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Success Reading List (Pop-Up Version) - Discussions - Etsy Success - Etsy Teams. Writing Expert Product Descriptions for Your Etsy Shop. Fabric Fiber Brooch Pin Hand Embroidered Queen Annes Lace Textile by: waterrose Writing Expert Product Descriptions for Your Etsy Shop Great product descriptions are pivotal to engaging customers and helping them to understand what is so special about your product and why they need to purchase it. I have seen many product descriptions on Etsy that are either much too brief, leaving lots of unanswered questions or are very lengthy with unorganized information. It takes practice to master the creation of a strong description.

Below are some general rules of thumb: Give enough information for the reader so they are able to make an educated decision. A good general formula: 1. 2. 1-2 intro sentences 3. 4. Below are 2 good product descriptions. Product Description Example #1: Handcrafted (Brand X) Natural Beeswax Candle Enjoy the warm glow of this 6″ tall beeswax candle. Benefits of beeswax: A natural, renewable resourceLonger lasting than traditional wax candlesEmits no harmful fumes when burning.

10 Things Buyers Are Looking For On Your Product Pages. Feathery Plumes No. 22 watercolor painting When shopping online, your customers don’t have the luxury of trying on your products, touching them, feeling them or asking you questions about them. This can leave them unsure if they should purchase from your site. To make sure that your customers click the ADD TO CART or BUY NOW button, here are 10 things you must have on your product page: The cost of the productPictures of the product – preferably more than one picture, with the ability to zoom in and get up close to see all the details of the product).

Article by: Andreea Ayers Like this: Like Loading... The Art of Product Photography Guide. Who is this Guide for: - jewelry makers/sellers - anyone else selling products online In this Guide we will take you through all the steps you should be taking to achieve really professional looking shots of your products. Many of the tips included here are those used by professional product photographers. My father was a photographer so I learned many techniques from him. We also include tips from 3 contributors who are online Sellers with superb product photographs as well as some tips from a professional photographer.

We have also included an entire section on photographing jewelry because it takes a little more effort to photograph such small items and often shiny articles. This Guide has some technical terminology but only in relation to understanding how to use your camera. There are 22 pages with photographic illustrations and more than 3500 words. This Guide comes in PDF format and will be sent to you via your email usually within 24 hours of receipt of payment. The Art of Product Photography Guide by EurekaGuides. Upload (to paid categories) Craftori. Tagging Tutorial Get Found Reach Your by EurekaGuides. Pinterest for Business How to Market Yourself by EurekaGuides. The Twitter Guide How to Use Twitter for by EurekaGuides. Product Description Title & Tags SEO Keywords and by EurekaGuides.

Shop Critique How to Sell On Etsy & Elsewhere by EurekaGuides. Discussions - Craftori - Etsy Teams. Shop Announcement Description with SEO rich text par EurekaGuides. 20 Product Keywords Tags Get Found & Reach Your by EurekaGuides. Shop SEO Keyword Fix Profile About Page Shop by EurekaGuides. Book Your Next Exhibition – Now. Yeah, I know you’d rather be in the studio. Yeah, I know it’s super cheap and easy to show your art online. Yeah, I know it’s a slog to find a good exhibition space. And, yeah, I know that if you’re physically and geographically able to show your art in public and you’re not doing so, you’re just making excuses. Not only that, you’re also: Missing out on sales and networking opportunities.Taking the easy way out.Working your way to a less-than-stellar art career. Exhibiting your art in live venues should be one of your primary goals.

Let’s Define “Exhibition” For our purposes, an exhibition is simply your art on public view. Open studioHair salon, bank lobby, library, coffee shopCommercial or nonprofit galleryRetail storeArt festivalPop-up spaceMuseum Most artists seek progressively prestigious venues, but the point is always to get the work in front of people, however you have to do that. Why It’s Important to Exhibit Art is a form of communication. So, where’s your next show going to be? Branded Packaging Basics. If your ultimate goal is to transition from occasional sales to full-time online retailer-ship, you’re probably considering what steps to take to get your business to the next level. Building a reputation far and wide often starts with basic branding strategies; labels, packaging and order fulfillment all play a role in creating a shopping experience your customers will just have to tell their friends about.

Below are three components of physical branding to consider once you’ve defined the experience you’re hoping to cultivate for shoppers in Branding 101. 1. Label Your Labor Many Etsy sellers overlook a fundamental part of building brand recognition — labeling their incredible products! Stick to it. 2. As you grow, the care you put into packaging everyday orders becomes an extension of your brand. Define your style. 3. It’s no secret that your shipping practices can make or break your success as an online retailer. Create a shipping station. Set shipping expectations. 5 Ways to Translate In-Person Events Into Online Sales. It’s here and it’s happening — the hustle and bustle of the holidays is undoubtedly upon us. Whether you’re gearing up for your first in-person event this season or your 50th, there’s always something to learn from seeing shoppers interact with your products firsthand.

The insights you collect from craft fairs or markets and various events can help you increase your sales long after you’ve folded up your table and headed home. If you’re new to the realm of in-person sales, get started with What to Bring to a Craft Fair. Once you’ve got the basics down, take your show strategies to the next level by leveraging the tips below. Read on to learn more about how to improve your show sales and foster online traffic that continues after the event is over. 1. At a show, your display booth is a part of your product. Pro tip: Don’t wait until the day of the event to see what your booth really looks like. 2. Pro tip: Reconsider flipping that Vacation Mode switch. 3. 4. 5. A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Up With the Holiday Rush. Long-time Etsy seller Ryan McAbery of littleputbooks is living proof that for many creatives, entrepreneurship and innovation are simply a way of life.

Based out of Portland, Oregon, Ryan has been selling on the site since 2006 and was one of the first to be featured on Etsy’s Quit Your Day Job series. She has since launched a brick and mortar space, Hillsdale Art Supply, and an additional supplies shop on Etsy. The main difference she’s experienced since developing her business offline? “Having a physical retail space means I can’t go to work in my pajamas — no matter how tired I am.”

We invited the infamous Ryan *girl* to stop by the Seller Handbook for an update of her 2007 tips for surviving the holiday rush. Read on for the inside scoop on managing holiday traffic and setting your business up for long-term success. 1.Plan Ahead My biggest piece of current (and unchanging) advice is to be well-organized in advance. 2. 3. Having an organized workspace can make life a lot easier. 4. 5. 7 Tips for Naming Your Business. Entrepreneurs fret over packaging and a host of other details as they get started, and then leave one of the most important aspects as an afterthought. The sad truth is that the right name can sometimes make all the difference when it comes to propelling a business to success, rather than just slogging on.

Consider this: Would you like "Patagonian toothfish" on your plate tonight for dinner? Hmm… not so much? Ok what about "Chilean Sea Bass? " Names are quite powerful. Here are seven things I consider when determining a business-related name: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. If you really want to get advanced, try to come up with a name that could be eventually used as a verb, or lends itself to the creation of your own "language. " Think it through, and your name will be a multiplier in your favor.

Related: Five Tools for Naming a Startup This article is an excerpt from the book Maverick Startup: 11 X-Factors to Bootstrap From Zero to Six Figures and Beyond from Entrepreneur Press. 9 Tools to Improve Your Instagram Marketing. Instagram can be an incredibly powerful platform for marketers. With nearly 28 percent of the U.S. population now using it, there is no better platform for marketers who want to promote visual content. While the app alone may be enough to get you started, using the right tools can really ramp up your results. For those who want to take their Instagram marketing to the next level, consider the following: 1. Piqora Ever wonder which images are most effective with your audience or which hashtags you should be using to get the maximum visibility for your images?

Related: 5 Ways to Make Your Instagram Photos Stand Out 2. This is another graphic app that’s easier than easy to use. 3. Repost lets you easily repost photos on Instagram while giving credit to the original poster. 4. Owned by Piqora (see above), Tapshop lets you turn your Instagram into an online shopping portal. 5. Have you ever noticed your follower count going down, and wanted to know exactly who has unfollowed you? 6. 7. 8. 9. 10 Holiday Marketing Tips for Etsy Sellers. Are you making a to-do list, checking it twice and eager to find out the be-all, end-all marketing tips to rack up a sleigh-full of sales? While there are definitely do’s and don’ts, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to marketing. Instead, every Etsy seller embarks on their own journey — developing specialized plans that match their brands and needs.

We checked in with full-time sellers who’ve been around the Etsy holiday block to compile the following 10 tips. While their marketing moves differ as much as their respective brands, they share three core sentiments: start planning yesterday, create a sustainable marketing plan that works for you, and enjoy yourself as much as possible. 1. Who are you trying to reach this holiday season? Once you have a clear understanding of your most-likely customer, include a sentence or two that describes this ideal demographic and personality traits in your item listings. 2. 3.

What are the most important items for your brand this holiday season? — Etsy Blog | Selling on Etsy | Etsy Banners | Giveaways & Creative Stuff. Tools for Etsy Shops - Hearts, Views, Front Page Treasury Lists on Craft Cult. Handmadeology - The Science of Handmade. EASY Ways to Make Picture Quotes Online #memes #quotegraphics #socialmediaimages #makequotepictures #quoteimages.

Simple Zazzle Store RSS generator. 4 Tipps für bessere SEO und mehr Traffic. Top 5 Ways to Attract Etsy's Growing Mobile Buyers. Celebrating Small: 3 Ways to Hone Your Competitive Edge. Ist dein Shop für mobile Geräte optimiert? Die Grundlagen der Online-Werbung. Ist Online-Werbung das Richtige für dich? In 3 Schritten zum verbesserten Shop. So eröffnest du einen Etsy-Shop in vier Schritten. Marketing Tutorials for More Online Sales by EurekaGuides. How to Sell on Etsy Includes 100 Sites to Promote by EurekaGuides. Etsy. 10 Blogging Tips to Increase Sales.

Vixen Fox Necklace. Modern Sterling Silver pendant. by: Joannarutter 10 Blogging Tips to Increase Sales Anyone who has ever started a blog knows that the saying “build it and they will come” is a myth. It’s challenging to grow an audience from scratch. Business Blog Strategies That Increase Sales Post your picture and tell your story. Bio: Monica Crowe helps creative, passionate women make more money doing what they love by leveraging their websites.

Starting an Etsy Shop? Here are 8 Articles You Must Read First. Gypsy earrings – handmade chandelier earrings – Gypsy, Yellow Article by: Jenny Hoople Lots of people have been asking me lately what they should know about setting up a shop on Etsy. Here I’ve gathered together the articles that have been golden nuggets of advice for me in a sea of information. Know at the beginning that making amazing products is only half the battle, the other half of your time will be making sure that the right people are aware of them. I’ve found that the marketing part of owning an indie craft business is just as fun and creative as the making part. If you start reading these articles and it all seems boring and you’re disappointed that there are no quick-fixes, then you’ll want to take aside some time to really evaluate what you want to do with your creative impulse.

Maybe selling online isn’t for you? The first set of articles that you want to bookmark and begin your reading adventure with is the Etsy Seller’s Handbook. Where do you get real traffic from? Writing Expert Product Descriptions for Your Etsy Shop. 10 Blogging Tips to Increase Sales. The Most Important Part of Your Creative Business. Make Time Square Tile Magnet by: 26MileStones Have you guessed it already? The most important part of your business is YOU! Are you taking care of yourself properly? As I type this, I have to pause every few minutes and squeeze my left shoulder to try to bring some relief to what I think is a pinched nerve, caused by all of the sitting and typing and browsing and sewing I’ve been doing. Confession is good for the soul, right? Okay, here goes. It’s not that I don’t have the time to work out. The truth is that I am my own worse enemy! And I just started a new blog, which I’m so excited about that I’m neglecting my housework EVEN MORE than I was before.

Loads of laundry are whirring in the background as I type this. Don’t worry! Quote for the day: work smarter, not harder! Still sitting there? See the original “The Most Important Part of Your Business” here. Like this: Like Loading... Starting an Etsy Shop? Here are 8 Articles You Must Read First. 10 Things Buyers Are Looking For On Your Product Pages.

Art Furniture Design Biz. How to Sell on Etsy Includes 100 Sites to Promote by EurekaGuides. Creative Ways for Selling Your Paintings. It is not enough to be creative in your paintings, in order to make a living as an artist, you also have to be good at marketing yourself. This is something artists generally find quite difficult. It is also important to know where and how to market yourself so that you are not wasting your valuable time. I am going to list some ideas that have worked well for me and other artists I know both online and in the real world: 1. Submit your paintings to groups on Flickr Flicker is a great place to publish any form of art and get a lot of attention. Check out groups that fit your type of art by theme or color. Ensure that you always create a link to your portfolio or website/shop in the description and tag your work carefully so it can be found through searches. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

These are just 10 ideas that have worked for me and I hope they may help some of you. For marketing tutorials, please go here: All the Tools You Need for More Sales on Etsy Kit by EurekaGuides. The Art of Online Selling All the Tools You Need by EurekaGuides. 10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business. There is so, so much that goes into having a successful online craft business. Truly, the path is long, and can be hard, and has so very many steps.

However, I’ve been in the handmade business for a long time now, and over the last few years I’ve built up my business to the point where I am now earning MORE than I did in my last professional job. Some days, I can’t quite believe that I’ve reached this point. A few years back, it seemed like a pretty unattainable dream. But here we are. I am lucky enough to be making a living making beautiful things – doing something I love.

I don’t say this to brag or toot my own horn, I say it to give you hope. Not a false hope. No. But if you’ve dreamed of doing what I do – making a living from selling your craft, I’m here to tell you that it IS possible. 1. This is number 1. This can be HARD. But is there a market for it? 2. One of my most favourite mantras when it comes to business is this: Remember: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. 3. 4. This. 5. 6. BUT. 7. 10 Real Tips For Successfully Selling On Etsy. SEO: The Free Beginner’s Guide From Moz.