The Etsy Business Tips Blog

The Etsy Business Tips Blog is one of my blogs, but I thought I'd mention it here because I'm hoping it might be useful to some readers. The blog focuses on providing tips on how to make more etsy sales, and how to promote your shop effectively. I also write shop critique posts on occasion to help readers directly, and also to give others some ideas about improvements they could potentially make as well.

If you'd like to visit the blog, these are some of the most popular posts:

How to Get More Twitter Followers and Reaching the Right Crowd
A detailed guide to how to easily build up a large twitter following (in the thousands) and how to reach your target market- including buyers who are not etsy sellers.

Promote While You're Asleep!
A post about scheduling your promotion to reach buyers while you're asleep- particularly good for international sellers or those wishing to expand their international customer base.

Where to Find all Those Free Blog Buttons
Links to twitter buttons, RSS feed icons and counters, where to find the 'suggested posts' widget, how to create a badge for your blog that others can share, how to allow suggestions from your readers...and more!

Self-Service Shop Critique- How to Improve Your Shop and get More Sales!
This is a detailed post that takes sellers through different areas of their shops that might benefit from some changes. This is based on the many critiques I've done for individual sellers and through running group critiques as a member of the Sellers Assisting Sellers Team.

I also run regular features of favourite items from blog followers, Q&A posts answering readers' questions, and individual shop critiques, so there's a chance to ask questions and get some extra traffic for your shop too :)

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The Etsy Mentors Blog: Sellers Assisting Sellers

Cody the Computer Geek Mouse by TheHouseofMouse is a blog run by the Sellers Assisting Sellers Etsy Team (which I am a member of). It is an incredibly useful resource for both new and experienced sellers, with expert advice on all aspects of selling on etsy, including how to handle custom orders, how to take amazing photographs, and what to do after your first sale!

The purpose of Team SASsy is to provide advice and mentoring for other Etsy Sellers. In addition to running the Etsy Mentor blog, the team also conducts live critique sessions in the Etsy labs to help new sellers with individual feedback- check the Virtual Labs schedule for the next critique. You can also find a list of mentors categorised by areas of expertise on the blog if you need further help.

Blog Revamp!

Is Boo Radley Home? Fine art print by wondrousstrange

I'm afraid Best Etsy Blogs has been badly neglected for a very long time- so long that I have closed my old Etsy shops and opened a new one- Morphologica!

I will be bringing this blog back to life and sharing some of the great Etsy blogs out there- and I'll update the list of links at the bottom of this page now that I have a few more tricks up my sleeve ;)

Stay tuned.....

Essential Etsy Links Update

Sectioned- Laser-Engraved Brain Necklace by Morphologica

There have some interesting developments in terms of etsy tools recently, so I have put together an 'Essential Etsy Links Update' for easy reference. Some are new resources, some I've recently discovered!
  • Craftopolis - find out which treasuries you're in
  • CraftCult - see whether you've been featured on the front page or in the gift guides
  • Handmadeology- Timothy Adam's site with tutorials and tips for sellers
  • Found-Handmade- Also from Tim, showcasing items from Artfire and Etsy, with a link for sellers to submit their own items
  • TweetMeMe- a button so that people can easily retweet your blog to share with others (try it out at the bottom of this post!)
  • - a new site with marketing tips and info for sellers
  • TwitterFeed- most of you probably know about this one. It allows you to automatically list your etsy items on twitter as they are added to your store
  • Google Analytics for searches within etsy- this Storque update tells you how to change the settings within Google Analytics so that you can see the search terms used by people in the etsy search bar
  • Easy free newsletter service Bravenet- I thought this might be of interest too.!

As is probably evident from the name, showcases a wonderful collection of handmade pieces that are so cute you just want to squish them! Cuteable is a hugely popular blog featuring finds from etsy and other handmade sites, and is a colourful way to browse some of the cuteness out there :) There's also a link on the site to 'Share Your Cute' so that your own cute creations can be considered for the site.

Two of my favourite finds from Cuteable:

Sweetie Fox- Hand Illustrated Coin Purse by PocketCarnival

Brisa the Ballerina Amigurumi Doll Corchet Pattern by Owlishy


This isn’t specifically to etsy, but Instructables is such a fantastic site that could be really useful for etsy creators, so I wanted to share! It has a huge searchable collection of how-to articles (with pics and detailed info) for all kinds of different creations. It’s an amazing resource! You can also post your own ‘instructables’ and get involved in their online forum.

From the site:
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.

Chris Parry's Blog Competition and Pricing Spreadsheet

Chris from is running a fantastic giveaway competition (and I should know because I won a gorgeous ring from him on the Etsy forum!!). He is offering a chance to win one of three rings, worth $105 in total DETAILS HERE. In addition to competitions, Chris reviews gorgeous finds on etsy, as well as his stunning jewellery designs.
Chris also offers a free spreadsheet for Etsy sellers to work out how to price their work HERE, which has now received over 30,000 downloads!


Confessions of an Esty Stalker is a beautiful site curated by Beatrice. In her words: "There are two kinds of people necessary in the arts. First, there are the artists, those who create lasting works that make us take in that deep inhale of breath. Next, there are those of us who appreciate the arts, who want to promote and help professional artists in their life’s passions." Beatrice showcases some of her wonderful etsy finds on this site, providing what she describes as an online museum of etsy arts and crafts.

PinkPolish Design is another fantastic blog that provides top tips for etsy sellers. Here you can find 5 tips for starting 2009, info on how to use twitter effectively, improving photos and shop visibility, and how to make the etsy front page!
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The Handmade Movement- Sneak Attacks! (although not strictly a blog) is the home of the 'Sneak Attack'.
From the site:
"What's a Sneak Attack? Three days a week at an appointed time, an Etsy shop with few or no sales is announce on this site. As many people as possible then buy items from that shop, resulting in a frenzy of surprise business to the unsuspecting shop! Want to join in? I bet you do! Read on..."

Such a great idea! Spread the Etsy Love!!!

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