Etsy Interview Series: Meet Sadie Solomon

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Welcome to our fairly new Etsy Interview Series! After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago in December 2014, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we […]

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How to Start An Etsy Shop: An Easy Guide

A Creative Income guest post by Jennifer Priest from Hydrangea Hippo! Everyone’s been telling you that you should sell your handmade goods on Etsy. What a compliment! But now it’s time to ask some important questions. Is Etsy a good fit for your business? How do you even get started? There’s also those articles you’ve […]

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Creating an Etsy Shop

Creative Income guest blogger Rebecca George consistently delivers insightful and honest advice on owning a successful Etsy shop, and this post is no exception. Though there are a few things Rebecca wishes she had known before starting her Etsy shop, Purple and Lime, the most important thing to take from her post is how she […]

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Etsy Interview Series: Meet Jenna Richards

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After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we get to meet Jenna Richards from My Old Kentucky Homespun! How […]

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Etsy Interview Series: Meet Katie Lukes

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After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we get to meet Katie Lukes!  How did you get started with […]

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The Six Most Useful Apps for Your Handmade Business

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These days almost everyone has a smartphone or a tablet computer.  Many of the popular applications can simplify your business’ selling, shipping, and social media posting.  Let’s look at five apps that can help you take your crafty company to the next level! Instagram The most popular new app is definitely Instagram. Everyone from crafters […]

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Meet Tami Gagne of Peanut Envy

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I just love interviewing bloggers and business owners! It’s always amazing to get a new outlook on the crafty business world from someone who is experiencing all of the same trials and tribulations. Today we get to see just what it’s like to own an online shop by getting to know Tamera from Peanut Envy. […]

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7 Tips for Better Product Descriptions

The reason we get into business is to sell goods, right? However, as you and I both know, there’s a whole lot of other stuff that goes into running a creative business, including writing product descriptions for our online shops. Do your homework: Read, read and read some more. Cruise through Etsy, Ebay, Artfire and […]

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Navigating through e-Commerce: Which is Best for You?

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E-commerce can be tricky. There are a million different options, but with monthly fees, transaction fees, and listing fees, it can all become a blur. Before you know it your profit is slowly diminishing. So what’s the best option for you? When wading through the various sites, there are of course the bigwigs of the […]

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