Start Your Own Etsy Business
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CRAFT YOUR OWN SUCCESS
Whether you’re a master crafter, a carpenter, jewelry designer, or have become passionate about making the best home décor in town, now is the time to go from hobby to full-time business owner. And with million shoppers ready to discover your unique offerings it only makes sense to join the largest, most successful online community of creative entrepreneurs on Etsy®.
Our experts have teamed up with successful shop owners to provide you with Start Your Own Etsy® Business, an easy-to-understand, comprehensive blueprint that takes you through setting up, branding, marketing, and managing your store. You’ll learn how to:
- Create listings and marketing plans that attract the right customers
- Choose keywords and tags design to drive traffic to your shop
- Pick the right shipping and packaging methods to meet your inventory needs
- Define your brand with carefully crafted logos, product listings, and images
- Reach more shoppers with targeted social media and advertising campaigns
- Create storytelling product listings and professional looking product photos
- Decide when it’s time to turn your part-time hobby into a full-time business venture
Plus, gain worksheets, templates, resource lists and tips designed to go from passion to profits. If you’re ready to share your passion for your craft with millions around the world, this guide is for you.
For more than 30 years, The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. has set the course for success for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. We'll teach you the secrets of the winners and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success.
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★★★★☆By Marissa M on 04 Nov 2017
"Sold how-to book if you want to start your own Etsy online shop! Great resource if you make your own items and crafts and want to find an online platform besides Ebay or Amazon to sell them. Lots of info and tips from set-up to marketing. This book even talks about business plans, branding, Tax ID's, price points, your target audience and much, much, more! If you are serious about starting your own Etsy shop, or maybe you started one but need some help, then this is a must have guide for you! I definitely recommend this book in print."
★★★★★By Marge L on 13 Sep 2017
"This thorough explanation of Etsy convinced me to open an account in anticipation of Christmas sales. For a beginner, the entire concept of Etsy® is explained. Everything from how to open an account, choose a store name, set up record keeping, etc. for the proper legal procedures of running a business on your own. Several artisans are examined detailing their experiences and what mistakes to avoid right from the start. This book allows you to build a proper foundation for your crafting/artisan outlet."
★★★★★By Rachelle S on 09 Aug 2017
"Inside, you'll be able to find everything from how to open your Etsy® business, to marketing, to stories of successful Etsy® business owners. Opening an Etsy® shop can be stressful, I know from experience, but this book has many incredible tips that I've begun incorporating into my own shop. I would recommend this to those who are thinking of opening an Etsy® or any other kind of online store."
★★★★★By Jewels on 08 Aug 2017
"This book is a necessary tool that will lead through every step of setting up your Etsy® business. One of the most detailed and in-depth books on the market, you will refer back to it time and time again, whether you are new to Etsy® or a veteran. I would highly recommend this book to anyone thinking about selling their handmade crafts online."
★★★★★By Deborah W on 04 Aug 2017
"Start Your Own Etsy Business is a book about starting your own small business and effectively selling your crafts on Etsy®. The book started with an overview of Etsy® and starting your own small business. Then the author went into more detail about what's involved in setting up a small business, from business plans and tax IDs to inventory management and accounting. He talked about determining what you need to get set up, your costs and prices, your target audience, and branding.
He then described step-by-step how to open an Etsy® account, set up your store, and add product listings. He also discussed fees, setting prices and shipping costs, taking (or hiring) professional photographs of your products, choosing and including search words, writing effective text to describe your product, and more. He also discussed promotion and marketing using paid advertising and social media.
He included advice from successful Etsy® sellers, including specific things they did that increased their sells. I found this advice both interesting and helpful. The author included plenty of links to online help pages and included some sample worksheets. While this book will help anyone who wants to set up an Etsy® account, it's targeted at those who want to create a profitable business from their crafting. Overall, I'd recommend this book."