Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Opening An Etsy Shop

Whether you are new to Etsy or just thinking about opening a second shop there are a few things to think about. My first shop is about 1 1/2 years old now. I can ignore it for a day or two and still receive 100+ views a day. The shop I opened last week, if I don't add a product and Tweet it and Facebook it, I do not get any views.

My point here is that it will be almost like it was when you first opened your shop. You really need to be aware of the amount of time a new shop or second shop will take from you. It isn't just you build it and they come. You have to get your product in front of those who will want to buy it.

Be prepared to put in a lot of work on a new shop. Just remember it does get easier. It does get to a manageable point. It will eventually be something that will pay you back.

Over the next few weeks I will be talking about some of the things needed for starting a new shop. The ideas also work well for existing shops. If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email to

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to this series. I have one new and one newish shop (along with my two old ones) and both of them need help.