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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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Tony Robbins - Money Master the Game

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Tony Robbins - Money Master the Game

Tony Robbins epic 20 hour read Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom was very informative, especially to a newer investor willing to consume any reasonable advice on the subject. Though drawn out at times and a bit of an over done promotion for a few products (fixed index annuities); I thoroughly enjoyed the interview section (minus Tony's repetitious response of "awesome") and the detailed portfolio breakdowns from so many successful advisors. I found the chapter on dollar-cost averaging most beneficial. This tiny part of Tony's huge novel inspired me to auto-invest to our SEP and IRAs...

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Who or What is Successful on Etsy?

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Who or What is Successful on Etsy?

How do you define success on Etsy? Is it possible to make a living on Etsy? Yep. My main Etsy shop shop grossed $90,000+ revenue in 2015. In 2016, my sales have increased by 33.41%, well on track to clear $120,000+ revenue in 2016. But how could I ever know if that is considered to be “successful” among the 1.5 million sellers on Etsy? Etsy’s new rules allow for the use of manufacturing and staff (gasp!). If I am doing $100k a year as a single maker operated business, there must be hundreds of shops making 5x-10x that amount. It...

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New Shopify Store

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I opened a new EXSECT SHOPIFY STORE over the weekend. Although it seemed fairly easy to set up, importing from Etsy is a nightmare. After fixing all of the prices, variations, spacing in the listings, titles and links... I discovered last night that ALL of the tags have underscores in them instead of spaces. What a pain. Sometimes I truly get tied of doing everything myself. I wish I could pass off the most tedious tasks to SOMEONE and have confidence that they will actually be done correctly. Off to fix tags for HOURS!  

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