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Tips on Runninng a Sucessful Etsy Shop

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Tips on Runninng a Sucessful Etsy Shop

    I recently celebrated 10,000 Etsy sales on Christy Wright’s Business Boutique and many members had a few questions or requested that I share a few tips. I figured that it would be easiest to condense everything in one post instead of posting comment by comment.MY ONLY REGRET: Not committing to my shop sooner. While I reserved my name on Etsy on June 1st, 2012, I didn't set up my shop until May 21st of 2014. This was a mistake. I should have dived right in.However, In 2012 I did not understand Etsy’s potential. No one would share real...

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Exsect is Now on Amazon Handmade

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Exsect is Now on Amazon Handmade

I opened my Amazon Handmade store on May 12th! Check out Exsect on Amazon Handmade  

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Etsy and Copycats - The Problem of Design Stealing on Etsy

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Etsy and Copycats - The Problem of Design Stealing on Etsy

If you sell on Etsy and become even marginally successful, it is a given that you will encounter copycats. Design thieves. Unimaginative pathetic morons. Whatever you like to call them.A few months back I came across a seller that offers leather luggage tags. Every single design was copied from an established Etsy seller. They copied six of my designs.When I asked them to remove the listings, they replied “but i want to said is design myself”. (seller is located in China).No. You did not design it yourself. Copying my exact listing titles is a dead giveaway that you copied the...

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You Better Shop Around

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In April of 2014, I owned a considerable amount of Tandy Leather (TLF) shares at $9.63 a share. This holding had served me well since purchasing them in 2012 at a little over $5 a share. However, something happened at Tandy Leather around April of 2014. I started noticing considerable price hikes on items that I had been purchasing for many years. After ruffling through receipts, it became clear that many items had gone up by as much as 50%. Example: 2” Cowhide Strip x 72” - $20 (2006) - $21.99 (early 2014) to $31.99 each (4/23/16) Gross. That was...

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