Y’all, the pandemic really took a toll on my finances. I spent so much money ordering out and shopping online; I was shocked to see what the damage was. Now that things have started to return to normal, I’ve started looking into ways I can earn some extra cash. One of my girlfriends runs an Etsy shop and makes a killing. She shared her steps to running a successful Etsy shop with me, and now, I want to bring them your way.
Choose a Name
Now, you need to find your niche when it comes to Etsy, y’all. Perhaps you sew really great quilts, or you can make super cute house signs. Once you’ve nailed down what you want to do, it’s time to pick a name for your shop. Here are a few things to consider when trying to narrow down a name:
- Is it catchy? Does the shop’s name roll off the tongue so that people can mention it to their friends in passing?
- Does it target the right audience?
- Is it too long? Long names are too hard to remember, y’all!
Take Professional Pictures
After you’ve settled on a name, it’s time to start posting pictures of your products. How exciting! However, you need to make sure the pictures look professional. I don’t know about y’all, but I’ll scroll right past a shop that has pictures taken from an iPhone. Instead, hire a professional photographer who can get the right angles and make your items look great.
These days, you can’t just throw something in a box and ship it to the customer. Haven’t y’all ever heard of unboxing videos? Customers want the unveiling to be an experience; more importantly, they want their stuff to arrive safely. As a result, you need to practice packaging ecommerce products. For example, what type and size package should you use? How durable is the material inside? These are questions you have to ask yourself, people!
Etsy has officially taken over the internet over the past few years. So, why not throw your hat in the ring and try to make a few extra bucks? Be sure to follow these steps to running a successful Etsy shop so you can roll in the dough.