Hi everyone,

Last night in our Etsy Intensives webinar with Nancy Alexander she shared SOOO much good content. I quickly realized that the replay will be very helpful for me (so I can go through it slowly, hit pause, and then implement the “hacks” (or tips) that she recommends. I’d encourage you to do the same thing.

Watch The Replay Here (and learn more about her full Etsy Intensives Program).

My Reflections on The Etsy Intensives Webinar: While she was talking I tried my best to look at my Etsy shop – and evaluate what she was saying – and how I was (or wasn’t) doing compared to her recommendations. Here are five hacks (or tips) that stood out to me:

1. Etsy Search Engine Optimization:

Definition: How does Etsy serve results to people who are looking for items?

Etsy Hack Search Engine Optimization

2. Etsy Keyword Usage:

Definition: Understand, review, and write your descriptions and related text information to use Keywords and Long-Tail Keywords (Keywords that have more than 3 words) effectively. When you do – your results will show it.

Etsy Hack: Keyword use

3. Etsy Search Bar Related Terms:

Definition: Etsy begins to reveal related searches as you type. Use this information to understand what people are searching for and how to organize your keyword strategy.

Etsy Hack: Related Terms

4. Etsy Shop Description Purpose:

Definition: Use the Shop Description and “About” Information to focus on bonding with the prospect. Work to ensure they 1) Know 2) Like 3) Trust … you and your work.

Etsy Hack: Shop Description Strategy

 

5. Etsy Shop Images:

Definition: Etsy recently added the “Info Image” that most sellers still haven’t used yet. Be sure to add your logo to the Shop Info image box and your personal (smiling face) to the Shop Owner image box. Etsy uses these in various places so it’s important to add them properly so you help Etsy help you.

Etsy Hack: Shop Info Image and Shop Owner Image

 

Regardless of whether you sell a little or a lot on Etsy – I think it’s important you get these elements set up properly. As I mentioned previously, these were just my “in the moment” ‘ahas’ … as I watch the reply I’m sure I’ll get much more. Then as we go through the full course – we’ll learn even more.

I hope you enjoyed this special training session as much as I did.

Remember the closing date for Nancy’s full Etsy Intensives program is Tuesday, August 25th, at Midnight!

Jason

 

4 Comments on Five Etsy Hacks Everyone Should Know

  1. Thanks Jason for your insights, very helpful as always! After a summer spend traveling and letting my shop coast I am looking forward to getting back home and starting this fall witha a bang and Nancy’s Etsy program seems a good way to kick it off!
    Thanks again for bringing such good programming to us along with your insights to help us grow our Etsy businesses!

    Tami

  2. Thanks Jason. I did some of these right away. I still have others to do. I feel more confident in using Etsy after the webinar and was surprised by how much I did correctly. I have only just restarted putting things in my shop and was happy to find my long tail key words put my items on the first page. I was happily surprised. Now I need to keep improving my photos and get some reviews. I guess it takes little steps but I can see I can do it at last.

  3. Etsy is the best place to sell handmade things so with awesome Etsy hacks likes this one can easily increase their sales and grow.

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