What to Put in an Etsy Shop Announcement (Examples)

What to Put in an Etsy Shop Announcement (Examples)

Does the announcement section in your Etsy shop really matter?   Yes, it does.   It’s some of the first text Etsy shoppers will read when they get to your shop.   It comes before your listings, sections, about, and policies. So you don’t want to waste...

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How To Uncover Buyer Intent for Handmade Products

How To Uncover Buyer Intent for Handmade Products

When I started my handbag business, I chose material based on what stood out to me at the fabric store and created bag patterns based on what I liked or what I thought would be unique.   I did sell most of those handbags, but I wasn't making the kind of sales I...

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How To Make A Living Selling Crafts

How To Make A Living Selling Crafts

More people are starting craft businesses to have better control of their income. But before you invest a bunch of time and money, or take the leap and quit your job, you want to know if it’s actually possible to make a living at it.   To make a living selling...

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How To Turn Browsing Shoppers into Buyers

How To Turn Browsing Shoppers into Buyers

We’ve all been browsing before. We didn’t have anything in mind to buy but tagged along with friends to the mall, or popped into a store that looked interesting, or decided to check out a craft show.   Think about the last time you were in a shopping setting and...

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Every Craft Business Needs One Of These

Every Craft Business Needs One Of These

There’s an image on Pinterest that catches my eye every time I see it. I’ve probably seen it close to a hundred times.   It’s a picture of a craft show table displaying greeting cards. The photo only captures a corner of the table, but you can tell it's a clean,...

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Best Things To Sell At Festivals

Best Things To Sell At Festivals

Festivals are great places to sell products or services and make money. They're a unique shopping environment and each festival will attract a different type of shopper, so you need to put some thought into which products will sell best for each event.   This...

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Craft Trends for 2021 (To Make & Sell)

Craft Trends for 2021 (To Make & Sell)

Each year I write about the craft trends to help you brainstorm new product ideas for selling on Etsy or at craft shows.   I use a variety of tools to collect data on what people are searching for and/or buying online. I also research what industry leaders are...

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What to Put on a Craft Business Card

What to Put on a Craft Business Card

There’s so much we want people to know and understand about our businesses. But sharing all the information at once makes it overwhelming for potential customers. So how do you determine what to include when it comes to marketing material such as business cards?...

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Is Selling on Etsy Worth it in 2021?

Is Selling on Etsy Worth it in 2021?

Selling on Etsy is worth it in 2021 because it's one of the quickest and easiest ways to get your handmade products online and hooked up with a shopping cart function. It's also a low-risk option financially, when compared to building a website. You can set up a...

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The Most Profitable Crafts to Sell (in 2021)

The Most Profitable Crafts to Sell (in 2021)

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I'll receive a commission if you purchase through my link, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure here.    Although there isn't a magic product that's guaranteed to be profitable, there are...

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What Sells Best at a Craft Show? (2021)

What Sells Best at a Craft Show? (2021)

If you’ve sold at a craft show before, you’ve probably noticed those “IT” booths. They seem to have high-demand products and a steady stream of shoppers in their space all day. The handmade crafts they sell have a unique vibe, their display is on-point, and the vendor...

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Do I Need a Business License to Sell Handmade Items?

Do I Need a Business License to Sell Handmade Items?

Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer by profession and nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice. Although I strive to provide accurate general information, the information presented here is not a substitute for any kind of professional advice or free from...

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Disadvantages of Selling Handmade Products

Disadvantages of Selling Handmade Products

    If you’re thinking about starting a craft business, you may be wondering what type of disadvantages come along with selling handmade products. This article will give you an idea of the pros and cons of handmade products.     DISADVANTAGES The...

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Consignment vs. Wholesale (Which is Better?)

Consignment vs. Wholesale (Which is Better?)

    Once you have your craft business up and running and have worked out your pricing, you may start looking at different sales channels to sell your product through and wondering what the difference is between consignment vs. wholesale.   This article...

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What is a Juried Craft Show? (& Why They’re Better)

What is a Juried Craft Show? (& Why They’re Better)

    If you’re starting to sell your handmade crafts on the craft show circuit, you may have heard the term “juried craft show” and are wondering; what’s the difference between a juried craft show and a non-juried craft show and which is better?   This...

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Etsy SEO: 3 Easy Steps to Boost Traffic (2021)

Etsy SEO: 3 Easy Steps to Boost Traffic (2021)

  SEO is one of the most overlooked strategies among online sellers. Put the time and effort into Etsy SEO and it can drastically increase how many shoppers see your listings.   You’re not guaranteed sales, even if you implement the best Etsy SEO tactics,...

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Where to Sell Handmade Jewelry

Where to Sell Handmade Jewelry

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my link, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure here.      Starting a jewelry business can be a profitable venture, but you need to find...

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