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Selling handmade products online

Are you interested in selling your handmade products online?

There are so many different handmade products I could be referring to! It could be something you’ve sewn or embroidered (there’s so many different products you can sew and embroider!) Or even something you’ve painted!

No matter the handmade product, if you’re interested in selling it, Etsy is a wonderful marketplace to do so!

If you use this link right here, you can start up a shop for free! It will give you, (and me!) 40 free listings to start up with! This accounts to $8 USD!

A few of my tips for selling products on Etsy:

   1. Have good pictures 

Pictures are one of the most important aspects of selling products online! This is what your customer sees as the product, for they cannot touch or feel it. 

  - Take pictures that don’t have a very busy background

  - The images should focus on your product

  - Show the item being worn, held, used or propped up

  - Scale the item, show its size in a photo

  - Don’t have blurry pictures

  - Have good lighting

   2. Be aware of what you sign yourself up for

It’s hard at first to get the word out there about your shop and to get people to buy your products. Especially when you have no credibility yet, I’m not gonna sugarcoat it! 

To help improve your Etsy growth and get views from Etsy search I recommend using erank! It’s a wonderful, and free, resource to use for Etsy seo! 

Yes, a blog does help drive traffic to your shop, if you do it correctly. (I’ll make an article next week about how to start up a blog with minimal costs!) But it does take a lot of time to write articles!

Social media is another way to drive traffic, but also takes a good amount of time to post often. 

   3. Have a variety of items

Like I said before, it’s hard to get your shop found when you’re first starting out. Having more items helps with the likelihood of being found from a search. It doesn’t have to be different products, it can be, but variations will work too! This will also help your shop with credibility, customers see that your serious about your shop and they like to have a choice of product. 

Thank you for reading my article! I hope you were able to learn from it and maybe even start your own new shop! Make sure to leave a comment, let me know what you think and subscribe to my emailing list by clicking subscribe on the top right! Have a wonderful day and stay safe!!


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