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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 […]

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 […]

Thorough Descriptions for Maximum Search

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  Thorough Descriptions for Maximum Search Each item you list must have long and complete descriptions to aid in searching and to answer all questions about the product   1.  Answer all Questions: The descriptions of your goods should answer any and all questions that a potential shopper may have about your products.  You need to cover all the topics that a potential buyer is interested in : What does the item look like ? […]

Maximize the Effectiveness of Tag Words

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  Maximize the Effectiveness of Tag Words   Tag Words are the descriptive words and phrases that you enter into your Etsy listing that enable people to search and find your items. For example, if you list a Blue Stuffed Animal Dog, then you will surely want those 4 words as Tag Words, in addition to alot more Tag Words. Two basic rules for Tag Words : >>Using the most effective Tag Words will help people find […]

How to “Name” your Product Postings ?

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How to “Name” your Product Postings ? You need to come up with CREATIVE and INTERESTING titles and descriptions to attract people to your Etsy Shop. People will be browsing through your item listings and they will only glance at your thumbnail image and title…so you have to make that title COMPELLING and DESCRIPTIVE. Using Good Titles for your items for sale will not waste your customers time ! 1.  A Good Title should be COMPLETE. […]

Cost and Price Issues

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Cost and Price Issues You need to accurately figure out what your items cost : >> Total up your cost of materials, labor, etc. >>>>Then add a profit… or just price your items at market pricing !        You don’t want to price too high and never attract any buyers at all, and you don’t want to price too low and leave money on the table ! There are way too many pricing […]

Name Your Etsy Shop ?

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How do you pick a name for your Etsy Shop ? by EVERYTHING ETSY “What’s In A Name?” Well, some people seem to think that success itself is in a name.Be it for your business, your website, your blog, your Etsy Shop, or your DOG…names are important.While I don’t think a great name for your Etsy Shop will guarantee success (nor do I think a so-called “bad” name will doom you to failure), I do think that taking […]