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.
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 Success, Etsys Uk Ireland Seller Support Team
5. Use Etsy Tools
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)
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 Facebook, Hootsuite (for tweeting), Stumbledupon, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr.
Extra tip: New Facebook Graph Search
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
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