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Do you find yourself saying that you have an ‘etsy business’?

In this episode, we challenge the idea of an ‘Etsy business’ – and discuss how we recommend you think about your business instead.

We discuss the history of Etsy – what it was when it started, versus what it is now – and outline why we think you need to always be thinking beyond just ‘selling on Etsy’.

~ Jess, Mik & Deb 

listen now shownotes what we cover in this episode:
  • Pros and cons of selling on Etsy
  • What Etsy is all about and if you should still sell there
  • What draws people to Etsy
  • The difference between an ‘Etsy seller’ vs having a handmade business
  • The cons of depending on Etsy alone to sell your handmade products
  • Difference between Etsy before and now
  • Competition is a good thing. Don’t be afraid of it
  • The biggest things that annoys us about Etsy
  • You can’t compete on price because that’s not how to run your business
  • What it takes to sell your handmade products on Etsy
  • Do not get trapped in the platform
  • Other ways to sell your handmade product

 

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