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Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies
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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 how to set up an Etsy shop, write compelling item descriptions, photograph your work, engage the Etsy community, understand fees, and find 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. 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.

  • Coverage new to this edition includes the latest in flash sale partners; best practices for applying SEO to your shop and listings; new tools for sellers; and much more
  • Includes tips for increasing local sales by connecting with other local vendors through seller communities
  • Covers harnessing the power of Pinterest to promote (and protect) your business

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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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. 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.

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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. 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.

  • Coverage new to this edition includes the latest in flash sale partners; best practices for applying SEO to your shop and listings; new tools for sellers; and much more
  • Includes tips for increasing local sales by connecting with other local vendors through seller communities
  • Covers harnessing the power of Pinterest to promote (and protect) your business

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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Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Turning Someday into Payday 1

Part One: The Who and the Why

Chapter 1 Idea Brainstorming: Fun, Fast, and Easy 7

Discover the Three “P’s”: Passion, Purpose, and Profits 9

Is It Sellable? 12

Quick Start Summary 14

Chapter 2 Markets versus Topics: Understand the Difference and Prosper 15

Starting Small Is Better 18

Chapter 3 Determining Market Size: Easy as the Three Bears—It’s Got to Be Just Right 21

Where’s There’s a Good Question, There’s a Great Answer 23

Chapter 4 Your Subscriber Avatar: Knowing Your Ideal Customer 27

Birds of a Feather Flock Together 30

Chapter 5 Competitive Analysis: The Direct and Indirect 33

Two Is Better Than One 33

Quick Start Summary 35

Part Two: Anatomy of Your Business

Chapter 6 A Proven Business Model: If It Ain’t Broken 39

The Pros and Cons of Each Business Model 41

What’s a Guru? 45

No Face—No Name 46

Show Me the Money 47

Chapter 7 Naming Your Inbox Magazine: It’s Got to Be Good! 51

A Name Can Make You or Break You 51

Give the People What They Want 56

Give It a K.I.S.S. 58

Chapter 8 Design and Frequency: It’s All about Engagement 61

When, Oh When 63

Plain Text or HTML—What? 64

Let’s Push It! 65

It Needs to Be Actionable and Useful 66

Stick to Your Guns 67

Your Panache 68

Chapter 9 Software and Systems: Technology Made Easy 69

The Bad You Need to Know 71

You Want to Stay Single 71

Websites Have Never Been Easier 72

Opt Them In—Send It Out 73

Action Step 1 75

Chapter 10 Don’t Wait: Action You Can Take Right Now 75

Action Step 2 76

Action Step 3 77

Action Step 4 78

Action Step 5 79

You Are on Your Way! 80

Part Three: The Useful and the Actionable

Chapter 11 Building Your Panel: Content Is King 83

Three Easy Steps for Putting Your Panel Together 86

Step 1: Brainstorm a List of Potential Panelists 86

“No” Won’t Be an Option 105

Chapter 12 You, the Author: Article Writing Made Easy 107

Alert Yourself 107

Become a Dictator 108

Take It to the Bank 110

Creating the Perfect Article Structure Is Golden 111

Creating Engaging Content 113

Be Remarkable 116

Chapter 13 Sourcing Compiled Content: Done for Your Filler 117

Private Label Resale Content 117

Article Sites 119

Public Domain Content 120

Meat, Vegetables, and Bread 124

Chapter 14 Don’t Delay: Action You Should Take Right Now 125

Reality Awaits 127

Part Four: The Art and Brilliance of a Community

Chapter 15 Landing Pages: Land on It and Squeeze It, Baby 131

Quantity Plus Quality Equals a Great List 131

Long versus Short Squeeze Pages 140

The Elements of a Squeeze Page 144

Get Out of the Headlights 146

Chapter 16 Lead Magnets: Your Ambassador 149

Types of Lead Magnets 151

The Reciprocal 151

Not Peanut Butter and Jelly 152

Be a Leader with Your Lead Magnet 156

Chapter 17 Your First 1,000: It’s a Numbers Game 159

Step 1: Social Media Marketing 160

Step 2: Article Marketing 163

Step 3: Active Content Syndication 172

Step 4: Press Releases...