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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 […]

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 […]

Images and Photos SELL your product

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Images and Photos SELL your product !   > Take the best photos with the best camera you can afford. > Use good lighting… soft and diffused if possible…and from multiple angles. > Stage your photos using objects that look natural next to your product. http://handmademarketing.org : “Photography is one of the most important elements on Etsy.  Some buyers really need to see the product from every angle possible to determine if they will purchase. Then […]

Treasury Lists: What ? How ?

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  Treasury Lists. What are they ?    How do you use them ?  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 to simply share their favorite items. Any member of Etsy can create […]

Tips for Great Photographs

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  Presenting good photographs of your work is a MUST to be able to succeed in the Etsy world.   http://handmademarketing.org : “Photography is one of the most important elements on Etsy.  Some buyers really need to see the product from every angle possible to determine if they will purchase. Then there are more experienced online shoppers who can look at a product and get it right off without a lot of photos to explain.” “In general, […]