Crickets to Cha-chings is a podcast for handmade entrepreneurs wanting to uplevel their Etsy shops and take their side gig to a full time income. Join us as we talk marketing for your handmade business, strategy to drive traffic to your shop, how to stand out on Etsy, and running an online business while maintaining flexibility for your family.
163. Black Friday Deals for Etsy Sellers 2023
Gold City Ventures puts together an annual Black Friday deals roundup for Etsy sellers. Find it here: https://goldcityventures.com/etsy-seller-resources/ These deals apply for handmade, POD, or digital product sellers. Some require using the special Gold City Ventures links or coupon code. 🌟 For More Insider Tips & Strategies on E-Commerce Success! 🌟 Follow along on IG for business insider savvy and connection -- https://www.instagram.com/goldcityventures Learn more about Gold City Ventures -- https://goldcityventures.com Black Friday Deals -- https://goldcityventures.com/etsy-seller-resources/</p
22/11/2023 • 10 minutes 12 seconds
162. Holiday Ideas for Etsy Sellers 2023 (titles, tags, keywords)
What titles, tags, and keywords should you add to your Etsy listings this year for the holidays? Can you package your existing listings in a different way to capitalize on what holiday shoppers want? Julie Berninger of Gold City Ventures presents her best ideas for Etsy sellers this holiday season based on the following Resources: Etsy Holiday Merchanding Guide Etsy Marketplace Insights: Holiday Trends Our Link for eRank: https://go.goldcityventures.com/erank <a href= "https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/a
06/11/2023 • 26 minutes 57 seconds
161. What's The Deal with Mockups?
Julie and her business partner Cody from Gold City Ventures discuss what's been going on with some POD sellers and the future of mockups. They also cover the current Etsy listing image requirements and other best practices and how they think the POD manufacturers will respond. For those outside of the POD space, they also talk about interesting opportunities for handmade sellers to expand their revenue sources (including a cool story with the woman who runs Happy Rugs). And of course, what all this means for digital product sellers too. Cody shares his beginnings in the digital product space and the strategy that made him successful. 🌟 For More Insider Tips & Strategies on E-Commerce Success! 🌟 Follow along on IG for business insider savvy and connection -- <a href= "http
03/11/2023 • 29 minutes 51 seconds
160. Trending Etsy Topics and Farewell to Lauren
Julie and Cody of Gold City Ventures are continuing on with the podcast. I am happy since I know so many of you were disappointed that all of the old episodes would disappear. That issue is solved - and we have a better plan. The team at Gold City Ventures will be producing new episodes for you going forward. We recorded one final episode for you today as my truly final goodbye. I'll be stepping away from the business and letting Cody & Julie run the podcast from here on out. The episode today is a little different - Julie and I chatted casually about some of the hot topics in the Etsy space right now. We cover shop suspensions, optimizing for google, listing image changes, video and more. We also cover trends we’ve seen from the unique position of seeing thousands of shops created on
18/10/2023 • 39 minutes 15 seconds
159. My Biggest Announcement Yet
My plan was to shut down the business and move on. But after I sent the last goodbye email, my friend Julie from Gold City Ventures reached out to me. She proposed an interesting opportunity. It allows me to keep the podcast and all prior episodes live for you ..and for Julie and her business partner, Cody, to take over the responsibilities that I need to offload. I'm excited to announce that their business, Gold City Ventures, will continue on with my podcast, Crickets to Cha-Chings. Today we released one of two final episodes with me as the host and then Gold City Ventures will take over from here on out. I've known Julie for years and I am so excited to see what new energy and insight she brings to the podcast. Cody and Julie have individual Etsy shops with thousands of sales as well as an Etsy coaching business, <a href= "https://goldc
16/10/2023 • 19 minutes 40 seconds
144. SVB and Etsy -- what the heck?
Today on this quickie episode, I'm digging into my thoughts about SVB and Etsy's complete lack of communication and transparency with sellers. In short: I'm not happy. If you're wondering where I stand or want to hear my unfiltered thoughts about the whole thing, tune in. Let me know if you agree, disagree, think I'm totally off my rocker or need to preach it over at http://www.instagram.com/lauren.keplinger
13/03/2023 • 23 minutes 41 seconds
BONUS: Etsy Changes, Trends, and more for 2021
What's coming down the pipeline for 2021? Where do I see Etsy headed and changes to the platform in the future? That's what we are talking about in this episode! Get on the waitlist for Scale Your Sales when it opens on Friday, May 7 at http://www.scaleyouretsysales.com