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Topic: New Years Resolution: Get Going on Etsy. Any Tips?  (Read 968 times)
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« on: December 23, 2006 08:07:46 AM »

i really want to push on etsy.  i've always done well with handpainted childrens clothing and handcrafted journals on my website, but i just don't think it's the right venue for handpainted yarns and collage art.  i really really want to grow the yarn business and especially focus on the luxe yarns like my silks, cashmeres, and alpacas.  i'm thinking etsy is right for that.

last year i created a store, but i've never really set it up to sell yarns.  does anyone have good advice, where to look, etc., and any thoughts.  is that market overly saturated?  i'm really a novice at this and would appreciate any help at all!

this is the link to what's there know if that helps to give me advice.  i've just added one skein of yarn as a sort of test item while i try to make it look good.  elliebelly.etsy.com
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2006 08:11:27 AM »

Well, the nice thing about etsy is that you have tons of market information at your fingertips. Yarn seems to do quite well on etsy, but it might be getting saturated--I would look through the yarn section, see what people are charging and if that price point would work for you, see what's selling and what's not, see how many new yarn stores there are and how they're doing, etc. And be prepared to advertise a ton--that's really the key to succeeding on etsy as well as anywhere else on the internet (as I'm sure you know!)

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2006 08:44:58 AM »

thanks emily.  i'm reading through all the posts as i'm sure there's a ton on info here.

is there advertising that is specific to etsy or is it just like everything else--trying to figure out what works?  i'm primarily a mixed media artist, and yarn has been a (rapidly) growing side venture for me in the last 18 months.  my yarn has sold mostly by word of mouth or b/c people who visit my site for something else see the yarn sections, but i really want to figure out where you advertise just for people who are interested in yarn (without breaking the bank by advertising at places that are unbelievably expensive).

« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007 10:30:50 PM »

Here's a couple of tips that might help:


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