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Selling on Etsy: How to Create a Successful Online Shop


One of the most rewarding things I have done as an artist was to start selling on Etsy back in 2012. I thought it would be a good way to sell some of my original paintings, so I listed three paintings, added my name to my shop, and waited for them to sell.

Then I waited some more…

and some more…

and some more…

Well, I was ready to give up after three years of letting three paintings sit in my shop with zero activity. But then I thought, “maybe there is something I can do to get some sales.” I started researching and making changes and additions to my store and my products that eventually lead to over 5,000 sales since then. I’ve found a profitable home for a lot of my products on Etsy, and I’ve decided to share some of the things that I’ve learned are essential to creating a successful and profitable shop.

So, I’ve created a video tutorial and downloadable resource guide and added them to my list of classes on

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So, if you have ever wondered:

– Should I sell on Etsy?

– Can I make money on Etsy?

– How do I set up an Etsy shop?

– What can I sell on Etsy?

– How should I package my handmade products?

– How do I ship items from my online shop?

this class is for you. It will answer these questions along with outlining some of the essential elements to selling on Etsy successfully such as;

– desirable products that people want to buy,

– prices that ensure profit,

– beautifully packaged and carefully shipped items,

– amazing product listings,

– and a memorable shop with tons of personality.

In case you aren’t familiar with skillshare, it is a website that is loaded with thousands of classes that teach you how to do anything and everything from decorating a cake, to meditating, to painting flowers, and more! I’m totally in love with the platform and addicted to finding new classes and learning new skills. If you are like me and love to learn and create, I think you will love it, too!


Tips, advice, and resources for running a successful Etsy shop

Bonnie Lecat

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