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Selling handmade products online

 This article is brought to you by Lizzsews.

Are you interested in selling your handmade products online?

From sewing, to embroidery, to painting, to sculpting and ceramics, to 3d printing, to Cricut-ing, there are endless possibilities to the crafts that you can make and sell!

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 on Etsy 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 handmade 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

In this product picture, I would recommend better lighting and a more appealing backdrop. The shadow takes away from the visual appeal, and the backdrop feels cheap.

   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 going to sugarcoat it! 

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

SEO -> Search Engine Optimization 

Social media is a good way to drive traffic to your shop, but takes time to craft good posts and build your following.

Blogs can be a great way to drive traffic to your shop, if you can get a good number of readers.

   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 work too! This will also help your shop with credibility, customers see that you're serious about your shop and they like to have a choice of product. 

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