If I Started My Etsy Business Today Here's What I'd Do Differently

Uncategorized Jun 20, 2023

Remember the old adage that if you had a chance to do things over what would you have done differently?  What if I apply this to my Etsy business so it could help you?

Hindsight is always 20/20 of course.

But as I've been going through this process of starting, building, running, and growing an Etsy business for the last 10 years I’ve learned a ton.  Most of which was trial by fire.  Doing something wrong and then self-correcting.  And boy did I do a lot wrong which I’ve dedicated entire episodes to in the past lol. 

Now I am back to reflect on what I would do differently if I were starting an Etsy business today.  This is a fantastic episode!

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Is this BANNED on Etsy?

Uncategorized Jun 16, 2023

AI is everywhere and now it’s taking over marketplaces.  You now see tons of AI-generated stuff for sale on Etsy such as art, templates, graphics, and more.

But the real question is… is this allowed on Etsy?   Let’s dive into this in today’s episode of seller news.

It's kind of a light Etsy news week so I want to cover a hot newsworthy topic that is of course controversial. 

Handmade sellers view AI-generated sellers as cutting corners and not handmade since a computer is generating the stuff.  But that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily not allowed...

So I put my detective hat on to try and figure out if Etsy has specifically addressed this.

First, let’s just distinguish what I’m specifically talking about when it comes to AI-generated.  You can have AI programs such as Chatgpi generate ideas and content based on questions you ask.  But you still have to use this information to create...

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5 Ways to Accelerate Your Etsy Business!

Uncategorized Jun 13, 2023

Most sellers that start an Etsy business find that things move very slowly...  In an instant gratification society, this is tough to deal with.  We want things fast.  We do not like to wait.  Online business is no different.  Waiting for results and sales is frustrating.  Honestly, it's the reason many sellers give up.

Success on Etsy takes time.  It would be best if you had that expectation when starting.  While selling on Etsy is a marathon, not a sprint, there are ways to accelerate your sales.  I want to give you 5 really good ways to do just that in this new podcast episode!  

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Too Much Competition on Etsy? How It Can Help Your Shop Perform Better!

Uncategorized Jun 06, 2023

Many sellers on platforms like Etsy often view competition as a detrimental factor, citing it as the primary reason for underperformance in their shops. As an eternal optimist, I'd like to present a different perspective on this issue. Let's talk about why competition is not just beneficial, but essential, and how it can help you improve your Etsy shop's performance.

There is a common belief that Etsy is oversaturated and excessively competitive. This sentiment is frequently used as an explanation for poor shop performance. However, we rarely apply the same logic in our offline lives. So why allow it to hinder us in the virtual world?

Reflect upon this: did competition deter you from applying for jobs or colleges? If you participated in sports or joined a band, did the existence of competition make you quit before you even started? Does competition deter you from availing yourself of great sales deals during Black Friday or other sales events?

Competition is integral to our culture,...

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Etsy: Keep Going or Time to Quit? Unpacking the Reality

Uncategorized May 30, 2023

Should you quit Etsy? I hear this debate constantly. Since I'm not the quitting type and I would never promote such a thing, I am going to give you plenty of reasons why you shouldn't quit. I am also going to give you the exact steps and pitfalls sellers go through that causes them to quit so you can avoid them.

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The End of an Era with the Sell on Etsy App & More Seller News!

Uncategorized May 26, 2023

Your Friday dose of Etsy Seller News is here!  Grab a coffee and find out everything that's going on in the Etsy universe that you need to know!  Today I cover the recent sell on Etsy ad shutdown, the Etsy design award application deadline, the new Etsy ad campaign, and more!  Don't miss this one!  Listening will make your weekend better lol.  

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A Shocking Behind The Scenes Look At My Etsy Business!

Uncategorized May 23, 2023

I recently did a deep dive into the Etsy business I've been running for 9 years.  I uncovered some details that were pretty amazing and shocking.  In this episode, I want to spill all the details of what I found and learned.  Every Etsy shop and niche is different but maybe this inside look at what’s going on in my business can help shed some light on your shop or give you better expectations.  Hang on some of this blew my mind...

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From Handmade to Hugely Popular: Future Etsy Niches You Need to Know

Uncategorized May 16, 2023

Etsy has become a hub of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. With millions of sellers and buyers worldwide, it's a platform that continuously evolves with emerging trends and niche markets. As we look ahead, I want to dive into some of the potential trending niches on Etsy in the near future. These exciting areas offer opportunities for sellers to capitalize on these niches and expand their Etsy business.  This episode is all about trending Etsy niches of the future.  

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BREAKING: Etsy Fee Increase + How to Win the $25,000 Design Award!

Uncategorized May 12, 2023

This episode of seller news is a doozy.  It's full of highs and lows lol.  I talk about the recent fee increase scheduled soon and who it impacts.  I also go over Etsy's recent Q1 financial report and what's in it that's important for you to know as an Etsy seller.  Spoiler alert there are positives and negatives of course.  Lastly, I talk about the design awards coming soon and how to enter so you can win some cold hard cash.  Let's go!

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These 5 Things Could Kill Your Etsy Shop Performance

Uncategorized May 09, 2023

Embarking on the entrepreneurial adventure of owning your own business and Etsy shop is an exhilarating experience, but it's also one fraught with inevitable blunders. The journey is a rollercoaster of learning and growth, but you can steer clear of some common pitfalls to make the ride a little smoother. Today, I'm excited to share with you the top 5 colossal mistakes that can sabotage your Etsy shop's performance, based on my own hard-earned lessons. The silver lining? Now you won't have to repeat my missteps!

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