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Etsy Conversations Podcast

English, Shopping, 1 season, 489 episodes, 4 days, 4 hours
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Featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners. Get to hear the personal Etsy stories behind your favorite Etsy shops as well as those you haven't yet discovered. it all began when a Turkish classical musician, a graphic designer, and an iPhone newbie/crafting geek all happily collided in the summer of 2013 in a happy conspiracy that birthed the new host and the revival of the Etsy Conversations Podcast. As an iPhone newbie trying to figure out what the funny-looking purple icon on her phone was, Ijeoma discovered a podcast that was in desperate need of life support. A few conversations, emails and two to five petite cups of Turkish apple tea later, the podcast went from the brink of obsolescence to becoming the watercooler hub for all things Etsy, handmade, and arts & crafts-related. The Etsy Conversations Podcast is the home of inspiring interviews with and for veteran and newbie Etsy sellers where you get tips, techniques, and tools to make you a better more successful Etsy seller by learning from other Etsy sellers. If you’re looking for ways to get more sales and more traffic to your Etsy shop, be a guest on the Etsy Conversations Podcast and promote your Etsy shop to thousands of listeners across the globe while inspiring other Etsy sellers to take their Etsy business to the next level. Connect virtually on Twitter with @ConvoMePodcast (https://twitter.com/ConvoMePodcast) as well as on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EtsyConversationsPodcast), Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/convomepodcast/) and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/105768205195648489315/posts) with Etsy Conversations Podcast - Follow us, Like us, Pin us, and join our Circle to become a part of the Etsy Convo community.
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Rebroadcast of On The Round

Rebroadcast of On The Round. Originally aired April 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
1/31/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Sucre Shop.

Rebroadcast of Sucre Shop. Originally aired February 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
1/17/202455 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Sophia Pagan Photography

Rebroadcast of Sophia Pagan Photography. Originally aired February 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
1/3/202438 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Designed by Dani N.

Rebroadcast of Designed by Dani N. Originally aired February 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
12/20/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Cherry Pixels Photos

Rebroadcast of Cherry Pixels Photos. Originally aired February 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
12/6/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Too Many Pieces

Rebroadcast of Too Many Pieces. Originally aired January 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
11/22/202335 minutes, 22 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Mahogany Rhino

Rebroadcast of Mahogany Rhino. Originally aired January 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
11/8/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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Rebroadcast Tenerina Bags

Rebroadcast of Tenerina Bags. Originally aired January 2015.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
10/25/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rebroadcast Akasa Kreations

Originally aired December 2014.   Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
10/11/202341 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Hilary Pfeifer of Bunny With a Toolbelt

Originally aired February 2019. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
9/27/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Carly Gallante of Pendant Place Store

Originally aired April 2019. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
9/13/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 1 second
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Rebroadcast: Bonnie of Bonnie LeCat

Originally aired December 2018. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
8/30/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Laura of Fashion Meme

Originally aired May 2018. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
8/16/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 24 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Crystal Henson of Le Rustic Chic

Originally aired May 2018. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
8/2/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Kim Berger of KB Originals Etc.

Conversation originally aired April 2014. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
7/19/202337 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Leah Palmer-Preiss of Curious Art Lab

Conversation originally aired March 2014. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
7/5/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Angie of Gathered & Sown

Encore episode. Orignally aired December 2014. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
6/21/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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364 ~ Jewelry Designer, Bestselling Book Author, and Health Coach... Meet Cecilia Leibovitz

From early days of her mail order business to her current jewelry designing, book writing and health coaching, Cecilia Leibovitz shares her entrepreneurial journey. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
6/7/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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363 ~ Living Life & Running an Etsy Business by Design w/Darowan of Designs by Darowan

Darowan is a Canva template and digital product creator and she helps coaches and content creators by providing time-saving tools and templates for their online businesses. She transitioned from selling physical products on Etsy to an all-digital business model that now allows to live a nomadic life. Listen to our convo to hear her unique story. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
5/24/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 43 seconds
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362 ~ Growing a Business & Educational Community on Etsy w/Lauren Kilgore of Beautiful Mesh

From accountant to Etsy seller and Etsy educator, Lauren Kilgore has found success on the platform and now also shows other sellers the way to do the same. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
5/10/20231 hour, 41 seconds
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361 ~ Two Years, One Baby & 6,000 Sales Later... Catching Up With Marilyn of Gemini Fusion

She birthed a business during the pandemic, then birthed a real life baby after her COVID wedding, now Marilyn is sharing what's happened with her brand, Gemini Fusion, over the last two years. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
4/26/202346 minutes, 45 seconds
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360 ~ From Selling on Consignment to Selling Successfully on Etsy w/Deb of Bluebird Court Creations

Deb started off selling her handmade crafts on consignment in brick and mortar shops. At the urging of her daughters who were already selling on Etsy, she opened up her own Etsy shop and hit on a trend before it became a trend. Now she runs a successful side business on Etsy selling her handmade gnomes and home decor items and is sharing her Etsy journey on the podcast. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
4/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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359 ~ Scaling On & Beyond Etsy with Gloria Ware of Get The Bag, LLC

With over 25 years of business banking and investing experience under her belt, Gloria Ware supports Black women and BIPOC through building the networks, visibility and communities that enable them to unleash their individual and collective power. We talk about how she applies this mission to sellers in the Etsy community. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
3/29/202354 minutes, 56 seconds
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358 ~ Finding a Niche on Etsy Based on a Personal Need with Tonya of Accented Glory

Finding your niches sometimes doesn't mean hours of keyword research and using multiple tools and endless hours of market research. For Tonya of Accented Glory her niche was right in front of her eyes everyday and in our conversation she shares how she landed on it and has grown an accessory and jewelry brand that gets featured in major publications. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
3/15/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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357 ~ Embracing the Artist's Life on Etsy with Dorcas Magbadelo of DorcasCreates

From grappling with the idea that she's an artist to having her designs featured and sold on home decor items in Target, Dorcas shares her Etsy journey. From dreaming of being a fashion designer to a stint in finance and now a thriving full-time career as an artist. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
3/1/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 55 seconds
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356 ~ Growing a Business On & Off Etsy Selling High-End Vintage Products with Whitney Conard of ThriftyWhitneyShop

Whitney is a relatively new vintage seller who opened an Instagram shop in April 2021, after being furloughed then quitting her job as a nurse. She opened her Etsy shop - ThriftyWhitneyShop - in December 2021, and then launched her own website at thriftywhitney.com where she focuses on selling vintage home decor and textiles sourced from the Midwest. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
2/15/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 7 seconds
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355 ~ Publishing Multilingual Filipino Children's Stories w/Christina of Sari-Sari Storybooks

Christina had a dream that she couldn't ignore. Although it wasn't easy, she quit her job and created Sari-Sari Storybooks where she publishes children’s books in the diverse languages of the Philippines. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
2/1/202346 minutes, 34 seconds
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354: Growing a Business on Etsy Helping Nonprofits w/philanthropybabe Alison of Nonprofit Fundraising

Alison dreamt up Philanthropy Babe in 2019, and made the dream into a reality in January 2022 when she opened her Etsy shop - Nonprofit Fundraising. Philanthropy Babe is a creative project for and she uses her skill set and knowledge to help others make a positive impact on the world. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
1/18/202346 minutes, 57 seconds
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353: On Creating Intentional Products w/Stefanee of Blackbird Botanicals

From doing extensive research about her products to connecting with the best suppliers of ethically-sourced raw materials, selling her line of soy candles and aromatherapy products is more than just making a sale to Stefanee, it's about offering a product that enhances and elevates the lives of her customers. We chat about her journey on Etsy (and beyond) and much more in our conversation. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
1/4/20231 hour, 36 seconds
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352 ~ Paving a Path to Success on Etsy w/Astrid of EweniqueAstrid

Astrid is a 13-year old Etsy seller paving her own path to Etsy success as a true one-woman show. She shares her Etsy journey story in our convo. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
12/21/202235 minutes, 21 seconds
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351 ~ Selling Notion Templates on Etsy w/Michelle of The Better Grind

Selling Notion templates on Etsy is a an unsaturated niche that not only provides an opportunity to earn well but also to help others get organized. Michelle from The Better Grind is back again to talk about Notion and how sellers can learn to get started selling in this niche. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
12/7/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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350 - Bookkeeping Made Easy for Etsy Sellers w/Sarah of Made On The Common

Sarah started off on Etsy selling bookmarks but today she's helping Etsy (and ecommerce in general) sellers get a handle on their numbers, thus increasing the profitability of their businesses with the business spreadsheets she sells.  Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
11/2/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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349 ~ How to Earn Income With Your Etsy Selling Skills w/Aubree Malick of Freelancer to CEO Podcast

You have skills you've gained just from being an Etsy seller and those are skills someone would probably be willing to pay you for. Aubree Malick hosts the podcast Freelance to CEO and in our convo she shares how Etsy sellers can create an additional stream of income by offering services to others using skills they've learned as Etsy sellers. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
10/19/202239 minutes
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348 - Print-On-Demand for Etsy Sellers w/Alyssa Rivera of Gelato

Learn from Alyssa Rivera, Product Manager at Gelato, how this print-on-demand production partner is revolutionizing POD for Etsy sellers and enabling us to scale our businesses and create passive income streams. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
10/5/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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347 ~ Catching Up w/Nicole McKinley of Palm To Pine Design

It's been just over a year since Nicole was last on the podcast and in our convo we discuss what she's been up to since then. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
8/17/202232 minutes, 30 seconds
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346 ~ Finding Success on Etsy with Niche Digital Products with Michelle of The Better Grind

Michelle created a niche for her Etsy shop in a market that she understood after she tried fitting into one that she didn't. She shares in our convo what it took for her to figure out her lane on Etsy and how she has now not only found success, but is sharing tools and a course that helps other sellers find their own profitable lanes on Etsy also. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
8/3/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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345 ~ Keyword Research Strategies for Running a Successful Etsy Printable Shop with Julie Berninger of Gold City Ventures

Julie and the team at Gold City Ventures offer a wildly successful course teaching how to sell printables on Etsy. In our convo, we talk about everything, from what the course offers (and it's a lot), to the keyword research strategy they teach students to help them grow successful Etsy shops selling printables, all without the need to rely on social media, and so much more. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
7/20/202257 minutes, 22 seconds
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Special Announcement: E-Shop Makeover Course Flash Sale

Angie White from Episode 340 is having a 5-day flash sale on her Etys shop re-branding and makeover course. If you haven't yet picked up a copy, you can get ie now for $50 off for the next five days - July 16th, 2022 through July 20th, 2022. Grab your copy at  
7/17/20221 minute, 42 seconds
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344 - Becoming An Etsy-Made Millionaire w/Cat Hutchings of Spotlight Jewelry and Moonlight Supplies

Cat Hutchings runs two Etsy shops and combined and after years of selling on Etsy she has become an Etsy-made millionaire. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
7/6/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 18 seconds
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343 - Becoming a Top 1% Etsy Seller by Selling High Value Fillable Printables w/Sasha of Your Frugal Friend

Sasha is a Certified Management Accountant who has left her corporate job and is now a full-time top 1% Etsy seller. We talk all about how she accomplished that in our convo. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
6/29/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 21 seconds
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342 - Falling Into Etsy Success w/Chrissy Lane of Bloomers Trading Co

Chrissy's Etsy journey started with her trying to get rid of a flower wall. And now, four years and almost three thousand garlands later, Chrissy is making over 6-figures a year and going strong. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
6/8/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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341 - Growing Beyond Etsy with Sue Monhait of Gift Biz Unwrapped

Sue Monhait runs her own product-based business and in the process found an educational gap that women in business were experiencing. This led her to create Gift Biz Unwrapped and in our convo this week she shares how she uses both her podcast and her platform to help women in business grow to six-figure businesses and beyond. Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ Be My Podcast Guest - https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
6/1/202256 minutes, 32 seconds
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340 - Rebranding Your Etsy Shop w/Angie White of The Celebration Bird

Angie runs the Etsy shop The Celebration Bird which she opened in 2020 as a side hustle doing something she loved - graphic design. Now with almost 3000 sales (at the time of our convo), she's also created a very helpful course for Etsy sellers about how to up the branding of their shops. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
5/25/202254 minutes, 36 seconds
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339 - Falling Into Etsy Success With Tess of Tessyla & JewelByTessyla

Tess is a veteran Etsy seller who's been selling on the platform since 2008. She's found organic success by putting in the elbow grease and going with what the market asked for. Listen in to hear her journey. it's fascinating! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/
5/18/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 31 seconds
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Etsy Listing Description Update 2022

Etsy just announced an update to listing descriptions and how Etsy Search will work going forward. Listen to get the details in this bonus mini episode of the podcast. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/etsyconvo Connect with me on https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/ https://convome.com/be-my-etsy-conversations-podcast-guest/  
5/18/20226 minutes, 31 seconds
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338 - Typewriter Tim of The Vintage Man Cave

Typewriter Tim, like his name implies sells vintage typewriters on Etsy and has found great success in this unique niche. Tune in to hear the story of his Etsy journey. Connect with me on
5/11/202256 minutes, 18 seconds
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337 - Becky Chipera of Chipera Creative

Becky is a returning podcast guest. She's gone from Etsy seller to social media manager and this week is sharing the story of her journey from one to the other. Connect with me on
5/4/202247 minutes, 13 seconds
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336 - Abby Glassenberg of Craft Industry Alliance

This week I chat with Abby Glassenberg, President & Co-Founder of the Craft Industry Alliance. From her early days as an Etsy seller to creating the foremost organization for craft industry professionals, we discuss Abby's career progression and how the organization she co-founded is helping to advance and support the crafting industry. Connect with me on
4/27/202255 minutes, 24 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Studio Jewel

Rebroadcast - Studio Jewel Connect with me on
4/20/202256 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Charming Tree Stationery Boutique

Rebroadcast - Charming Tree Stationery Boutique Connect with me on
4/13/202244 minutes, 56 seconds
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Etsy Fee Hike - Your Opinion Matters

In this short episode I talk briefly about Etsy's new increase in fees. I give my own opinions about it and I invite you to share yours as well. Listen to hear how you can make your voice and opinions heard right here. Connect with me on
4/12/20225 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Kikiverde Design Studio

Rebroadcast - Kikiverde Design Studio Connect with me on
4/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Aeon

Rebroadcast - Aeon Connect with me on  
3/30/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 27 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Lala's Party

Rebroadcast - Lala's Party Connect with me on
3/23/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Tara Jacobsen of Marketing Artfully

Rebroadcast - Tara Jacobsen of Marketing Artfully  Connect with me on
3/16/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Tiny Hearts

Rebroadcast - Tiny Hearts Connect with me on
3/9/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Nelly Bloom

Rebroadcast - Nelly Bloom Connect with me on
3/2/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Sarah Cason Designs

Rebroadcast episode - Sarah Cason Designs
2/23/202249 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Onyii & Co

Rebroadcast episode - Onyii & Co
2/16/202238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Gothinista & Face Body Denver

Rebroadcast episode - Gothinista & Face Body Denver
2/9/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Merlin's Beard Products

Rebroadcast episode - Merlin's Beard Products
2/2/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Ginger & Judy

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1/26/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Southtown Creative

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1/19/202240 minutes, 42 seconds
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Rebroadcast - ReTool SF

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1/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Treat Dreams

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1/5/202255 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Bookmarks 'N Maps

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12/22/202126 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Academy of Handmade Artists & Supporters

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12/15/202142 minutes, 50 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Stone Trigger Press

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12/8/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Greater Goods Vintage

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12/1/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Cln & Drty

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11/24/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rebroadcast - Sarah Cason Designs

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11/17/20211 hour, 16 minutes
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Rebroadcast - Natural Born Customs

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11/10/20211 hour, 10 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Conversation w/Emily Mercedes Art

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11/3/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Conversation w/Gillian of Pretty Happy Vintage

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10/27/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Conversation w/Northern Crescent Iron

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10/20/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Rebroadcast of Conversation with Tripawds

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10/13/202148 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rebroadcast of Conversation with Anna of Bare Sandals

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10/6/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds
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335 ~ Running an Etsy Shop That Gives Back w/Rich Varone of Zip Zap Craft Shack

Rich is a software engineer by day, a volunteer high school STEAM educator by night, and an Etsy maker and seller at all other times in-between. Listen to his inspiring story in this episode. For more information and links to resources mentioned, visit Connect with me on Instagram
9/29/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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334 ~ Lessons From A Successful Etsy Jewelry Shop With Alicia Goodwin of Lingua Nigra

Alicia has been selling her jewelry on Etsy since the very early days and after having multiple features of her work both on and off Etsy, she is sharing lessons on how others can find success on Etsy even despite the platform's changing landscape. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
9/22/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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333 ~ Finding Success on Etsy Through Transformational Thinking With Julia Baldwin Taylor of Aligned Adventure

From starting out with a shop on Etsy, she has grown Aligned Adventure into a brand way beyond Etsy. She now coaches other Etsy and creative business owners on how to break through the barriers that stop them from accomplishing their creative business goals. For links to resources mentioned visit Connect with me on Instagram
9/15/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 17 seconds
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332 ~ Niching Way Down for Huge Success on Etsy w/Amanda of MandyLynnPlans

Mandy and I talk about niching way down for success on etsy because that's exactly what she did and it has paid off in a big way. From being able to bring her husband into the biz full-time to hiring employees and so much more. For links to resources mentioned visit Connect with me on Instagram:
9/8/202159 minutes, 6 seconds
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331 ~ Email Marketing for Etsy Sellers w/Andreas Lundahl of Craftkit

This week we learn about Craftkit and how to use it for email marketing for Etsy sellers, Designed to help you grow sales & improve customer service, co-founder Andreas Lundahl explains it all. For more information and links to resources mentioned visit Connect with me on Instagram
9/1/202147 minutes, 47 seconds
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330 ~ Growing a Clothing Line on Etsy w/Olga Minevich of VeraTheLabel

Olga and her team run have a homegrown clothing line and Etsy is the platform they use to launch it. Listen to hear this unique perspective what a clothing business can accomplish on Etsy. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
8/25/20211 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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329 ~ Building a Business on Etsy Around Humor-Based Cancer Support w/Jessica Walker of FiveDotPost

Jessica created a business around a need she found in the greeting card space by making greeting cards for the good, bad, and messy moments of life. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
8/18/202158 minutes, 22 seconds
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328 ~ Making Rising Phoenix Moves on Etsy w/Elizabeth O'Brien of BowsAndSilosLLC

Elizabeth went from corporate America to Etsy but not by choice initially. She has since made very sweet lemonade from lemons... Listen to our convo to hear how she did it. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
8/11/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 9 seconds
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327 ~ Growing a Business on Etsy Around Mental Health & Wellness w/Stacey McNeill of Fox Under The Moon Art

Stacey started on Etsy in 2014 but didn't hit her stride until February 2021 and now with a focus on self care and mental health and wellness, she's making plans to make her business her full time income source. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
8/4/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 42 seconds
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326 ~ Turning a Creative Outlet Into a Growing Business on Etsy w/Vanessa of NessieCraft

Vanessa needed a creative outlet and eventually it turned into a growing business on Etsy. Hear how she transitioned to entrepreneur and book author in our convo. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
7/28/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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325 ~ Running a Business on Etsy That Fills a Gap w/Allie of Hearts of Growth

Allie is running a business on Etsy that fills a gap by providing resources for mental health including printable workbooks, wall art, and cards. Finding a niche has been key to her gaining traction. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
7/21/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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324 ~ Running an Etsy Shop Inspired By Nature w/Allison Wilcoxen of NatureTats

Allison sells nature-inspired tattoos and after having to pivot due to the pandemic of 2020, she has hit her stride and over 11,000 sales on Etsy and is now nurturing a business with an eye on the future. For more information visit   Connect with me on Instagram
7/14/202151 minutes, 30 seconds
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323 ~ Catching Up w/Emily Kerr-Finell of Wholesale In A Box & One Mill School

Wholesale In A Box has grown and evolved since Emily and I last spoke and she and her team have added an additional resource for Etsy sellers - One Mill School. I'm talking all about these new developments for Etsy sellers ready to expand their business with Emily Kerr-Finell. For more information visit   Connect with me on Instagram
7/7/202139 minutes, 44 seconds
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322 ~ Diversifying Revenue Streams For Etsy Sellers w/The Product Boss Ladies Minna Khounlo-Sithep & Jacqueline Snyder

It's a message that bears repeating, to grow you need to expand. This week I'm talking about diversifying revenue streams for Etsy sellers with The Product Boss Ladies, Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep. Visit for links to all resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
6/30/202158 minutes, 56 seconds
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321 ~ Selling Custom Pet Gifts on Etsy w/Hillary's Handcrafted

Hillary opened her Etsy shop as a creative outlet and created a niche within a large market where she now sells her custom pet gifts. Hear how she niched down and found what worked best for her business. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram:
6/23/202140 minutes, 19 seconds
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320 ~ From SAHM to 6-Figure Etsy Business Owner w/Nicole McKinley of Palm to Pine Design

Nicole was a SAHM trying to maintain her sanity as a new mom. She opened her "little" Etsy shop to do just that and now it's 6-figure income store with over 18,000 sales. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram:
6/16/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 30 seconds
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319 ~ Walkthrough of New Etsy Research Tool Sale Samurai w/Neil Lassen

Walkthrough of new Etsy research tool Sale Samurai with developer Neil Lassen. Learn how this tool helps improve your Etsy sales & business. Check out and use coupon code "etsyconversations" without the quotes to get 20% off your subscription for life. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
6/9/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 41 seconds
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318 ~ Finding Success in a Passion-Based Business On & Off Etsy w/Tonya of The Bodacious Bee

Tonya Weekley is finding success in a passion-based business on & off Etsy as the creative soap-maker at The Bodacious Bee & real estate agent with Lynn Real Estate. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram
6/2/202155 minutes, 6 seconds
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317 ~ Learning to Stay Balanced While Selling on Etsy With Darcy Hunter of Darcy Doodle Quilts

From teaching elementary school children part-time, to teaching English to children in China, to running her own craft workshops and of course creating her vibrant handmade quilts and quilted products, Darcy Hunter has a lot on her plate and she loves it all. This week we get to have a discussion about how she’s keeping it all in balance, and more. For more information, visit Connect with me on Instagram
5/26/202149 minutes, 22 seconds
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316 ~ Creating a Business on Etsy Around Positivity w/Becky of Stitched & Stamped Co

Becky started creating jewelry that brought her solace and eventually realized it was doing the same for others as well. She’s now building her Etsy shop and business around sparking joy in others through her positive and uplifting jewelry. Visit for more information. Connect with me on Instagram
5/19/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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315 ~ The Ups & Middles of Getting Featured on Etsy w/Kwadwo of Crafted Glory Design

Getting featured on Etsy is a dream right? For all the good it can bring, there are some things to be aware of. Kwadwo runs the Etsy shop Crafted Glory Design. It's been two years since our last convo and he's back and he's sharing his experience with getting featured by Etsy. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram: @EtsyConversations
5/12/202158 minutes, 58 seconds
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314 ~ Lessons Learned on Etsy & Beyond w/Angeline of Sew Seal Deliver

We get real this week about the struggles of hitting a wall when selling on Etsy and techniques for breaking through w/Angeline of Sew Seal Deliver. For more information visit:   Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/etsyconversations/
5/5/20211 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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313 ~ TikTok and Reddit For Exploding Etsy Sales with Hannah Of Granny Hannie

Hannah become unemployed on account of the global pandemic of 2020, but she doubled down in her business and on TikTok and her sales went through the roof.
4/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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312 ~ Creating A Lasting Legacy Through Art on Etsy and Beyond With Robert Trujillo

From not liking to read books to making it his mission to help children of color develop a love for books and reading, Robert Trujillo is using his art for good in many ways. For more information and for links to resources mentioned visit ConvoMe.com  Connect with on Instagram: @EtsyConversations
4/21/202157 minutes, 52 seconds
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311 ~ Leaving a Corporate Job to start an Etsy-Based Business with Shoshana Cantwell of Rhoda And Dot Studio

Shoshana Cantwell left a secure job in corporate America at the height of the COVID pandemic to start an Etsy-based business. In our convo this week, she shares more about her journey onto Etsy and beyond. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
4/14/202155 minutes, 41 seconds
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310 ~ Growing a Passion-Based Business on Etsy & Beyond w/Kelsey Casteel of Jo Lou Design

Kelsey hit the ground running when she started her business, from an ecommerce site to a product line she eventually pivoted from... Now she uses her graphic design skills and inspiration from her surroundings (no matter where she is) to create artwork, prints, and home decor items which she sells in her Etsy shop, on Amazon Handmade, as well as on her own ecommerce website. Hear more about her journey in our convo. Learn more at Connect with me on Instagram:
4/7/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 44 seconds
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309 ~ Ashley Lohr of The Rosie Finn Talks Family, Career, & Running a Business on Etsy

Ashley Lohr is as organized as you'd expect an educator to be and she brings that skill to her business on Etsy combined with a deep passion for her craft. Ashley runs The Rosie Finn on Etsy where she sells her handmade enamel jewelry and in our convo we discuss careers, family, running a business, and everything in between. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
3/31/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 10 seconds
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308 ~ Using Influencer Marketing on Twitter to Generate Sales on Etsy & Beyond w/Ben of HSP Shirts

Have you considered using influencer marketing to generate sales on Etsy? That's exactly what Ben of HSP Shirts stumbled into and the results were astronomic. We talk about how he's been able to navigate Etsy and running his own ecommerce website for his growing screen printing business. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
3/24/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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307 ~ Growing a Passion-Based Etsy Shop with James Hobbs of Hobbs Ceramics

Growing a passion-based Etsy shop has become a welcome outlet for James of Hobbs Ceramics. Hear how he's getting to grow his business in the wake of the pandemic of 2020. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
3/17/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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306 ~ Social Justice, Cultural Awareness & Business on Etsy w/Christina Springer

Running a business is about more than just the money. For Christina, it's about a mission - social justice, representation, cultural awareness, and accessibility. And yes, profit too, but so much more. Visit for more information. Connect with me on Instagram:
3/10/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 59 seconds
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305 ~ Growing A Quilting Business Organically on Etsy w/Andrea Scott of Sew Happy Quilting

Unlike most SAHMs who start their Etsy shop when they have little ones, Andrea waited until hers were older before she threw herself into growing her quilting business organically on Etsy. Learn what's working well for her and get tips that you can use for your own shop. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram
3/3/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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304 ~ Starting An Etsy Shop Pt.2 Featuring Ruby Suze Art

This is the second installation in the continuing series as we follow a brand new Etsy shop from inception to becoming a thriving business. Suze Emina of Ruby Suze Art is back to catch us up on what's been going on since her initial shop setup and I work with her on next steps and set goals for the next few months. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
2/24/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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303 ~ Starting Out On Etsy as a Stepping Stone to Greater Things w/Clyde Carper of Massage Holsters

Clyde Carper is starting out his business on Etsy and he has a greater goal for it which is go global. In our conversation this week, you'll learn about his plan to maximize the Etsy platform to help him grow his brand. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
2/17/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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302 ~ Learning & Growing on Etsy w/Aarica Smith of Infectious Greetings

Aarica Smith is a new seller and we talk about her journey growing on Etsy and building her business from the ground up with an eye to the future. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
2/10/202152 minutes, 3 seconds
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301 ~ Running An Etsy Shop Amidst Changing Seasons w/Cindy Harmon of Mason Jar Designs By CH

Cindy has been running her Etsy shop amidst changing seasons on the Etsy platform and things just keep getting better for her business as she weathers the changes. Visit for more information.
2/3/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 1 second
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300 ~ Email Marketing for Etsy Sellers Made Simple with AWeber

This week do a deep dive into email marketing for Etsy sellers and how AWeber makes the process so much easier. Jena Bagley is the Advocate Manager for AWeber and she shares valuable information about how Etsy sellers can leverage this tool with minimal effort. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Try AWeber for free at   Connect with me on Instagram
1/27/202144 minutes, 25 seconds
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299 ~ Growing on Etsy & Teaching Others To Do The Same w/Caleb Becker of eBuild Design

Growing on Etsy is one thing; learning how to do it successfully is another. Caleb runs eBuild Design and he's not only doing both, he's teaching other sellers to do the same. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram
1/20/202155 minutes, 10 seconds
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298 ~ Catching Up With Ashleymarie Sey Lively of Sey Studios

I'm catching up with Ashleymarie of Sey Studios this week on the podcast. if you've ever wondered what happens to guests after the show. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram
1/13/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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297 ~ Trusting Yourself to Grow Beyond Etsy w/Irene Kwong of Simply Gilded

Irene got featured on Etsy one Black Friday and ironically, that was when she knew it was time for her grow beyond Etsy... And she did! Visit for more information and links to all resources mentioned.
1/6/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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296 ~ Content Marketing Strategies for Etsy Sellers w/Chi Odogwu of Blog Your Store

Figuring out content marketing strategies for Etsy sellers can at first seem intimidating but that’s where service like Blog Your Store and specialists like Chi Odogwu come in. Visit  for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
12/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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295 ~ Growing from In-person Selling to Online Selling w/Sarah Miller of Seaside Harmony Jewelry

From in-person selling to online selling, Sarah Miller of Seaside Harmony Jewelry shares the ups and downs of both and where she is today. Visit for more information and links to all resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
12/23/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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294 ~ Marilyn Pham of Gemini Fusion is Bringing Joy to COVID Brides

From COVID bride to budding entrepreneur, Marilyn is making lemonade from lemons and bringing joy to other COVID brides in the process. Visit for more information and links to all resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
12/16/202046 minutes, 23 seconds
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293 ~ Community Over Competition with Karen Sullivan of Sully's Softies

Karen believes in "community over competition" and this philosophy has served her well. She has run her Etsy shop Sully's Softies since 2014 and in that time has not only grown a fulfilling business on Etsy but she has also grown a thriving community of wool creators who help each other be better creators and run more successful businesses. Visit for more information and links to all resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
12/9/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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292 ~ Growing a Side Gig on Etsy with Ellie Wheeler of Natural Needle

Starting and growing a side gig on Etsy has been a viable way to earn additional income during a pandemic for Ellie of Natural Needle. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
12/2/202054 minutes, 21 seconds
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291 ~ Scaling a Creative Business On & Off Etsy w/Elizabeth Whitton of Felted Sky

What does it really take to scale a creative business both on and off Etsy? Elizabeth Whitton of Felted Sky is my guest this week and she breaks it all down. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
11/25/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 22 seconds
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290 ~ Successful Selling Tips For Vintage Etsy Sellers w/Jessica Dollar of Pretty Old Books

Learn about some very unique ways to sell vintage items on and off Etsy from vintage seller, Jessica Dollar of Pretty Old Books, who is successfully doing them all. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram
11/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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289 ~ Opening An Etsy Shop After A Great Wedding Planning Experience w/Lauren of Copper & Confetti Co.

Lauren opened her Etsy shop after having a blast planning her wedding on Etsy when she found some gaps that she could fill. Now she has a growing and thriving digital products store serving the wedding, home decor and baby shower niches. Visit for more information. Connect with me on Instagram:
11/11/202057 minutes, 33 seconds
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288 ~ Setting Up An Etsy Shop w/Ruby Suze aka Susan Emina

Join me for this new series where I guide a new seller, Ruby Suze aka Susan Emina, through the foundational steps of setting up a brand new Etsy shop all the way to running a successful Etsy-based business. This is the first installment in the series. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
11/4/202059 minutes, 18 seconds
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287 ~ Growing an Etsy Shop Using Reclaimed Eco-Friendly Raw Materials w/Richard of Stoic Birch

From studying sculpture to creating simple everyday items from reclaimed wood in the Scottish Highlands, Richard got into Etsy with a very deliberate plan and he’s growing his shop while simultaneously keeping Scottish traditions alive and well. For more information visit Connect with me on Instagram:
10/28/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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286 ~ Growing an Etsy Shop While Working Full Time w/Rashmi Krishnappa of Rashmi Art Shop

Rashmi works as a software engineer by day and by night she’s running a business on Etsy that was birthed out of her return to a calming practice - creating pen art and pattern-centered art around culture and dance. Hear how she juggles both by setting reasonable boundaries and expectations of herself. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
10/21/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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285 ~ Catching Up With Anna McLoughlin of Anna Fine Jewellery

It’s been three years since Anna and I last spoke though I’ve been keeping up with her via Twitter and she’s back to give an update on what she’s been up to since our last chat… What new things she’s now and what’s still working and what isn’t for her business. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
10/14/20201 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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284 ~ From Crickets to Cha-Chings & More w/Lauren Keplinger

Lauren runs the Etsy shop Funky Monkey Children which she opened in 2012. With 8 years of selling experience and almost 17,000 sales under her belt, she is now sharing her Etsy knowledge with other sellers as a podcaster and Etsy education specialist. Visit for more information and links to all resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
10/7/202049 minutes, 46 seconds
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283 ~ Succeeding With Etsy To Shopify Transition With Jennifer Of Queen Custom Claws

Jennifer hung out on Etsy with her shop for two years but when she realized she was bringing in her own massive following who were fiercely loyal to her brand, she knew it was time to own her brand. Hear how she did it and how she's thriving after taking control of her own brand (not just a website). Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
9/30/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 59 seconds
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282 ~ Talking Etsy Numbers For Business Growth w/Danielle Hayden of Kickstart Accounting

As an Etsy seller you need to get a good handle on your finances, and even more so if you want to grow your business. Danielle Hayden is a CPA, co-owner of Kickstart Accounting and the creator of the Profit Planner journal and this week she’s sharing tips and resources for Etsy sellers when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
9/23/202046 minutes, 49 seconds
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281 ~ Paving Her Own Path to Etsy Success w/Reggie Ellis of Reggie's Dolls

If you think you're missing out on sales because you haven't done all your Etsy things by the book, then you'll enjoy hearing Reggie's Etsy story. With over 13,000 sales on Etsy and a customer base willing to wait months for one of her dolls, she's paved her own unique path on Etsy and you'll learn that you can as well. Visit for more information and links to all resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
9/16/202053 minutes, 20 seconds
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280 ~ Finding Etsy Success & Sharing Through Mentoring w/Katie Jo Artsy

Katie Jo found quick success on Etsy soon after setting up shop, but she still found herself learning a lot as her business took off. Now she makes it a point to give back to the maker community through mentoring even as she continues to aim for higher goals in her own shop and business. Visit for show notes and links to all the resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
9/9/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 56 seconds
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279 ~ Growing a Brand on Etsy & Beyond w/Laura Knopp

If you dream of expanding your brand beyond Etsy but still using Etsy as the great jumping off point that it can be, you'll enjoy my chat with Laura Knopp. She has successfully grown a stable brand on Etsy and then transitioned it to her own freestanding site where she now has a unique product line she offers... And more. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
9/2/202046 minutes, 22 seconds
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278 ~ Learning to Pivot on Etsy in Changing Times w/Brian of Florip Workshop

Everything was going smoothly until COVID-19 hit and Brian's Etsy shop got directly hit in an indirect way. Fortunately, he figured out how to pivot, expand his product line and benefit from Etsy's offsite ads program in order to still come out on top. Visit for all links and resources mentioned in this episode. Connect with me on Instagram
8/26/202059 minutes, 36 seconds
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277 ~ Paving a Unique Path on Etsy w/Leigh Barry Watercolor & Leigh Barry Irish

After hearing from numerous co-workers that they'd quit their jobs if they could create the type of art she did, Leigh Nodar decided to make a go for it. Within a year she was able to match her salary as a nurse and actually quit nursing to pursue creating and selling her art full time. Hear the full story and much in our convo this week. Visit for more information and links to resources mentioned in this episode. Connect with me on Instagram
8/19/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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276 ~ Shopify for Etsy Sellers w/Elle McCann of Curious Themes

Deciding to expand your Etsy-based business to an ecommerce site is a big one. Shopify is an alternative that lots of sellers consider. Tune in to hear the pros and cons of adding on a Shopify store with Shopify Expert Elle McCann of Curious Themes. More information available at Connect with me on Instagram:  
8/12/202039 minutes, 22 seconds
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275 ~ Etsy Shop Success With Nancy Badillo

Nancy Badillo learned the hard way what not to do online. Now she's sharing her Etsy shop success tips and much more with other sellers. Visit for links to resources mentioned. Connect with me on Instagram:
8/5/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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274 ~ Traveling the World While Selling on Etsy w/Joey LaMeche of Days of Being Wild

Joey LaMeche travels the world and runs his Etsy shop at the same time. In our convo, he shares his Etsy story about the joys of experiencing other cultures but also the very real ups and downs of running an Etsy shop without having a true home base. Resources and links mentioned are available at Connect with me on Instagram
7/22/20201 hour, 15 seconds
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273 ~ Thriving on Etsy While Helping During COVID Pandemic w/Rocky Loves Lulu's Susan Kistler

In the midst of the COVD-19 pandemic of 2020, Etsy put out a call sellers to help alleviate the shortage of face masks because they forecasted that the supply wouldn't meet the demand. Susan Kistler runs the Etsy shop Rocky Loves Lulu and she responded to that call. What happened is both amazing and inspiring. She shares her Etsy story in our convo. Resources and links mentioned are available at Connect with on Instagram
7/8/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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CMAB-006 ~ Etsy Ads & Offsite Ads Live Training July 2020

My next webinar is coming in July! Join me for a live online training session on Etsy Ads (formerly known as Promoted Listings) and Offsite Ads. Learn how to use these advertising options to drive more sales to your Etsy shop. Come with your questions, we'll have a Q&A session after the training. Register at   Visit for more information
7/3/20206 minutes, 28 seconds
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272 ~ From Etsy Side Hustle To Life-Sustaining Business with Kate of Bolt And Rally

Kate started her Etsy shop Bolt and Rally as a side hustle while working as a flight attendant. Then the COVID pandemic hit, she was furloughed, and then... Her Etsy shop sales really took flight. Hear her heartwarming story of something positive in this midst of a crisis. Links and resources mentioned available at Connect with me on Instagram:
6/24/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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CMAB-005 ~ Etsy Search & SEO Live Training June 2020

Join me for a live online training session on Etsy Search and SEO. Learn how to optimize your Etsy listings for Etsy Search and Google Search. Come with your questions, we'll have a Q&A session after the training. Register at Visit for more information
6/17/20207 minutes, 24 seconds
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271 ~ Running A Successful Etsy-based Business Across Two Continents w/Charlotte of Crooked Crow Masks

The COVID-19 pandemic affected businesses in different ways. Charlotte of Crooked Crow Masks figured out how to a successful Etsy-based business across two continents. Resources and links mentioned available at Connect with me on Instagram
6/10/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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CMAB-004 ~ Is Shopify Better Than Etsy?

Are you thinking about setting up your own ecommerce website and wondering if Shopify is a good option... Or better than Etsy? Here's my take. Resources mentioned available at Connect with me on Instagram:
6/3/202019 minutes, 40 seconds
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270 ~ Young Etsy Seller Learning & Growing w/Maddy Stevens of Miss Maddy Makes

Maddy Stevens might be a young Etsy seller but she's putting in a tremendous amount of passion and grit into her Etsy shop Miss Maddy Makes. Links and resources mentioned can be found at Connect with me on Instagram
5/27/202051 minutes, 33 seconds
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CMAB-003 ~ How To Sell On Instagram Without A Website

Learn how you can easily your Etsy (and other) products on Instagram even if you don't have a website (ecommerce or otherwise). Original post and all links and resources mentioned are available at Connect with me on Instagram:
5/20/202037 minutes, 16 seconds
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268 ~ Artisan Wedding Veil Business Update w/Alisha of One Blushing Bride

Alisha's creative business has grown since our last convo in 2018. From hiring a virtual assistant to starting an email marketing campaign, and making time to create a video course on Skillshare for online and ecommerce-based businesses! Links to resources mentioned and show notes are available at   Connect with me on Instagram
5/13/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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002-CMAB ~ Get Free Access To CreativeBug Forever

Learn how you can get free access to the online crafting class site CreativeBug and not just for a free trial period. Original blog post and all links and resources mentioned are available at   Connect with me on Instagram:
5/6/202010 minutes
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267 ~ Rejoicing in the Growing Pains of a Successful Etsy Shop

Colette has been running her Etsy shop Ever Blooming Originals for 9 years and her daughter Ceanne joined her a year ago. With over 28,000 sales this success has come with some "happy" growing pains. We talk all about this and much more in our convo. Enjoy! Visit for links mentioned in this episode. Connect with me on Instagram
4/29/202057 minutes, 33 seconds
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001-CM-AudioBlog ~ How Much Does the Average Etsy Seller Make?

Welcome to the first episode in the audio blog series of the Etsy Conversations blog on ConvoMe.com. Etsy Q&A: How Much Does The Average Seller Make On Etsy? Original post, including all links and resources mentioned available at  
4/22/202016 minutes, 12 seconds
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266 ~ Finding Success on Etsy While Working Smarter Not Harder w/Julie Ingmire of Jam On Gifts

Since our last convo on the podcast in December 2017, Julie has gone from about 1,000 sales to just under 6,000 sales on Etsy as of the time of our convo this episode. She's done that by working smarter not harder according to her and she's sharing exactly what that means in our discussion. Enjoy! Connect with me on IG: All links and resources mentioned are available at  
4/15/202051 minutes, 50 seconds
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265 - Running a Thriving Digital Products Shop on Etsy w/Naa Ardua of Paper Flo Designs

What started off as a creative outlet for a hobby eventually has turned into a thriving and growing business for Naa Ardua of Paper Flo Designs on Etsy. Learn how she has expanded her creative reach and educational offerings on Etsy and beyond. Connect with me on Instagram: Find all links and resources mentioned in the show notes at
4/1/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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269 ~ Etsy U Instructor & Google My Business Announcements

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be part of the official Etsy U Instructor program for 2020 and in this episode I share what the program is all about and what being a part of it means for me and for your Etsy-based business. I also talk about the Google My Business and what it means for you. All resources mentioned are available at Connect with me on Instagram
3/25/202011 minutes, 34 seconds
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264 - From Collector to Successful Etsy Seller w/Cindy of NeatoKeen

Cindy went from collecting vintage linens to growing a successful business on Etsy selling them, and it all started with an innocent de-stashing project. Listen to hear the full story behind her Etsy journey. Connect with on Instagram: Full show notes and resources mentioned available at
3/18/202058 minutes, 31 seconds
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263 - Selling Handmade Products on Twitch w/Graceful Dawn Designs' Stacey

Stacey left Etsy and set up her ecommerce website back in 2018. It's thriving and she now sells on Twitch well. Catch up with Stacey to learn how her journey has been going. Connect with me on IG:
3/4/202049 minutes, 7 seconds
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262 ~ Overcoming the Hurdles of Being a Non-US-Based Etsy Seller w/Amayo Duke of Southern Pantherrr

Amayo runs the Etsy shop Southern Pantherrr and she's based in Calabar, Nigeria. We talk all about her Etsy journey, including the ups and downs of being a seller based outside the U.S. and how she overcomes some of the hurdles associated with that. If you're an international seller and you wonder how others are making it, listen in and be inspired. Visit  for more information.
8/28/20191 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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261 ~ Growing an Etsy Business Organically w/Daphne of Macramental

Daphne has organically grown her Etsy shop, Macramental, from zero to almost 800 sales in just over two years. Her Etsy journey shows that growing a business doesn't have to be a stressful, frenetic venture. Listen in to hear how she does it. Visit  for more information.
8/14/201949 minutes, 9 seconds
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260 ~ Vintage Etsy Seller and Coach Helping Others Do The Same - Traci Hugelmaier

Traci is a vintage Etsy seller & coach and she has a passion to help other sellers, especially those who are in the vintage line of business, do the same.  Visit  for more information.
7/31/201951 minutes, 53 seconds
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259 ~ Easing Into A Creative Hustle w/Kwadwo of Crafted Glory Design

Kwadwo runs the Etsy shop Crafted Glory Design and this week we talk about how he eased into running his handmade business and an Airbnb business as well... All in addition to a full-time job! Visit  for more information.
7/17/201959 minutes, 12 seconds
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258 ~ Digital Marketing Strategies for Etsy Sellers w/Katie Salmon of Katie Does Marketing

Learn how you as an Etsy seller can get started very simply with your digital marketing strategy, and when you're ready, how to scale that. My guest is Katie Salmon of Katie Does Marketing and she's sharing who she helps shop owners and makers do just that. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, visit  
7/3/201952 minutes, 53 seconds
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257 ~ Running A Family Etsy Shop With The Ladies of Meg and Mo's Clubhouse

Megan, Molly, and Sheila are the mother-daughter-sister trio behind Meg and Mo's Clubhouse on Etsy and this week we get to talk about what running an Etsy shop as a family business looks like for them and so much more! Visit for more information To support the podcast please visit  
6/19/201950 minutes, 22 seconds
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256 ~ Brainstorming Passive Income Ideas For Etsy sellers w/Emily of BrightenUpUK

Passive income is a great way Etsy sellers can increase their earnings and not necessarily have to leave the platform in the process. In my discussion with Emily, we brainstorm ideas and steps that Etsy sellers can use to come up with product lines that will generate passive income (eventually) for them. Visit  from more information To support the podcast, visit  
6/5/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 58 seconds
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255 ~ Community Building & Business Growth With Katie Hunt of Tradeshow Bootcamp

From building your business community to the benefits of peer groups and business coaching/mentoring, Katie Hunt the Founder of Tradeshow Bootcamp and prolific creator of educational content for creative business owners, share tips and information for business owners at every stage. Visit  for more information Connect With Me: - Instagram: http://instagram.com/etsyconvo - Twitter: To support the podcast, please go here:  
5/22/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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254 ~ Exploring the Relationship Between Art & Activism w/Janine Kwoh of Kwohtations

Janine runs the Etsy shop Kwohtations and she's taken it form a hobby to a side hustle and now to her full-time business. But it's not just about money, she creatively uses her skill and craft to promote social awareness too. We talk about all this and much more... Visit  for more information Support the podcast:  
5/8/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 38 seconds
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253 ~ Running An Eco-Friendly Etsy Shop & Business w/Liz McDade of No Trace Shop

Running a business that's environmentally responsible and profitable at the same time is very possible and Liz McDade, the owner of No Trace Shop on Etsy shares in our convo exactly how she does it and how other sellers who aspire to run eco-friendly businesses can do so as well... Without breaking the bank. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, visit    
4/24/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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252 ~ Lessons Learned From A Serial Etsy Shop Owner w/Carly of Pendant Place Store

Carly runs the Etsy shop Pendant Place Store and in our convo she shares not just what she's learned from opening (and closing) two shops before this one, but also shares some very detailed tips and techniques she uses on social media to help increase her reach and grow her Etsy sales... And much more. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast please visit  
4/10/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 1 second
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251 ~ Keeping Your Etsy Business Afloat When Life Strikes w/Cristina of LaceyFields

Cristina runs the Etsy shop Lacey Fields and she unexpectedly learned how to keep her Etsy-based business afloat when life struck unexpectedly. Learn what happened and how she overcame it and now makes her full-time living with her handmade "personalized paper goods for every freaking occasion". Visit  for more information. To support the podcast visit  
3/27/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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250 ~ Finding Early Success On Etsy With Lone Rehnström of Hundekollektivet

Lone lives in Denmark and has found enough success on Etsy to quit her day job and run her Etsy shop, Hundekollektivet, full time... and she's loving it! I enjoyed getting a peek into the ins and outs of what selling on Etsy as a non-U.S.-based seller is like. Visit for more information. To support the podcast, please go .
3/13/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 28 seconds
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249 ~ Multiple Revenue Streams For Artists With Hilary Pfeifer of Bunny With A Toolbelt

When you think "Bunny With A Toolbelt" + Etsy, what's the first thought that comes to your mind? You'll learn all about what Hilary Pfeifer, the brains behind this brand is doing both on and off Etsy in this weeks' podcast episode. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go .
2/27/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 10 seconds
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248 ~ Building A Business Around The Craft Of Blacksmithing w/Matt Foster of Black Dog Ironworks

Matt Foster has gone from teaching blacksmithing to students at the University of Maine to running his own thriving blacksmithing business. In our convo, he shares his absolutely intriguing and unique journey on Etsy and beyond as a creative entrepreneur in the re-emerging craft of blacksmithing. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
2/13/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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247 ~ Creating Success on Etsy w/ Rebekah of My Joyful Endeavors

Rebekah runs the Etsy shop My Joyful Endeavors and she proves that Etsy is a level playing field for everyone, from young to not-so-young, to find success on Etsy and make a good income from their shops. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go
1/30/201947 minutes, 32 seconds
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246 ~ From Tax Accounting to Graphic Design w/Nicole of Lost In Lettering

Nicole opened her Etsy shop Lost in Lettering as a creative outlet in late 2017... Fast forward to today, and it's growing into a viable business which she's had to scale based on customer demand and brings in steady income. Visit  for more information.
1/16/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 15 seconds
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ECPR - 057 Tips For Outsourcing & Working With Freelancers

If your Etsy endeavours have grown to the point where you need to hire some extra help, then I have some tips for you on how to outsource and work with freelancers without losing your mind or your rights... Visit  for more information Connect With Me: - Instagram: http://instagram.com/etsyconvo - Twitter: To support the podcast, please go here:  
1/9/20193 minutes, 43 seconds
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245 ~ Changing Course & Finding Your Etsy Niche w/Anastasia of Shawl Pins by Lirimaer

Anastasia started off selling one thing on Etsy and then changed course and found the perfect Etsy niche for her. Now she's working on growing her business so she can transition to being a full-time creative entrepreneur starting with her Etsy shop - Shawl Pins By Lirimaer. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
1/2/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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ECPR - 056 How To Add The Estimated Delivery Date To Your Listings

Buyers love knowing exactly when their package will arrive and knowing the exact date can help you get that sale... In this episode, learn how to set up your Etsy listings to exact delivery dates to buyers. Visit  for more information Connect With Me: - Instagram: http://instagram.com/etsyconvo - Twitter: To support the podcast, please go here:  
12/26/20184 minutes, 50 seconds
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244 ~ Latest Sales Tax Updates for Etsy Sellers w/Mark Faggiano of TaxJar

A lot happened when it comes to sales taxes in 2018 and it affects all online sellers. Mark Faggiano is the CEO of TaxJar and he's back on the podcast to talk about what the new sales tax regulations are, how they affect Etsy sellers, and what you can and/or should do about it. You'll also learn how TaxJar can help ease the burden on you. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
12/19/201842 minutes, 57 seconds
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ECPR - 055 Quick Update on New Internet Sales Tax Laws

If you live in the U.S. then this episode is for you. For both U.S. and non-U.S.-based sellers, please consult with a tax law or accounting expert in your country about what you need to know if you sell to customers in the U.S. Visit  for more information Connect With Me: - Instagram: - Twitter: To support the podcast, please go here:  
12/12/20187 minutes, 11 seconds
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243 ~ Teaching on Skillshare & Selling on Etsy w/Bonnie Lecat

Bonnie has sold over 5,000 of her art-based products on Etsy and after figuring out what does and doesn't work, she's now also teaching struggling and new sellers how to find their own success on Etsy. Visit  to learn more and for links to everything mentioned in our convo. To support the podcast, please go here:   
12/5/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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ECPR - 054 How To Improve Your Shop’s Search Ranking With Good Customer Service & Your About Section

This is Part 5 in the 7-Part “Ultimate Guide to Etsy Search” series and it’s all about using your About section and gaining good reviews to help your shop rank higher in Etsy search. Visit for more information Connect With Me: - Instagram: http://instagram.com/etsyconvo - Twitter: To support the podcast, please go here:  
11/28/201810 minutes, 35 seconds
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242 ~ Running A Mobile Etsy-Based Ecommerce Business w/Callee of Bestowed Essentials

Running a mobile ecommerce business is totally possible, and with some planning and good organizational skills, you'll find that you don't have to be tethered to one location if living the nomadic lifestyle is what you really want. Callee runs the Etsy shop Bestowed Essentials in addition to her ecommerce site and podcast hosting. Hear how she does it all while being a vanlifer in our convo this week. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
11/21/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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ECPR - 053 How to Increase Your Conversion Rate on Etsy

This is Part 4 in the 7-Part “Ultimate Guide to Etsy Search” series and it’s all about tips for increasing your sales conversion rates on Etsy which in turn may help your listings rank higher in Etsy search. Visit  for more information. Connect With Me: - Instagram: http://instagram.com/etsyconvo - Twitter: To support the podcast, please go here:  
11/14/201812 minutes, 50 seconds
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241 ~ Running a Successful Product-Based Business w/Kelly Parker Smith of Hello World Paper Co

What does it take to run a highly successful product-based business (both on and off Etsy)? Well, Kelly Parker Smith of Hello World Paper Co should know because she's doing it right now. With over 19,500 completed sales generating more $500K, Kelly knows a thing or two about what works and what doesn't and now she teaches other Etsy sellers how to go full-time with their own product-based businesses. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
11/7/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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ECPR - 052 How To Pricing Your Etsy Shipments So Your Listings Rank Higher in Etsy Search

Welcome to Part 3 of the 7-part review Etsy's "Ultimate guide to Etsy Search" series. Learn some strategies for pricing your your shipping competitively so as to help improve your product rankings in Etsy search. Visit  for more information  Support the podcast:  
10/31/201817 minutes, 34 seconds
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240 ~ Etsy Sellers Staying Positively Creative with Artist & Podcaster Dorothy Collier

Dorothy is a full-time artist and podcaster and she not only sells on Etsy but also has own ecommerce site and in these changing times on Etsy (and beyond), she's encouraging other sellers to do the same. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
10/24/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 19 seconds
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ECPR - 051 Brainstorming Keywords For Etsy Listings

This is part 2 of the "Ultimate Guide to Etsy Search" - Brainstorming Keywords to use in your Etsy listings. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast visit  
10/17/201826 minutes, 55 seconds
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239 ~ Etsy Shops Connecting Locally w/Laura Aiken of Laura K Aiken Studio

Laura Aiken runs the Etsy shop Laura K. Aiken and one of the things she was very intentional about doing was making connections in her local community.  Getting "out there" has helped to grow her business and has not only helped her to sell locally in addition to online, but she also runs workshops and teaches classes which opens up even more doors of opportunity. Listen to hear how she does it and how you might be able to do the same in your own community. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
10/10/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 55 seconds
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ECPR - 050 How Etsy Search Works

Welcome to Part 1 of the 7-Part "Ultimate Guide To Etsy Search". In this episode I review Etsy's guide to How Etsy Search Works. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast visit  
10/3/201830 minutes, 37 seconds
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238 ~ Running A Brick & Mortar and Etsy Shop w/Shannon of Southern Belles Like Big Bows

Running a brick and mortar stop alongside an Etsy shop is not a common route for most Etsy sellers. Learn how Shannon of Southern Belles Like Big Bows successfully runs both in addition to an ecommerce shop on her own website. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
9/26/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 45 seconds
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237 ~ Leaving Etsy After Transaction Fee Hike w/Stacey of GracefulDawn Designs

Back in June 2018 Etsy made a huge announcement - transaction fee hikes and paid plans were coming down the pike. What was your reaction? My guest this week is Stacey of GracefulDawn Designs and we're talking about her response to the announcement and what she's doing now. Visit  for more information. To support the podcast, please go here:   
9/19/201859 minutes, 5 seconds
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236 ~ Generating Daily Etsy Sales Through Instagram Engagement w/ Rashel Fitchett of Pacific Crest Silver

Are you Etsy sales down? Are you stuck for ideas about how to drum up more sales and get your phone "ka-chinging" again? My guest this week is Rashel Fitchett and she runs the Etsy shop Pacific Crest Silver. She's doing so many unique things that put together, keep her very busy on Etsy. Listen to our convo to learn what she's doing and see if you can get some ideas about how to get just as creative with your own Etsy-based business. Visit  for more information and links to resources mentioned. To support the podcast, please go .
9/12/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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235 ~ Pinterest & Instagram Marketing For Etsy Sellers Using Tailwind App

If social media marketing has become a bit overwhelming for you then learn about how the Tailwind App can help make this aspect of running your Etsy business just a little bit easier. Visit  for more information. Try Tailwind for free (or paid) at  
9/5/201836 minutes, 12 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #9 ~ RockaBeauty Boutique

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with TJ of RockaBeuaty Boutique. Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit for more information.
8/29/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #8 ~ Beadwork & Coe

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Diana Coe of Beadwork and Coe. Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit for more information.
8/22/201845 minutes, 18 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #7 ~ AH Engineer Jewelry

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Alisha Hartley of AH Engineer Jewelry. Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit for more information.
8/15/201837 minutes, 28 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #6 ~ Cranky Hayes

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Mary Hayes of the Etsy shop Crank Hayes (currently no longer open). Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit  for more information.
8/8/201842 minutes, 52 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #5 ~ The Laughing Cabin & North Georgia Etsy Team

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Susan Williams of the Laughing Cabin & the North Georgia Etsy Team. Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit  for more information.
8/1/201843 minutes, 47 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #4 ~ Charm & Gumption (Now Holly Casto Design)

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Holly Casto of Charm & Gumption (now renamed to Holly Casto Design). Connect With Me Instagram: @EtsyConvo Twitter: @ConvoMePodcast Visit www.ConvoMe.com for more information.
7/25/201842 minutes, 25 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #3 ~ Jess Crafts Shop

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with XXXXX. Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit  for more information.
7/18/201831 minutes, 18 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #2 ~ Amateur Naturalist & Brilliant Business Moms

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Beth Anne and Sarah of Amateur Naturalist & Brilliant Business Moms. Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit  for more information.
7/11/201846 minutes, 49 seconds
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Etsy Convo Rewind Series #1 ~ Catch Me Studio

Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Catch Me Studio. Connect With Me Instagram: Twitter: Visit  for more information.
7/4/201839 minutes, 12 seconds
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234 ~ EtsyRank From A to Z w/Anthony Wolf, Founder of EtsyRank

Learn how EtsyRank can help improve your Etsy shop and your buyers' experience. Anthony Wolf is the founder of EtsyRank and discusses the suite of tools offered and how Etsy sellers can navigate and best leverage them.  Visit  for more information.
6/27/201855 minutes, 59 seconds
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231 - Backing Up Your Etsy Shop w/Sigal & Noam Zakai of Backtsy

If you've ever lost data on your computer or a website, then you know the frustration. This week, my guests Sigal & Noam Zakai are talking about Backtsy, the Etsy shop data backup service they created specifically for sellers like themselves. Visit  for more information. For all audio Etsy tutorials, visit .
6/20/201837 minutes, 34 seconds
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232 - Etsy Raises Fees & Other Major Etsy News

Etsy just came out with some major news this morning. This episode is a summary of what they announced and how it could possibly affect you... And me! Visit  for more information.
6/14/201822 minutes, 56 seconds
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230 ~ Talking Crafting Business w/Danielle Spurge of The Merriweather Council

Danielle Spurge is craft business consultant who, after ramping up her embroidery business from $8,000 in the first year to over $74,00 in her second year of business, now helps entrepreneurial craft-based business owners create their very own sustainable businesses. Visit  for more information. For all audio Etsy tutorials, subscribe to .
6/13/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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229 ~ Preparing Your Etsy Shop For Tough Times w/David & Patricia Beets of Dell Cove Spices & More

Have you taken the time to prep your Etsy shop for tough times when, not if, they hit? This week, in addition to hearing the fascinating story of David & Patricia's Dell Cove Spices & More, we talk about the importance of prepping for the inevitable. Visit  for show notes and more information. Subscribe to for all audio Etsy tutorials by me!
6/6/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 1 second
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228 ~ Using Trending Research to Grow an Etsy Shop w/Laura Plenzik of Fashion Meme

Laura Plenzik first opened up shop on Etsy in 2010 but that shop fizzled out. By 2012 she had regrouped and done some trending researched came back on Etsy and hit a home run with Fashion Meme.  This episode brought to you by - subscribe for all Etsy audio tutorials 24/7.
5/30/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 24 seconds
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227 ~ GDPR & The Etsy Seller... What You Need to Know

As an Etsy seller and online retailer, this is a topic you can't afford to ignore, especially if you serve customers in the European Union. I discuss GDPR as it relates to Etsy sellers with Lesley Hays of Artisan Analytics and we also review the Etsy Forum Q&A session with TJ Parks about the topic. Visit  for more information. Subscribe to the new all-audio educational and informational resource for Etsy sellers.
5/23/201849 minutes, 21 seconds
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226 - Exploring Selling Wholesale with Wholesale-In-A-Box

Wholesale-In-A-Box is a great way to dip your toes in the wholesale arena if you're a seller looking to expand into retail stores. Emily Kerr-Finell is the co-founder of WIAB and in our conversation she explains what this service offers sellers who want to go this route. Visit  for show notes and more information. Subscribe to - an all-audio content library of Etsy tutorials, Etsy news, & updates.
5/16/201840 minutes, 35 seconds
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225 - Book Publishing to Complement Your Etsy Product Line

Have you considered book publishing as a way of expanding your product line with complementary offerings and sets? Shah Bahpyu did just that and is sharing how and why in this episode. Visit  for more information. Subscribe to - an all-audio content library of Etsy tutorials, Etsy news, & updates.
5/9/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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224 - Crystal Henson of Le Rustic Chic Making an Etsy-Based Business Work No Matter What

Crystal Henson started her Etsy shop at a time when her only choice was to make it work... And she... And did it excellently well by the way. Visit  for more information. For all audio tutorials about how to sell on Etsy and up-to-date Etsy news, visit to subscribe.
5/2/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds
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223 - Balancing Art & Business w/Artist Michelle Farro of Michelle Farro Studio

Michelle Farro left a 15-year career as a hair stylist to pursue a full time career in art and this week we talk all about her journey so far. Visit  for more information. Visit  for audio Etsy tutorials.
4/25/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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222 ~ Running A Business As An Introvert w/Thea Orozco of Introvertology

Thea Orozco owns Introvertology and she helps introverts grow a business they love. Since a good number of creative business owners tend to self-describe as introverts, she's on the podcast this week sharing tips for running a successful business as an introvert. Visit  for more information.
4/18/201830 minutes, 57 seconds
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Major Announcement: New Audio Etsy Seller's Resource Launched!

The brand new audio Etsy Seller's Resource has now officially launched! Learn more about it in this mini episode. Visit  for more information and to sign up.
4/16/20183 minutes, 51 seconds
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221 ~ Starla Moore of Handmade Alphas Talks Etsy & More

Starla Moore leads the thriving Etsy community ~ Handmade Alphas ~ which is all about training Etsy sellers to be better and more successful when it comes to running their Etsy shops and creative businesses. She's doing some wonderful things within and outside of her Etsy community and this week we get to talk all about what she's up to and what's coming down the pike... So exciting! Visit  for more information.
4/11/201857 minutes, 57 seconds
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219 ~ Creating A Clear Brand Message & More with Alisha Jemelian of One Blushing Bride

Alisha Jemelian runs the Etsy shop and ecommerce site One Blushing Bride and not only does she make beautiful and unique veils for her brides but through her unique branding and customer service, she is creating a movement to empower her clientele on their wedding day and beyond. Visit  for more information.
4/4/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 48 seconds
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218 ~ Evolution of a Successful Etsy Shop Zebrano Wood Craft

Danial Rees followed his passion and it led him from full-time employee to full-time business owner. He runs the Etsy shop Zebrano Wood Craft and this week he's sharing his Etsy journey and how he gives back to the larger Etsy community as well. Visit  for more information.
3/28/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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217 ~ Creative Courses for Etsy Sellers with Trissha Taylor Creative

Trissha Taylor has an eye for spotting Etsy trends and a knack for creating courses that teach people how to build and run successful shops in up and coming Etsy niches. She's sharing all about her most popular courses and giving some insight on current Etsy trends this week. Visit  for more information.
3/21/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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216 ~ Facebook Live for Etsy Sellers with Camberley Woods

Etsy sellers most definitely have a place when it comes to Facebook Live and FB Live & Video Strategist Camberley Woods is on the podcast to share just how Etsy sellers can leverage this up and coming social media outlet. Visit  for more information.
3/14/201847 minutes, 7 seconds
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220 ~ Business Conferences For Creatives 2018 >> Maker's Biz Summit 2018 w/Deborah Engelmajer

It's a new year and a new opportunity to attend business conferences specifically geared toward handmade and creative business owners. In this special episode, I am highlighting Maker's Biz Summit 2018 and I'm joined by Deborah Engelmajer who shares all about this free online conference. Conference info available at   Visit  for more information.
3/12/201837 minutes, 53 seconds
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214 ~ Smartphone Marketing for Etsy Sellers w/ Tabitha Carro of Smartphone Marketing School

Tabitha Carro started and runs the Smartphone Marketing School. She teaches Etsy sellers and other business owners how to use just their smartphones and some apps to up their social media marketing game. Visit  for more information.
3/7/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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215 - Renae Christine of Cupcake Trainings Talks Handmade Titan University & So Much More

Renae Christine of Cupcake Trainings stops by to share success tips for handmade businesses, talk about her Handmade Titan University, and so much more. Visit  for more information.
3/5/201840 minutes, 3 seconds
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213 - Finding Etsy Success by Simply Focusing on One Thing with Michelle Rohr of Secret OWL Society

Michelle Rohr decided to make a radical change with her Etsy shop by simply focusing and being intentional about her strategy. The result is a very unique Etsy Success story. We discuss her journey in this episode and so much more. Visit  for more.
2/28/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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212 ~ Growing Your Handmade Biz w/Steffanie Housman The Handmade Business Coach

Steffanie Housman is not only a handmade business owner (she runs a handmade soap company Old Town Suds), but she is also The Handmade Business Coach. This week she shares how she helps struggling women handmade business owners grow their businesses and break through barriers so that they can start making money online and at markets and fairs. Visit  for more information.
2/21/201855 minutes, 49 seconds
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211 - Adjusting to Etsy Changes in 2018 & Beyond

Justin Page Wood is my guest and with well over 46,000 sales in 8 years on Etsy, he and his wife Melinda have learned a thing or two about how to weather the changing tides of Etsy. Tune in to hear his advice to other sellers. Visit  for more information.
2/14/201834 minutes, 12 seconds
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210 ~ Expanding a Family Etsy Empire w/Dennis Blume of Rustica Displays

Dennis started off helping his wife with her Etsy shop by building displays for her handmade jewelry. Now he's turned that into a full-time business of his own and also sells in his own Etsy too! Listen to hear the story of his Etsy journey and new handmade creative business. Visit  for more information.
2/7/201853 minutes, 31 seconds
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209 ~ Picking The Best eCommerce Platform for Etsy Sellers

Rebecca of BexMarie.com is my guest this week and we're talking all about how Etsy sellers can go about selecting the best eCommerce platform to use for building their own websites. Visit  for more information. Connect with me: Instagram:   Twitter:   Facebook group: Facebook page:  
1/31/201851 minutes, 33 seconds
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208 - Smirking Goddess Studio & Suzanne Urban Art | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Suzanne Urban runs the Etsy shops Smirking Goddess Studio and Suzanne Urban Art and this week she shares the story of her Etsy journey, including how she transitioned into a full-time entrepreneur running her business on Etsy. Visit  for more information.
1/24/20181 hour, 2 minutes
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207 - Love Teacup Kisses | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Tatyana has been selling her hand-drawn illustrations on Etsy for a number of years and we first spoke about her craft and how she runs her Etsy shop and business back in 2014. Tune in to hear a replay of this lovely conversation. Visit  for more information.
1/17/201850 minutes, 12 seconds
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021 - Etsy Resources Podcast | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Learn all about the Etsy Valentine's Day 2018 trends and prepare your shop for this first major shopping holiday of 2018. Visit  for more information.
1/12/201813 minutes, 28 seconds
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206 - Bing Art by Rachel Bingaman | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

A replay of my conversation with Rachel Bingaman who sells her art in her Etsy shop Bing Art. Rachel's art has been featured on NBC and The Discovery Channel as well as in art publications. Visit  to learn more.
1/10/201823 minutes, 28 seconds
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205 - Curious Art Lab | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

A replay of my conversation with Leah Palmer-Preiss who runs the Etsy shop Curious Art Lab. Leah's art has been featured in the New York Times, amongst other notable publications and when you see her art you'll really appreciate why it has garnered such positive attention. Visit  for more information.
1/3/201841 minutes, 26 seconds
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204 - Earth Water Sol | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

A replay of my interview with Brooke of the Etsy shop Earth Water Sol... This episode originally aired on December 25th, 2013 and Brooke has come a very long way in the last 4 years! Visit  for more information. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
12/27/201747 minutes, 1 second
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203 - Recap of 12/2017 Q&A w/Etsy CEO Josh Silverman | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

If you missed the Open Forum Q&A on 12/13/2017 with Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, then I've got you covered. In this week's episode, I recap the questions that he answered as well his responses... Visit  for more information and to continue this conversation.
12/20/201751 minutes, 37 seconds
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202 - Jam On Gifts | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Julie found quick success selling fan art on Etsy and within her first year on the marketplace hit the 1,000-sales mark. Find out exactly how she did it in our conversation this week. Visit  for more information and links to the resources mentioned in this episode.
12/13/201755 minutes, 46 seconds
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201 - Artisan Analytics - Lesley Hayes | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Learn how to use data, both Google Analytics & Shop Stats, to make wise decisions about your Etsy shop.  My guest this week is Lesley Hayes of Artisan Analytics and she explains how she helps Etsy sellers do just that. Visit www.ConvoMe.com for more information.
12/6/201747 minutes, 26 seconds
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200 - Hautie Haus & Uncommon Folk | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week is Auntie Divine and she runs the etsy shops Hautie Haus and Uncommon Folk. Visit  for more information.
11/29/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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REPLAY - Your Etsy Questions Answered by Former Etsy Admin

You asked, and we answered... This is a replay of a popular Etsy Q&A episode with a former Etsy admin. Visit  for more information.
11/22/20171 hour, 57 minutes, 51 seconds
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ESS-SU015 Etsy 2017 Holiday Selling Event | Etsy Conversations Podcast

Get ready for Etsy's upcoming site wide sales event. Listen in to learn how to be a part of this 2017 Q4 event and get your holiday sale off to a great and profitable start. Visit  for more.
11/17/201722 minutes, 16 seconds
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199 - Anna Fine Jewellery | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Anna transitioned from being a secondary school teacher to running her handmade engagement an wedding ring business full time. This week we talk about her Etsy journey. Listen in for inspiration to build your own creative business as organically as Anna has built hers. Visit  for more.
11/15/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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198 - Genevieve Designs BR | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

From transforming product lines to Google Analytics for Etsy sellers, i dig into these topics and more with Genevieve of Genevieve Designs BR. Visit  for more.
11/8/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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197 - Net Neutrality For Etsy Sellers w/Tayyaba of Reserved Only Shop | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Wondering how other Etsy sellers handle less-than-perfect reviews...? How about net neutrality and how it relates to or affects you as an Etsy seller? This week, I'm talking with Tayyaba of Reserved Only Shop about these topics and other Etsy-related topics.  Visit  for more.
11/1/201732 minutes, 18 seconds
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196 - Re-Tooling Your Etsy Shop w/Jessica Simao | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Jessica decided to re-tool her Etsy shop after learning, right here on the podcast, about copyright issues and how they affect Etsy sellers. Tune in to hear what changes she made and the impact that has had on her growing business. Visit  for more.
10/25/201723 minutes, 24 seconds
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195 - Whatify App for Etsy Sellers | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Interview with Jake Phillips, CEO of Whatify. Learn how this app can help increase your Etsy traffic & sales by 10% using the power of your product photos. Visit  for more information.
10/18/201742 minutes, 26 seconds
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194 - Midwest Craft Con w/Megan Green | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Start planning for your 2018 business conferences. this week I'm talking with Megan Green, Co-organizer of Midwest Craft Con. Listen to learn more about this conference for makers and why you should consider adding it to your 2018 business conference schedule. Visit  for more. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
10/11/20171 hour, 6 minutes
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193 - Quill & Fox | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Learn how to make living form your art from someone who's doing just that - illustrator and artist Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox. Visit  for more.
10/4/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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ESS-119 - Assessing Your Personal Income From Your Etsy Shop

In this special preview of the Etsy Success Strategies premium podcast, learn how to pay yourself when selling on Etsy. Visit  for more.
9/27/20176 minutes, 34 seconds
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192 - Rewind Tees | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Amber & Will run a successful vintage clothing store on Etsy and this week they share their the story of their Etsy journey. Visit  for more.
9/20/201751 minutes, 17 seconds
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ESS-196 - Etsy Site Updates May 2017 | Etsy Success Strategies | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast

Learn about the May 2017 Etsy Site Updates and how they affect you as an Etsy seller. Visit  for more.
9/13/201716 minutes
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191 - MK Kids Interiors | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Facing and then recovering from an Etsy shop shutdown is no joke. My guest this week is Medina of MK Kids Interiors and she's sharing her experience of rising back up after having her Etsy shop shut down unexpectedly. Visit for more.
9/6/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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ESS157 - Etsy Success Strategies | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

This is a sneak peek of the new Etsy Success Strategies premium podcast. ESS-210 Etsy Craft Supply Sellers ~ Track Your Shipping & Inventory Like a Pro Visit  for more.
8/30/201710 minutes, 22 seconds
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190 - Blissopia | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

From Fortune 500 employees to full-time eco-friendly furniture business owners now selling on Etsy... Tune in to hear the story or Dylan and Monika of Blissopia. Visit  for more.
8/23/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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ESS-210 - Etsy Success Strategies | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

A detailed walk-through of the new Etsy Shop Manager. Visit  for me.
8/16/201745 minutes, 41 seconds
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189 - Paper Sphinx | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Jade runs the Etsy shop Paper Sphinx and this week we talk about what it takes to run a successful exclusively digital Etsy shop, even while working full-time by day. Go to  for more details.
8/9/201759 minutes, 25 seconds
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188 - Handmade Howling Cowls | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Interview with yarn entrepreneur, Jan Mouer of Handmade Howlin' Cowls. Visit http://ConvoMe.com for more. 
8/2/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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187 ~ Your Etsy Copyright Questions Answered Pt.2 | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY |

You asked, and attorney-at-law Jared Haynie responded... Tune in to hear Part 2 of the answers to your burning questions about Etsy copyright issues and more. Sponsored by Etsy Success Strategies ~ The Audio Series. Visit  for more information and to subscribe.
7/26/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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186 ~ Your Etsy Copyright Questions Answered Pt.1 | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY |

You asked, and attorney-at-law Jared Haynie responded... Tune in to hear Part 1 of the answers to your burning questions about Etsy copyright issues and more. Sponsored by Etsy Success Strategies ~ The Audio Series. Visit  for more information and to subscribe.
7/19/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 20 seconds
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185 ~ Accounting Best Practices for Etsy Sellers w/Sarah Korhnak of Small Business Sarah

We're talking about all things accounting and bookeeping-related for Etsy sellers and creative business owners Sarah Korhnak is a CPA and Etsy seller and she's to break it all down and give us clear direction on what we should and should not be doing. Enjoy!
7/12/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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184 - NoAndEl | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Etsy conversation with Kasia B. of Etsy shop NoAndEl. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
7/5/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 50 seconds
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183 - The Coastal Workshop ~ Catching Up w/Joe Leo | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Catching up with Joe Leo who first appeared on the podcast in Episode 120 in March 2016. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
6/28/201750 minutes, 28 seconds
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ECPR 017 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Special Announcement: Introducing Etsy Success Strategies - The Audio Series. Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community.
6/21/20178 minutes, 41 seconds
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182 - Pretty Girl Postcards | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Interview with Betsy Hoffman of Pretty Girl Postcards. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
6/21/201754 minutes, 17 seconds
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181 - EDolenz Photos | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Interview w/photographer and inspirational artist Emily dolenz of the etsy shop EDolenz photos. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
6/14/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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180 - Maad Goods | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Marie runs the Etsy shop Maad Goods and this week she's sharing the story of her journey from having reservations about selling on Etsy to now enjoying growing a customer base for her handmade leather and canvas bags. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
6/7/201759 minutes, 19 seconds
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179 - Norwegian Wood w/Angie Johnson | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Angie Johnson runs the Etsy shop Norwegian Wood and this week she's talking about the topic she spoke on during her EtsyUp Conference session where she gave detailed steps about how to find your best-selling product. But that's just the tip of the iceberg... Enjoy! Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
5/31/201758 minutes, 33 seconds
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178 - MacBailey Candle Co | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Rich & Clara Bailey met in college, got married, had a baby, got him to the point where he was sleeping through the night... If you think they decided to get more sleep, you;re wrong... They decided instead to start a business! So MacBailey Candle Co was born. Listen in to hear how this husband and wife team runs their business and their plans for the business' future.   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
5/24/201754 minutes, 49 seconds
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177 - Growing An Offline Business Into An Online Business w/Shah of Lil Spaces | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Shah is an online friend that I was fortunate to meet through and because of the podcast. It feels like we've known each other for quite a while now but this was our very first IRL (in real life) conversation. She runs the Etsy shop  which, unlike most Etsy shops, started off first as an offline pop-up shop then migrated to an ecommerce website and then finally to Etsy! I like the evolution of her business and how she eventually found her way onto Etsy and you'll get to hear the unique story of exactly how it happened in our convo this week. Have you longed to get media exposure and have the positive "fallout" that follows that? Well listen in to hear how Shah's business received a great deal of press and how you can replicate a similar process for your own business. But there's a caveat... You'll have to listen in to hear what it is :) We had a nice long conversation and here are some highlights of what you'll hear us discuss in-depth: Working with a business partner & going it alone Product line development Running an independent website - pros, cons, and tips for doing it well Balancing an Etsy shop vs ecommerce website Shah's D.E.B.R.A system for keeping up with business tasks Etsy Resolution and why you might want to participate the next time it rolls around From Buzz Feed to Interiors Addict to Babyology... Getting media attention and how to capitalize on it and keep the momentum going Shah's experience being a finalist of the 2015 Etsy Design Awards Shah's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - Phoenix is the cool lady behind this Etsy shop where she sells whimsical greeting cards, mugs, and gifts. Hi Phoenix!! :) - Lauren Munn set up this group for moms who sell on Etsy and want to connect. Lauren has been a valuable member of the Etsy Conversations community for a long time and I highly recommend that if you;re a mom and you sell on Etsy you strongly consider joining Lauren's Facebook group Resources Mentioned Freelancers: -find people of all skill levels and price ranges to do website (and other technical and non-technical) tasks for you Search Engine Optimization tools:  - SEO plugin for WordPress websites;  - website by Brian Dean with information about using link-building for website traffic and SEO Getting media exposure: (Help A Reporter Out), (similar to HARO) Recommended Reading: this article by Lauren Munn is a refereshing and honest piece on why her Etsy shop failed but there's a really great message in the piece - Contact Shah Etsy Convo: on Etsy Email: Shah [at] LilSpaces [dot] com Social media: , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
5/17/20171 hour, 40 minutes, 57 seconds
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176 ~ Filling A Niche Gap on Etsy w/Jessica Gifts Outside The Box | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Jessica runs a new Etsy shop called Gifts Outside The Box which she opened up to fill a need in a niche that didn't provide her what she was looking. Listen in to learn how she's finding her place on Etsy.
5/10/201746 minutes, 17 seconds
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Etsy CEO Replaced & Job Cuts Announced ~ Update on Etsy Q&A Pt.2

In case you missed it last week, on Tuesday May 2nd 2017 Chad Dickerson was removed as CEO of Etsy after almost 6 years in that position; he will remain in an "advisory role" until the end of May. Chad is being replaced by Josh Silverman who is currently a board director on Etsy's board. Chad is also being replaced as the chairman of the Etsy board by a tech investor, Fred Wilson. But wait... There's more... Etsy also announced that they will lay off  approximately 8% of its total workforce which equates to about 80 positions. Now, I don't know this for a fact, but based on y research and according to the Bloomberg website, black & White Capital LP (who owns about 2% of Etsy) urged Etsy to explore "strategic alternatives... including a possible sale" Here are some other quotes from Black & White's proposals for and criticisms of Etsy: "...the company's historical pattern of ill-advised spending has completely obfuscated the extremely attractive underlying marketplace business model..." "...we are fully prepared to take any actions we believe are necessary to protect the best interests of all Etsy shareholders..." and finally, Black & White Capital LP wants Etsy to better invest R&D to fix its "horrendous search functionality", suggest similar available items, and redirect marketing expenses to drive repeat customers... and some other suggestions So... I kept waiting for Etsy to say something publicly about all of this but they remained pretty mute on the whole topic until about Thursday or Friday. You might have received an email form Etsy's new CEO, if you missed, I read it verbatim in the podcast. Takeaways: Don't forget the Q&A with Josh Silverman will be this Thursday May 11th, 2017 in the though no specific start and end times were given You can check the Etsy forums as of today (per Josh's email) to find out how to participate I plan to join the Q&A session and then do a follow-up podcast episode about it so stay tuned/come back for that :) Update On Etsy Q&A Pt.2 I reached out a couple of Etsy Admins and was asked to submit my request for an interview through Etsy's media relations/PR department. I guess the good news there is that I'm now officially considered "the media" ;) Anyway, long story short, after exchanging multiple emails with the someone in Etsy's media department, the response I got was essentially, "not now...". In the podcast episode I explain what my plan is going to be going forward... First off, thank you so much to everyone, and I mean, every single person, who sent in a question. I don't want your effort and time spent responding to go to waste so I will hunt down the answers to your questions, even if it means reaching out to Etsy support for each individual question. I will create either a Q&A blog post or podcast series so please stay tuned.
5/8/201712 minutes, 5 seconds
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175 ~ Using Instagram to Grow Etsy Sales w/Julie Fuller of Tokyo Blossom Boutique

Convo with Julie Fuller of Etsy Shop Tokyo Blossom Boutique.
5/3/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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174 - Front Page Guide to Etsy w/Tammy Cannon | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Front Page Guide to Etsy with Tammy Cannon of Cannon Online Marketing
4/26/201759 minutes, 54 seconds
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173 - Running an Etsy Shop w/Your Spouse | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Running an Etsy shop with your spouse with ben and Monica Wigen of Catch Me Studio
4/19/201740 minutes, 20 seconds
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172 - Expanding Beyond Local Selling | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Expaning beyond local selling and reaching a global market with Lauree Sayne of Etsy shop Dancing Dish & Decor.
4/12/201739 minutes, 16 seconds
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171 - Creating Everyday w/Hailey Smedley | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Creating everyday to stay inspired w/Hailey Smedley of the Etsy shop Ozetta.
4/5/201735 minutes, 53 seconds
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170 - Marketing Your Etsy Shop w/Dan Safkow | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Makreting your Etsy shop with Dan Safkow of iMakeTheCase.
3/29/201751 minutes, 32 seconds
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ECPR 141 - Top Tax Deductions For Etsy Sellers | Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

In this special tax season edition of the Etsy Conversations Podcast Resource episode, I review and summarize the article about what deductions are available to Etsy sellers in 2017. NOTE: I am not an accountant or tax lawyer and this recap is purely for informational purposes and should not be construed as tax or financial advice. Okay, so now that that's out of the way... Here are some major take-aways: Keep excellent records - by being diligent with your record-keeping, you can save yourself a lot of heartache and stress if you ever get audited by the IRS. Things to track: Vehicle expenses and mileage Cell phone and internet use for business Equipment expenses Shipping expenses Home office expenses Advertising fees Legal or professional services Charity donations Education, networking, and travel Meals and entertainment Retirement contributions Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
3/22/201722 minutes, 9 seconds
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ECPR 140 - Etsy Small Business Contest - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Learn all about the Etsy Small Business Contest and how you may enter for the chance to win $10,000 to scale up your business.
3/17/201714 minutes, 44 seconds
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169 - Natural Born Customs | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Entrepreneurs need to learn to adapt to rapidly evolving markets and unstable business conditions to survive in the tough world of business.  Saskia runs the Etsy shop  and she was ready to face these challenges when she first set-up her Etsy shop in 2013. Little did she know that she was about to face a much bigger battle – a battle for her very own life, against cancer. Artist and customizer, Saskia, has always been naturally different. While others fear being different, Saskia was afraid of blending in. She felt the need to look different and be different. She began customizing her own clothes, which immediately caught people’s attention due to the uniqueness of her designs. After receiving several requests from people who wanted their items customized, Saskia decided to start an Etsy shop to share her art with more people. After setting up her shop and receiving her first sale on Etsy in 2013, Saskia realized that she had to abandon her newly founded business when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She battled this killer disease for almost 3 years before finally claiming victory and getting her life back. In this week’s episode, Saskia shares how cancer transformed her life completely and how it has made her even more passionate about the unique art that she creates on products in her Etsy shop. Saskia discusses her fears, the difficulties of being a “one-person” show, and the challenges she faced in re-opening her business. She also shares invaluable resources that have helped her learn and re-learn how to manage her Etsy shop. We also discuss concepts about SEO and blogging on Etsy. I make things with so much love... So to be able to give somebody something that will make them technicolor and just make them stand out from the crowd makes me feel wonderful.  Natural Born Customs – Topics Discussed Saskia shares how her outlook on business has changed after surviving cancer. Saskia’s collaborative design process. Daily routines. The challenges of working as a full-time business owner. The importance of personal social interaction. Fears that come with selling your own creations. Recommended tags and keywords to improve your Etsy Shop’s SEO. Improving your business by participating in craft fairs and exhibits. Challenges of Etsy sellers who offer customized items or services. A direct approach to getting rid of your fears of shipping internationally. Finding the right brand or identity for your blog. Staying motivated to succeed. The importance of authenticity over automation in marketing.  Natural Born Customs – Resources Mentioned: Etsy Resources:  Podcasts:  Courses:  Sheri Schmelzer:  Best Ways to Reach Saskia Etsy Shop:  Social Media:  |  |  |  Email: saskia [at] naturalborncustoms [dot] com Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
3/15/20171 hour, 10 seconds
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168 ~ Managing Your Etsy Shop and a New Baby with Sarah Cason

Platforms like Etsy have paved the way to the rise of mompreneurs – female business owners who have found a balance between being an active parent and an entrepreneur. Managing a business and being a parent is no easy feat, especially if you are a first time parent like . Sarah first talked with me back in , when she shared her journey with her Etsy shop, . Much has happened to her over the past year since we last spoke to her! While most people expect new moms to slow down with their careers, this has not hindered Sarah from doing well in her business at all. In fact, she has even taken to teaching and launched her first Calligraphy class in November 2016. She joins me on the show this week to share her experience as a new mom in business and how she balances being a mom and managing her Etsy shop. Amongst lots of other things, Sarah shares how she keeps her customers engaged even if her shop is on vacation mode and how she built buzz leading to her re-opening. Sarah also provides some insightful tips on how to manage burn out and how to keep your creativity brewing. She shares the tools and processes that she has developed to manage busy periods in her business, such as Christmas and other busy selling seasons for her as well as the holidays.  Sarah Carson Designs - Topics Discussed How Sarah balances her time managing her Etsy shop and taking care of her new baby. The advantages and disadvantages of putting your Etsy shop on vacation mode. Building buzz on social media to boost your Etsy shop re-opening. Using promotions such as an open house to manage your leftover inventory. Strategies for developing new products. New features and functions of the new Etsy layout. Systems and processes that help her manage busy seasons. Goal-setting strategies. Finding creative ways to manage burn out. Podcasts that keep Sarah motivated. Helpful Etsy Shipping features such as labels and commercial pricing. Startegies for streamlining your shipping process. My previous conversation with Marie Segares in . Sarah Carson Designs - Resources Mentioned Graphic Creation & Editing:  |  Podcasts:  |  Sarah's Etsy Shop Shout-Out  - run by Emily Tuttle. In her Etsy shop, Emily offers hand-painted globes and donates some of the profits to refugee relief.  Best Ways to Reach Sarah Etsy Conversations:  Social Media:  |  Win a Copy of Marie Segares New Book: "Make Money Teaching Crochet" Are you ready to expand your crochet business, make more money, and inspire others to learn more about your craft? Etsy shop owner, Marie Segares' new book:  teaches you how to plan, structure, and launch a profitable, well-organized crochet teaching business with step by step lists, guides, and resources! Learn how to structure, set achievable goals, create lesson plans, develop payment options, and market your business to achieve success! Enter for a chance to win a copy of Marie's book... Leave a comment below sharing your #1 tip for managing your Etsy shop and you'll be entered into a random drawing to receive an electronic copy of Marie's book (NOTE: you'll get a physical copy of the book if you reside in a country that Amazon will not deliver electronic books to). Good luck!! Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
3/8/20171 hour, 16 minutes
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167 - Cln & Drty | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

“Know thyself.” Maybe you've heard it before, perhaps you haven't. It's a directive has been passed down since the time of the ancient Greeks. It sounds simple, but it is one of the most difficult things to do in life. The reality is that many people go through life without really developing a strong sense of self and identity. The same is true in business. Many Etsy sellers struggle with marketing, because they do not have a brand that people understand or resonate with.  embodies the zest and positivity of its owner, Paula Tamara Hoss. One of the things I love, and which makes sellers like Paula particularly successful on a marketplace like Etsy is that she and her daughters are the face of her business. They embody the  brand. Her brand’s message are her thoughts and how she lives her life, which makes it easier for her to reach out to her audience. Paula is an artist. She loves creating things and sharing it with the world. She found the opportunity to share this passion for art with her own Etsy shop in 2008. Like many starting entrepreneurs, she struggled with self-limiting thoughts that hindered her from finding her true passion. 3 Etsy Shops and several years later (yes, you read that correctly), Paula founded  without even knowing its potential for success. Her shop was born out of her love for her daughters. She was concerned about the chemicals in the skin products that she was using and how it would affect her children. Her crafty and resourceful nature helped her produce home-made sunscreen from all natural products, which she based on recipes that she had found online. She shared it with her friends and it was an instant hit! In this week's episode, Paula shares the story of how she started doing business on Etsy. She tells about her muse, or her buyer persona, which allows her to develop products that fit her brand and the needs of her target market. She also provides tips and tools that she uses to manage her finances and market her business. You are the face of your brand. You ARE your brand CLN & DRTY – Topics Discussed: The benefits of being intentional with your business. Developing a product line that fits the needs and wants of your target market. Building a buyer persona to find out who is your target market and to keep your brand in line. Creating a line of products that complement each other. Nurturing collaborative relationships to expand your business. Paula’s experience transitioning from an employee to a business owner. Reaching out and building better relationships with your customers. Attraction not promotion. Finding the right people to advocate for or promote your product. Leveraging the power of parallel markets to create more value. Selling your products to high-end buyers. The Etsy Shipping Tool. Tools and techniques to manage your finances. Marketing Tools on and off Etsy. Hard lessons that Paula learned from Selling on Etsy. CLN & DRTY Resources Mentioned Best Ways to Reach Paula: Website:  Etsy Shop:  Social Media:  |  Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
3/1/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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166 - Stitch & Stuffed | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Have you ever wondered what your auto-mechanic does in their spare time? You probably wouldn’t think they’re at home creating cute, cuddly plush toys for kids. That’s exactly what my guest,Nikki who runs the Etsy shop  enjoys doing when she’s not turning the wrenches in the garage.   Nikki is a one-of-a-few kind of gal – not only is she an Automotive Technician by day, but by night she’s a “plushy artist.” She’s been a crafter for most of her life, starting as a young girl hand-sewing pencil-toppers for her and her friends’ pencils in school. She took her love of sewing one step further as she got older and decided to invest in a sewing machine.  She taught herself how to use the sewing machine and hasn’t looked back since! While she’s no longer creating cute shirts for the tops of her pencils, her skill has evolved to creating plush toys for children of all ages.   Where does she get her inspiration? From the kids, themselves!  I love how creative children are ~ Nikki Nikki opened her Etsy shop about a year and a half ago. Currently selling handmade plush toys, she says a lot of the orders she fills comes from parents of children with big ideas for characters. Parents often send her drawings and sketches of animals that their children have created and she brings them to life through her sewing skills.  On this week’s episode, Nikki shares her story about how she discovered Etsy, why she decided to “jump in head first” despite people telling her that the site was overcrowded, and what her long-term business goals are for .  We also talk about her pricing model, buying materials at wholesale cost, and how she promotes her shop on Facebook and Instagram. We also get her perspective on posting promotional advertisements in the Etsy forums and why she advises against it.  Stitch and Stuffed – Topics Discussed  How she manages her time running her shop while working full-time.  Her ideas for launching DIY kits for kids.  The technical similarities she sees between her full-time job and her Etsy business.  Attending wholesale vendor shows to connect with wholesalers.  How her marketing and promotional tactics have evolved over the last year.  How she uses Instagram and hashtags to promote her business.  Learning the hard way – fulfilling international orders and accurately gauging shipping fees.  What she looks forward to by attending the in April.  Stitch and Stuffed – Resources Mentioned        Stitch and Stuffed – Etsy Shop Shout Outs  –  run by Nikki's friend Amber where she sells beautifully created jewelry, keychains, and hand-stamped items!  Best Ways to Reach Nikki  Etsy Shop:   Social Media: |   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
2/22/201749 minutes, 56 seconds
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Etsy Conversations Resources Bonus - Etsy Studio, New Shop Manager

Etsy Studio Here's the video I mentioned in this podcast episode: New Etsy Shop Manager Here's the link to join the team. ===================== I'll be speaking at Social Media Marketing World 2017 in March and I'd love to see you there. If you can't attend the conference but are in the San Diego area I'd be happy to meet up to say hello too! Here's more information about the conference: The title of my session is "How to Follow Your Calling and Produce a Podcast You Love"... If you have a desire to start a podcast but you're just stuck... Or if you have a podcast but you've lost your zeal for it, I think in this session I can help you get unstuck. I'll be speaking from my personal experience of what's worked and what hasn't for me in creating a successful podcast. I hope to see you there!
2/15/201726 minutes, 30 seconds
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165 - Functional Wearables | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Many of us dream of getting our products into retail stores and on major ecommerce websites, but we often don’t know where to start. Having your products sold by companies like Sears, Best Buy, and Bed Bath & Beyond often feels like a pipe-dream. This week I have a returning guest, where she sells jewelry for fitness trackers like the FitBit. We're talking all about growing your brand and how she has successfully done that. You may remember my earlier conversation with Cyndi from 2015 when we talked about why she niched down from selling health and fitness products to focusing on just fitness tracker accessories specifically, and provided a ton of helpful information and resources for Etsy sellers. If you missed that episode, I recommend checking it out. It's .  This week, I’m catching up with Cyndi to see how her business has grown and evolved over the last 18 months. I must say, this interview has been incredibly informative and insightful! Since our last conversation, has grown exponentially – now with products being sold in retail stores like Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond, and (hopefully) soon Best Buy! Wow... That’s huge!  Although she’s seen massive success in her business, Cyndi is still a “down to earth” kind of gal and she still holds Etsy close to her heart. In fact, she attributes much of her success to Etsy, since that’s where her products got their start!  I’m sure you’ll love this interview as much as I have and hopefully you'll learn many great, inspirational lessons from Cyndi's story.  Get out there... Approach retail stores... The faster you do it, the better. ~ Cyndi Blais, Funktional Wearables  Funktional Wearables – Topics Discussed  Which e-commerce platforms are the most time-consuming and which give Cyndi the highest return.  How the selling fees on Amazon compare to those on Etsy.  Why she continues to sell on Etsy even after finding success with other platforms and in retail stores.  How she got started selling in retail stores.  How her product line has grown with the introduction of new fitness trackers.  Outsourcing and hiring – how she finds qualified employees.  Marketing tips, strategies, and service providers.  The advantages and disadvantages of running an Etsy shop and her own e-commerce website.  Wholesale selling outside of Etsy.  How she gained traction on eBay.  Her mindset about big name competition, like Vera Wang, launching products within her niche.  How she finds time to plan a wedding while running a business. Resources Mentioned                 Best Ways to Reach Cyndi  E-Commerce Stores: |    Phone: (858) 935-9105  Email: info [at] funktionalwearables [dot] com Social Media: | | | |   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
2/8/201753 minutes, 56 seconds
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164 - IF Only Pretty | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Deciding how and when to open your Etsy shop is a big decision for many aspiring Etsy sellers. Some sellers simply dive in head first and learn the platform, strategies, and processes as they go while others feel a bit timid about starting down the path of the unknown. is the type of brave woman that dives right into new ideas. Since 2012, Ina has sold beautifully hand-crafted wrap bracelets made of silk, suede cord, and other materials. What really makes her products special and unique, though, are the hand-stamped inspirational messages she uses as little trinkets on her products. She joins me on the show this week to share her story on how she got started selling on Etsy, her primary goal for opening her shop, and where she expects her business to go in the future. We also talk a lot about how she promoted her products early on as well as things she has learned about SEO strategies and promotion throughout her creative journey on Etsy. We discuss how she learned that her product was featured in a BuzzFeed article, in October 2016 and how the feature affected her page views and sales. Ina has a unique way of using business cards to maximize her marketing strategies that she shares in this episode. She also shares her “behind the scenes” secrets on her strategies and processes for pricing, packaging, and shipping her products. To get out of creative ruts, I just need to sit in my studio and play with the colors, the beads, and the materials. ~ Ina Fitzgerald [caption id="attachment_4035" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Wrap Bracelets by Ina - IF Only Pretty[/caption] IF Only Pretty – Topics Discussed Learning the platform and SEO strategies as she grew her Etsy business. Resources she found helpful to overcome the learning curve. How she manages her time while running her Etsy shop, working full-time, and raising two small kids. Preparing for the holiday season. Shipping and packaging processes. Product pricing strategies. Finding affordable and reliable packaging material sources. International selling and how it has affected her business. Promotional tips and strategies that have worked for Ina. Selling and promoting at craft shows. Overcoming creative ruts. Tips for new sellers to sell more efficiently. Hard lessons she has learned while selling on Etsy. Inventory and order tracking systems. Resources Mentioned Connecting with other Etsy sellers Etsy Conversations Podcast (Aww… thanks, Ina!)  - Renae Christine's YouTube channel IF Only Pretty – Etsy Shop Shout-Outs  - offers beautifully crafted leather and artsy anthropology zippie bags. Contact Ina Etsy Shop: Social Media: Email: IFOnlyPretty [at] gmail [dot] com Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
2/1/201754 minutes, 12 seconds
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163 ~ Your Etsy Questions & Answers Pt.1 | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

I'm really excited to share this episode again. I’m diving deep into your Etsy questions with Kim Konen, who worked as an Etsy admin from February 2010 to October 2014, and is currently the owner of the Etsy shop, . Our mutual friend Angie Gordon, who runs the Etsy shop  also joined us for this special Q&A session. I frequently receive questions in my email, as well as on the Etsy Conversations Facebook page and Facebook group about different aspects of getting started and running an Etsy shop. So, I wanted to give you a simple way to get all of your questions answered in one central location – on the show! I loved doing this episode because it was really interactive in that I got folks to submit their questions just for the show and they were answered in this convo with Kim. Kim, Angie, and I address some of the most-asked questions you have had, including how to get featured in Etsy Finds and the various things to consider that can affect your shop’s relevancy on the platform. This episode is quite long, because we wanted to make sure we asked and addressed your most pressing questions! Your Etsy Questions Answered How to sign-in to multiple Etsy shops at the same time. (Submitted by Kelli of ) The changes sellers can expect as a result of Etsy’s IPO. (Submitted by Charlotte of ) How to get more views and sales. Tips to improve your Etsy search results. (Submitted by Kara of ) What really affects your Etsy relevancy – and what does not. (Submitted by Diane of ) Etsy’s category algorithm. (Submitted by Beate of ) How to create relevant product titles and keywords. (Submitted by Charlie of ) Why sellers are unable to see who follows their shop. (Submitted by Doug of ) What sells well on Etsy, what doesn’t, and which markets are over-saturated. Resources Mentioned Etsy Teams: Business Consulting Services: | Etsy Questions & Answers - Kim’s Pro Tips Link to your other shop listings in your item descriptions. Comment on Etsy’s new product forum posts the first day they’re published. Test your keywords and categories by running an A/B test. Identify your ideal customer. Actually writing down who they are helps you stay focused on your branding and message. Use the Etsy search bar to get keyword ideas for the most relevant keywords to use in your listing. Place the most relevant, important keywords first in your title. Titles and tags are most important in Etsy’s search engine algorithm. Ask your friends and family for help; give them your shop link and have them describe your shop in 5 words. Best Ways to Reach Kim Etsy Shop: Social Media: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
1/25/20172 hours, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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162 - Kara's Vineyard Wedding | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Growing a family while growing a business is no small feat but Kara figured it out and she came on the podcast back in September 2014 to share how she made it all work and made the transition to making a full time living off Etsy in . Running a household, and chasing after two small children may seem tiring enough, but juggling an Etsy business on top of it can definitely pack your day full of excitement, wonder, as well as a little extra chaos (...in a good way, of course). This week I’ve pulled out my original conversation with Kara Lamerato, wife, mother of (then) two little little ones, and owner of the Etsy shop, , where she sells beautifully handmade place card holders, wine bottle stoppers, and wine corks for weddings. Kara opened her shop in January 2011 and she shared her story of how she created a successful full-time Etsy business that enabled her to quit her steady 9-5 job to be home with her kids. Kara’s prior work experience was in the finance industry where she realized that she wanted to be home with her children while also earning an income and fulfilling her creative passion. Doesn't that just scream "Etsy business!!" to you? ;) She explained that her shop initially started as a “side hobby” to allow her to splurge on little things like pedicures and cute sweaters, but after the birth of her first child and the heartbreaking experience of having to leave her newborn child to go to work every day, she decided to hunker down and from there planned to make her Etsy business more successful. Kara's story is truly inspirational and one that I really enjoyed hearing. In addition to learning how she achieved her goal of becoming a work-at-home-mom, she provides helpful tips and advice for new, aspiring, and veteran Etsy sellers with regard to Etsy shop promotion, product photography and much more. Kara’s Vineyard Wedding – Topics Discussed How Kara got started on Etsy and the timeline of her path to Etsy success  Transitioning from a full-time career to becoming a full-time Etsy seller How and why she decided to brand her shop and how that was the turning point of her Etsy business experience Kara explains how long it took her to go from “breaking even” to profitable Where Kara finds most of her inspiration for new products lines Stressful experiences Kara has had while using Etsy and what lessons she has learned from them Shipping challenges and refund policies Etsy shop promotion using Etsy teams and social media Using proper SEO and Etsy relevancy techniques to boost product visibility in the Etsy marketplace Kara's tips and advice for new, aspiring, and veteran sellers Resources Mentioned Photo Editing Programs: Etsy Teams: Newsletters: Best Ways to Reach Kara Lamerato Etsy Shop: Email: KarasVineyardWedding [at] gmail [dot] com Website: Social Media: | | | Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
1/18/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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161 - My Craft Assistant | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Still stumped when it comes to Etsy Relevancy and Etsy SEO...? Figuring out how to get your shop seen by your ideal customer on Etsy – not to mention trying to get your shop ranked high on Google – is no easy feat! My guest Michele Gallagher – owner of the Etsy shop and founder of has things pretty well figured out. Michele shares her story on how she got started selling on Etsy and how her business evolved to helping other Etsy sellers find success on the platform through her unique consultation and virtual assistant services. She explains how she spent hours doing the research and testing out her methods on getting ranked well on Etsy and on various search engines such as Google. This all leads into why Michele became passionate about helping other Etsy sellers learn what she has learned, grow their businesses, and find success on the platform. We cover a lot of ground in this week’s episode – from how to identify your target audience to learning what tags you should use on your product listings to get the best search results as well as how to use social media correctly to drive traffic to your shop and increase sales. Michele is one smart cookie and I was excited to have her on the show back then and I'm happy to share her brilliant tips and strategies that can help you succeed as a new or seasoned Etsy seller in this re-run of our original conversation. My Craft Assistant – Topics Discussed Michele explains the two ways she helps new and seasoned sellers optimize their shops to find success right from the start The most common mistakes that many shop owners make when selling on the Etsy platform The importance of identifying your target audience and the best ways to market to them Differences between Etsy relevancy and SEO Why Michele believes that creating your tags properly is more important than being in an Etsy treasury (***Treasuries are now a defunct feature on Etsy, so...***) Michele shares a helpful tip on how she manages her time The importance of Etsy sellers utilizing social media to drive traffic to their shops – and how to do it correctly Advice on how to use Etsy teams to grow your business Relationship-building tips that can help shop owners form meaningful relationships with their customers Contact Michele Website: Email: info [at] MyCraftAssistant [dot] com Twitter: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
1/11/201734 minutes, 33 seconds
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160 - AV Wedding Designs | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Yes! This week we're bringing on the bling again with Angela Frazier of the (now re-named) Etsy shop . Planning the perfect wedding is a stressful task for many brides-to-be... From picking out the perfect colors and flowers to choosing the perfect gown, many soon-to-be brides lose sleep trying to figure it all out. And what if you’re looking for an item that no one else has? Where do you turn? Well, Angela has that little nook covered... Angela started her Etsy business in December 2012 after attracting an impressive amount of attention for her uniquely designed “bling shoes”. Like many women, she was on a hunt for accessories that had never been seen before, but unfortunately, her hunt came up short. So, she decided to create her own handcrafted, fashionable shoes for herself. And boy did she hit the ground running with her new idea! In this episode Angela shares her story of how she got started on Etsy, the products she offers and how she comes up with her unique designs. She explains how her Etsy shop went from only 12 sales in the first 6 months to nearly 100 in the next by making a few tweaks to her photos and tags... Very important lessons right there... Angela shares SEO tips on how to maximize the Etsy search engine to improve your product rankings and get seen by your potential customers better. She also explains what she does to incorporate social media marketing tactics into her everyday marketing plan and how they helped her grow her business successfully. Her story is truly an inspirational one, and her funny, positive attitude is very contagious. I hope you’ll enjoy this episode and learn a lot of helpful tips which you can use to take your business to the next level :) AV Wedding Designs – Topics Discussed Angela explains why she tries to purchase the very last shoes available on a store’s shelves Angela's first experiences as an Etsy shop owner and the challenges she has had to overcome in her first year How Angela decided to maximize the simplicity and benefits of owning an Etsy shop and how it compared to the work involved in establishing her own website Different design ideas Angela has sold on Etsy, including her unique camo collection How she transitioned from working in a bank to becoming a full-time Etsy seller How having an in-home shop has helped Angela cross-sell and upsell her other products We talk about social media marketing and how she uses it to increase awareness of her brand and products Angela explains how she promotes her Etsy shop offline through various local shows and business card distribution Tracking the return on her marketing efforts Specific tips and advice from Angela for new Etsy sellers Contact Angela: Etsy Shop: Website: Social Media: | | Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
1/4/20171 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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014 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/31/201650 minutes, 11 seconds
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159 - Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

This week’s episode is a special treat... A blast from the past! I’ve dived deep into the archives to dig up some of episodes from earlier shows – ones that longtime listeners have loved, but which you may have missed if you're a newer listener. In this week's conversation, we talk all about hand-thrown pottery and ceramics. My guest is Diane Waters, and she owns and runs the Etsy shop Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations. Diane has worked with hand-thrown ceramics and pottery for several years, and her passion and love for the craft began after taking a course with her friend at a local pottery supply store. She explains how the challenges of learning this new skill is what fueled her passion and determination to master it, which later led to opening her Etsy shop and selling her handmade wares online. Since opening Muddy Waters CC on Etsy in January 2012, Diane has sold nearly 400 pottery pieces, ranging from ceramic mugs, cups, bowls, and dishes to trinket jars, tea pots, and Raku pieces. We discuss the many ways she promotes her shop and ways to connect with your customers beyond creating promotional posts on Facebook or Twitter. Other topics of our discussion include the importance of good quality product photos, getting involved with teams and community events, and the importance of connecting with others for business growth. Diane's love for the craft and desire to create and make has been an inspiration to many creative entrepreneurs. Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations – Topics Discussed Diane shares the story of how she began selling on Etsy. How she decides what she wants to create each day and why she chooses to create each piece exactly how she does. What Raku is. Diane describes the different firing and decorating techniques she uses to make each of her pottery and ceramic pieces and how they work. The advantages of using different sized kilns when making certain types of pottery items. How Diane manages her time as a creative entrepreneur, wife, mother, and owner of 3 dogs and 3 cats. Diane shares how she stays motivated to keep working on her store and making her wares and what she does when she starts feeling unmotivated. Why Diane refuses to check out the competition in her niche. How she decided which Etsy teams to join and how much time she dedicates to them. Contact Diane Etsy: Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Website: MuddyWatersCC.com Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in iTunes and Stitcher. That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow @ConvoMePodcast Facebook Group: Etsy Conversations - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Etsy Conversations Podcast Facebook Page Pinterest: Etsy Conversations Podcast Instagram: @EtsyConvo Google+: Etsy Conversations Podcast Email: Use the Contact Form OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/28/201657 minutes, 30 seconds
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013 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/23/20168 minutes, 52 seconds
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158 - Julie Ann Art | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Every now and then, I receive requests to have specific Etsy sellers on the podcast as my guests from the amazing listeners of the show – people like you! I absolutely love when you all send a request for a guest that you’d like to learn more about on the podcast! My guest this week is here by special request from a number of you and she is Julie Ann, the artist, illustrator and owner of the Etsy shop , where she sells beautifully crafted, straight-forward sentiments, stocking stuffers, gift items, and holiday and greeting cards. Julie Ann has been selling on Etsy since 2008 and, to date, has over 63,000 sales. What started out purely as a hobby quickly turned into a fun and very lucrative business. Over the last 4 years, Julie Ann’s shop has enabled her to work full-time as an entrepreneur, and she shares some very valuable insights on what she believes made her business so successful. In 2013, Julie Ann wasa featured seller in the Etsy  blog series! Today, we discuss how that happened and how being featured has impacted her business, shop views, and sales. We discuss how the market for greeting cards has changed over the years, launching new product lines versus individual products throughout the year, as well as how she runs and prepares her business during vacations and holidays. We also talk about her pricing strategy, the SEO techniques she has learned over the years, and how keeping lists has helped her not only run her business smoothly, but also keep a healthy work-life balance as an entrepreneur. [bctt tweet="Take advantage of the freedom that owning a business can give u. It’s ok 2 take a break from ur #Etsyshop" username="ConvoMePodcast"] Julie Ann Art – Topics Discussed Why Julie Ann finally decided to turn her passion hobby into a full-time business What she initially sold on Etsy and how her product lines have changed over the years Why she believes the age of her shop may give her business an edge over the competition We discuss the difference between launching new seasonal products vs full product line launches as well as the pros and cons of each technique How and when Julie Ann decides to discontinue a product or product line SEO and how putting her Etsy shop on vacation mode has impacted her business as well as what steps she takes to overcome that challenge Julie Ann shares how her cross-country move has impacted her business and what planning strategy she used for her business before the big move How/when she realized her business was ready to be part of the Etsy wholesale opportunity Julie Ann Art – Resources Mentioned Craft Fairs: Educational Courses: Blogs: Melyssa Griffin’s blog – Other Tools: Dymo Label Writer 4XL Label Printer – at and | Affordable 4x6 Shipping Labels from Julie Ann's Etsy Shop Shout-Out Her best friend’s Etsy shop: – for beautifully hand-crafted, laser engraved wedding hangers, cocktail stirrers, and more Contact Julie Ann Website: Instagram: Email: Julie [at] JulieAnnArt [dot] com Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/21/20161 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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157 - Soul Paper Art | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world... To play the “nomad game”...  Seeing different sights and experiencing different cultures of people living in foreign countries? Have you ever wondered how an experience like that could change your perception of life – or even how it could inspire you to create and run a business? My guest today is Alexandra (Alex) Matthews, owner of the Etsy shop . Alex had the opportunity to travel the world at a fairly young age – fresh out of college and she has seen the beautiful landscapes and inspirational cultures throughout New Zealand, Australia, Bali, as well as Europe. Although Alex had an Etsy shop before she decided to see the world, it was after she returned from living the dream life of an explorer that she hunkered down and focused on growing her business. In her Etsy shop , Alex creates and sells beautifully hand-crafted state maps, greeting cards, and illustrations. She shares her journey with me, from touring the world to re-designing her shop and website, as well as what techniques she uses – both online and offline – to grow her business and get her name out there. Alex has a unique view of business, life, and the world in general. Through her traveling experiences, she has found the inspiration she needs to continue creating. Although, like many creative entrepreneurs, she admits to sometimes feeling isolated, she shares how she overcomes that feeling of isolation feeling. We also discuss how she manages her time between working full-time in marketing for a home building company while running a successful business. Alex's story is truly inspirational! [bctt tweet="It's important to keep people in your life. Have a social life & get outside!" username="ConvoMePodcast"] Soul Paper Art – Topics Discussed How traveling the world helped Alex re-design and re-brand her Etsy shop Why Alex decided to sell her work on Etsy instead of becoming a freelance graphic designer for businesses Why Alex decided to re-name her shop and how quickly she received her first sale after the revamp Factors she takes into consideration when determining her product prices Future goals and plans for Soul Paper Art – could wedding stationery be in her business’ future...? ;) Ways she uses to successfully promote her business Why she decided to build a website separate from Etsy We discuss the pros and cons of  sites Alex's experiences with pop-up shops and maker fairs Soul Paper Art – Resources Mentioned Social Media Planning Tools: Website Building Platforms: | | Newsletter Programs: | Etsy Tools: Shipping labels | Reviews | Etsy Wholesale Contact Alex Etsy: Website: Instagram: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/14/20161 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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012 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/9/201620 minutes, 59 seconds
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156 - Craftcation Conference 2017 | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Craftcation Conference 2017 is coming around again and the time to start planning is now. craftcation 2017Networking with other creatives, crafters, and business owners is important to continually grow your online business. Whether you attend meet-ups, masterminds, or conferences, getting out of your comfort zone and meeting new people is one of the secrets that many small business owners and entrepreneurs use throughout their businesses to maintain consistent growth and help drive sales. My guest on the show this week is Nicole Stevenson, co-founder of the Craftcation Conference in Ventura, California. You may remember her from Episode 116 back in February. Nicole rejoins me to talk about the importance of attending conferences throughout the year and how they can impact your business. We also discuss what inspired her and her business partner, Delilah Snell, to plan and organize a conference specifically for small, creative business owners. As Nicole says, “You have to put yourself out there and make connections”. She shares some valuable tips for entrepreneurs about what they should consider before registering to attend a conference, how to put yourself out there and connect with people before the conference takes place, and also how to determine how many conferences you should aim to attend in a given year. Nicole also shares the inside scoop on exactly what the upcoming Craftcation Conference 2017 has in store for attendees, how you can register to attend this exciting and rewarding event, and what fun activities are planned before and after the conference. [bctt tweet="Making connections with people before an event gives you a way in" username="ConvoMePodcast"] Craftcation Conference 2017 – Topics Discussed Different types of conferences available to business owners Logistics of planning and developing a conference, and specifically Craftcation How many conferences Nicole recommends business owners attend annually Nicole explains why assessing your business goals can help you determine which conferences to attend – and how many Why it is important to build and sustain an online presence before attending a conference The importance of researching and connecting with conference presenters Resources Mentioned Free Business Cards: Moo Contact Nicole Website: DearHandmadeLife.com Facebook: Craftcation Conference Use promo code: EtsyConvo to register for Craftcation Conference 2017 Conference and get $20 off your registration fee! Register to attend the exciting, educational, and rewarding Craftcation 2017, held at the beautiful beach-side hotel – Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura California from April 27 through 30, 2017! This four-day conference is jam-packed with over 80 different workshops and presentations to help you learn everything from building and growing your social media strategies and branding your business to learning new skills like block printing and embroidery. At Craftcation 2017, in addition to the amazing presentations and workshops, you can also enjoy: Fun networking lunches A dance party Morning daily yoga A Fun Run And much, much more! Don’t forget to enter the discount code – EtsyConvo – to receive a $20 discount just for being an amazing Etsy Conversations Podcast listener! Visit Dear Handmade Life to register. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in iTunes and Stitcher. That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow @ConvoMePodcast Facebook Group: Etsy Conversations - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Etsy Conversations Podcast Facebook Page Pinterest: Etsy Conversations Podcast Instagram: @EtsyConvo Google+: Etsy Conversations Podcast Email: Use the Contact Form OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
12/7/201641 minutes, 29 seconds
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155 - Dotto Vintage Clothing | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Working from a studio apartment offers a unique set of challenges and no one understands that better than Nicole Dotto, owner of the Etsy shop Dotto – Vintage Clothing for a Good Cause. For over seven years, Nicole has run her Etsy shop from the comfort of her home in a variety of locations across the United States. You may remember my interview with Nicole back in August, where she shared her story on how she got started on Etsy over 7 years ago and how she promoted her products as a new seller. Today, she rejoins me to dive a little deeper into what it’s really like running her business from her studio apartment, her fascination with the risks – and rewards – of being a small business owner, and how she has grown her business over the last several years to become her primary source of income. In March 2014, Nicole was featured on the Etsy blog and today, she explains how she believes she attracted their attention, what other sellers can do to increase their chances of being selected as a featured guest on the Etsy blog, and how it has helped her gain more traction for her business. She also explains why she considers her shop a “means to an end” and how she uses that mindset to consistently work on her business to make it a success. We take a deep dive into why she feels that the flexibility of running her own online shop is like a double-edged sword and why she believes setting small and large goals for her business helps drive her out of a “lazy slump.” Nicole strongly believes that her targeted focus on activities that will generate income is one of the factors that has helped her grow her business successfully. She shares what activities she has focused on in the past, as well as what she is currently focusing on to push her business forward in the future. Tune in to hear a ton of valuable information, resources, and advice for new Etsy sellers that Nicole shares, as well as tips on how to determine your price points when you’re unsure. [bctt tweet="When you put a value on something, other people will see it and appreciate it more @Dotto" username="ConvoMePodcast"] Dotto Vintage – Topics Discussed How Nicole got started and why she became an Etsy seller Why she decided not to specialize or niche down her shop into one vintage style The struggles she faces with sourcing her products in a relatively small town How selling on Etsy has allowed her more time to follow other passions – like volunteering for several organizations Why setting goals is so important to the success of her business Product promotion and how Nicole's promotion methods have evolved over the years Why focusing on activities that will increase your ROI and letting go of other activities is important for your Etsy shop to continually grow We discuss organization and storage techniques and how she stores the products she sells Nicole explains how she photographs her products – while modeling them Nicole’s Etsy Shop Shoutouts Vera Vague - sells antique vintage clothing Her friend Joseph's Etsy shop - Carnival of the Maniac – for uniquely amazing men’s clothing The Original Cat Cult – for cute, whimsical cat collages Rodion Creative Dotto – Resources Mentioned Heart-o-Matic on Craft Cult – for a quick snapshot of your Etsy shop stats, hearts, and clicks. Etsy Teams Podcasts like Etsy Conversations (aww – thanks, Nicole!) and TedTalks Contact Nicole Etsy Shop: Dotto – Vintage Clothing for a Good Cause Email: nicoledotto [at] yahoo [dot] com etsy shop dotto Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in iTunes and Stitcher. That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow @ConvoMePodcast Facebook Group: Etsy Conversations - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Etsy Conversations Podcast Facebook Page Pinterest: Etsy Conversations Podcast Instagram: @EtsyConvo Google+: Etsy Conversations Podcast Email: Use the Contact Form OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
11/30/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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011 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
11/25/201612 minutes, 46 seconds
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154 - MaryG Loves Art | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

The inspiration to start a craft business can literally come from anyone, anything, or any experience you have throughout your life, and this is just the beginning of the journey of, Mary Glover, owner of the Etsy shop and Founding Director of Awakening Seeds. Mary has always had a passion for arts and crafts, and since she was a little girl she has created and crafted a wide array of designs and art projects. Mary says she has always viewed her artwork as a way to fulfill her crafty nature. Until 2015, she never thought about selling her work or building a business around her passion. That is, until the inspiration of her family and friends helped motivate her decision to begin selling her first handmade item - the "Don’t Worry Doll” which was inspired by her young granddaughter. Since then Mary has gone on to open her Etsy shop and expanded her product line beyond the Don’t Worry Doll. She currently also sells handcrafted cards, gift tags, and mixed media prints and collages. In this week's episode, Mary shares her journey into the Etsy world right from her very first sale. She discusses what techniques she uses to help grow her e-commerce business and explains why she believes sharing your story with your customers and the online community can help grow your business, all while incorporating authenticity and building trust. We also discuss Angela Holden and how Mary's experience with her building her beautiful online websites. Mary is also the Founder of the Awakening Seeds school and we talk about the motivation and driving force behind the school as well as the vision and educational curriculum of the school. Additionally, we discuss how she manages her time building an Etsy business while working full-time at Awakening Seeds plus writing for and maintaining two different - but equally important blogs, both of which she is very passionate about. [bctt tweet="Focusing on the visual presentation of your work is really valuable to your Etsy business" username="ConvoMePodcast"] MaryG Loves Art - Topics Discussed The genesis of the “Don’t Worry Doll” How Mary used art and an art journal as part of her healing process after being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer What inspired her to finally start selling her artwork How she determines how to price her products on Etsy Mary's Etsy shop promotion strategies Why she chose not to include an e-commerce component on her personal website The mechanics of running two different blogs and how Mary comes up with blog post topics for each Why she doesn’t focus much on SEO techniques while writing her blog posts Lessons learned about using SEO and quality photographs in her Etsy shop How a  photography course has helped her business Why Mary believes “getting her story out” through social media and blog post writing has helped her business grow MaryG Loves Art - Resources Mentioned Offline tools: iPhone | Thrift Stores Courses: Photo Editing: Social Media: Podcasts:   MaryG Loves Art - Etsy Shop Shout Outs - run by Mary's sister Jane. Jane sells handcrafted, whimsical, ornaments, and art. - run by Mary's friend Robyn Hood Black. Robyn sells handcrafted literary gifts with a vintage touch.  - web designer extraordinaire... :) Best Ways to Reach Mary Glover: Etsy shop convo:  Website:  Email: MaryKGlover [at] me [dot] com Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
11/23/20161 hour, 22 minutes, 30 seconds
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153 - Fuzzy And Birch | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Jenni Waldrop is a corporate job hating, former Fortune 500 “minion” turned 6-figure Etsy seller, success blogger, and owner of the Etsy shop, , where she sells beautifully designed digital and printed prints with a touch of sarcasm. She describes herself as an entrepreneur and the “maker of other businesses” largely because her Etsy success blog has proven to be a valuable resource for new and aspiring Etsy sellers. On this week's episode, Jenni shares her journey from her corporate working life to growing a six figure business. She explains how, although she has worked in marketing departments in the corporate world, after becoming an entrepreneur, she quickly learned that marketing your own products and services is vastly different than the way the big corporate businesses do things. Throughout the course of her journey, Jenni became quite savvy at using SEO techniques, discovering what works and doesn’t work for marketing her business, and now she teaches other Etsy sellers about SEO strategies and success strategies to help them grow their businesses. We discuss everything from living the “solopreneur life” and coping with “solopreneur isolation” to outsourcing tasks, connecting with your target customer, finding an Etsy tribe to brainstorm and hash out ideas with, as well as how to drive targeted traffic to your shop to increase your ROI. [bctt tweet="Pick 1 or 2 #socialmediamarketing platforms (max)... Customers can tell when u put in the effort" username="ConvoMePodcast"] Fuzzy and Birch - Topics Discussed How and when Jenni discovered Etsy and why she became an entrepreneur Jenni's secret to finding good people to outsource tasks to How she became savvy in SEO techniques. Why she believes having a “tribe” - a community of like-minded individuals and sellers - can be a critical factor to building a successful business and where to find them! We discuss how she learned to drive traffic to her Etsy shop at the beginning of her business She explains why she is so passionate about helping other Etsy sellers grow and build a successful business Products she sells in her shop, where she gets her inspiration from, and we discuss the new SEO course she’s launched to help other Etsy sellers find success Jenni explains why she believes it’s a bad idea to create an account on every social media platform available, and why you should just keep it simple Fuzzy and Birch - Resources Mentioned Outsourcing Platforms: Lead Generation: Blogging & Website Building: | Website/Blog Hosting: Other: Not On The High Street Best Ways to Reach Jenni Waldrop Online:  and  Courses: (available through the beginning of December 2016) Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
11/16/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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010 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
11/11/201610 minutes, 30 seconds
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152 - Kiyi Kiyi Cosmetics | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

For many people with sensitive skin, finding high quality bath and body products like soap, shampoo, body lotion, bath salts and scrubs is a lifelong challenge. Carma Wood, owner of the Etsy shop , can relate to this struggle on a personal level. Her challenges with finding soap and other bath products that wouldn’t irritate her skin is what set her on the path to learning how to make handcrafted bath and body products. Carma lives in Minnesota with her family and fur-babies. She originally started on Etsy as a buyer before transitioning into a seller of handmade sewn items. Soon after, she discovered that she had a passion for making handcrafted soaps that were not only easy on her sensitive skin, but also made from mostly biodegradable ingredients. Carma explains that she holds two things very close to her heart - a passion for helping others with sensitive skin and a passion for helping the environment. By combining these two passions, she has decided on the unique name for her Etsy shop - , named after an endangered fresh water fish from Lake Superior. In this week's episode, Carma shares how she learned to create her own soap and other bath and body products... Step aside ... ;) She also explains her process for taking and fulfilling custom orders in her shop, and how she “human tests” all of the products before releasing them for sale in her Etsy store. Additionally, Carma shares a marketing secret that most Etsy sellers do not utilize - but should, as well as how she manages her time working on her shop while working full-time and creating. Carma has lots of valuable tips for sellers ready to scale their business by outsourcing tasks or hiring full-time or part-time employees. [bctt tweet="Catalogs help u get more eyes on ur products than most other advertising methods #EtsySellers" username="ConvoMePodcast"] Kiyi Kiyi Cosmetics - Topics Discussed Carma explains why she believes starting out as an Etsy shopper makes transitioning to being a seller easier How Carma learned how to craft high-quality handcrafted body products by reading books and studying recipes for 6-months before making her first batch of soap Carma's process for creating a physical catalog highlighting specific products in her shop and what she believes her return on investment is for this marketing strategy How Carma ensures her "sensitive skin assurance" policy - ensuring customers know the ingredients before they buy She explains how she got started in wholesaling Valuable insight on how and when Etsy sellers should consider outsourcing. Kiyi Kiyi Cosmetics - Resources Mentioned Podcasts: Catalog Making Tools: | Etsy Networking Groups: | Etsy Wholesale Facebook Group | | | Website Building: Email Marketing: Carma's Etsy Shop Shout Outs  - for handcrafted sweaters, scarves, and other clothing and accessories. - Historically inspired, hand blended tea. - Beautifully handcrafted leather and waxed canvas bags from Australia Best Ways to Reach Carma Wood Etsy Shop Convo:  Website:  Email: KiyiKiyi [at] Outlook [dot] com Social media:  Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:
11/9/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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150 - Sey Studios | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Growing up in an entrepreneurial focused family, AshleyMarie "Sey" Lively of the Etsy shop, has always had a passion and dream of becoming an entrepreneur herself. Her journey started as a name artist at Disneyland, where she worked for a year, and while her husband still works at Disney, her dream of becoming a creative entrepreneur shifted after attending art school and starting a family. Sey’s first Etsy shop was opened while she worked at Disneyland, but she quickly discovered that the crafts she was selling in her first shop were not as worthwhile as she originally thought. As an Etsy seller, you can probably relate very well with that sentiment. Although she still enjoys making a variety of arts and crafts pieces, she has transitioned and found a niche product that she not only loves to create, but one which is also more profitable.  now focuses primarily on selling name art, where she creatively designs paintings using people’s names and incorporating a variety of characters into each painting. Sey's beautiful name art pieces are all uniquely handmade, and she has been able to incorporate a wide variety of characters - from Star Wars and Ghostbusters to My Little Pony and Legend of Zelda - into hundreds of name art pieces. On today’s episode, Sey shares her experiences of working at Disneyland, why she decided to quit working outside of her home and become and entrepreneur, as well as what made her decide to find a specific niche for her business. She also explains how her crafts have been featured in magazines and even on the Conan O’Brien show. That's right... THE Conan O'Brien Show :) She also explains how she uses local events to help drive traffic and new customers to her Etsy shop, marketing techniques she has used that have helped increase her sales and conversions on various social media platforms. Sey and I also discuss lessons she has learned about making the shipping process easier for her craft business.   Sey Studios - Topics Discussed How Sey started working at Disneyland and why she transitioned into becoming a creative entrepreneur How she prices her handmade name art pieces - especially for longer names How local events, comic cons, and craft shows have impacted her Etsy online sales Managing her time while being a stay-at-home mom What social media tools she uses to promote her products Using the Etsy Seller Handbook to start and improve her business Sey’s advice to new or struggling Etsy sellers Sey Studios - Resources Mentioned Podcasts: Etsy Conversations Podcast Tools: Cell phone calendar Best Ways to Reach Sey Etsy Shop:  Email: SeyStudios [at] gmail [dot] com Social Media: , , Upcoming Event: Stop by and visit Sey at the ! Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com For more help growing your Etsy-based business, check out these resources:  
11/2/20161 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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009 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
10/28/201611 minutes, 8 seconds
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008 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community.   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
10/26/201617 minutes, 5 seconds
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007 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
10/19/201619 minutes, 56 seconds
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149 - Hooked By Angel | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Angela Doherty is my guest this week and she runs the Etsy shop Hooked By Angel. Tune in to hear how things took off in her Etsy shop once she decided to go from hobbyist to full-scale business. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
10/12/20161 hour, 33 minutes, 40 seconds
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148 - Her Joyful Studio | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Kathleen Sheetz runs the Etsy shop Her Joyful Studio and this week she shares the story of het Etsy journey and success as a full-time seller. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
10/5/201647 minutes, 56 seconds
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006 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/30/201624 minutes, 14 seconds
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147 - Apartment Therapy Founder, Maxwell Ryan | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Maxwell Ryan is the Founder of Apartment Therapy and he's my guest this week. We're talking about growth for small creative businesses and learning how to navigate the meandering paths that involves. Listen in for a huge dose of inspiration and very practical information. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/28/201629 minutes, 27 seconds
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146 - Paper Bound Love | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Khin johnson runs the Etsy shop Paper Bound Love which came about during a 6-yr long-distance relationship with her then boyfriend (now husband). Now she makes her full-time living running her Etsy shop and catering to the wedding market... And her husband is poised to quit soon and join her full-time as well! Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
9/21/201653 minutes, 47 seconds
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005 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/16/201612 minutes, 21 seconds
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145 - Green Graves | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Madeline Stage of the Etsy shop Green graves is my guest this week and the goal of her shop is to reduce, repurpose, and resell.  She's working towards her goal of giving a second life to abandoned materials (and things) and inspiring others to do the same. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
9/14/201658 minutes, 5 seconds
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004 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

It's Episode #4 of the Etsy Conversations Resources episode! Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/11/201625 minutes, 31 seconds
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144 - Creative Yarn Entrepreneur | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Marie Segares is the Founder of Creative Yarn Entreprenuer, LLC, a website and podcast show and this week she shares valuable business tips about running your creative business. We also talk about her new book Make Money With Crochet (and how the principles within it can be applied to maker of other crafts, in addition to what it takes to write, publish, and market a book.   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/7/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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003 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com  
8/31/201640 minutes, 7 seconds
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143 - Little Treasures Shopp | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Megan Robbins runs the Etsy shop Little Treasures Shopp which is her flagship store on Etsy. Megan has made over 1,700 sales in just two years and today she... Visit for more
8/24/201639 minutes, 18 seconds
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142 - Veg Shop | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Susan Prolman runs the Etsy shop Veg Shop and like many others who sell on the site, she says her shop is simply a hobby that she spends a lot of time on... Visit for more
8/17/20161 hour, 23 seconds
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141 - Recycled State | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

John birdsong runs the Etsy shop Recycled State and in addition to sharing his Etsy journey we talk about an issue that's never really been discussed on the... Visit  for more.
8/10/20161 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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002 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

Listen in to get all the latest information about what's going on in the Etsy community. Visit  for more.
8/8/201617 minutes, 5 seconds
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001 - Etsy Resources | Etsy Community News | Etsy Podcast | Etsy Conversations

8/5/20169 minutes, 26 seconds
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140 - Dotto | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

8/3/201637 seconds
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139 - Original Sock Dogs | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

7/27/20161 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
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138 - Emily Mercedes Art | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

7/20/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Official ConvoMe Etsy Shop Grand Opening Announcement

7/16/201622 minutes, 46 seconds
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137 - Afro Style Check | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

7/13/201633 minutes, 56 seconds
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136 - Etsy Seller Mastermind Pt.2 | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

7/6/20161 hour, 51 minutes, 24 seconds
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135 - Beer Cap Country | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

6/29/20161 hour, 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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134 - The Joyful Entrepreneur & Flourish | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

6/22/201645 minutes, 15 seconds
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133 - Zoharous | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

6/15/201638 minutes, 17 seconds
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132 - Modern Pelage | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

6/8/201649 minutes, 26 seconds
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131 - Tripawds | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

6/1/201648 minutes, 37 seconds
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130 - Northern Crescent Iron | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

5/25/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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129 - Pretty Happy Vintage | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

5/18/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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128 - Rustica Jewelry | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

5/11/20161 hour, 33 minutes, 21 seconds
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127 - Our Vintage Bungalow | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

5/4/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 39 seconds
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126 - Mainely Fish Prints | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

4/27/201650 minutes, 31 seconds
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125 - Indiana Wild | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

4/20/201656 minutes, 7 seconds
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124 - Sun Over Vegas | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

4/13/201646 minutes, 53 seconds
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123 - Around.io | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

How much time do you spend promoting your Etsy shop on social media? Do you spend enough or too much? And how effective is it? There’s a man with one simple answer to all of these questions: his name is Natwar Maheshwari and the answer is . Natwar is the creator and founder of Around.IO, a productivity tool for Etsy shop owners and ecommerce sellers on Shopify and other platforms who want to fully optimize social media to grow traffic, grow their reach and take their businesses to the next level. It’s a tool that helps you automate your social media marketing. On today’s show you’ll hear Natwar’s journey from being an engineer and working in biopharmaceuticals to failing at his first independent business, and hitting a home run with Around.IO. He shares exactly how this tool helps committed business owners to reach their audiences more effectively, and how its daily and weekly planning options help you save time on social media while creating a more engaged audience for you. Natwar also talks about what he learned from the approximately 150 Etsy sellers he talked to during his 6,000 mile road trip meetups across the United States! He has a vast amount of knowledge on the benefits of social media for your shop, so listen in for all of that and more from Natwar on episode 123 of the Etsy Conversations podcast.
4/6/201652 minutes, 35 seconds
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122 - Bare Sandals LLC | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Do you have more than one passion you’d like to turn into a successful Etsy shop? That’s exactly what our returning guest has done! Anna from is back to share how her business has grown since her last visit to the show in 2013. A lot has changed for Anna since then: she’s significantly increased her sales and also opened up her second Etsy shop! Bare Sandals is a handcrafted foot jewelry business, specifically tailored to brides planning their destination weddings. Anna is passionate about creating all types of jewelry. And that passion inspired her to open Heart of Wander, where she expands into the space of bracelets, earrings, and more. On today’s show, Anna enlightens us with the experience and wisdom she’s gained running a successful Etsy shop. She talks about everything from registering your business with the IRS to how to create eye-catching photos. Anna also provides actionable steps you can take to build consistency in your business, and how to create a shipping system that works for you. Anna’s vast knowledge about SEO and what it takes to have excellent customer service will inspire you. Don’t miss all of Anna’s tips and much more on episode 122 of the Etsy Conversations Podcast!
3/30/20161 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds
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121 - Etsy Seller Mastermind & Modern Pink Paper | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Have you been dreaming of making a six-figure income through your Etsy business? Or maybe you would simply be elated to bring in an extra few hundred dollars a month. Whatever the case our guest for today’s show, Dalia Abdalla, can help you with both dreams! She is the owner of the Modern Pink Paper Etsy shop, a fulfilling and financially successful Etsy business she created while working full-time. In the process she discovered she wanted to help others through teaching so she founded the Etsy Seller Mastermind. The mastermind group is a space for people committed to running their Etsy shop as a professional, legitimate business and helping others to do the same. On today’s show Dalia shares one of the keys to her success: search engine optimization (SEO) and why it’s been so much more powerful for her growth than social media. We dive into how she got started, when she knew this should be her full-time pursuit and why not everyone is cut out to succeed on Etsy. Dalia is incredibly knowledgable about Etsy, SEO, and what it takes to be a success as a creative entrepreneur. She’s a straight shooter who gives solid, practical advice you can implement right away. You’ll want to hear all of that and much more from her on episode 121 of the Etsy Conversations podcast. Tweetable:   The Etsy Seller Mastermind – Topics Discussed Why did she choose Facebook as the platform for her mastermind? What is the best social media platform to start wtih? What does she think about Etsy “teams”? The 3 things you need for a good Etsy shop. Why you should "spy" on your customers! And more! Resources Mentioned by Steven Pressfield by Jack Mitchell Best ways to reach Dalia Email: Etsy shop: Website: Periscope: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR
3/23/201659 minutes, 56 seconds
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120 - The Coastal Workshop | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

It's all about this week... :) Frequently the best businesses are born from our own need: we have a problem, and need a solution. We create the solution, and then sell it to others who also need it. That was the case for today’s guest: Joe Leo. Joe isn’t new to the world of selling and customer service. He has owned brick and mortar shops before, but he was new to ecommerce and Etsy when he opened his coaster shop in August of 2015. He and his wife had bought new, white furniture for their bedroom and wanted to keep the end tables pristine by using coasters. Not able to find what he wanted, he created some. Even after he made a set he enjoyed the experience so much he continued making them. His daughter suggested he put them on Etsy and sell them to others. Even though he had no idea what Etsy was he got online that afternoon and jumped in with both feet! It wasn’t long before he was making sales of his handmade coasters, expanding his offerings into other items like snack trays and overall growing his business. He continues to work his full-time job as the marketing director of a radiology group, but sees Etsy as a valuable way to enjoy his free time and make some extra money now and into his retirement days. On this episode of the Etsy Conversations podcast, Joe and I talk about the most valuable tools and resources he has found to help him grow his business, why tracking his sales has been so beneficial and how he manages his time with work, his family, his singing gigs and his Etsy shop! There’s all of that and so much more on episode 120. Tweetable: "   The Coastal Workshop – Topics Discussed The advantages of e-commerce versus a brick and mortar store. How did Joe get started using Etsy and what was his original intent in doing so? One technique he uses to increase sales, and why it’s so effective. How in-person networking added a new stream of revenue for his business. What advertising strategies does he use? And more! Joe's Etsy Shop ShoutOut  - vintage and antique coin shop run by Roger Varouj Resources Mentioned  - A place to advertise your products and direct traffic to your Etsy shop; similar ot Craigslist  - Same as above  - An accounting/bookkeeping tool   Best ways to reach Joe - The Coastal Workshop Etsy shop convo: Website: Email: Social media: Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest - Check out his singing skills at ... These guys are really good! :)   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR
3/16/201651 minutes, 27 seconds
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119 - Shan B Designs | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week has the patience of a saint because not only did I have to reschedule our convo once, but we also had lots of technical problems while recording our convo and she was really great about it all :) Shannon is my guest and she runs the Etsy shop ShanB Designs where she makes and sells accessories for people and pets. While reading Shannon's bio I noticed that her jewelry had been featured not just once, but twice in the and also that they had been included as part of the swag bags for the pre-Golden Globes. Naturally, I knew I had to ask about it and how she was able to get such great publicity for her products... Listen in to hear how it all happened. ShanB Designs Topics Discussed Getting publicity in national media outlets Transitioning gradually from FT employment to self-employment Choosing the ideal product line for you Etsy shop promotion ...and much more... Resources Mentioned Best ways to reach Shannon Etsy shop: Social media: , , , Shannon's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - run by Gina and Justin Rodgers. This husband and wife team make and sell household decor items from photos taken by Justin, a professional photographer. Check them out and tell them Shannon sent you!   Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
3/9/201645 minutes, 48 seconds
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118 - Stonetrigger Press | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week is Hilary Lorenz and in 2010 she founded in Abiquiu, NM. Abiquiu is located in the high desert and that's where Hilary built by hand a large studio out of stone, mud, wood and tin. It's a space that she has also created for a select group of artists to come and create each year and we discuss her process for doing this in our convo. Each year Hilary splits her time between New York City and New Mexico... She spends several months in Abiquiu deeply engaged in her practices -art, running, mountaineering. She is a multidisciplinary artist who explores intersections of running, nature, and solitude and a highly accomplished artist. Her recent exhibitions include Nomadic Geographies (2014), Wave Hill, NY, In the Spirit (2014), Pioneer Bluff, KS, Tracing Nature, Muriel Guepin, NY (2012). Group exhibitions include, Influencers (2014) Print Center of NJ, Corridor Gallery, (2012) Brooklyn, NY and many more. She is also a Fulbright Fellow and the NEA-MidAtlantic Fellow. In 2011 Hilary had the pleasure of running on Track and Field, Allora and Calzadilla sculpture at the 54th Venice Biennale Lorenz received an M.A. and M.F.A. from University of Iowa and is a Professor at Long Island University-Brooklyn, NY. She was definitely one I wanted to talk to about time management since she has a lot on her plate. Stonetrigger Press Topics Discussed The value of storytelling in selling products How a 30-day creating and blogging challenge helped propel Etsy sales early on Art exhibits vs. craft fairs ...and much much more Resources Mentioned - a comprehensive resource for the printmaking community - great place for finding free or low cost shipping supplies. Just find your local market and start searching. Best ways to reach Hilary Email: Hilary [at] HilaryLorenz [dot] com Etsy shop: Social media: Website: Blog: Hilary's Etsy Shop Shoutout - listen in to hear how this Etsy seller uses a very creative and unique selling technique that has garnered her almost 30,000 sales to date and be sure to check out her Etsy shop... Let her know Hilary sent you! Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
3/2/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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117 - Joelle's Emporium | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Joelle Poulos runs the Etsy shop and she's been selling on Etsy since she was just 16 years old. Now five years into her Etsy journey, she makes her full-time living selling her handmade art in various forms, both on Etsy and through her own ecommerce website - . Her handmade business affords her the opportunity to travel the world at will and I'm pleased to have her back home in the United Kingdom as my guest this week on the podcast. Joelle is an artist and a photographer (a skill that has come in very handy for her when it comes to product photography), and having multiple creative outlets has afforded her the benefit of being able to make her living using her different creative skills. She sells temporary tattoos, art prints, stickers, apparel, and more in her and through her . On she focuses on photography and SEO. In her own words: I love to maintain my creativity but still make a living from it Joelle's Emporium - Topics Discussed Starting off slowly then finding a product that strikes a chord on Etsy SEO for Etsy success made really, really simple... And free! Dealing with unhappy customers ...and much much more Resources Mentioned (formerly PinWoot) - for generating traffic (and more) through Pinterest , , and - additional ways to promote your Etsy shop , , and (this one is a local UK site) - good places to find freelance photographers to help with your product photography Here's an article Joelle wrote on her blog about how she does her Etsy SEO and gets great results: Best way to reach Joelle Website: Etsy shop: Social media: , , Joelle's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - Run by Sara Charles, she hand-illustrates, prints and sews her own brand of unique vagabond-style clothing and accessories. Please check out her shop and let her know Joelle sent you! :) Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
2/24/201653 minutes, 40 seconds
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116 - Craftcation Conference & Patchwork Show | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

For almost one year now I've been waiting to attend the . I first found out about it last year after the event had already occurred so I was kind of bummed :( Fortunately, the event this year is scheduled for April 7-10, 2016 and you still have time to sign up for it... So, don't be like me and let a whole year go by before seizing the opportunity to attend :) Naturally, I'm sure you'd like to learn more about it first and that's exactly why I have the founders on the podcast this week. Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell founded about a decade ago and about 5 years ago and in our convo we dig in to how both events came about, what each has to offer, and what attendees can expect. Craftcation & Patchwork Show - Topics Discussed Of course we discuss both events in-depth :) Online workshops offered on Time management and life balance for business owners ...and lots more good stuff for creative & handmade business owners Resources Mentioned Blog post: (or any other conference) - an organized repository of blogs Editorial calendar - there are a number out there... Or you can use an Excel spreadsheet too :) - social media management tool - automation/productivity tool for streamlining a wide variety of tasks - website for finding groups and communities to network with - lots of creative groups on here Contact Nicole & Delilah Website: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
2/17/201654 minutes, 48 seconds
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115 - Troy Bungart Studios & BurlChaser | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Troy Bungart is a connector and that became very quickly evident to me during the course of our conversation. He runs two Etsy shops,  where he sells pottery tool and handmade brushes and where he sells ceramic and fine art products. We talk about how Troy has parlayed his education in photography into his Etsy businesses and also about how he grows his network and community of potters and artists, not just for advancing in business but also as a way of contributing, teaching, and giving back. I hope from what he shares you will also start thinking about ways that you can make genuine connections within your community and come out from your craft room or studio and from behind your computer to network and create similar authentic relationships. Troy Bungart Studios Topics Discussed Learning to sell on Etsy by being a buyer first Balancing a full-time job and two Etsy shops Putting family first, especially when it seems to go against the norm Creative podcasts that you might want to check out ...and much more Resources Mentioned - a podcast which features interviews with a wide variety of artists from around the world Potter's Mastermind Series Facebook group by Paul Blais - a podcast for ceramic artists and potters that features interviews of other ceramicists Troy's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - ceramic pottery from artists in San Joaquin County, CA Contact Troy Etsy shops: and Website: Social media: , , , , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
2/10/201653 minutes, 14 seconds
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114 - Academy of Handmade Artists & Supporters | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

This conversation has been a long time coming... After hearing nothing but great things about the (AHAS) from previous guests (and also doing some personal sleuthing about it myself ;) ), I am so happy to finally have on AHAS Co-founder, Sharon Fain, as my guest this week. If you're a creative business owner and feel like you're floundering in your business or even just a bit disconnected from the creative business community then you'll really want to listen in and hear what the has to offer you as a creative business person. This is the AHAS vision: ...a thriving handmade economy where makers are celebrated, respected and successful as not only artists, but as businesses. We aim to honor those who make with skill, artistry, and love. Academy of Handmade - Topics Discussed The AHAS Awards and Ceremony The need for community and celebration and how the Academy of Handmade is filling that need Membership benefits and expanding chapters ...and lots more Resources Mentioned - a good place to connect with your local creative and handmade community - great place for learning - task organization system to help improve your time management and productivity - great for making graphics and images without needing a ton of graphic design skills on your part Contact Sharon & Learn more About AHAS Website: Email: Sharon [at] AcademyOfHandmade [dot] com ***Promo code: "convome"** - use this code to vote in the AHAS awards for just $5 (regularly priced at $15)... Thank you Sharon! :) I'm giving a shoutout to Nessa of and Jessica of for putting AHAS on my radar... Thank you ladies!   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
2/3/201642 minutes, 50 seconds
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113 - eShopMarketer & Wall Decal Source | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Charles and Gayle Curry are the power duo behind the Etsy seller resource arsenal . Their Etsy seller training resource came about after they helped friends and family members start their own successful and thriving Etsy shops. What's even more amazing is that when Gayle and Charles first opened their own Etsy shop - - in 2012, they had made just 3 sales in their first three months! So why were people flocking to them for help with their Etsy shops you ask? Well, they made some changes in their shop and within the space of 7 months they grew their Etsy sales to $13,055.92. Now if that isn't proof in the pudding I don't know what is :) Since then, Charles and Gayle have expanded their wall decal business and now sell in their own Amazon store, ecommerce website, and have opened additional Etsy shops. Their business has also grown to the point that they now have a team that helps with tasks in production and advertising. eShopMarketer Topics Discussed Knowing when to leave a FT job to focus on growing your business Free Etsy training webinar Goal-setting for Etsy sellers and time management eShopMarketer training, membership site and benefits ...and much more Resources Mentioned - Free training webinar for Etsy sellers with Charles and Gayle where they answer your questions, provide valuable seller info and share the secrets to their success - used for renewing listings but the tool can do even more Etsy Shop ShoutOut - run by Katee E., a client of Charles and Gayle's. In her Etsy shop she sells her line of cute and snazzy yet affordable trendy clothing for mothers and kids. Contact Charles & Gayle Blog:  Social media: , , , , , eCommerce site: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
1/27/201647 minutes, 31 seconds
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112 - Mamma Mia Bridal & Eme | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Sevda runs two Etsy shops - and - in addition to working a full time job in architecture and she's my guest this week all the way from beautiful Istanbul, Turkey. Like a good portion of Etsy seller, Sevda found her way onto Etsy not just for a source of additional income but as a way to share her creative skills with the world. Interestingly, the bulk of her sales are international and so we get to discuss in-depth how she handles international transactions and some of the lessons she's along the way that have helped her offer great customer service to her international customers. This is really good info for you if you're a seller who has some trepidation about selling internationally. Mamma Mia Bridal & Eme Topics Discussed Balancing a full-time job and two Etsy shops Importance and benefits of offering a well-defined product line Effectively selling to an international market ...and much more Contact Sevda Etsy shops: and Email: MammaMiaEme [at] gmail [dot] com Social media: , , , , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
1/20/201637 minutes, 30 seconds
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111 - Treat Dreams | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

I discovered my guest Kaitlin Anderson through an article I read on the Huffington Post - .  She runs the Etsy shop with her mom and after being in business for two years she has lots of great insights to offer both new and seasoned Etsy sellers. The advice Kaitlin offered in the article really got me thinking about how I make my spending decisions with respect to my business. We talked about that in more detail in our convo. Kaitlin has taken a very natural and organic approach to marketing and growing their Etsy sales and their Treat Dreams bakery business as a whole. Of the two business partners she handles the marketing and other administrative responsibilities (her mom does all the baking) and we talk about the strategies she's employed (and not employed) for promoting their business and brand. Treat Dreams Topics Discussed Running a family business and the division of labor Being intentional about career choices Strategies for making wise and sound business decisions Keeping things natural and organic (both in their products and growing their business) ...and much much more Contact Kaitlin Etsy shop convo: Website: Social media: , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
1/13/201655 minutes, 59 seconds
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110 - The Painted Pearl SRQ | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

is the creative brain child of Kathy Bennett which she birthed after leaving the security of a government job and an 18-year foray into entrepreneurship and self employment. Thanks to her experience running several businesses and having some of the struggles that are common amongst entrepreneurs, Kathy has some unique insight into what success means, and should mean for a business person and we talk all about that, and much much more... The Painted Pearl SRQ Topics Discussed Defining success Job security vs. entrepreneurial life Forecasting for future business expansion Jumping in with both feet vs. making a more deliberate and planned move Resources Mentioned of the hosted by Andreea Ayers - founded and run by successful Etsy seller Dalia Abdalla of Etsy shop Kathy's Etsy Shop ShoutOuts - run by Kaye Kraus where she sells Bohemian jewelry and colorful beaded jewelry - run by Lynda Groeschen where she sells rustic wall art flowers - run by Julie where she sells her unique handmade Boho clothing and accessories Best Ways To Reach Kathy Etsy shop: Email: kb558 [at] live [dot] com Social media: , Website:   My Etsy Shop ShoutOut of the Week - run by husband and wife team Joe and Sue. Theirs is a relatively new Etsy shop and they sell custom handmade coasters, snack trays, and serving trays. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
1/6/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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109 - RetoolSF | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week is my neighbor of sorts... He's San Francisco-based Jacob Fisher and he runs the Etsy shop where he sells his handmade all-vegan accessories that are durable, stylish and very reasonably-priced.  started out as a partnership business. Along the way has evolved into a one-man sole proprietorship. If you've ever considered getting a business partner OR going it alone you'll get some great firsthand insight form someone who's done it both ways. Jacob shares the pros and cons of both setups and sheds some light on how to determine what works or will work best for you. RetoolSF Topics Discussed Transitioning from full-time outside employment to full-time self-employment Pros and cons of different business structures i.e. partnership vs. sole proprietorship Keeping vegan accessories stylish yet affordable Strategies and resources for building handmade and crafting skills Resources Mentioned - I couldn't find the exact course Jacob took but it's a great resource for a wide variety of crafting courses nonetheless State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board -varies from state to state but these offices are where you typically will need to go to get your seller's permit tool Jacob's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - original artwork, drawings and prints by Theo Ellsworth Best Ways to Reach Jacob Etsy shop: Email: RetoolSF [at] gmail [dot] com Social media: , , Website: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/30/20151 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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108 - Greater Goods Vintage | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

is, in shop owner Mikala's words "a blind effort to create a cohesive, curated collection with the intent to use fabulous style to bring attention to and support charities who are doing a great job". Mikala does this by following her 3-Step Plan to Save the World With Vintage, and yes, in our convo she lays out the exact plan and how she is working it right now. Mikala has a background in non-profit fundraising and so she has a real passion for helping charitable organizations that are doing good. This played a huge role in the founding goal and the intent/mission behind which is to show people how little it takes to make positive lasting change... She does this by donating 10% of the proceeds she receives from all sales in her shop to the various charitable organizations she chooses to support. Greater Goods Vintage: Topics Discussed Mikala's process for selecting/vetting charitable organizations to support Jumping into Etsy "blindly" vs. strategically planning entry onto Etsy Vintage shopping vs. Thrifting... One and the same, or is there a difference Time management and organization for full-time work from home business ...and much much more Resources Mentioned - Mikala supports various charitable organizations at different times, this is the one she is currently supporting (as of the date of our convo) (Tara Jacobsen's Etsy shop) Mikala's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - run by Jennifer Fleck where she sells, in her own words, "passionately pretty vintage clothing" Best Ways to Reach Mikala Etsy shop: Website: Email: GreaterGoodsVintage [at] gmail [dot] com Social media: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/23/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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107 - Southtown Creative | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week is Jessica Stansberry and she's the Founder of , a branding, web design, and strategy studio. Jessica's target market is women-owned businesses and she refers to herself as the "Lady Business Surrogate" because she helps businesses go from idea (or infancy) to fully-birthed. Jessica's passion is to help women who run creative businesses be successful in their business endeavors. To achieve that she offers services which, in addition to web design, branding, and strategy, includes how to transition from Etsy to an ecommerce platform (with or without leaving Etsy altogether) without losing existing customers. Jessica launched an eCourse called "Get Off Your Etsy" in which she teaches Etsy sellers who want to migrate onto an ecommerce website exactly how to do so and we discuss in-depth exactly what is covered in the course. Check out Jessica and her co-host Jaclyn's podcast. If you're contemplating expanding your etsy empire by starting your own ecommerce website then give Jessica a holler as well! Southtown Creative Convo: Topics Discussed Business strategy for handmade businesses "Get Off Your Etsy" eCourse Jessica's "All Up in Your Lady Business" podcast ...and much more Resources Mentioned Jessica's podcast: Best Ways to Reach Jessica Website: Social media: , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/16/201540 minutes, 42 seconds
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106 - Ginger & Judy | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

If you've ever been curious about selling vintage items on Etsy then you'll love listening to my convo with Bree... She runs the Etsy shop (which she sweetly named after her grandmothers) and she specializes in selling vintage clothing as well as handmade upcycled clothing, accessories and jewelry. Bree is fascinating... She used to own a brick and mortar boutique before she opened her Etsy and during our convo I asked her to do a comparison between the two. Listen in to hear her thoughts. In addition to being a self-proclaimed "fashion gypsy" she's also an established DJ! Topics Discussed Selling vintage goods vs. handmade on Etsy Goal-setting for Etsy success Product display and product photography Building a business and making connections in a new city ...And much more Resources Mentioned - a resource for empowering women in the creative industry - a site for converting vintage women's clothing sizes into today's sizes - for local info on Farmer's Markets, craft shows, etc. in the Austin, TX area Etsy apps - Sell on Etsy and Etsy browsing app (download from the Apple App store OR Google Play store) Shipping supplies - and from eBay - tool for building Instagram audience Bree's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - shop is run by Maggie who mentored Bree in all things vintage and more... Please drop by Maggie's Etsy shop and let her know Bree sent you! :) Best ways to reach Bree Etsy shop: Websites: and Social media: , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/9/20151 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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105 - Merlin's Beard Products | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

 is run by business partners Chris and Rob and with a product line that consists (at the time of our convo) of 15 items, they have built a very successful online and offline business. Chris is my guest this week and I think you'll enjoy hearing how they started and have grown their business to where it is today. They are also in the process of launching a second shop - , a wood working store that will offer all handmade kitchen items and drinking accessories made from reclaimed bourbon barrels - and we talk all about how they lessons they learned from building their shop has helped them with the second one. One of the things I found quite intriguing was how Chris and Rob have turned some firmly - held beliefs about selling on Etsy on their head, specifically, that you have to stock your Etsy shop with lots of products to get found for more stuff and to be successful... Not so, in the case of . Topics Discussed Etsy Wholesale on-boarding experience Testing out products locally before taking them online Forming partnership with local businesses Creating an ecommerce site with Shopify Thinking outside the box when it comes to craft fairs and vendor shows And more... Resources Mentioned - subscription-based theme-driven boxes and products - Etsy keyword analysis tool - "internet marketing made easy" tool Merlin's Beard Products Limited Time Offer Promo code for Etsy Convo listeners: Use coupon code "EtsyConvo" (no quotes) to get 15% off your purchase in shop until 12/31/2015... Just in time to do your Christmas shopping for the men in your life! Contact Chris Etsy convo: Email: MerlinsBeardProducts [at] gmail [dot] com OR Chris [at] CamelotsFinest [dot] com Chris' Etsy Shop ShoutOut - father and son Etsy shop that sells custom Lego ornaments Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
12/2/20151 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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104 - Nelly Bloom | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Darnell Brown is the Founder and Chief Creative officer of and he's my guest this week, is a quirky lifestyle brand that makes bold graphic tees and he's put in a lot of effort to define and target exactly the market he wants to reach. From my first contact with Darnell, I could sense the energy he has put behind his brand and in talking with him his passion for what he's doing now and the direction he wants to take his company really shines through brightly. I learned so much from Darnell because he reads a LOT and really has taken the time to educate himself about business and things that intrigue him so he was dropping all kinds of "knowledge bombs" on me and I loved!! Topics Discussed Building a culture around your brand Lean startup methodology and how he's applying that to his creative business Social media strategy for marketing an Etsy shop and brand Time management and multi-tasking My Favorite Quotes by Darnell Wall art is about impression, graphic tees are about expression Creativity can flourish, even within constraints You've got to niche down and scale up Resources mentioned Darnell's Etsy ShoutOut Etsy buyer: Lucy T. for providing valuable insight and being the first customer to purchase a graphic tee Contact Darnell Etsy shop: Website: Social media: , , , ,   Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
11/25/20151 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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103 - Tiny Hearts | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Kim Konen is back on the podcast and if you don't yet know who she is then you probably didn't hear the of the podcast back in June 2015. Kim is a former Etsy employee who relocated from New York and now sells full time on Etsy in her shop . I've been waiting to have Kim back on to talk about her own Etsy story as a seller and in this episode you'll get to know her better as an Etsy seller (which is also interwoven with her time as an Etsy employee). For the second time now, I anticipated that I'd spend about an hour talking with Kim for the podcast but we went on for almost 2 hours!! That's because she's just so engaging and a huge source of helpful information. I love that Kim is still so passionate about the Etsy community and making it a marketplace that buyers and sellers feel good about doing business on... And it's genuine, not because she's worked there but because she genuinely believes in it. I really think you'll enjoy this Etsy Convo. Topics Discussed: Time management Setting realistic expectations Goal setting Prepping for Christmas/holiday selling period And much much more... Resources Mentioned: Best ways to reach Kim: Email: tinyhearts [at] gmail [dot] com Etsy shop: Social media: , Blog: Kim's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - run by Katie N. who makes and sell custom pet portraits and other other gift items for pet's humans Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
11/18/20151 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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102 - Gothinista & Face Body Denver | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

It's been exactly one year to the day since I last had Marci Lundy on the podcast for ... We actually didn't plan it this way but now that we've set the precedent I told her she has another year to do even greater things then come back on the podcast again this time next year! :) Marci runs the Etsy shops and but she's also expanding her business beyond the boundaries of Etsy and creating her own unique and profitable path. This includes reaching out to gift retailer and getting approval to create and sell a unique product line in their marketplace. She's also teaming up with a local business to sell a line of beauty products exclusively through that channel as well. Topics Discussed: Partnering with specialty sites for increased sales and exposure Running two Etsy shops and what that entails Creating product lines for physical brick and mortar partners Holiday selling strategies Resources Mentioned: - just about everything is "Google-able" ;) Marci's Etsy Shop Shoutouts: Contact Marci: Etsy shops - and Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
11/11/201536 minutes, 46 seconds
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101 - Onyii & Co. | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Onyii Brown is the fashion designer behind ... I actually found out about her through my brother who saw her fashion show during New York Fashion Week 2015 and when I learned that she got her start on Etsy I knew I just had to have her on the podcast.  I was so curious to find out how she made the leap from Etsy to the most highly sought after runway in the world and she's here this week sharing her story and how it happened every step of the way. I love how she describes how she reacted when she was pushed into a corner and forced to make choices and how she overcame the odds... Starting with a sewing machine that she didn't even really know how to use! :) Topics Discussed: Differentiating oneself from the competition in a saturated field The importance of humble beginnings Handling the struggle between being secure and following one's passion Always learning and growing and why this is a must for all entrepreneurs Future plans for . Resources Mentioned: - Gotta love this... There is sooo much helpful information here. Best ways to reach Onyii: Website: Social Media: , , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
11/4/201538 minutes, 55 seconds
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100 - Celebrating 100 Episodes | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

I'm so proud that this day has arrived... This is officially my 100th Etsy Conversations Podcast episode. Well, technically, it's actually episode #102 I believe but it's my hundredth numbered episode. In the podcasting world (and in my own little world too) this is a big deal because "they" say that in podcasting most new shows don't make it past the 7th episode, so to now be a 3-digit podcast makes me happy that I have survived this long :) I wanted to make this a super-special episode to mark this milestone and have on a special guest but I didn't get who I really wanted and because I have been traveling internationally for the last couple of weeks, I decided that I'd just have a quiet celebration with just you and me... :) This is also a great time for me to take care of some housekeeping so in this episode I talk about some things that I don't usually get to talk about during the regular episodes. Topics Discussed - Yes! I do sell on Etsy too :) One of my recent podcast guests asked me if I have an Etsy shop and why I never talk about it or promote it on the podcast... So I address why I have chosen to do things the way I do and what, if anything will be changing going forward. - I talk about the benefits of being a guest on the podcast and what I do for featured shops, I also discuss how to be a guest on the show or how to make a suggestion for potential guests that you'd like to hear on the podcast. Have you ever wondered why some people aren't on the podcast...? I explain that too. Connect With Me - I'm almost everywhere on social media you'd think to look (but I'm not equally active on all platforms). All my social media links and contact information are below and I'd really like to connect with you on your platform of choice... I'm partial to some, I definitely have my "preferred places to hang out", but like I said, I'm pretty much everywhere. Podcast Reviews - in the world of podcasts, reviews are pretty important when it comes to directories like and . I explain why reviews are the lifeblood of a podcast (okay, maybe it's not that dire), but they certainly are great to have and I make a request for honest ratings and reviews. Etsy Shop ShoutOuts Tara Jacobsen - marketing expert at and Etsy shop owner of . She helped me get organized and streamline my processes to ensure I get to spend time growing my Etsy shops while running the podcast. Her printable planners and organizers have been super duper helpful for me, and fun to use to!! Michele Gallagher - Etsy consultant at . She helped me set up my Simply Craft Supplies shop because I was spread too thin doing the podcast, and she can do the same, and probably more, for you too. Michele also sells on Etsy in . Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
10/28/201528 minutes, 25 seconds
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099 - Tara Jacobsen of Marketing Artfully & Paperly People | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week is Tara Jacobsen of . Tara is also a 15-year marketing expert and when I learned that she recently opened up her brand new Etsy shop, , I was very interested to learn how her marketing background was helping her as an Etsy business owner and wanted her to share some marketing tips and information with us. You can learn all about Tara's marketing services at and also see what she's done in that arena in the past. Tara's also a professional speaker so get ready for a long and very detailed conversation. I'm very grateful to have had her as my guest as she shared lots of valuable information and agreed to use me as a case study to test out how well the service packages she offers Etsy sellers work, so stay tuned for the "before and after" follow up episode to see how things panned out ;) Topics we discussed: The joys of marketing Knowing the right time to get help Know who your perfect customer (or "avatar") is Time management for multi-passionate entrepreneurs and busy parents Etsy shop promotion (it's always nice to learn how a professional marketer gets things done... ;) ) Social media marketing strategies And much much more... Resources mentioned: - for finding and removing inactive Twitter followers - tool for Etsy SEO and keyword research - for creating graphics e.g. shop banner, logo, etc. - for curating items you like Tara's Etsy Shop ShoutOut: - she makes cute and adorable paper clips and page markers (tell her Tara sent you :) ) Best ways to reach Tara: Websites:  and Etsy shop: Twitter: and Pinterest: and Instagram: and Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
10/21/20151 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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098 - Lala's Party | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

It's party time...! My guest this week is Nessa Jay and she runs the Etsy shop . Nessa and I first "met" in the (and if you're not yet a part of that group please feel free to hop on over and join us). We had a conversation in the group around what types of Etsy sellers people wanted to hear on the podcast and that was the genesis of this episode. Nessa is of the school of thought that we can learn something from almost everyone, including newbies, and so that's one of the topics we focus on during our convo. Nessa runs full time and she shares some very specific steps about how she does it and how she manages her time, including the journey to finding real balance between running your own business full time and having a life. Other Topics Discussed (Some of them...) Defining success Nessa's Pinterest strategy The value of learning from newbies Nessa's strategy for finding her target audience (if you like what you hear, let her know...) ...and much more Resources Mentioned Nessa's Etsy Shop ShoutOuts - run by Ali Pickett, specializing in button pins, magnets, mirrors, temporary tattoos and more - run by Katie and she specializes in beautiful calligraphy prints Best ways to reach Nessa Etsy shop: Website: Social media: , , , , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
10/14/20151 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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097 - 1Aeon | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

I really loved talking to this week's podcast guest Gabe Molnar because his Etsy story is a fantastic reminder of many important facts including: Following your instincts and your passion regardless of what others say Having a creative outlet and finding a way to create the life you want around it Doing whatever it takes to be successful regardless of what extrinsic factors you have to battle Bartering for services and photography with other professionals Being everywhere... As much as you possibly can anyway Gabe's Etsy shop is and to date he has sold over 8,100 handmade items... All of which he has designed, created, packed, shipped, etc. by himself. In our convo we talk about Gabe being a truly one-man show and I get to discuss his take on outsourcing and time management as it relates to him being a solo entrepreneur and owner of a very busy Etsy shop. Gabe's story is such an intriguing one... He went from being a member of a popular heavy metal band that toured the world and opened for ... (I confess, I didn't know who they were before this convo), to being featured in an and also an (back when that was a thing on Etsy). He's a podcaster as well, so after we "geek out" just a bit about podcasting, he shares his thoughts on how he believes podcasting can help Etsy sellers promote their businesses... As in, Etsy sellers having their own podcasts for their Etsy shops! I'm all for this as well and I share my thoughts why. Granted, podcasting isn't everybody's cup of tea, but you never know... Resources mentioned: Contact Gabe: Etsy shop: Social media: , , , , , , Website: (Gabe's podcast is hosted here); Gabe's Etsy Shop ShoutOut - please check out Erin's Etsy shop too... She and Gabe first met when they had neighboring tables at craft fairs they did in New York Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
10/7/20151 hour, 30 minutes, 27 seconds
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096 - Kikiverde Design Studio | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week is Kristen Carrasco and her Etsy shop is . Kristen makes and sells jewelry, inspirational art prints, and hand-crafted ribbon pine cone holiday ornaments & decorations... In her own words, Kristen describes her Etsy shop as a "gift store". Kristen is a graphic designer and defines herself as a creator of crafty things... Love it! :) She generously shares the story of how and why she ended up selling on Etsy and some of the important lessons she has learned all along the way. Topics discussed: Setting inventory goals (think about holiday stock...) Etsy shop promotion and the importance and benefits of in-person networking Craft fair selection process Developing Etsy shop policies Bookkeeping and accounting solutions for Etsy sellers ...and much more I forgot to mention this during my convo with Kristen but she's offering a special discount to all Etsy Conversations Podcast listeners. Use the promo code ETSY15 to save 15% on your total purchase in . Resources mentioned: (Kristen found the "Art of Pricing" workshop particularly helpful) (If This Then That) Bootcamp (The Art of Getting Press) Best ways to reach Kristen... Her Parade of Links :): Etsy shop: Blog: Social media: , , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/30/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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095 - Sarah Cason Designs | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Have you ever done something and had a false start, then gone back and re-tooled and come back better? That's exactly what my guest this week did. She's Sarah of Etsy shop where she sells calligraphy and hand-lettering stationery (and soon to be more) products. If you're not happy with the way things are going with your Etsy shop right now and you think you need to take a step back and  change things up in  a way that you know will work out better for your business then listen to my conversation with Sarah where she shares her own experience and what she learned. You'll learn that it's perfectly okay, and maybe even essential, to start over... Topics discussed: Building buzz prior to launching an Etsy shop Generating sales through social media Packaging and presentation for maximum impact Sarah's social media strategies that have worked for garnering sales Resources mentioned: Photofy Studio app Etsy teams Best ways to reach Sarah: Etsy shop convo: Social media: , , Sarah's Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/23/201549 minutes, 3 seconds
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094 - Charming Tree Stationery Boutique | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

My guest this week is Patty and she runs the Etsy shop , but that's just one aspect of what she does as business owner... Patty is a graphic designer and she sells stationery for creative business owners who own Etsy shops and have online businesses. She also has a website where she blogs and in particular shares tips and information about blogging as a means to run and grow an online business. Patty has lots of information to share with fellow entrepreneurs who are moms (especially of young children like hers) and who are working a full-time job while building a business on the side. We also talk about... Selling internationally Squarespace vs. WordPress for blogging Developing new product lines ... and more... Resources mentioned: Best ways to reach Patty: Email: CharmingTreeDesign [at] gmail [dot] com Website: Social media: , Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/16/201544 minutes, 56 seconds
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093 - Marmalead | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Okay Etsy sellers, get ready to have your socks blown right off... In this episode of the podcast I talk to Richie and Gordon of and if you've never heard of this fabulous tool that is designed to help you super-charge your Etsy sales and business then you definitely will want to take the time out to listen to what its all about. As of this writing, I have not yet personally used  so I had lots of questions about it and how it works and who its for, etc. But by the time the episode airs, I plan to be already subscribed... :) So what is Marmalead? To quote Gordon and Richie, it is... The best Etsy SEO and market research tool for Etsy sellers Are you intrigued yet? Think about this way, all that research that we tend to do manually on Etsy such as comparing pricing, fishing for good keywords for our titles and tags, figuring out what terms buyers are searching for and which tags are trending, and on and on... does all that for you now. The guys were kind enough to answer all my questions about this tool and delved very deeply into the inner workings of the tool and how it can help you grow your Etsy sales. Here are some of the things we discussed: How to use Ideal candidates for the tool How to interpret the information provided Subscription to the service and support provided Future plans for And lots lots more... I really enjoyed talking with Richie and Gordon because they are very personable and have a great passion for solving these pain points which just about every Etsy seller experiences (because they had them as well when they embarked on opening their own Etsy shop, so they really get it)... And, they got my jokes :) If you have any additional questions about the tool that we didn't discuss in our convo please do leave it in the comments section below or use the contact information for Gordon and Richie to ask them directly. I know they'll be glad to answer your questions and to get any feedback from you too, so, share away!  Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/9/201545 minutes, 23 seconds
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092 - Studio Jewel | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

I just had a lovely conversation with Lisa Lehmann, the artist, maker, and gold-smithing creative genius behind the Studio Jewel brand - and Etsy shop . Lisa creates her handmade jewelry from her home studio while at the same time raising 4 teenagers whom she home-schooled while she was initially building her business. If you need some inspiration on your Etsy and creative business journey, especially if you're feeling somewhat overwhelmed with the responsibilities of your own life then sit back and listen to this convo with Lisa. You're not alone... If anyone understands and has worked through all that, it's Lisa. We talk about: How she created her product line and what the inspiration behind her products is The importance of having a mentor How being transparent and authentic has helped her audience connect with her in a very personal way Instant selling on Instagram And lots more... Resources mentioned: Etsy team - (for Jewelry sellers on Etsy Team) Connect with Lisa: Email: studiojewel [at] gmail [dot] com Social media: , , , Website: Etsy shop: Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos & Etsy shop promos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
9/2/201556 minutes, 15 seconds
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091 - Olive Loves Apple | Etsy | Arts & Crafts | DIY | Ecommerce | Handmade | Crafting | Online Shopping | Entrepreneur Interviews | Internet Business | Online Business

Grab your notebooks and get ready for this episode... My guests are Todd and Rachel Swenddal and they are the husband and wife team behind the Etsy shops , and the ecommerce website . There was so much I wanted to discuss with them so this isn't a typical episode...kind of... There are a number of things that they are doing that is quite unique so our conversation went off the usual track. They started in January 2014 where they sell handmade children's activity books, and in September 2014 where they primarily sell some of the most adorable birthday and holiday outfits for little boys and girls. Listen in to hear the inspiration behind their Etsy shops and how, in less than a year, they have grown one of them to the point where they have had to hire part-time staff in addition to creating an independent ecommerce website. Topics discussed: Staying true to the mission of your business What it's really like working with your spouse Using Facebook ads to launch an Etsy shop Tools for doing great keyword research Calculating profit margins and customer acquisition costs Multi-channel selling... Think eBay, Bonanza, etc. ...and so much more...! Resources mentioned: Google Keyword Planner Best ways to reach Todd & Rachel: Etsy convo: & Website: Social media: Facebook, Pinterest Please take a minute to subscribe and leave an honest review of the podcast in and . That really helps to get the word out about the show. Connect With Me: Twitter: Follow Facebook Group: - This is where I'm connecting with you after the podcast. Lots of fun convos here too! Facebook: Like the Pinterest: Instagram: Google+: Email: Use the OR interview [at] convome [dot] com
8/26/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds