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]

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]