How Fewer Blog Comments Equals Opportunity

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Did you know that blog commenting overall has reduced over the last couple of years? It’s not that people aren’t talking anymore, it’s just that they have more places to talk, and they don’t have more time, so something has to give. More activity on Facebook, or Twitter = Fewer comments on blogs. Generally speaking.… [read more]

Four Habits For Long Term Success on Etsy

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Why do people stop trying? What causes us to be discouraged? What happens to the dream that starts out so bright? More revealing: Why do some experience such great success doing the exact same thing that seemed impossible to another? There is one very important act that every single successful entrepreneur (Etsypreneur) has done over… [read more]

5 Blogging Tips for Etsy Sellers

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{Lavender Sachets – The Lavender Road} Yes, that’s right, you should have a blog!  I know there are a million things to do, but if you plan on growing your handmade business you shouldn’t put off starting or improving your blog for another moment. Here are a few simple tips to start you on the… [read more]

The Future’s So Bright – I Gotta Wear Shades

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My husband, Tim, got his first pair of prescription eyeglasses last week, the day before he turned 40. While that normally might be frustrating, we were thrilled because a previous opinion had told him glasses wouldn’t help and that he needed eye surgery. Wrong first opinion? Miraculous answer to lots of fervent prayer? Both? In… [read more]

Make Your Own Business Cards {Creative Marketing}

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While looking for a picture to use in a recent post about how to share your etsy shop address, I came across this picture: At first (and second, and third) glance I thought: nice card. But just another nice card. No big deal really. Until I clicked through to the source website for the picture,… [read more]

How to Share Your Etsy Shop Address

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A recent question popped-up in one of the Etsy Team forums that was essentially “What is my shop address?” It reminded me that things that seem second-nature to me now, aren’t quite as obvious to those just getting going on Etsy. I remember what it was like, and I still call “uploading” photographs “downloading”, to… [read more]

FedEx Etsy Discount {Save on Shipping?}

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So, I found out this morning that FedEx is offering Etsy Sellers a pretty decent discount. 21% off on Express {won’t be using that much} and 20% off on most other shipping services that are used by the typical Etsy seller. For me, the main draw is FedEx Ground as an option to UPS or… [read more]

5 Reasons to use Pinterest

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If you haven’t had a chance to try out Pinterest yet, you should! What is Pinterest? A virtual corkboard that you pin your favorite photos to creating  beautiful collections of things you love. 5 Reasons to Try Pinterest 1.  Helllloooo…It’s fun! It’s kind of a stress reliever {like flipping through your favorite magazine} and who… [read more]

20 Tips for Selling on Etsy

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I know how it is because I’ve been there!  You want to increase your sales or start selling on Etsy and you could use a little help.  When I started selling on Etsy in 2008 I had no idea what I was getting into…ha!  I read everything I could find and stumbled through opening my… [read more]

Featured Directory Listings

Have you seen the Everything Etsy Directory lately? There are now over 550 listings! Enhanced listings now include a spot on the home page slider at the directory. You might enjoy checking out some of these great shops! (you can click on the image or title to visit that listing) </p> <p>Your browser does not… [read more]