5 Things You Need To Know About Etsy Teams

5 Things You Need To Know About Etsy Teams

If you’re a handmade business owner with a shop on Etsy, you could be worried that your shop is stuck in a rut.

You’ve read blog posts, articles on Pinterest, but your sales are not coming in.

How do you find the support need??

You’ve started an Etsy shop.

You’ve perfected your SEO.

Now you’re at a dead end.

You have nothing to do and nowhere to go, except sit and wait for those sales to come rolling in.

But more often than not, they don’t come quite as fast as we’d like.

And then, one of those days when you have nothing to do, you stumble upon the magical little button that leads you into the great big world of “teams”.

So it was with me, and I’m taking the liberty to assume that I’m not alone.

It’s enchanting.

A whole group of crafters and collectors gathered to share, discuss, critique and help one another’s shops.

While I readily admit there are benefits to teams, I just as quickly warn against the disadvantages and pitfalls.

I want you to enjoy your Etsy shop.

I want you to have that special light in your eyes when you tell everyone you know about your products.

I want it to be an endearing experience you’ll carry on for years and never once forget.

To assure that outcome, I hope you’ll keep reading.

We’re going to travel through the basics of teams, how they can help your shop, as well as a few words of warnings.

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Are Etsy Treasuries Really Worth It?

Are Etsy Treasuries Really Worth It As of October 5, 2016, Etsy has retired the ability for users to create and edit treasuries. This blog post is no longer relevant.

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Revenue Streams: How Creating a Second Product Line Turbo-Charged My Income

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You’re multi-passionate. You’re crafty.

You can’t seem to keep your creative brain still.

You’re always coming up with brilliant craft ideas for new things to design and make!

So you grab the scissors and take out the sewing machine to create something really awesome.

But you look in your Etsy shop and you’re confused.

Why aren’t you making more Etsy sales?

The secret ingredient you’re missing that no one talks about is revealed here

Read on as Meredith Erin talks about her cautionary yet super inspiring tale of how she and her partner went from $20k in debt to multiple daily sales on Etsy and truckloads of product to ship.

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Top Five Ways To Get Your Shop Seen on Etsy with SEO

Top Five Ways To Get Your Shop Seen on Etsy with SEO

When customers are looking for your products, can they find your shop?

Are you getting found quickly in Etsy search results?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a confusing topic to maneuver, but it’s so important to get straight for making Etsy sales.

Richie Peplin, the co-founder of Marmalead, an Etsy SEO and market research tool, shares with us The Top Five Ways To Get Your Shop Seen On Etsy With SEO!

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How to raise your prices

How to raise your price You need to raise your prices.

Have only about a quadrillion people tell you this about your products?

Or deep in your heart, you know you’re not getting paid what you’re worth.

But you really love making your products.

You could spend all day just making, creating and crafting in your workspace.

Just because you love doing it doesn’t mean you should undercharge!

In your business alone, new supplies need to be bought, marketing needs to be done and most importantly, your time isn’t free.

Take that beyond your work: bills need to be paid, hungry mouths need to be fed and your savings need to be, well, saved.

Stop working for under minimum wage.

Stop working for zero profit.

You can build that business of your dreams that supports you and your family.

Take the first step and raise your prices.

The reality of raising prices is not as scary as it feels in your head.

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