Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Etsy 101

I'm going to share one of my etsy-related goals with you.  It's kind of a strange one... are you ready?  The thing is, I do a lot of research on etsy business development because I want to boost my own sales, and also just because I find the subject interesting, so, my goal is to eventually teach an adult community ed class on how to sell your stuff on etsy.  Doesn't that sound fun?  (You don't get paid to teach the class... so it would just purely be for nerdy fun).

As I sit here making up a lesson plan for my imaginary class, it occurs to me that I should be using this blog in a more organized way.  So, what I'm going to try out from now on is to pick a topic that I might discuss in my class, and then present the information here.  I'll also try to point out some good resources and articles that I discover along the way.

Here are a few of the major topics that I think I should cover:

1.  Business Planning
2.  Branding
3.  Pricing Your Work
4.  Product Photography
5.  Writing Product Descriptions
6.  How to Use Etsy/Paypal/Etc.
7.  SEO & Advertising
8.  Shop Promotion/Social Networking

Sound like a plan?  Ready, set, go!