If you’ve always wanted to open an Etsy shop but lacked the confidence or know-how, 2015 could be the year that all changes, with Etsy launching a four-week online program, #EtsyResolution.
Led by Clare Bowditch of Big Hearted Business, and assisted by Etsy seller and small business coach Jess Van Den, participants will have the opportunity to turn their creative dreams into a flourishing Etsy business, with direct access to tried and tested tips, tricks and lessons.
Designed to be fun, practical and collaborative, #EtsyResolution encourages participants to work together, as well as with Clare and Jess, to kick off a successful 2015. The program guide includes:
January 27 Telling Your Brand Story
January 29 Find Your Target Market
February 2 Photography: Telling Your Shop’s Visual Story
February 5 Shipping Tips & Tricks
February 9 Search Engine Optimisation: Getting Found Online
February 12 Get to Know (and love!) Your ‘Shop Stats’
February 16 Marketing 101 (for creative types!)
February 19 Creating Happy Customers (and nailing the art of repeat business)
February 25 Live online Q&A with Clare and Jess.
And if you need any extra motivation to join, check out some of our favourite Etsy sellers such as Vice and Velvet, makers of some seriously gorgeous handmade vegan soap, Pirdy, who design the most sparkly resin homewares and Maison Blanche, creators of delicious-smelling, hand-poured soy candles (I have two!).
Looking at all their thriving businesses it may be hard to believe that not too long ago, they too were just starting their Etsy journeys. But I think I can confidently speak for all of them in saying they have no regrets! So take the plunge and register for #EtsyResolution! Registration is open from now until 25 January 2015.