If I Was Starting A New Etsy Business What Would I Do?

Uncategorized Dec 29, 2021

It's safe to say I've been in the Etsy "game" for quite a while now.  8 years to be exact... In that time I've learned a bunch.  Mostly from many mistakes.. lol.  

When looking back at all I have done and learned over the years it got me thinking about what I would do now if I started a brand new Etsy business?  What are the main things I would focus on to ensure I had the best chance of success?

Well instead of keeping all this to myself I'm going to share these things in today's episode so hopefully you can learn and benefit!  That's always the goal of these podcasts.  

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3 Tips To Create Winning Etsy Listings

Uncategorized Dec 21, 2021

If you've started an Etsy business of course your main focus is making sales.  This is the best way to gauge success.  Sales equal winning.  

However, winning is usually a lot harder than most sellers realize.  It may lead you to believe your products aren't good enough or Etsy doesn't work.  What it really comes down to is a combination of factors that you can control and if done correctly can increase your chances of winning. 

In today's episode, I want to give you some tips to "win" more often on Etsy. 

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3 Kinda Secret Etsy Features You Should Know About

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2021

Apps today have so many features.  With all the bells and whistles it can be easy to miss some.  Etsy is no different.  There are tons of features with new ones coming out all the time.  

Today I want to point out 3 Etsy features that maybe you don't know about but should.  These could help your business in several different ways. 

I dive in and talk about Alt Text, Search Analytics, and Explore in today's episode.  

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Must-Have Supplies & Equipment Necessary To Run An Etsy Business

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2021

New sellers often consider what they're going to sell, their shop name, their branding, etc.  But it's common for them to miss other supplies, equipment, and materials that will be necessary to run their business effectively and efficiently. 

Let's dive in and talk about this laundry list of goodies that will help you run your Etsy business better!

Here's Amazon links to most of the stuff I talk about in this episode:

Ring Light: https://amzn.to/3loOCOH

Light Box: https://amzn.to/316IcwV

Umbrella Photography Lights: https://amzn.to/31hK7OD

Dymo Label Printer (sorry the price on this went way up for some reason): https://amzn.to/3lngBOH

Tape Gun: https://amzn.to/3D5YliX

Box Carton Resizer Tool: https://amzn.to/3E4oZKm

Mailers: https://amzn.to/3xCQJDq

Bubble Wrap: https://amzn.to/31hXRJD

Packing Peanuts: https://amzn.to/316JgRr

Shipping Scale: https://amzn.to/3d6BeKF

Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/32zGmVt

Laptop Battery Pack: https://amzn.to/3G1Bw1G

Computer Monitor: ...

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10 Important Key Terms To Know When Running An Etsy Or E-commerce Business

Uncategorized Nov 23, 2021

In today's episode, I go over some of the most important key terms related to your business and their meaning.  

I'll be talking about:

1 - Visits

2 - Views

3 - Conversion % 

4 - Clicks

5 - ROAS

6 - YOY 

7 - Traffic

8 - Revenue

9 - Profit

10 - SEO

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Quick Question Friday: Should You Use Etsy Ads?

Uncategorized Nov 19, 2021

Are Etsy ads a magic lever to automatically increase your revenue?

I'd say no.  When deciding to run Etsy ads you should make sure to have your shop in order and a good understanding of Etsy best practices before starting an ad campaign.  Not doing this could actually hurt your shop rather than help it. 

In today's episode, I talk about this and more to help you decide when it's a good time to advertise. 

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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!


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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!

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