Etsy

What is the real cost of opening and running an Etsy shop?

When it comes to starting a small business, especially if it is related to the handmade world, Etsy is one of the first options for selling goods online people find out about. Many business owners start their adventures on this platform and a great number of them keep their shop open way after they have reached a good level of recognition and have their own standalone website. That’s my exact case: I started my graphic design shop 4 years ago and even though most of my sales come from my own website now, I still keep my presence on Etsy because it is where most of my new clients find out about me. Another reason why I like it and...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 8

    1. Rolleiflex Camera Locket Necklace by iluxo 2. Bearded - screen printed canvas backpack tote by depeapa 3. Glass Geometric Candle Holder by Waen 4. 1990s Colorful Southwestern Fringe Vest by salvagehouse 5. Yarn ball hair pin by BonniesCinematheque 6. Chunky knit Blanket by bloisem 7. Christmas Snowman Earrings by jillyjillydesign 8. Vintage 1960s Velvet Dress by concettascloset 9. Cosmetics Bag Modern Geometric by SongoftheSeam   [Tweet "Etsy Favorites Vol. 8"]  ...

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Worth-reading insights from 14 small business owners

Very often the advice we most need is not the one from the prestigious business magazine or the ultra famous marketing coach, but that from the fellow entrepreneur and small business owner who is still on his/her way or has even just started. A different approach to the same problem or a reminder of something we actually once had in mind but have been forgotten during the process can be of great help. On this massive post, I've wanted to gather the experiences and opinions of 14 Etsy shop owners who started from the very beginning to slowly build a professional business out of their true passions. I've asked them 4 questions on their background, challenges and advices for new entrepreneurs and they have given...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 7

    1. Red panda doll superhero softie plushe by PoCatFactory 2. EVIL Eye with Heart Jewelry Holder by McDonaldMixedMedia 3. Concert ukulele case - Candy Pop by cherijame 4. Mushrooms and gnome scene by DecorAsylum 5. Evil Queen and Snow White Brooch by DaddyWool 6. Real Red, Turban Twist headband by RumraisinA 7. Paint pattern neckerchief fleece lined with poppers by MsSpanner 8. Sleeping fennec fox figurine by byrdis 9. Hedgehog Brooch by RockCakes   [Tweet "Etsy Favorites Vol. 7"]  ...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 6

    1. RAIN DROP/ hand screen printed pencil case by AIYshop 2. Handmade leather eye and lips necklace by BenuMade 3. Peach & Gold Air Plant Planter Pod by ThriftedandMade 4. Felt Pizza Bookmark by InspirationalGecko 5. Blue Wall Clock by PilipArt 6. Black Reindeer Brooch by bugga 7. Black hair mermaid wooden necklace by bottleofclouds 8. Pink Blue Ombre Earrings by MadeByAstrid 9. Tribal fitness headband by JLeeJewels   [Tweet "Etsy Favorites Vol. 6"]  ...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 5

  Another collection of beautiful, inspiring creations from talented Etsy artisans. Have you ever dreamed about having a deer-shaped leather bag? Or a wooden alpaca USB flash drive? Everything is possible on the Etsy-verse! Enjoy and don't forget to share :)       1. Frayed Bow Headband by FunkyFern 2. Wooden animal flash drive by minkisloveonetsy 3. Leather Sleeping Deer Handbag by krukrustudio 4. Backpack Okunoshima by InThePinesStore 5. Fine Art Print-Autumn Starlight by elisemahanfineart 6. Illustrated Vintage swimmer temporary tattoo by RubitTattoos 7. Tiny Kitty Planter by ponyponypeoplepeople 8. Cloth doll by willowynn 9. Minty Green Post Earrings by HelloHalsted   If you want to be featured on this section, find me on Instagram and tag me on one of your photos. I will consider your product for the next Etsy Favorites collection I publish on the blog.  ...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 4

  This new Etsy collection is full of very special items such as truly original dolls or a craft kit to build the Ishtar Gate in paper. This big community of talented people has a lot to offer. Click, enjoy and don’t forget to share!     1. KOKESHI DOLL MARIE - Modern Marie Antoinette by SketchInc 2. Miniature greenhouse structure around green trees by 2of2 3. VERDIN. Bag fish-shaped handmade by DonFisherShop 4. Ishtar Gate, craft kit for building ancient Babylon gate from paper by PaperLandmarks 5. Black and gold extravaganza - Ceramic and 24K gold jewelry studs by JasminBlancBoutique 6. Handmade rag doll by lespetitesmainsS 7. Large narwhal -white- soft sculpture by MountRoyalMint 8. Peep toe Shoes in red and pink leather by ADIKILAV 9. Indoor Handmade Concrete Round Planter + Blue and Silver by zinandbert  ...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 3

  A new Etsy favorites edition full of beautiful, original items that are perfect as gifts for your mom, friends or yourself. Click, enjoy and don't forget to share!     1. Pillow Face - Woody Allen by pollaz 2. Geometric mountain inspired brooch by anitaivancenko 3. Genuine Greek Style Leather Sandals in Gold color by Sandelles 4. Polka Dot Suede Leather skirt by HowToCatchaGhost 5. Bonsai Tree - Tasmanian Myrtle and Japanese Paper by ShadeOfABonsai 6. Four Henna Decorated Mason Jar vases/lanterns by MKConnection 7. Blue & Silver Stacker Bangle - Resin with Silver Leaf by SlyPony 8. A5 Hardcover Journal - Spiral Bound Notebook by KimonoPaper 9. Vintage sweater / over size gray stripe jumper by nemres   ...

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Black Friday Sale! Featuring 24 Etsy shops offering great discounts

  Black Friday is here, guys! As you know it is a great opportunity to get some of your Christmas presents at a discounted price. This year, I've been curating discounts and offers from some really talented artisans who sell beautiful and original handmade products on Etsy. You can save up to 40% on some of the shops. This holiday season, shop small and support small business owners! Enjoy, purchase and don't forget to share :)   1.- Spools in Love - 15% off if you spend $50 or more (code: HOLIDAY15), 20% if you spend $100 more (code: HOLIDAY20), and 25% if you spend $200 or more (code: HOLIDAY25 for 25%). Until December 1st. 2.- Mili Pa - 12% discount valid for all orders more than 20€...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 2

  A new selection of gorgeous items from the Etsy marketplace for all of you! Now that the holiday season is coming I highly recommend you to check out Etsy to purchase some of your Christmas gifts. Everything there is handmade with love by very talented crafters so you will be supporting small businesses owners and local shops.  Don't forget to share this post and enjoy!     1. Geometric Sterling Silver Earrings by RawObjekt 2. Himmeli fig. 1 - The Diamond by handmadesammade 3. Tropical flower patterned Hipster style Panties by EgrettaGarzetta 4. Waxed Canvas Bag by MeryBradley 5. Caramel Braided Knitted Headband by SistersandStories 6. Tiny red polka dot book earrings by Buntmal 7. Summer Notepad Series - set of 3 by Micush 8. Moustached Jolly Fine Fellow by asherjasper 9. Vintage Large Blue Volcano Lava Pitcher by 1001vintage  ...

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