Finally Etsy Is Changing Practice After Scathing BBC Report

Uncategorized Aug 04, 2023

Crap has finally hit the fan!  A huge BBC article came out this week trashing Etsy and its holds on seller funds… And finally, this gets Etsy to do something!  They released a statement this week about the changes they're making in the coming days in regard to holding seller funds.  I talk about those changes and some other news going on in the Etsy world in this brand new episode of seller news.

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5 Secret Money-Making Opportunities for Etsy Sellers - Bet You've Missed Most!

Uncategorized Aug 02, 2023

Do you want to make more money in your Etsy business? Sure you do! 

You’ve heard and I’ve talked about a lot of the different ways you can increase revenue and make more money on Etsy.  You know the normal greatest hits, better SEO, marketing, more listings, better listings, social media, etc.  Well, this episode is going to be vastly different.  A breath of new, valuable fresh air to speak.

I want to give you 5 secret, practical but unconventional ways to make additional revenue leveraging your Etsy business.  I guarantee you haven’t thought of most of these!  

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What Do You Think Of This New Etsy Feature?

Uncategorized Jul 28, 2023

Don't kill the messenger.  In today's seller news episode, I want to talk about a new Etsy feature that a lot of sellers seem to dislike.  I can see both sides, but I do believe there are benefits to this new feature.  Also, I discuss the pending UPS strike and how to prepare.  All this and more in this new episode.  Don't miss it!

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Behind the Scenes: A Day In The Life Of My Etsy Business

Uncategorized Jul 25, 2023

What’s your Etsy work schedule like?  When do you work on what?  Do you struggle with what to focus on and when?  I've been there.  I struggled with this in my first year of running my Etsy business full-time.  Suddenly, I go from having no time, being told what to do and schedule in the corporate world, to having complete control over my time.  Of course, complete time freedom was awesome!  But the new reality soon set in.  What in the world do I work on and when?!  Today I want to walk you through my entire weekly schedule so hopefully you don't have to struggle as much as I did early on.  This step is huge and will make you more productive and less stressed.  Come take a look behind the scenes!

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NEW Etsy Fall Trends 2023

Uncategorized Jul 21, 2023

In this episode, I break down the Etsy Fall 2023 trend report. You can view the report here:


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Why MOST Etsy Shops FAIL

Uncategorized Jul 11, 2023


The majority of Etsy shops fail.  Why is that?  What’s going on that makes it so hard to find success on Etsy or any business for that matter.  This is what I dive into today so hopefully you can avoid failure and fight a statistic that’s not on your side. 

Here's what you'll learn in this episode:

  • How statistics are against new businesses
  • 5 Reasons why Etsy businesses fail 

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How to avoid Etsy keeping your money in reserves!

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2023

Have you had Etsy hold your money hostage in reserve?  This can be frustrating for sellers.

In today's episode of Seller News, I dive into this topic so hopefully, you can understand why this happens and how to avoid it happening in your shop.  Here's what I'll cover:

  • What is a reserve?
  • How can my funds be released earlier from a payment account reserve?
  • Why was a reserve placed in my payment account?
  • How do I avoid a reserve in the future?



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Earn Etsy Commission & More USPS Changes Coming...

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2023

It's an all-new episode of Etsy seller news!  I want to keep you updated on all the stuff you need to know as a seller so you can't focus on growing your business.  

Here's what's going on in today's episode:

-You can earn commission through Etsy's Creator Co program through social media posts.  You can apply here:

-USPS is changing their rates again on July 9th.  There's some good and bad news with the changes.  Hey, at least it's not all bad, right?  Here are the main changes:

  • Priority Mail rates are getting up to $4.83 cheaper 
  • First Class Package & Parcel Select Ground are merging into the new Ground Advantage name. The slower 2-5 day delivery speed stays the same—they're just changing the names.
  • Ground Advantage rates for packages under 1 pound (First Class Package) are staying the same 
  • Ground Advantage rates for packages over 1 pound (Parcel Select) are mixed—some rates are increasing...
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Why You're Not Getting Views To Your Etsy Shop

Uncategorized Jun 27, 2023

My views are low… what’s up with that?  This is a traffic problem many sellers come across.  Unlike road traffic, this is the traffic we want.   

Here's what you're going to learn in today's episode:

  • I'm going to dive into why should only pay attention to visits and the difference between them.
  • Important stats you should pay attention to
  • The two problems you can learn from looking at the number of visits
  • How you can diagnose "why" you're getting low visits and how to fix it

This is a jam-packed episode you don't want to miss!


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Etsy Must Give Out Your Personal Info - New Law

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2023

In this new episode of Etsy Seller News, I talk about the inform consumers act that goes into effect on June 27th.  This new law requires marketplaces to disclose information about sellers such as name and address.  The point of the law is to make buying online more transparent and safe.  However, sellers do worry about people getting and abusing their personal information.  Don't worry I break down the specifics of this law and precisely who will be impacted.

Also, the Etsy Design Award finalists have been announced and you can vote on the people's choice winner!  Don't be a poor sport!  Go vote.  The link is in your seller dashboard.  It's also cool to see what products and sellers made it to the finals.  We can all learn something from them I'm sure.


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