If you’re involved in arts or crafts, you’ve more than likely heard of Etsy.com, an online venue for buying and selling handcrafted products. Like any online presence, maintaining an Etsy shop takes work. And just because you have any type of online presence doesn’t mean you’ll automatically start raking in the bucks.
Curious about Etsy? Thinking it may be a good compliment to the way you’re marketing your craft business at present? Check out my brief Etsy tutorials. First, I’ve organized an efficient way to approach working with Etsy.
Etsy Overview: This is your one-stop shop to get a wide overview of what Etsy is all about. How to start, how much it costs and what Etsy has to offer your craft business.
Creating an Etsy Account: After you’ve had a chance to thoroughly check Etsy out, your first step in opening a shop is to pick a good username and create your Etsy account.
Setting up Your Etsy Shop: Etsy has great paint-by-the-numbers templates that guide you through setting up your shop from its appearance to using Google Analytics to monitor traffic and the effective use of keywords.
Funding Your Etsy Account: It’s easy! Learn how you pay your listing fees to Etsy. At present, you manually pay your Etsy listing fees using either a credit card or PayPal. Etsy send out bills each month, due on the 16th day of the month. If you don’t pay your bill, your listing privileges may be revoked, and over three months past due, you’re in danger of having your shop closed.
Stocking Your Etsy Shop With Items: You wouldn’t have a shop without arts and crafts to sell. Find out how to upload images and descriptions of your products. Excellent product image is key, so is a killer description that makes your potential customer feel they just have to buy.