My first year on Etsy and my Etsy Resolutions for 2016!

Hi everyone,

It’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog post. Or pretty much anything other than work work work!! Christmas was CRAZY.  C R A Z Y. There is a Christmas blog post in the works.. watch this space!

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2015 was my first year selling with Etsy. My business started in October 2013 on eBay and I can’t even talk about what happened on that platform without getting frustrated! Regardless, I wasn’t a total newbie when I came to Etsy, I had a catalog of 20 or so products I wanted to start out with. It took me a couple of weeks to slowly add them and write my descriptions.

I had been reluctant to join Etsy but this was ignorance on my part. My feelings were that it wouldn’t be as popular as eBay, that I wouldn’t get as much traffic..that people wouldn’t trust Etsy to buy things through. Boy I was wrong!

Two days after I listed my first lot I made a sale! Still to this day I’m not sure how it happened as at the time I hadn’t even looked into SEO, I don’t think I had any policies and there wasn’t so much a banner in the shop! But that was it, I had the Etsy bug.

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Literally my excited face…

I put my all into my shop. I became obsessed. I researched almost every move I made. I think I read about 10 blog posts on policies alone (and there’s still room for improvement!!) I’d like to share the things that I think are absolutely mandatory for a successful shop!

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