How To Get Ready For A Successful Black Friday

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2021
 

Black Friday is right around the corner!    

This year I want to make sure you're the most prepared to take advantage of this HUGE buying event!  

In this episode, I help you plan and give you some strategies so you can have an awesome Black Friday!

Also, make sure to download my FREE Black Friday Playbook here.  Everything I talk about in this podcast and more is in this playbook.  You're going to love it!

 

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Quick Question Friday: My Business or Etsy Name is Taken! Now What?

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2021
 

You're all set to open your Etsy shop and your name is taken!  What a bummer.  This happens to many sellers, especially now with the millions of shops out there.  In this episode, I want to talk about what to do if this happens and give you some additional tips to help you get through this.

Getting ready to open your Etsy shop?!  Download my FREE Etsy Quickstart guide via the link below.  I want to make sure you have everything you need to open your shop successfully:  www.handmadeandbeyond.com/quickstart

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How To Avoid Getting Your Etsy Shop Suspended

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2021
 

This is something that new and current Etsy sellers get scared about.  

First, understand that ANY e-commerce platform can get shut down if you don’t follow the rules.  People act like Etsy is so harsh and usually say I’ll just open my own website.  Your own website has a host, usually has a third-party builder it runs off like Shopify, Square Space, etc. You don’t control those and they can shut you down as well.  

All Etsy shops get shut down because they did not follow Etsy’s selling policies.  Understand that it’s HARD to get shut down and you don’t have to worry if you’re doing things on the up and up.  I know you still may worry because you hear horror stories online, but again those people weren’t following the policies lol.

Let’s dive into the most common reasons shops get shut down so you can make sure you’re doing the right things with your Etsy business.

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5 Biggest Etsy Time Wasters

Uncategorized Oct 05, 2021
 

Time is a valuable resource we can never get back.  In business, if you're wasting time or spending it on the wrong tasks, it can keep you from growing and meeting your goals.

Let's talk about 5 of the biggest time wasters I've seen a lot of Etsy sellers fall victim to, including myself.  

Are you still struggling to understand Etsy SEO (search engine optimization)?  Then you need to read my Etsy SEO Revealed FREE eBook!  It's a no-nonsense guide to help you understand SEO and how to use it to grow your business. Download it for free here: https://www.handmadeandbeyond.com/etsyseosuccess

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Quick Question Friday: Someone Wants A Refund... Now What?

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2021
 

Refunds aren't fun, but as a business owner, we have to deal with them.  If you haven't had to deal with a requested refund yet, you can be sure it will happen eventually.  

In today's quick question Friday I talk about refunds, how to prepare, and how to handle them.

Let's dive in!

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What To Do With Your Business Revenue & Profits?

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2021
 

I've got a fresh, new podcast for ya!

This is a topic that I don't hear talked about much so I wanted to give you some feedback on what to do with your business revenue & profits.  

There's no short of opinions or strategies when it comes to money and you always have to do what's right for YOUR business.  But I at least wanted to let you know what I do and maybe give you some ideas to help you strategize.  

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Quick Question Friday: I Got My First Etsy Sale! Oh Crap Now What?!

Uncategorized Sep 24, 2021
 

Ahh the exhilarating feeling of getting your first sale!!  It's very exciting but then you realize you don't exactly know what to do next lol.  

You're not alone.  Today's quick question comes from a new seller who just got her first sale but freaked out because they weren't sure what the next steps were.  

Let's talk about it, ease their mind, and get some congratulations in order.  

Are you still struggling to understand Etsy SEO (search engine optimization)?  Then you need to read my Etsy SEO Revealed FREE eBook!  It's a no-nonsense guide to help you understand SEO and how to use it to grow your business. Download it for free here: https://www.handmadeandbeyond.com/etsyseosuccess

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Do You Need A Marketing Plan For Your Handmade Business?

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2021
 

The simple answer is probably yes.  But it's not as complicated as you may think.  A marketing plan is more about figuring out what you're going to say, how often you're going to say it, and where you're going to say it.  

Marketing gives you the chance to reach out to your fans and audience.  It's your chance to give your business and brand a voice.  

In this episode, I talk about marketing and some of the common mistakes I see when it comes to marketing your business.

Etsy SEO Revealed FREE eBook - Learn and understand Etsy SEO to help you grow your business. Download it for free here: https://www.handmadeandbeyond.com/etsyseosuccess

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What Are The First Steps To Starting An Etsy Business?

Uncategorized Sep 17, 2021
 

It's Friday and that means I have another quick question for ya!

I often get this question.  Usually, when thinking about or getting ready to start an Etsy business there are a few main areas to consider.  In this episode, I dive into this topic so you can start off on the right foot when you open up your Etsy shop.  

 Are you still struggling to understand Etsy SEO (search engine optimization)?  Then you need to read my Etsy SEO Revealed FREE eBook!  It's a no-nonsense guide to help you understand SEO and how to use it to grow your business. Download it for free here: https://www.handmadeandbeyond.com/etsyseosuccess

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Etsy Success & Mindset Tips With Jess Van Den Of Create & Thrive

Uncategorized Sep 14, 2021
 

I'm super excited to bring this new podcast to you!  I recently had a really good conversation with Jess Van Den who is a fellow Etsy seller and handmade coach.  

She's been selling jewelry on Etsy since 2008!  She's an OG of the Etsy world and is extremely knowledgeable about running an online handmade business.  She has also been a handmade coach for the last 8 years, sharing her extensive knowledge to help other handmade sellers with their businesses.  

We talk about her journey from school teacher to full-time handmade seller.  This story alone is unique and inspiring... We talk about some of her struggles along the way and how she built her business.  

We also dive into mindset, success tips, photography tips, and many struggles that she encounters with her students.  There are tons of gold nuggets in this interview! 

You don't want to miss this awesome episode!  I really enjoyed talking to Jess and know you'll...

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