Do you know those days when your “to-do” list is longer than you are tall?! Sometimes I have them too. They are tiring, frustrating, and down right exhausting. Last week I received an email from one of my Build Your Brand readers wondering how in the world I was able to get it all done. I do have a few secrets, some of which I shared here. But today I’ll tell you the best way to be “Etsy-fficient” and still get your normal “life” things done AND have time to get in your studio to create…that secret: always have and use a to-do list! Continue reading YES! You Do Need a To-Do List
I was recently emailed by one of my Build Your Brand readers asking me, “there has to be a better way” in regard to writing new listings. And I paused for a moment and wondered why she was building each item new again. And then it dawned on me, that maybe no-one ever took time to teach her some basic Etsy tools and tricks to help making your job of listing so much easier. So today, I’m going to tell you a few tools on Etsy that I use to help maximize my time online.
Does FaceBook confuse you? Are you wondering why so few people are seeing your posts? Here’s a few quick tips to help you learn how to leverage Facebook and use it to Build Your Brand. See what’s holding you back and how to getFaceBookpromotions to work for you and boost your edge rank on FaceBook. Continue reading Build Your Brand Effectively Through FaceBook
Today it is my awesome joy to have another guest blogger join me. I met Patricia over two years ago and instantly she was a person that I knew I’d love: smart, helpful, kind, joyous, willing to help, and a supremely hard worker. Patricia runs an extremely successful Etsy shop, DellCoveSpices, and has just leased a fabulous corner store in Chicago (you go girl!). Without any further ado, Patricia is going to help us to all understand how vital SEO is for your Etsy store, Google and more! Patricia … let’s Etsy SEO today, shall we?!
If you are an artist trying to make a side or full income by selling your craft, there is another art you will first have to master and that is the art of pricing. If you analyze the trend any skilled trade you will undoubtedly notice a pattern. The more experienced the trades-person becomes in their craft, and the more skilled their work, they more they get paid.
Are YOU the artist any different? Surely you have invested your heart and soul, along with hours crafting and learning in order to be where you are today.
It is my honor to have guest blogger Kelly Sorenson join me today for this post. Kelly has personally branded all of Kater’s Acres: from colors, designs, fonts … and the best part she make Parker & Lolly come to life in digital graphics (see their adorable faces all over my website). Kelly is a top notch graphic design artist that wants to help you brand your Etsy business. I have known Kelly for 3 years now and every time I work with her it just gets better and better. Without any further ado … let’s talk about business branding & your Etsy store!
I love having guest bloggers come and share their knowledge and skill with you. Today I introduce my first guest blogger of 2013, Crystal Zacharias of Crystal Gayle Photography. Crystal is joining us today to talk about product photography, the importance of taking good photos and how to do it like a professional, even when you are not. It’s my joy to have her join us today!
This week on our Etsy Shop Makeover series, we are going to talk about you…that’s right, you. We are going to talk about what you need in your About Page, Shop Announcement, and Your Public Profile. So are you ready to talk about you and nothing but you today? I hope so … let’s get started!
Welcome 2013! Last week AWeber wrote an awesome guest post about how you can send emails using their services to help boost your business. If you missed this article, go back and read it.
All throughout January & February we are going to help you turn your small Etsy store into a powerhouse. It’s going to take a LOT of work on your part. And you are going to have to ask yourself a lot of hard questions…but if you are up to the challenge and want to improve your store, sales, & eventually quit your day job, I can help you.
Today we are going to focus on your stores cohesiveness. From your graphics to your listings to the types of things you sell. Are you ready to start? Ready…Set…Etsy Shop Makeover!
With 2013 comes renewed goals, focus, vision, and purpose for your personal life. But what about your Etsy store? Today it is my privilege to introduce you to a new idea for you and your Etsy store, email marketing. Today’s post is brought to you by Rebekah Henson from AWeber.
Christmas is almost here…in fact it will be here in just ONE WEEK. Do you know what this means? This means the following:
Your Christmas List better be made
Your Christmas List should be checked twice
Your Christmas shopping should be almost done
Your Christmas meal should be planned
AND…..Your next years blogging, products, website, & Etsy seasonal schedules should be made.
WHAT?! Hold the brakes, you mean that you haven’t even thought about that yet? Well….take a deep breath….now think about it. Did you come up with anything? It’s important that you plan your next year for your Etsy store, product line, & even your blog right now. So today, that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about. How YOU are going to begin TODAY to plan your 2013 for your Etsy store. You are going to do that by creating your very own, 2013 calendar. Yep…your personalized 2013 calendar.
I have had several of my teammates and friends on Etsy ask me if a blog is really a necessary aspect to Building Your Brand on Etsy. My answer, is yes. But here’s the catch…it has to be well thought out, well planned, and match the look and feel of the rest of your social media branding. So how do you do it? This week on “Build Your Brand” I am going to walk you through some of the basics of blogging and a reason to have a blog for your Etsy store…from here on out I will refer to this as your Etsy Blog, please do NOT get this confused with Etsy’s self run blog on the Etsy website.
Need a blog for your Etsy store? What should I blog about? ow.ly/fE1zP Build Your Brand Through Your Own Etsy Blog & Promote…
One of the most important things to send with your shipments is your business card. What should be on your card is a hotly debated issue and you will read lots of articles on what should be on it. There’s nothing wrong with doing a little research to see what Etsy recommends and what other people recommend, you certainly don’t have to take my word for it. You can do that easily by performing a basic Google search. But for today, I’m going to tell you why you need a business card for your polymer clay business and what I feel should be on your business card.
Etsy is gearing up for some big sales events this month. Two of those events are Black Friday & Cyber Monday. In order to get your store ready, we’re going to talk about tags that you can use to help your store get found on Etsy and give you a boost and potential holiday sales so that you too can experience Etsy success. With Etsy’s new “browse” feature in full force, you need to learn how to tag your items appropriately in order to get found.
On today’s Build Your Brand post, we’re going to talk about shipping. For most people who sell online, this is the part that they like the least. The wrapping, packing, thank you cards, freebies, and the drive to the post office…and in some unfortunate cases the saga of the “missing package.” Today, I have a few tips & ideas that will help you to become a proficient shipper, not leave things out of your packages, make your shipping fun as well as looking like your brand and last but not least make your holiday sales less stressful!
It’s Wednesday. That means it’s time to Build Your Brand! ow.ly/eTO4F Today’s article features tips to help you SHIP your items!