What Factors Did I Consider When I Decided It Was Time To Quit My Job & Do Etsy Full-Time

Uncategorized Jul 13, 2021
 

Whew, that title was a mouth full lol.

I don't often talk about how I quit my corporate job to do Etsy full-time 3 years ago.  Maybe I should talk about it more, but it's really important for you to understand that it wasn't easy.  I never want to lead you astray and always want to be honest with you.   

Often times influencers position successes almost in a flaunty way and may talk about how easy it is for you to achieve the same success.

The truth is that it's possible sure, but not at all easy.  It took me years to even get close to the point of thinking about leaving my corporate job, then probably another year of planning to make the jump.

I wanted to do this episode for you in case this is your goal someday and take you through my thought process to help you.  Whatever you want your life to look like you can make it happen, but you have to start today.  I believe in you.  Consistent action will get you there.  

 

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Quick Question Friday: What's The One Change I've Made That Has Had The Biggest Impact On Etsy Sales?

Uncategorized Jul 09, 2021
 

Quick question Friday is back with a BANG!  Today's episode is a great one where I answer the question, what's the one change I've made that has had the biggest impact on sales.  This wasn't an easy question to answer because I've done a lot of things in my business over the years.  Let's dive in!  

 

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5 Boring But Important Things You Need To Know When Selling On Etsy

Uncategorized Jul 06, 2021
 

This is the most boring episode of the podcast you'll hear!  LOL

Just kidding, don't let the title deceive you.  There's still a lot of really good nuggets in this episode.  While I'm not talking about the things most sellers get excited about such as sales, traffic, SEO, etc., these 5 things are also very important for Etsy sellers to consider.  

It's often that the "boring" less exciting stuff in your business will be the most impactful to your future success.  

Let's go!

 

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Quick Question Friday: Do Keywords In Your Etsy Listing Description Matter?

Uncategorized Jul 02, 2021
 

In today's episode, I talk about keywords in your listing description and how that can impact your performance.  

 

Are you still struggling to get momentum in your Etsy business?  Do you now know what direction to take?  Do you feel alone in your journey?

Then the Handmade & Beyond Community is for you!  Live coaching, a help forum, and the Etsy Success Roadmap will help get you on track and keep you there.  

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What Do I Invest In To Grow My Etsy Business & How Much Do I Spend?

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2021
 

Let’s talk about spending money… on your business.

Many may not think spending money on your business is investing, but I disagree.  You have to be smart about it, but putting back money in your business strategically can help you be more productive, less stressed, and of course more profitable!

Your business is like a fruit tree.  You can’t just take all the fruit and not ever fertilize, prune, keep away bugs/birds, weed or the tree will probably die soon.  

Your business is the same way.  You have to invest and spend money for it to continue to grow.  If all you do is take the profits, they probably won’t last long.

In this episode, I dive into what I invest in to continually grow my Etsy business and about how much I spend on each.  This isn’t even everything.  I remembered a few I missed after I recorded this.  I’ll get them on the next go-round.    

 

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Quick Question Friday: Should Etsy Listing Photo Backgrounds Be The Same?

Uncategorized Jun 25, 2021
 

This topic comes up a lot.  While there is never one way of always doing something, especially when it comes to pictures, there are always best practices to consider.  In today's episode, I talk about picture backgrounds and other important things to consider when doing your listings pictures.  Let's go!

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Then the Handmade & Beyond Community is for you!  Live coaching, a help forum, and the Etsy Success Roadmap will help get you on track and keep you there.  

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I Interview Etsy Seller, The Blind Machinist & Race Car Driver, Dan Parker!

Uncategorized Jun 22, 2021
 

I'm super pumped up about this episode!  I got to interview Dan who sells hand machined pens on Etsy and is a race car driver.  But most amazing he's 100% blind!  

You don't want to miss out on his amazing and inspirational story where he talks about how he was blinded in 2012 from a really bad crash but didn't let that stop him from pursuing his dreams and passions.  What an amazing guy!  

 You can see Dan's Etsy shop and website via the links below:

www.etsy.com/shop/theblindmachinist

www.theblindmachinist.com

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Follow Dan's journey on his Facebook pages below:

https://www.facebook.com/BlindMachinist

https://www.facebook.com/DanParkerQuestForTheSalt

 

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Bad Etsy Advice That You Should Not Listen To

Uncategorized Jun 15, 2021
 

I don't know everything about Etsy and probably never will, but I've been in the game long enough for alarm bells to go off when I hear really bad advice.  

Starting, building, and growing an Etsy business is hard enough without getting led astray by something that's not true, impractical or outdated.  

In today's episode, I am digging into some bad advice I've heard or been given over the years so you don't have to waste time chasing your tail. 

 It's time to get some great advice on bad advice to avoid....

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New European Union Customs Changes & How It Impacts Etsy Sellers

Uncategorized Jun 11, 2021
 
Hey everyone!
In case you haven't seen there are big changes coming for those sellers that ship to the European Union.  Starting July 1st you will have to include a tariff number on your customs forms. Here is an article from Etsy explaining the details: https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/new-customs-requirement-for-the-european/1016808637268
 
The short of it basically means, depending on what you sell and the materials, you will have to select the correct tariff number to include on your customs info.  So you will have to look up each number to ensure you're putting the correct one or it could delay the shipment.  Here is a website where you can look up tariff numbers depending on what you sell.  Make sure you drill down from the category to the chapter to get to the tariff numbers. https://www.tariffnumber.com
 
This only applies to those that ship to the EU. Hope this helps!
 

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7 Etsy Principles That Will Help Your Business

Uncategorized Jun 08, 2021
 

Hey everyone!

In this newest podcast, I talk about 7 Etsy principles I've found to be true throughout my years selling on Etsy, coaching and helping other Etsy sellers with their businesses.  

Understanding and following these principles will help alleviate frustrations, help your Etsy business, put you in the right mindset, and help set the right expectations.  This will allow you to continue to focus on what's important so your Etsy business can grow.  

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Perfect for those looking to start, who just started, or intermediate sellers struggling to get traction in their shop. This is a real plan to build a solid business that will set you up for long-term success.

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