I’ve been intrigued by Etsy since I was in 7th grade. My older sister sold handmade dresses on the platform, so I was familiar with it. Twelve year old me saw and loved the potential of selling handmade items online.
Fast forward to high school, senior year to be exact, I listed a monogrammed long sleeve t-shirt on Etsy. I didn’t expect much and I certainly didn’t plan on this becoming my career, but I figured I had nothing to lose by listing it.
I sold 82 of those shirts that semester, which was enough to renew the fire I had for selling handmade products online.
I used Christmas money to buy an embroidery machine, listed more items, researched best practices, and thankfully, got a few more orders.
Throughout the years, one thing was always missing: quality and attainable education for sellers.
I had to learn things the hard way, and in doing so, developed a tried and true system for getting consistent sales on Etsy.
This page (and all of my content) is about sharing that system with you. I share tips for SEO, product photography, shipping, and all the other things being an Etsy seller requires of you.
My hope is that it helps you from making mistakes like I did and keeps you from having to learn everything the hard way.
Thanks for hanging out with me here!
fact #1 | My 3 most favorite things in life are lighthearted conversations, new places to explore, and grapefruit Izze’s.
fact #2 | I’ll try anything once. A list a things I’ve tried recently: pig brain at a hot pot restaurant, racing a full Ironman, and surfing in San Diego.
fact #3 | Being self employed, in any capacity, is my dream job. However, if that wasn’t an option I’d get a degree to become a high school science teacher.