My Top 3 Favorite Features of Alura

Uncategorized Nov 16, 2021
 

It's no secret that I love Alura.  They have a truckload of really cool features to help you with your Etsy business.  They have SEO tools, shop analyzer tools, follow-up tools, and much more.  

In today's episode, I am going to touch on 3 of my favorite tools that Alura has and how I use them for my own business.  

Click on the link below to check out Alura and all its amazing features to help your Etsy biz.  This tool is the real deal!

https://www.alura.io/?via=LLETSY

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Quick Question Friday: Should You Put Text On Your Etsy Product Photos?

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2021
 

Happy Friday!

I wanted to do an episode on adding text to your product photos because I've been getting this question a lot.  It seems there's a lot of confusion on whether you should do this or not and if doing it will hurt your business.

Let's dive in and talk about it!

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5 Ways To Level Up Your Customer First Time Buying Experience

Uncategorized Nov 09, 2021
 

Most of your customers will be first-time buyers from your shop and may even be first-time Etsy buyers as well.  With all those new buyers, it's vital to make and leave a great first impression.  

That's why I want to help you by giving you 5 great ways to level up your customer's first-time buying experience.  These are easy to do, but often get overlooked by sellers.

Repeat buyers are an important way to grow your business year after year.

Let's dive in!

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A Customer Wants A Custom Order But You Don't Offer Custom Orders

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2021
 

It's time for a brand new segment, "What Would LL Do (WWLLD)."  This is where I talk about popular topics relating to your handmade/Etsy business and talk about what I would do in that scenario.  

I've come across a bunch of common and uncommon issues in my 20+ years of selling online.  It's my hope to share some insight with you so you can have the ammo to tackle issues when they come up.  

Today's topic is all about custom orders and what to do if you get asked for a custom order but it's not something you offer. 

Let's dive in!

***Get my newest Black Friday Playbook FREE PDF Download! Everything I talk about in this podcast and more is in this playbook. You're going to love it! Get it here: https://www.handmadeandbeyond.com/blackfriday 

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Etsy Product Photo Tips With Imelda From Sunset Shutterbug

Uncategorized Nov 02, 2021

Let's face it, product photos are tough.  If you sell online I'm sure you know what I mean.  You may have the perfect product, but if your photos are terrible no one will click on your listing which means no one will buy. 

I've been in your shoes.  Even after selling online for over 20 years, I am still not a photography expert.  This is why I wanted to talk to someone who is, Imelda from www.sunsetshutterbug.com in today's episode.  We dive into some of the BIGGEST mistakes sellers make when taking product pictures and how to fix them so you can learn what not to do.  You're going to love our conversation that's packed with tons of tips for you!

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5 Sneaky Good Etsy Tips

Uncategorized Oct 26, 2021
 

What's up, everyone!?  

I wanted to do a new podcast on some of the coolest Etsy tips to save you time and help performance.  

In today's episode, I talk about copying listings, the sell on Etsy app, saving messages, sending coupon codes, and mailing presets.

Let's dive in!

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Quick Question Friday: Should You Leave Seasonal/Holiday Products Up Year-Round?

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2021
 

The holidays are coming up on us really soon... It's hard to believe.  With that being said, I wanted to talk about a question I always get around the holidays.  Should you leave holiday stuff up year-round? 

Depending on your niche you may want to leave them up or take them down.  However, I think there are benefits to taking them down.  

Let's dive into today's episode and I'll explain.

 

Don't forget to download my FREE Black Friday Playbook here.  Get everything you need to plan and run a successful Black Friday Sale!

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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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