deb Gill and Nanako O’Donnell, otherwise known as Pig & Fish. I found their shop on Etsy and love how they blend Art, Practicality and Great Design. Bio Deb Gill and Nanako O’Donnell – We are Pig and Fish. Our two-woman […]

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How to set up Your Etsy Shops Facebook Page “Vanity URL”

November 21, 2011

      This new tutorial will work whether or not you have purchased How To Sell Your Crafts Online. But if you own the book I want to update you with some new information concerning Facebook. When I originally wrote the book, Facebook had a rule that you needed 25 “likes” on your Facebook […]

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