Search Engines and Etsy

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Search Engines and Etsy   Getting Your Etsy Listings To Show Up On Google By:    http://irisandlilydesigns.wordpress.com People using search engines like Google and Yahoo can type in certain key search words that will hit on your Etsy shop.  The trick is knowing how to set up and populate your Etsy shop with the proper words and phrases. STEP 1: First, there’s the way Google finds you.   According to one source,  Google only picks up […]

Do the Web Log thing

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Do the Web Log thing: There are many ways to promote and advertise your Etsy shop. One way is to CREATE  A  BLOG. A BLOG (from “weB” + “LOG”) is a special type of website or part of a website.   Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.  “Blog” can also be used as a verb, […]

Your Relatives are your Best Customers

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Your Relatives are your Best Customers ! We all know one way of getting those first few sales on Etsy right ? GET YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO BUY…right ?   We don’t see anything wrong with that concept… just don’t be a nuisance to those close to you… you may alienate them by piling any pressure on them to buy your Etsy goods. Reasons to sell to your family and friends initially : 1. […]

How to use Social Media

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  How to use Social Media: FACEBOOK….    How to promote on Facebook From:  eleen.com A Facebook Page can be used as a website type device for your Etsy business. Your Facebook Etsy Page is linked to and administered from your personal Facebook page.  It is different than Facebook Group in the sense that groups are  meant to be built around a group of people rather than an individual business or brand. How to Create […]

Does Comedy Sell ? Yes, it does…

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  Does Comedy Sell ?  Yes, it does… This is really a personal belief of mine…but I think you should use humor and try to add some fun to your Etsy Shop. Why ?   Because there are so many boring and dull Etsy shops that sell that same old thing and y0u just want to ignore them ! To not get ignored…Turn Up the Volume to 11 ! Drop your pants. Sing way off […]

Do it again… and again… and again…

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   Do it again… and again… and again… If you look at the successful Etsy Shops operating out there, most of them have one thing in common : They Renew (Re-list) their good selling items over and over and over and over. Why do this ? Its really simple :  When you Renew or Re-list your items, they appear higher in the search “hit” pages of people who are searching for particular subject matter. For […]

How to use and interpret Etsy Feedback….

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    How to use and  interpret Etsy Feedback…   If you have ever used Ebay, then  you certainly know what “Feedback” is for. Feedback is a method for buyers and sellers to provide information on the actions and reputations of the Etsy shop owner … or the Etsy buyer. When a buyer purchases from the Etsy shop owner, the buyer can provide Feedback that describes how the transaction progressed and how the items purchased turned out.  If […]

Maximizing use of Treasury Lists

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  Maximizing use of Treasury Lists How exactly DO you set up and use a Treasury List ? What advantage will that give you ?   From:   www.craftsyble.com The Etsy Treasury Tool is a constantly changing shopping gallery that members share with one another of items that have piqued their interest. Each treasury is a list that contains up to 16 items – often centered around a specific theme. Some members use the Treasury […]

Maximizing your Circles… gather round !

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    Maximizing your Circles… gather round !   Here are some good wor from:  craftmba.com   The idea behind Etsy’s new circles and activity feed features is pretty straight forward – to keep tabs on your friends or people whose work you admire. These features greatly enhance the social capabilities of Etsy and can make shopping more fun. But how, as a seller, can you use these features to your advantage? What if, instead […]

What are the advantages of using “Favorites” ?

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    What are the advantages of using “Favorites” ? How can you use them to help your business ? You can look at other peoples’ Etsy shops and tag items that you like as your “Favorites”. This is a good practice, because it shows other shop owners and customers that you are interested in others’ work, and it also shows what types of Etsy items that you find attractive.  Think of Favorites as an […]