Category Archives: Free Advice

A few reasons to think about leaving Etsy

Did you see my post last week on a few reasons why Etsy is a great place to start your online shop? Here are a few things that I ran into when my Etsy shop got larger; if similar thoughts … Continue reading

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A few reasons why Etsy is a great place to start a small online handmade-items shop

1. Etsy has very little startup costs. You have to pay to list your items as you list them, and other than that your only startup “cost” is your time. It does take time to photograph items and list them, … Continue reading

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Musings on pricing one’s work

Yesterday I drove about an hour south of where I live, to buy some supplies from a reasonably-local business (I call it “reasonably local” because it’s only about an hour drive, tops, and it’s another woman-owned ceramic supply company that … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wisdom: It’s OK to say no

When it comes to doing something for your small one-person-run business, it’s hard to say “no.” When it’s something that can get you exposure, get your name out, make people aware of you, and maybe even make a profit? It’s … Continue reading

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Free Advice Friday: Stats and item views on your Etsy (or other) shop

I have a love/hate relationship with the forums over at Etsy. On one hand, there is genuinely useful information in there, if you can get past the misspellings and the lack of punctuation. On the other hand, sometimes I think … Continue reading

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