Thinking about opening your own Etsy shop? Its a great choice - I have tried several on-line shop platforms over the last few years and I personally think that Etsy rocks, both as a seller and a frequent buyer. Etsy has become the only website that I use for my own creative sales. Interested in a test drive? You can use my referral link to list up to 40 items for FREE and test it out for yourself. Free? Awesome indeed! Thanks, Etsy! Chairman Meow thinks that it's a puuurrrfect way to try things out, and Etsy will give us a few freebie listings as treaties for the referral. Everyone wins!
If you do open a shop, let me know so I can visit and watch you grow! :) You are also welcome to share a live link to your shop in the comments. It is simple - just use the following format as a guide: <a href="http://www.yourlink.com">text you want shown for your link</a>
Need a hand getting started? The Etsy website has tons of resources as well as very friendly user forms. Consider joining a group or team that interests you or represents your area, and lean on the support and experience of other members when you need advice. We have some general tips for creative small businesses in our archives and there are PLENTY of other free and paid references out there, including these (and more) Etsy books: