Thorough Descriptions for Maximum Search

Etsy Tip 7.1

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is best to sell on Etsy ??

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  Okay.. fine… now I am ON Etsy. What the heck do I sell ?  What sells ?  What is easy to sell ???   1.  Sell items that are similar Its certainly most advantageous to sell items in your shop that have a common theme, a common media, or some obvious similarity so that your shop is a “Specialty Shop”.  You want to be the Etsy expert in some subject matter or theme. If […]

How can people find you on Google ?

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  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 your title for the […]

Create a Blog

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  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, meaning […]

Get Your Friends and Family to Buy

Etsy tip 16.1

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.  It gives the impression that your items are […]