Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons

The easy way to build an online craft business from scratch

Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft business from scratch. You'll get invaluable information on setting up your online shop, writing compelling item descriptions, photographing your work, engaging the Etsy community, understanding fees, and finding your muse when it takes a holiday.

In the last couple of years, the DIY movement has transcended the big-box hardware stores, and has taken on a new format in the savvy crafting arena. Etsy.com boasts an astonishing 1.9 million members, and there are tens of thousands of craft and hobby bazaars held each year across the United States. Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies shows you how to create, manage, and successfully sell handmade wares, vintage goods, and DIY supplies using the world's largest online handmade marketplace.

  • Learn to sell your handmade wares, vintage goods, DIY supplies online at Etsy.com
  • Create and manage your own successful Etsy storefront
  • Merchandise your unique creations and drive buyers to your shop

If DIY is your domain, Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies gives you the skills, knowledge, and know-how to create a successful business that pays.

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About the author

Allison Strine is the author of LadyBirdLand! and takes unreasonable joy in her Etsy shop feedback comments. You can peruse her wares at allisonstrine.etsy.com.

Kate Shoup has authored several books, including Not Your Mama's Beading, Not Your Mama's Stitching, and Rubbish: Reuse Your Refuse (all from Wiley).

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Aug 15, 2011
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781118089026
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / E-Commerce / Auctions & Small Business
Crafts & Hobbies / General
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Turn your hobby into revenue with an expertly-run Etsy shop

Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies is the all-in-one resource for building your own successful business. Arts and crafts are currently a $32 billion market in the U.S., and Etsy is the number-one way to grab a piece of it for yourself. Sales through the site are rising, fueled by Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media—so there's never been a better time to jump into the fray. This book shows you everything you need to know to get set up, get things running, and build your business as you see fit. From photography and sales writing, through SEO, homepage navigation, and more, you'll find it all here.

This new third edition has been updated to cover Etsy's newest seller tools, including Pattern, Etsy Manufacturing, Etsy Shop Updates, and the Dashboard, with expert guidance on QuickBooks Self-Employed to help you keep your business's finances under control. With helpful information, tips, tools, and tricks, this book is your ultimate guide to building your own Etsy shop.

Showcase your products to their best advantage with great photographs and compelling listings Learn the technical side of setting up shop and processing orders Manage your storefront efficiently using the latest Etsy tools and features Increase sales by connecting with other vendors and promoting on Pinterest

Are you an artist, crafter, artisan, or craftsman? Etsy can be another great revenue stream. Are you just curious about whether your projects would sell? Wade in gradually to test the waters. Etsy is home to businesses of many sizes and types, and Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies shows you how to stake your claim.

Turn your hobby into revenue with an expertly-run Etsy shop

Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies is the all-in-one resource for building your own successful business. Arts and crafts are currently a $32 billion market in the U.S., and Etsy is the number-one way to grab a piece of it for yourself. Sales through the site are rising, fueled by Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media—so there's never been a better time to jump into the fray. This book shows you everything you need to know to get set up, get things running, and build your business as you see fit. From photography and sales writing, through SEO, homepage navigation, and more, you'll find it all here.

This new third edition has been updated to cover Etsy's newest seller tools, including Pattern, Etsy Manufacturing, Etsy Shop Updates, and the Dashboard, with expert guidance on QuickBooks Self-Employed to help you keep your business's finances under control. With helpful information, tips, tools, and tricks, this book is your ultimate guide to building your own Etsy shop.

Showcase your products to their best advantage with great photographs and compelling listings Learn the technical side of setting up shop and processing orders Manage your storefront efficiently using the latest Etsy tools and features Increase sales by connecting with other vendors and promoting on Pinterest

Are you an artist, crafter, artisan, or craftsman? Etsy can be another great revenue stream. Are you just curious about whether your projects would sell? Wade in gradually to test the waters. Etsy is home to businesses of many sizes and types, and Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies shows you how to stake your claim.

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