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!

But wait, there's more! Boost your Etsy shop's potential with my exclusive, complimentary Etsy SEO Success Guide, packed with insider tips and tricks to elevate your game. Grab your copy right here

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Etsy Slow Season Survival: 5 Strategies to Keep Sales Soaring All Year Round

Uncategorized May 02, 2023

Hold on tight, because we're diving headfirst into that dreaded slow sales season!  Yes, it happens every year like clockwork, and it's no surprise when you consider all the vacations, camping trips, and beach outings.  Etsy sellers often feel the pinch during these warm-weather months.

But fear not, because I am here to help!

I've got powerful solutions to help you weather the storm and even thrive amidst the lull.  And the best part? These tactics aren't just for the seasonal slump—they'll work all year round and even if you're still waiting for your very first sale.

In today's riveting podcast, I'm revealing 5 ingenious strategies, along with a bonus one (because you deserve it), to guide you through this challenging phase of stagnant sales.

But wait, there's more! Make sure to snatch up my "Get Your First 100 Sales on Etsy Guide!" and discover tried-and-true tips that will catapult you towards that glorious, sought-after milestone of 100 sales!


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Etsy Takes a Stand Against Counterfeits: $50 Million Investment Revealed

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2023

Welcome to another episode of Seller News!  Here are the deets of what this episode is all about:

Etsy is investing over $50 million in 2023 to ensure that the platform remains safe and special for its community as it grows. Key areas of focus include clearer policies, removing counterfeit items and listings, easier appeals, transparent communication with sellers, and reducing fraud. These efforts help maintain a marketplace where creativity, authenticity, and diversity thrive. In 2022, investments in automated technology helped remove more than four times as many listings violating the Handmade Policy compared to the previous year. The Etsy Reporting Portal was launched to make reporting intellectual property violations easier, and cases were resolved more quickly. Etsy also invested in its support teams to offer live chat support 24/7 for most topics. As Etsy continues to progress, updates will be shared with the community.

Also, Etsy has announced how to get featured in Etsy...

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How Much Money Should You Spend On Etsy Ads?

Uncategorized Apr 25, 2023

Are you advertising on Etsy or thinking about it?  Do you want to know how much to spend on Etsy ads?  This is a common question I get and one that I am going to tackle in today’s podcast.  I also want to give you some awesome tips and best practices to follow so that you can get the most out of your ads!


Also, make sure you get my free Etsy ads cheat sheet.  It'll give you a lot of what I’m going to be talking about today and more when it comes to using Etsy ads successfully.


Get it here

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USPS Strikes Again! July's Rate Hike Will Shock You | Unpacking the 2nd Increase of 2023!

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2023

In this critical seller news episode, I bring you up to speed on important updates that impact your business. I'll dive into the USPS rate changes on the horizon, ensuring you're prepared for any adjustments in your shipping costs. Don't shoot the messenger, but it's crucial to stay informed.

I also shed light on Etsy's decision to sunset the Sell on Etsy App. Learn what this means for your selling experience and discover alternative ways to manage your store effectively. Stay ahead of the curve by understanding the implications of this change.

Lastly, I address the circulating misinformation about selling Canva designs. I'll clarify the facts and dispel any confusion, ensuring you're on the right track when it comes to utilizing Canva for your business.


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Unlock Hidden Etsy Profits By Niching Down

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2023

Many shops do not niche down enough and try to target everyone or a larger audience. If you try to target everyone you target no one. You need to niche down to target a more highly engaged audience so they’re more apt to buy, but also to show the algorithm that you are the shop to send people to for that niche. Today I want to give you some steps to help you niche down more effectively.

Learn what to do to reach 100 sales with some motivation mixed in!

Send gifts or items to be featured on the show: Handmade & Beyond PO Box 296 Parrish, FL 34219

Check out & support my Etsy shop:

Buy me a coffee & show your support for the channel:

‍Alura: Researching new product demand, keywords, and improving your own listings has never been easier. Fantastic Etsy Tool! Get Alura here:


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5 Must-Have Tools That Are Amazing For Your Etsy Business

Uncategorized Apr 14, 2023

These are my absolute favorite tools that I use for my Etsy business right now! Here are some links so you can try them out too!  


Ava AI Tool: 

Alura Etsy Search Tool: 

Canva Editing Tool: 

Capcut Editing Tool: 

Grammarly Writing Tool:

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The Secret to Boosting Sales with Killer Product Packaging!

Uncategorized Apr 11, 2023

What’s the best way to wow customers and get repeat buyers?  

Many Etsy sellers focus on the front-end work of setting up an amazing listing and doing whatever they can to attract traffic and get customers.  What they miss out on is the stuff that happens after the sale.  

Today I am going to give you a 3 part product packaging strategy that will wow customers, help you get repeat buyers, and referral buyers.  I am also going to give you a real life example of an Etsy seller doing everything right when it comes to this packaging strategy.  

You can view the shop I talk about in this episode (Angry Banana Company) here

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Is Live Selling Coming To Etsy?

Uncategorized Apr 07, 2023

In today's seller news episode, I dive into Etsy's recent threatening letter that was emailed to many sellers and their new 30 million dollar investment fund set up to help the community.  

Lastly, I talk about the live selling craze, if it's something we can expect soon from Etsy, and some pros and cons surrounding this feature.  


Learn what to do to reach 100 sales with some motivation mixed in!

Send gifts or items to be featured on the show: Handmade & Beyond PO Box 296 Parrish, FL 34219

Check out & support my Etsy shop:

Buy me a coffee & show your support for the channel:

‍Alura: Researching new product demand, keywords, and improving your own listings has never been easier. Fantastic Etsy Tool! Get Alura here:

Canva Template Success Guide: Learn how to sell Canva templates...

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