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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Etsy and the current economy on: August 19, 2009 11:44:17 AM
Well I think it's important to remember all sales slow in the summer good economy or bad and with so many people struggling it's getting harder for people to justify spending money on non essential items. Make sure to target your audience as people still need gifts but they are just being pickier about the things they buy. Almost everyone is slow now and we are all hoping for a surge in the economy. All we can do is cross our fingers and keep going!

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: It's my shop - don't I call the shots? on: August 19, 2009 11:36:37 AM
Sometimes it's hard to deal with custom orders, its a fine line. I will tell you one thing though, in the future and you'll find this all over etsy's forums you may want to ask for a deposit like 50% or for them to pay for full for the item in the future. You'll find sometimes even though you have had multiple conv's with someone when it comes time to pay they walk away and are never heard from again. Meaning you have a custom order and no customer or money for your time.  It's sad to say but it happens.

Smiley hang in there not everyone is difficult!
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: How do you price items on etsy? on: August 19, 2009 11:30:46 AM
Those are so cute, and look very time consuming make sure not to under price the work and effort she put into those!
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Advertising your Etsy shop! on: August 19, 2009 11:25:57 AM
 I've also heard that uploading pictures to Flickr can help your exposure, just be sure to follow the rules and guidelines.

Also try twitter, but I find the constant spam a bit annoying anyone else have that problem? I post items I list but I also like to talk to other twitters and put up info and things.
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: list your etsy store here! on: August 19, 2009 11:23:03 AM
Mines finally up and running while I work on getting my web store front going too! Check it out

I've been working on a variety of housewares, aprons, baby items, felt cozys and plushies!
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