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Starting an Etsy Shop? Here are 8 Articles You Must Read First

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. The first set of articles that you want to bookmark and begin your reading adventure with is the Etsy Seller’s Handbook. Happy crafting friends, and good luck to you! Click HERE Timothy Like this:

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