How to Make Money Using Etsy: A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 23, 2011 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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In a world where most products are manufactured by machines, Etsy offers an online platform for makers of handmade products and crafts to market and sell their goods to a vast network of buyers who demand unique, genuine products. To date, the site has attracted over 400,000 sellers who collectively have sold over 30 million items, generating more than $180.6 million in revenue. The only resource of its kind, How to Make Money Using Etsy--written by Tim Adam who has successfully been selling his products all over the world through his Etsy shop since 2007--guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include:
  • Establish your Etsy shop
  • Effectively photograph your products
  • Post your products to optimize visibility and increase sales
  • Brand your business
  • Use social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with buyers and grow your business
 

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Contents

All About Etsy
1
Getting to Know You and Your Product
7
Your Etsy Shop Setup
17
Listing Your First Item
43
FourStep Game Plan for More Views
57
Advanced SEO for Your Etsy Shop
63
Handmade Blogging Essentials
77
Twitter for Etsy Sellers
139
Top Etsy Seller Interviews
157
Conclusion
213
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About the author (2011)

Timothy Adam teaches people how to use Etsy.com through his web- site Handmadeology.com. He is a self-taught metal artist and modern metal furniture designer, and since 2007, his products have sold around the world through his successful Etsy shop.

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