Elizabeth Anne Norris

Jewellery Designer / Maker

Etsy Tips and Tricks for UK Sellers

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Ok, I have to start by saying that I’m not an expert on Etsy, however, I have learnt a few Etsy tips and tricks over the last two years. Many of these have come from my Brighton Etsy Team Mates so, Thank you ! What I have learnt is that there is a lot to learn about Etsy and it takes time and effort to learn it, keep up to date and put your knowledge into action !

Below I’ve shared my favourite useful links. All the text in BOLD and BLUE is clickable and will take you to a site for more information. This is not an exhaustive list. If you know of any other useful links please share them as a comment below. Thanks.
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1. Top 10 Tips for Starting an Etsy Business

2. Learn About SEO

3. Join a Team or Two

Join a team or two and take part in their forums. I have found Etsy Success and UK Ireland Teams to be very good especially if you sign up to their newsletters. Try Brighton Based Sellers Etsy SuccessEtsys Uk Ireland Seller Support Team

Get tips on improving your shop with Shoptimizer

Mass Edit Listings with Craftopolis (title,  description, price, quantity)

Tag Tools with Etsyonsale (edit your tags en mass)

Pewter Number 7

7. Try Search Ads

Promote individual items or your whole shop using Etsy Search Ads. You can start and stop search ads anytime so it’s worth a try.

8. Use Social Media

Use Social media to promote your work and what you are up to.  Make it interesting. Learn about Hashtags.  I use FacebookHootsuite (for tweeting), StumbleduponPinterestInstagramTumblr and Flickr.

Extra Tip: Join Team Etsy on Flickr and share your images

Extra tip: New Facebook Graph Search 

Extra tip: 40 Low Budget Advertising and Promotion Ideas for Etsy Sellers 
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9. Write a Blog

Take time to research and write an interesting blog. I have had many enquiries about commissions through my blog. Use good SEO and include lots of links. I use WordPress.

Extra tip: Quickly Add an Etsy Treasury to Your Blog 

10. Other Great Resources

Creative Boom

Handmadeology

Meylah

Craft Blog UK 

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 Elizabeth Anne Norris   Designer / Maker / Teacher 
 info@eanjewellery.com   0777 339 4413

Author: eanjewellery

Handmade jewellery specialising in enamel work

6 thoughts on “Etsy Tips and Tricks for UK Sellers

  1. Great article Elizabeth, thank you.

  2. The renewing tip is totally out of date – you are advising people to spend (waste) money doing something that no longer applies and has not applied for quite a long time. I hope they read this and ignore that “tip”

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