This morning there was an email from Etsy inviting sellers to “Tell Us Your Story.” The request was from Etsy’s Seller Handbook team. A handy online form is linked so Etsy sellers can pitch the story they wish to share – either to write it themselves or to be interviewed by a regular editor. In the words of writer Katie Noonan…
“When you tell the story behind your shop, you give it added value and credibility. Shining a spotlight on your inspiration, materials and process can help attract new buyers and create a loyal following among current ones. Interesting details can also catch the eye of editorials teams, including Etsy’s own Seller Handbook editors, who scour the marketplace regularly for story ideas and sources. With that in mind, take a few minutes to fill out our Pitch Form. ”
So I did just that, offering the subject of how my own experiences as a seller on Etsy (via my BlueOtterArt shop) informed and inspired my new book The Everything Guide to Selling Arts and Crafts Online. I hope they take me up on the proposal, and give me the chance to share the amazing collaborations that are included in this book and found on this website.
I challenge you to do the same. If you have a story to share about your own Etsy experience, submit a Pitch Form yourself. Share your expertise with your community. It makes us all stronger!
And explore Etsy’s Seller Handbook Archives. It’s filled with stories that will inform and inspire your work.