Etsy and Beyond: Online Sites to Sell Your Handmade Goods


When you think of selling your handmade items online, the first site you are probably thinking of is Etsy. Probably the biggest handmade marketplace, Etsy provides sellers with a huge platform to sell their crafts. You can also easily get lost in a sea of sellers, too. I was just browsing the scarves section, which […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: They’re Not Just for the Big Retailers


Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean you can’t participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday. In fact, based on the statistics last year, you definitely should be participating. According to Shopify, “Black Friday online sales surpassed $1 billion dollars,” and Cyber Monday, “shattered previous online shopping records by a landslide with roughly $1.5 […]

On the Cusp of Battle: Holiday Season Tips


It’s the beginning of November, which means in a few short weeks Christmas, Hanukah, and about a million other holidays will be here. The holiday season is hands down one the busiest times of the year, and if you are a small, one-person-operated creative business it’s even more stressful. To help you prepare for the […]

Navigating through e-Commerce: Which is Best for You?


E-commerce can be tricky. There are a million different options, but with monthly fees, transaction fees, and listing fees, it can all become a blur. Before you know it your profit is slowly diminishing. So what’s the best option for you? When wading through the various sites, there are of course the bigwigs of the […]

Encouraging Repeat Customers In Your Handmade Business

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Whether you sell your crafty goods on Etsy, through your own website, or focus on wholesale orders, the value of repeat customers is undeniable. They can be easily gained by offering discount coupons, responding politely to questions, and saying hello to established shoppers. The following three tips will help you build connections with your buyers- […]