20 Tips for Etsy Success – and Giveaway

Did you know I had an alter-ego?  There are little hints hidden around the site, which reveal more about my other ‘secret' activities.  The observant among you might have already noticed that I don't just sew.  I also run Summer ScentSations – making bath and body products.  And if I suspend modesty for just a minute…I'm pretty damn good at it.

My Etsy shop does very well, and I also have a lot of offline sales, local retail sales, features on daily deals sites and wholesale accounts – both locally and international.  You might say that I am an Etsy success story.  So much so, that I no longer have a ‘proper' job,  I work at home, part-time hours and make my living selling my handmade products.  And I have fun doing it.

But it wasn't always like that – I've had 5 Etsy shops, and have made plenty of mistakes along the way before I became successful.  I learned a lot along the way – what to do, and most importantly – what NOT to do to drive visitors away before they have the chance to become customers.


20 Tips for Etsy Success


I've developed a small range of Make It Yourself Tutorials, and some Make It Yourself Kits which have been enormously successful.  Feedback tells me that there are a lot of people out there who have an interest in selling on Etsy and other online shops like Artfire and IndieMade.  And I get quite a few follow up questions from these tutorials about selling, how to promote, packaging questions and how I get my customers.

So I wrote a book to help Etsy sellers – although it applies equally to other online stores too.  If you are thinking of selling anything on Etsy or Artfire, or already have a shop that struggles to attract sales, then this book IS FOR YOU !

There are also valuable bonuses included which can open up other income streams for you, and learn about the affiliate program which you can join to start earning right away.




Avoid Costly Mistakes and Boost Your Sales

 20 Tips for Etsy Success


To help promote the new book, I'm offering one for free in a Giveaway.  Or if you buy the book and win, you'll receive your money back. Enter below – good luck.


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Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy

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20 Responses to 20 Tips for Etsy Success – and Giveaway

  1. Donna K says:

    My biggest challenge is getting started. I want to learn to sew more.

  2. Brandy B says:

    Pictures. Taking quality pictures eludes me. Also item descriptions are sometimes not as well done as I’d like.

    • Hi Brandy – there is a really good product photography course you can take online with Craftsy – called Shoot It:Product Photography Course – you can find more here – http://www.so-sew-easy.com/ShootIt. It completely changed the way I take my product photos and I think across the shop as a whole you can probably tell the newer ones which are so much better than the older ones and this has helped my sales a LOT.

  3. Rachel M says:

    the fees

  4. ashley says:

    my challenge is making sales!

  5. Krystal says:

    My biggest selling challenge is dealing with all of the fees and still making a profit.

  6. newendstudio says:

    My biggest challenge is managing all of the bits of info necessary and to get them on a schedule.

  7. newendstudio says:

    Congratulations on your hard won success! Thanks for putting your tips in book form to share your knowledge. I have had a Storenvy shop (currently updating), an ArtFire shop (closed), but not an Etsy shop. Still dithering on that one. Your book sounds like it would be very helpful.

  8. Simplee Sue says:

    I’m a fairly new blogger for 6 months and don’t even know what to sell. I use affiliate links but not good. Still trying to figure this out. Thanks for your offer.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  9. This is an interesting topic. I have had an Etsy shop for 6 months, and haven’t sold one item. I had come to the conclusion it’s a total waste of time. I don’t understand what people are buying or why. I would love to read this book, thanks for the give away opportunity!

  10. Sandy says:

    I don’t know where to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. handimom says:

    Just getting started this year, so I will buy your book if I don’t win it!

  12. Bidisha Banerjee says:

    My biggest online selling challenge is completing all orders in time.

    Thanks for the lovely Giveaway.

    My Email Id : bidishabanerjee@live.com

  13. Debra Lee says:

    Figuring out how to start!

  14. breedingfancy says:

    Sounds like you’ve got the winning secret! I look forward to browsing your sites for extra tips to grow my Etsy shop.

    • breedingfancy says:

      Oh, and to answer your question… My biggest online selling challenge is balancing time between marketing (to get new business), and creating (custom orders sitting in my queue).

  15. jena says:

    working with ebay !

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