Whatify For Etsy Sellers

Using Whatify to Stand Out in Etsy Search Results

It's becoming more and more challenging to stand out in the Etsy marketplace. Etsy shoppers are inundated with results when they search for an item. Like pages and pages...and pages. How can you make sure your handmade good stands out in the sea of search results? It's all about drawing in that potential customer with your product's lead photo - peaking…

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Pricing Handmade Goods – Re-examining Your Price Formula

So you try your hand at one of those suggested pricing formulas for your handmade goods, and the resulting price seems crazy high. Nobody's going to buy your product for that price! What's a handmade seller to do? This post is a continuation of our series on pricing handmade goods for Etsy shop owners and other creative entrepreneurs. Visit all…

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How to Use Quizzes to Grow Your Biz

A few weeks ago I got the chance to partner with a quiz-building tool called Interact. I have loved working with them, and the experience really got me thinking about how handmade sellers can use quizzes in unique ways to grow their business. So today, I'm excited to share my ideas on how to use an interactive quiz to build…

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How To Price Handmade Goods - By Paper + Spark

Etsy Pricing Formula – How to Price for Handmade

Today we’re going to discuss how to price your handmade goods and my recommended "Etsy pricing formula". Pricing your handcrafted products or designs can be one of the most challenging tasks for a creative entrepreneur or artist (that's why I eventually created a spreadsheet that helps you do it!). You can have an awesome product, a cohesive brand, a great webpage…you…

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How To Start An Etsy Shop In Less Than One Week

How to Start an Etsy Shop {in less than a week!}

Today I am excited to host Steph from Zero to Biz. Steph founded Zero to Biz as a passion project after seeing her own dreams come true. It all started with a few invitation designs and an Etsy shop. She used the platform to turn her hobby into a money-making business - and eventually a full time job! Steph wants to…

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When To Worry About Taxes For Your Etsy Shop

When do I need to worry about taxes for my shop? {The hobby vs. business myth}

All information on this site is provided for general education purposes only and may not reflect changes in federal or state laws. It is not intended to be relied upon as legal, accounting, or tax advice. Please read my full disclaimer regarding this topic. Alright friends. Today I'm going to talk about something serious. Something that keeps rearing it's ugly head around the internet, basically…

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The Business Of Bling - How To Run A Profitable Jewelry-making Business

The Business of Bling: How to Run a Profitable Jewelry-Making Business

Today I'm thrilled to have Roxy Burg from Beads of Cambay sharing her wealth of knowledge about the business of jewelry-making with us! Roxy loves the multifaceted world of gemstones, beaded jewelry making, and crafting in general. When she isn’t blogging for Beads of Cambay and The Bead Traders, she’s most certainly got a glue gun in one hand and a bead…

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EIN Vs Sales Tax ID

What is my tax ID number? EIN vs. Sales Tax ID

For this Creative Accounting post, I'm going to discuss something I've seen lots of confusion about on the Etsy forums and out on the inter webs - your tax ID number...and what exactly it is. Going into business and being a small biz owner opens up the door to a whole new confusing world. There are taxes. There are forms. To…

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DO I Need To Open A Business Bank Account?

Separating Business and Personal Funds

All information on this site is provided for general education purposes only and may not reflect changes in federal or state laws. It is not intended to be relied upon as legal, accounting, or tax advice. Please read my full disclaimer regarding this topic. If you're setting up shop (or even if you've been selling for a while), you've probably found yourself wondering about separating…

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Schedule C Overview

An Overview of the Schedule C

Today we're going to meet a very tricky guy (I feel like it's safe to assume that all tax-related things are male, yes?), the Schedule C. The Schedule C seems to pop up around this time every year, and he can get a little confusing. So, let's take things nice and slow, and I'm going to walk you through an easy…

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