Step away from the craft fair. Set up shop on Etsy, the world market for art, design and home decor! For artists, crafters, designers, and vintage resellers, it's a revolution. Never before has it been so easy to open a storefront that will reach millions of paying customers - with no up-front investment - online, in an afternoon! Learn how thousands of Etsians, young and old, have launched their business on a shoestring, usually part-time at home. See how to sell items quickly, earn money, and have fun doing it. Discover the new twist on good old-fashioned word-of-mouth advertising made possible online, courtesy of Facebook, Google, and Etsy itself. You'll learn the best tools for making it all work, no computer geekery required. With tips to work smarter, you'll have more time to spend doing what you love: creating, finding new treasures, and belonging to a community of like-minded, independent artisans.
©2012 Stephen W. Weber (P)2012 Stephen W. Weber
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"Great Info, Fair Narration"
Narration was the only place this audiobook disappointed; where was the audio editor when the narrator pronounced "Rodeo Drive" (in Beverly Hills) like a yee-haw-cowboy "Ro-dee-o" and not "Ro-day-o" as is correct; and "Greenwich Mean Time" was pronounced several times as "Green-witch". Mispronunciation was a little distracting.
Absolutely TOP NOTCH primer on all things Etsy.....I cannot believe the amount of info in this book, absolutely great, highly recommend if you are considering opening an Etsy store.
"Good for newbies"
This book was a bit slow for my tastes, and simplistic in its information provided at times.
That said, it would be great for someone with little or no experience with a site like Etsy (or eBay and other online selling venues for example) and needs hand holding.
There also was some useful information and ideas, and it was well thought out.
I would recommend it, if you are setting up a serious Etsy store, it couldn't hurt to learn all you can before launching your biz, or possibly give you some new insights.
"ton of info"
I wish I had this book years ago when I opened my shop. It's everything a newbie needs. My only regret is I don't have the physical book for quick reference -- especially for the urls.
Answered a lot of my questions. Some i did mot know i had. I am ready to open my shop now.
I liked hearing the replies of the Etsy sellers being interviewed
I liked hearing how the sellers evolved on Etsy- how they got better at selling on Etsy
The author gives several important tips- the tips he stresses most about he repeats- so I do not forget their importance. One in particular was "do not under price your items- even though you are just starting out [on Etsy]"
I built and offer psychic readings on my PsychicSpellCaster . com web site. I also have sold on E-Bay for five years. I was interested in Etsy because I saw they were cheaper to sell from, had a better clientele.....the author let me know good start up points and gave me a summery over what else Etsy offers (other than selling).
There some areas where a few too many conchs seemed to be flying around at the same time. All in all this was fairly informative.
"I struggled to finish; can't follow along..."
I struggled to finish as it required detailed recall. Without the written word, it is hard to keep track. I will give Audible a little more time to determine if it works for me or not. I wish Audible had the visual of the book so one could follow along. And a notes feature would be great, too!
"For the Absolute Beginner"
Good information for someone just starting out. I was hoping to find more insight since I have been on ETSY for a few years, but sales are lack luster.
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