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Open your own Shop on Etsy.com, the world's marketplace for handcrafted items, vintage finds, and crafting supplies. Start your own business selling one-of-a-kind treasures shoppers can't find in regular stores.

For crafters, it's a revolution. Never before has it been so easy to start a worldwide crafting business with millions of paying customers -- with no up-front investment --all in an afternoon!
If you're a skilled crafter, artist, or ...

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Overview

Open your own Shop on Etsy.com, the world's marketplace for handcrafted items, vintage finds, and crafting supplies. Start your own business selling one-of-a-kind treasures shoppers can't find in regular stores.

For crafters, it's a revolution. Never before has it been so easy to start a worldwide crafting business with millions of paying customers -- with no up-front investment --all in an afternoon!
If you're a skilled crafter, artist, or antique hunter, you're 90 percent there. Just follow the step-by-step instructions in this book to register at Etsy, photograph and list your items for sale, and rake in the cash.

Learn how thousands of Etsy crafters, young and old, have launched their business on a shoestring, usually part-time at home.

Customers discover your items because of good old-fashioned word of mouth-with an Internet twist, courtesy of Facebook, Google, and Etsy itself. You'll learn the best tools for making it all work, no computer geekery required.

You'll see how to sell more items more quickly, earn more money, and have more fun, spending more of your time doing what you loved in the first place-creating new things, finding new treasures, and meeting lots of new people obsessed with the same stuff as you. Even if you're shy!

-- Read easy-to-follow guides for registering on Etsy.com and selling your handcrafted items, vintage finds, or crafting supplies.

-- See how crafters like you have built a full-time business from scratch.

-- Learn how to price your items to maximize your sales and fatten your profits.

-- See how to photograph your items like a pro and avoid the amateur mistakes.

-- Learn how to process your Etsy payments and avoid scams.

-- Get legitimate tax deductions for your home studio or office, and travel expenses.

-- See examples and insider tips from dozens of Etsy's top sellers.

-- Learn to use keywords to drive visitors to your Etsy shop.

-- Learn techniques for getting word of mouth and "free advertising, and why paid advertising is usually a waste of money.

-- Take your business to the next level by attracting wholesalers and retailers.

-- License your designs to extend your reach and create more cash.

-- Automate your administrative chores with Etsy apps.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936560097
  • Publisher: Weber Books
  • Publication date: 1/23/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 455,635
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    Etsy 101

    Etsy 101 starts out very basic with how to register and shop and then quickly jumps into the main focus of the book – selling. Despite the large amount of information provided, the book was a quick read. The author’s tone was light and the lay out made it easy to skip around and find answers to different questions. The seller profiles were very interesting and informative; however, what I really found helpful were the photography tips and information on advertising/marketing and legally protecting my work. (Before reading this book I knew nothing of light tents or how to use facebook and twitter as marketing tools.) I will not hesitate to recommend this book and will be hanging onto my copy for reference.

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    This is a very good how-to manual. It is clearly written and eve

    This is a very good how-to manual. It is clearly written and everything is laid out in an easy-to-understand fashion. Definitely a must-have if you are thinking about starting a seller's account on Etsy. The only major note that I have about the contents is that they can probably be found in the FAQ section of Etsy, but this book would probably be much easier to read. I have an ARC and noticed a couple of places where there were blank pages. I don't know if that happens in the final version of the book, but if it does, it should probably be fixed. Also, I understand the purpose of having the real-life examples of Etsy stores in there, but I kinda saw it as just free publicity. Just a personal preference though.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    If You Want To Sell On Etsy, Buy This Book First

    This book, Etsy 101 by Steve Weber is an absolutely marvelous book. If you, like many of us, want to try your hand at selling on the website Etsy, that seems to continuously grow in popularity as time goes by, you need to get this book. I opened an account on Etsy some time ago, even had a few sales, but I never really understood all the ins and outs of the web site until reading this book. Like all of Weber's other books it is jam-packed with good and concise information and instruction that is detailed but easy to understand. There are loads of interesting backgrounds about different Etsy sellers and the book provides a lot of good advice. It's an enjoyable read, well-written, and provides all the detail and instruction needed to easily understand how to sell on Etsy. I highly recommend this book.

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