If you enjoy creating things, have a talent for reselling things you’ve purchased at a profit and/or are tired of the daily grind of working at a full-time job, then selling stuff on Etsy may be the perfect option for you. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Don’t Quit Your Day Job Yet
It will take time to successfully launch your new business. In the meantime, you will need a regular stream of income from your day job to pay the bills.
Do Plenty of Research
Look up Etsy products similar to the ones you hope to sell. Doing so will give you a good idea of how much you can sell your items for.
You will also want to do keyword research to know how to label the items you want to sell. Using the right keywords will make it easy for potential customers to find your goods easily.
Take Top Quality Photos
As the old saying goes, "A picture is worth 1,000 words." An appealing picture will make people buy what you have to offer. An image that is unclear, too dark or too light will discourage potential buyers. Additionally, it’s a good idea to take several pictures of the same product from different angles so your customers can get a good idea of what it looks like.
Choose a Name
Choose a creative name for your Etsy store that accurately reflects who you are and what you are selling.
Set Realistic Goals
Set realistic goals for yourself and then celebrate when you reach them.
Launching a new venture is always a bit scary at first. However, the results can be more than worth it as you transition from a full-time job to working for yourself and doing something you love.