Do you have an Etsy store for your handmade business? Maybe you sell items on other sites like Artfire or eBay. If you’ve ever dabbled in the handmade marketplace, you know that you’ve got to cross all your Ts and dot your Is to make a splash.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Etsy tips, from ways to find free promotion to learning the ins and outs of keywords that will make your listings rise to the top of search engines. Don’t forget about packaging and fulfilling orders!
Etsy API: Do you know what Etsy API is? Lauren blogs all about the topic at Handmade Spark. There’s even a free four-week class!
Photo Tips: Have you tried white poster board for photographing your Etsy shop items? Kristen Duke shares her product photography tips at Everything Etsy.
Keyword Tips: Kim blogs about Etsy’s new relevancy search, which was formerly showing items in terms of which were the most recently listed. You can maximize your products views by using keywords and tags to the fullest. Learn how.
Low-Budget Promo Ideas: This list of 40 cheap promotion ideas for Etsy sellers is full of great ideas! You can get great exposure for your handmade shop without paying for advertising. Check it out at Handmadeology.
Packaging 101: Straight from the Etsy blog comes this excellent post on packaging your orders. A little bit of presentation goes a long way.
Top 10: Amanda blogs her top ten tips for selling on Etsy at her blog, Every Little Thing. I love what she says about having thick skin and not taking criticism to heart!