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10 Etsy Tips from a Successful Etsy Seller

by Amanda Naqvi |

Etsy is a great marketplace made up of real people. 

It's where we started out! I try to be a part of the community and offer advice to new sellers when I can. I've been doing it "unofficially" for a few years now, and thought this advice would make a great blog series on how to help other sellers achieve the success my company has. Occasionally, a new Etsy seller contacts me for advice on how to set up their shop, or simply asks for advise on how to sell.

10 Etsy tips advice from a seasoned seller

Here's a note I sent to a recent Etsy user looking to possibly open up a shop soon. She looking for advice on whether she should take the big "Etsy leap" and start up a new shop. 

Hello Pat,

Thank you for taking the time to reach out. If you are passionate about what you do, I'd say, go for it! My etsy stores stared off as a hobby but have now become full fledged businesses. This is because I really enjoy what I do and even though its been a ton of work, its fun because its my passion. Every etsy seller does things differently, and I wouldn't want to steer you in the wrong direction. My recommendation would be to go with you gut, and never, ever, sacrifice quality. I'll never ship out a product to my clients that I won't stand behind. I've been know in the office to refuse to ship a product to a client even if it has the tiniest dot on it. I like to put myself in my client's shoes and say "would I want to receive this product?" if the answer is no, I always try again!

I hope that helps!
Best of luck with your new venture.

Have you tried to open a new Etsy shop? What are some of the challenges you've faced? Considering it? What questions do you have? Each month I will choose one of the comments below and try to answer as best I can! Happy Selling!


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