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Etsy 101: Sell Your Crafts on Etsy, the DIY Marketplace for Handmade, Vintage and Crafting Supplies
 
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Etsy 101: Sell Your Crafts on Etsy, the DIY Marketplace for Handmade, Vintage and Crafting Supplies [Kindle Edition]

Steve Weber

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Step away from the craft fair. Set up shop on Etsy, the world market for art, design and home decor!
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About the author: Steve Weber is founding publisher of KindleBuffet.com, which showcases five-star Kindle books currently available free (you may never have to pay for books again!).
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For artists, crafters, designers, and vintage resellers, it's a revolution. Never before has it been so easy to open a storefront that will reach millions of paying customers--with no up-front investment--online, in an afternoon!

Learn how thousands of Etsians, young and old, have launched their business on a shoestring, usually part-time at home. See how to sell items quickly, earn money, and have fun doing it.

Discover the new twist on good old-fashioned word-of-mouth advertising made possible online, courtesy of Facebook, Google, and Etsy itself. You'll learn the best tools for making it all work, no computer geekery required.

With tips to work smarter, you'll have more time to spend doing what you love: creating, finding new treasures, and belonging to a community of like-minded, independent artisans.

-- Read easy-to-follow guides for registering on Etsy.com and selling your handmade items, vintage finds, or crafting supplies.

-- Instantly supplement your brick-and-mortar store sales with an online sales outlet in the world's biggest and best-known artists' marketplace.

-- See examples and insider tips from dozens of Etsy's top sellers.

-- Learn to create an online shop and market your own brand.

-- See how to describe and photograph your items like a consummate professional.

-- Learn how to price your items to maximize your sales and fatten your profits.

-- Learn how to process your Etsy payments and avoid scams.

-- Get tax deductions for your home studio or office, and travel expenses.

-- License your designs to extend your reach and earn more.

-- Automate your administrative chores with Etsy apps.

-- Learn to use keywords to drive visitors to your Etsy shop.

-- Generate word of mouth and "free" advertising, and see why paid advertising is usually a waste of money.

-- Take your business to the next level by attracting wholesalers and retailers.

INTRODUCTION

HOW WE GOT HERE
THE GENIUS OF ETSY
WHAT'S ALLOWED ON ETSY
PROHIBITED ON ETSY

SELLER PROFILE: INEDIBLE JEWELRY

REGISTER AND SHOP AT ETSY

Your Etsy avatar.
DRAW YOUR PRIVACY BOUNDARIES
SET YOUR REACH WITH 'REGION PREFERENCE'
Language preference.
GO ON A SHOPPING SPREE
Let's buy something.
ADDING ITEMS TO YOUR CART
Add Order Details.
Payment method.
PAYMENT AND SHIPPING VIA PAYPAL
Credit cards.
Checks, money orders and other payment methods.
Bank transfers.
Submit your order.
ETSY CONVERSATIONS (CONVOS)
LEAVING FEEDBACK
ETSY REGRETS? KISS AND MAKE UP
DELETION OF INAPPROPRIATE FEEDBACK
COUPON AND DISCOUNT CODES
Percent Discount
Free shipping
SHIPPING TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY
Shipping to multiple locations.
REPORTING NONDELIVERY OF AN ORDER
REPORT A PROBLEM WITH AN ITEM YOU RECEIVED
FLAGGING INAPPROPRIATE LISTINGS
REVISING YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION

SELLER PROFILE: WOOLY BABY

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

IDENTIFY YOURSELF ON ETSY
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
PRIVACY AND USING YOUR REAL NAME
Changing your Etsy avatar
SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
Message to Buyers
BEEF UP YOUR PROFILE
ADD A BANNER TO YOUR SHOP
TWEAK YOUR SHOP TITLE
STATE YOUR SHOP POLICIES
OTHER POLICY DETAILS TO CONSIDER
EXAMPLE OF A GOOD SHOP POLICY
PRICING YOUR ITEMS
Average market price.
FIGURE YOUR COSTS LIKE A PRO
Tiered pricing.
Loss leaders.
DON'T BE CHEAP, YOU'RE WORTH IT
CHOOSE YOUR ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT


(AND MUCH MORE)

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  • File Size: 3443 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006YIBKCY
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This info is available on Etsys site for FREE Dec 27 2012
By my 2 cents - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Save your Money! Based on Reviews I thought this would be a great book (even though the cover is extremely off-putting) offering info that wasn't already provided by Etsy..what a total disappointment! I read a bit and then realized I had read all the info before..ON THE ETSY SITE..for FREE! Save your money and read The Sellers Handbook on Etsy's site...FOR FREE! And if you have questions, go to their Forum. It's FREE and extremely helpful!
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First it was eBay, then it was Amazon, and now Weber has written a valuable start up guide for Etsy. Feb. 9 2012
By Jeff Lippincott - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I loved it. The author is an authority when it comes to retail selling online through portal Web sites. He started with eBay, then moved on to Amazon, and now he's tackling Etsy that caters to people who previously sold in a big way through local craft fairs. Etsy enables its artisan shop owners to sell to customers worldwide. It doesn't cost too much to register and use the Etsy site, but don't expect to make a killing in profits either. The book is comprised of the following chapters and also profiles several Etsy shops, too.

1. Introduction
2. Register and shop at Etsy
3. Open for business
4. Create and edit your listings
5. Photograph your items like a pro
6. Organize and manage your shop
7. Ship your treasures
8. Etsy marketing
9. Find and sell vintage items
10. Mine the Etsy community
11. Put Google to work for you
12. Paying to advertise your Etsy shop
13. Protect your work and make it legal
14. Staying current with Etsy
15. Mind your manners and dos and donts

I found the book to be well written and organized. It was definitely an easy read. Probably my only complaint was the way the book's main chapters were interlaced with several profile capsules summarizing current Etsy shop owners. To tell you the truth, I enjoyed reading the profiles more than the main content of the book. I would have enjoyed the book more if the 15 chapters had been presented first as a Part I, and then the 16 profiles were grouped together as the subject material for a Part II. However, I am sure any artisan who wants the skinny on getting into Etsy and making money through it will not complain about the order of the chapters. They will be reading the book with pencil and paper in hand to take notes to help them get everything there is to get from the book. 5 stars!
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly the most comprehensive guide to buying and selling homemade crafts Jan. 21 2012
By Lance H. Schmidt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Etsy 101 is probably the most comprehensive guides to selling your handmade crafts online.
I have been contemplating for quite some time about selling my own crafts. But have always been unsure of which approach to take and worried that I didn't have enough capitol for a start up.
Mr. Weber's book not only introduces readers to the concept of Etsy, a site dedicated to merchants selling their crafts online, but provides a wealth of knowledge and insight into what really goes into a successfully run and profitable Etsy shop. I now feel well prepared and confident enough to open an Etsy shop of my own.

Would most definitely recommend this book to any and all people interested in selling or purchasing handmade crafts.

Sincerely,
Anne K. Schmidt
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK... Dec 4 2012
By Elizabeth Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Recently, I've read numerous books on how to sell on Etsy. This book leaves a lot to be desired compared to others. Although the Seller Profiles are good, the rest of the book feels like it has been written by a general business "expert" rather than someone who actually has experienced Etsy, first hand. That being said, there are 3-4 pages in the book that briefly explain the value of protecting your work with copyrights, trademarks, and patents, as well as the differences between them. I you want to read a book from an author who actually sells on Etsy, you'd be far better off with "Crafty Superstar" by Grace Dobush, "How to Make Money Using Etsy" by Timothy Adam, or "Etsy Success" by Kathleen Donovan.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Etsy 101 Feb. 13 2012
By Lane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I generally do not add reviews, but I felt compelled to do so for this book. On reading the other reviews, I see a general consensus that it is "comprehensive"- and it really is! It's easy to navigate, with the table of contents and the index at the back for quick reference on certain words. I like the profiles from other Etsy users that give examples of a successful shop.

I am new to Etsy and I feel like I can find whatever information I need here, and I think I will be using this book a lot. This book is great!!

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For crafters just getting started, I recommend spending some serious time figuring out your target market and learning Google Analytics. &quote;
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Avatars: 75x75 pixels. Shop Banners: 760x100 pixels. Team Logo: 170x100 pixels. Listing Images: 570 pixels wide. &quote;
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Many crafters have a simple formula for figuring their wholesale and retail rates: They multiply their costs times two, then do it again. Its a good rule of thumb. &quote;
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