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5 Tips For Listing More Items On Etsy

March 17, 2012

I’m closing my DIY supply etsy shop soon so I have some clearance listings up right now that are priced to mooove on outta there. It’s part of my grand effort to clear my work space and get rid of the supplies I have been hoarding for years.

If you’re like me, how many things you list on Etsy =/= how many things you want to list on Etsy. With a zillion other things going on in your life, you probably have a hard time maxing your Etsy potential too (unless it’s your main business).

how to sell on etsy tips

As a recovering procrastination victim and someone easily distracted by shiny, pretty, bohemian looking things on the internet, I have arrived at a universal truth when it comes to speeding up the pace: STREAMLINE. That said, here are my…

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5 Tips For Listing More Items On Etsy (in one sitting)

clear purple arrow When choosing items to sell, be ruthless. What’s good enough for your shop? What is high quality, intriguing, and worth the time spent listing? Only group those items to list. Donate everything else—it’s not worth the time.

clear purple arrow When photographing your items, don’t take 2931432 photographs. Just take a few good ones. I used to over-compensate during the photography stage thinking it was better to have more photos to work with. Instead it resulted in slower editing and uploading time. Just take a few awesome photos and move on.

clear purple arrow When listing, have a template for your title and for your description. Then not only will you be creating listing info quicker, but it will be more consistent.

clear purple arrow  Create shipping profiles that you can use repeatedly! Create them all at once and then you never have to create new ones while you’re listing specific items. If you need to use a postal scale to calculate, I recommend estimating/rounding up for lighter items and using flat rate boxes for heavier items to save time.

clear purple arrow  Finally, when you’re listing, just be listing. Don’t browse the internet, don’t have social media or your email on. Focus! This was impossible for me until I literally forced myself to behave. Turn on some music that keeps your workflow steady (but if it gets you too excited or makes you want to dance, turn it off! I can’t listen to Bulgarian Chalga while I’m working, for instance, because it gets my normally low blood pressure so high and I get so excited. That’s just who I am, ya’ll.)

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So, that’s what I’ve learned from personal experience. Hope these streamlining tips work for you! And don’t forget to browse my DIY shop, which will be closing soon and thus, has some insane sales!

how to sell on etsy tips

P.S. Streamline is my word for 2012. If you want to read my 2012 plan on how I am overcoming my demons and bettering myself in various areas of health, productivity, festivity, etc, click for my…

2012 Detox, Self-Help, Festivity & Productivity Plan!

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