I just wanted to write a quick post to recommend an app I’ve been using for my Etsy shop – Vela.
Etsy apps are one of those things that:
1) I didn’t know existed until months after I opened my shop and
2) Keep forgetting they exist even now.
Etsy apps are not on your phone – they are desktop applications. (although some do have a mobile app that works with it).
You can find the list of Etsy approved apps here. Continue reading
Today I want to quickly write down some notes and discoveries on including a “SALE” category in your Etsy shop. I would highly recommend it!
Firstly, let’s begin with the obvious. Not every morning is perfect and if you read this and think “wow, that’s organised!” or “man I can’t even think straight before 12pm” you are not alone. I’m right there with you. This is my morning routine WHEN everything is going to plan, I’m caffeinated and on the ball!
Secondly – I don’t usually start this routine until after I’ve dropped my daughters at school. To me it’s infinitely harder to try and concentrate on admin work when I’ve got “mummy where is my homework?”, “mummy, she stole my identical white sock!” and “mummy, she’s just poured coco pops all over her pristine uniform!”
I walk the little
monsters angels to school and come back ready to Etsy. When it’s half term or school holidays I tend to either creep downstairs before they’re awake or allow morning TV and brekkie to give me some peace. It takes me around half an hour – 45 minutes to do this following list.
Now you may have already read my previous SEO advice that I wrote about 18 months ago. This is the brand spanking new, updated and improved SEO blog post. *Shazam!*
Let me answer a few questions you may have:
- What is SEO? SEO is Search Engine Optimisation, how to get found in both Etsy Search and via other search engines e.g. Google.
- Why do I need to optimise my listings? Etsy bring the customers to you, you should follow their advice on how to use their algorithms to your advantage to get your listings seen. It’s one of the main reasons we pay fees!
- Why should I listen to you? Of course, you don’t have to! This advice is free, accurate to the best of my knowledge and my shop is thriving as a result of attention to Search Engine Optimised listings 🙂
- Where did you learn all this? I read a lot from Marmalead, Etsy and other sellers!Right let’s begin!
Hi everyone – I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas!
This is a different approach to blogging for me. I’m actually going to be doing the planning I’m writing about AS I do it. I think it’ll be helpful for me to describe the thought and reasoning behind my methods!
In this blog post I intend to break down the goals, objectives and ideas process that I’m going through for my Etsy shops! In front of me I have an A4 project book (one of those ones with tabbed sections) and I’m using it to separate goals and ideas for different aspects in my life.
The first section is “personal” so what I’m working on for me and my family. The other sections are labelled “Shop 1” “Shop 2” “Shop 3” “Blog” (If you’re wondering, yes I am mad enough to be launching my third Etsy shop this March 😉 ) I think it’ll be useful to have a hub of all of my ideas to look back on.
Last year was my first Christmas on Etsy and I was already a member of the Etsy UK Sellers Networking Group. One of our members, a lady named Hannah (I forgot your surname, if you are Hannah, please get in touch and I’ll credit you!), started the idea of a Christmas market within the group.
We’re doing it again this year and here’s a breakdown of how it works and how you can join in!
Hi everyone, I’m ashamed to admit it’s been 4 months since I last blogged and I’m well aware that I haven’t finished my social media schedule over Friday/The Weekend but being totally honest I haven’t even had the time to stick to it myself lately!
I’ve been wanting to write this blog post since last Christmas but for some reason I just kept putting it off. Anyway, October is here, winter is coming and as Etsy sellers we are getting our butts in gear for Christmas!
Here are some ways you can get your shop and yourself prepared and ready for the “rush”.