Bad Etsy Advice To Avoid: Don't Make These Mistakes!

Uncategorized Jun 28, 2022
 

Everyone has advice, especially when it comes to Etsy.  But that doesn't mean it's "good" advice.  

If you're following the wrong advice, that can lean to big mistakes in your business that will hinder your progress and slow you down.  I know you don't want that, right?

That's why in this episode I am going to give you 5 of the WORST things I've heard when it comes to Etsy advice so you don't make these mistakes.  I want to sort this out for you!

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No Etsy Sales? Try This Strategy

Uncategorized Jun 21, 2022
 

I know you want to hear the cha-chings, but what happens when it’s crickets instead?

This will inevitably happen, even for shops that traditionally perform well.

Does it mean the world is ending?  NO!  It just means that you have to dig your heels in and put in a little work to get a boost in your shop.  

I have a strategy just for you that you can follow when sales seem to be drying up and want to share that with you today. 

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3 BIG Etsy Changes Including Seller Purchase Protection!

Uncategorized Jun 14, 2022
 

More Etsy changes are here!

ALL online platforms are constantly changing and will always be changing.  It's important to keep this in mind when selling because if you don't like change, you won't like selling online!  

I'm a glass half full kinda guy and I like to give Etsy the benefit of the doubt with changes.  I do believe that they try to do what's best for buyers and sellers, not because they are the Mother Teresa of companies, but because it impacts their bottom line if people are unhappy.  This also doesn't mean that they won't get it wrong from time to time and have to fix it.  

With all that being said, this episode covers the newest changes so you know how they'll impact your business.  

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Can POD Shops Make Money On Etsy? Pros & Cons

Uncategorized Jun 07, 2022
 

I get asked a bunch if POD shops can actually make money on Etsy...

My answer is yes and no.  Just like any business, there is no guarantee.  Some shops make a lot of money and some make no money.  Much of a POD shop's success comes down to the owner.  There are a lot of variables that help promote success or failure.  

Today I want to break down some pros and cons of starting a POD business so you can decide if this model is right for you.  After that, much of your success will come from how you set-up and run your POD business.  I do believe anyone can run a successful POD business, but it won't come easy or fast.  

Etsy sellers know how important reviews are to their success.  I want to help you get more 5 Star reviews with my easy to follow review formula.  Get it here:

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Etsy Pattern VS. Shopify

Uncategorized May 24, 2022
 

I get a lot of questions about sellers wanting to start their own domain outside of Etsy.  Now, with so many options this is fairly easy to do, but how do you know which option is best for you?  Two of the most common options with Etsy sellers are Pattern and Shopify.  

I have personally used both and figured it’d be good to break them both down for you and give you the pros and cons of each.

This episode is an epic battle of Pattern VS. Shopify!

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Etsy SEO Update! Listing Descriptions Now Included In Search Ranking

Uncategorized May 18, 2022
 

Etsy search has changed to include listing descriptions.  This is an important SEO change.  

Here's what's covered in this podcast:

Do’s and Don’ts:

-DO try to incorporate relevant keywords in the first few sentences of your listings.

-DON'T copy your title verbatim into your description.

-DON'T just list keywords you want to rank for.

-DO write sentences talking about your product that naturally incorporate relevant, important keywords.

-Do write for humans not robots.

-Do continue to include additional, relevant information about your products for your buyers such as specs, washing instructions, ordering instructions, etc.  Just add that after your first few sentences describing your product.

You can use bulk editing tools such as Vela to speed things up.  I’ll include the link in the show notes.  You can bulk edit in Etsy but it doesn’t allow you to do put your listings in a list form and edit each one...

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5 Tips To Help You Manage Your Etsy Biz

Uncategorized May 17, 2022
 

So I am moving…. Into an RV!  And no I haven’t gone crazy, at least I don't think so lol.  

Today I want to talk about how I am going to manage my Etsy business from an RV & give you the 5 strategies to help me do it.  What's cool is that these tips can be applied to everyone who's running a business.  That's why I want to share them with you.  

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https://www.handmadeandbeyond.com/etsyads

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Are You Taking Advantage Of Etsy’s Visual Marketing Features?

Uncategorized May 10, 2022
 

Have you ever looked at your shop from a buyer’s perspective and tried to understand their journey & why they buy?  A lot of sellers decide to buy or not buy based on what they see in your shop.  And some of what they see is nothing more than visual marketing which has the sole purpose of getting more buyers.  

Today's episode is all about taking advantage of Etsy's visual marketing features & badges so YOU can get more sales.  

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5 Etsy Real Estate Areas To Focus On So You Can Get More Customers

Uncategorized May 03, 2022
 

Do you have unused Etsy real estate?

Real estate market is hot!  It’s the craziest it will probably ever be in our lifetime.  

When it comes to selling online there is also IMPORTANT real estate to consider.  Taking advantage of the space Etsy gives you to win over customers is a key part of success on the platform.

Today I am going to give you 5 Etsy real estate areas to focus on so you can get more customers.

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How To Get Out Of A Creativity Rut

Uncategorized Apr 26, 2022
 

Creativity is clearly very important as a handmade seller.  It's pretty much the DNA that holds everything together.  But it's common to find yourself in a creativity rut from time to time.  Sometimes it's hard to come up with new ideas or stay motivated to create new products.  That's normal and something we have to learn to push past.  In today's episode, I want to give you 5 tips that I've used over the years to help get me out of the dreaded creativity rut.  

If you're a new Etsy seller make sure you snag my Free Etsy Quickstart Guide.  It'll give you all the tips and best practices so you can start your business off on the right foot.  You can download the guide here:  www.handmadeandbeyond.com/quickstart

 

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