Your shop’s new About page

June 8, 2012
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Etsy released a brand new feature today – an expanded “About” page for your Etsy shop. “We are thrilled to announce a new space within your shop where you can share the story of your business with the world.” states today’s Etsy newsletter.  “In your shop’s new About page, you can upload pictures of your […]

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Thank you!

May 14, 2012
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Making a sale at your Etsy shop is all about connection!  As soon as you are done celebrating, here’s the next steps: Remember to say “Thanks!” Thank you Note Cards by Sarah on Etsy. 1. Communicate!  Write back to your customer with an immediate convo.  Thank them!  Share your joy! If payment has come though […]

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Sharing Treasuries on your own website

April 30, 2012
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A comment on the “Treasuries Sell Stuff ” article that I wrote in March turned me on to a nifty tool for sharing Etsy Treasuries on a blog or a website – such as here at The Etsy Treasury Posting Tool at gives you easy instructions and an online form for getting the code […]

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Making it to the front page

April 21, 2012
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I really enjoy making Treasuries.  A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled Treasuries Sell Stuff about a item that sold after it was featured in one of my Treasuries. A reader commented a day later:  “It’s awesome when Treasuries sell something… and I’m sure that they do sell things all the time. For […]

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Learning how to put it all together

April 20, 2012
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As I develop my Etsy shop, it becomes really clear that Etsy just one part of my whole online presence. The shop is a central component, to be sure – the hub around which everything moves.  But it is linked to so many other things!  Etsy provides a widget that connects my shop with Twitter […]

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Think small

March 22, 2012
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As I populate my Etsy shop with prints and paintings, it occurs to me that I ought keep a balance of small, medium and large items.  I have plenty of large stuff – original watercolor paintings that carry an “art gallery” price tag.  And a fair amount of full sized, high end, archival ink jet […]

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Treasuries Sell Stuff

March 19, 2012
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I created another treasury this weekend, an odd collection titled Poetic License, with artwork centered on a theme of poets and songwriters. And this morning, a message arrived in my conversations from one of the featured artists… “Kim, I appreciate you listing my piece, Rumi words on Canvas with Tree and Crescent Moon, in your […]

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Goin’ on a treasure hunt

January 20, 2012
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I created my first Etsy Treasury today.  For months I have been adding products to my favorites list (“I Heart It“) as well as enjoying  Treasury collections from others.  At last it just felt like the right time to take a stab at the process myself. I started by looking at a couple of Treasuries […]

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Whoo-Hoo! Making a Sale

December 5, 2011

Take my word for it!  It’s a real thrill when you make your first sale to a total stranger on Etsy. Starts with an email sent from “Etsy Transactions,” subject line… Etsy Order Confirmation for $xxx from: your new customer!”  Wow!  You eagerly log in to your Etsy store and pull down the Your Shop […]

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Make friends with your camera

November 27, 2011

Good photos lead to Etsy sales. Take a look at the front page of  You’ll see a constantly changing grid of wonderful products. The items are lovely, and it’s quite an honor for an Etsy shop owner to be featured in a treasury collection, especially if that treasury makes it to Etsy’s front page! […]

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