Getting the Job done right with SEO
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This is a 25 page document with everything you need to know about every aspect of how to list your items to get them seen. You do not need to pay for ads, they are a waste of money. They will get you to the top of the page that you can get all of your items on for free if you will follow this guide and list your items properly. This will get your items to come up in search engines when people look for your particular type of item. Don't look past the opinion of other successful shops. Take a look at the blogs of the other Etsy members who have been successful in the Etsy Seller Handbook. There are great tips on everything that you could possibly imagine. Browse through and you will get tons of great ideas.
If you shop is already set up and not Optimized properly, get to work on that right away. I suggest taking the document item by item. It starts with your headers, do them first. Once they are all done, then go onto your body. If you try to do each listing at once and take in all of the SEO information, it will overwhelm you. Just changing your Titles/Headings if they have been done incorrectly will immediately give you an increase in views and have your stuff showing up right where you want it to.
I know that Etsy emphasizes a lot on keywords and using the right ones to get your stuff to be seen inside of Etsy, from what I have seen, my title is really what has gotten me noticed. Following the guide and doing what it says has really made the difference on my shop exposure.
Good luck to you... Let me know how it goes..
Photographing your items for sale
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Disclaimer, please do not feel like I am talking down to anyone, this will be somewhat of a Dummies course. When I first started and everyone was throwing around, do this, do that, half of it sounded like another language. I am going to explain things as if you know as much as I did. That way those that do not know, will not have to do what I did and google each and every item. Because that sucks..
You are gonna take photos and you are going to be super proud of them. The very first advice someone will give you is to retake your photos. Me, I started out by adding 60 plus items to my shop day one and low and behold first thing two different people said. Bad part, I wasn't asking for any advice. I am a reader, I was going through the Etsy Seller Handbook and doing my best. I had taken all of my bags outside, used all natural light and a friends beautiful back yard with trees and the leaves falling and natural woods and I was so proud of my pictures. Guess what? Everyone thought they sucked, and they were right. The may have been beautiful shots to be just pictures, but for Etsy, they have to be a certain way to get noticed. To be completely honest, my shots are still not completely where they need to be. I have retaken them 5 times, no joke. Now, the tweeking I need to do, now that I figured out the formula for photo taking, is all needed to be done in photo editing. Now let's talk about your photos.
If you live on the beach and you have terrific sunshine every day, by all means, take your shots outside. For the rest of the world, here are some helpful tips for indoor pics.
For all small items, us a light box. That is what makes those amazing photos that look like they have a great bright white missing background that are all over the front page.
This is a great link on how to make an at home light box inexpensively.
Ok, I am going to explain how to tag your photos before you list them. Once you are completely happy with your photographs and they are still on your computer. Right click on your picture, go down to properties and click and then click details. You are going to have an option for either Keywords or Tags. They are the same. In that box, as with inside Etsy, you enter every possible way that someone might search for your item. List the color and style and item. Every combination of it. There is no limit to the number in here. Do not forget to also list your company name in here. If you have five photos of the same item, once you have tagged the first one, select all and copy and paste the keywords to the next ones like it. This will make the process not take so much time. As your keywords make you items pop up in Etsy, these tags assist in your items popping up in internet searches.
Ok.. I hope you have all learned something.. I will be back Monday to discuss your listings and the mistakes I made and I know that I see a ton of shops doing. Let's get you guys seen.. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...
I am going to add to this because I have been reading through a bunch of the things on the Seller's Handbook Blog about Photographs. Like I said earlier, I am in no way an expert on Photo's. Just supplying you with the resources to get them right. Yes, everyone suggests natural light. Let me explain why I did not. If you are not in the tropics, like me my techniques might be your option. Where I live, we have six months that are dreary and unpredictable and overcast and then that only leads into a spring that again rains almost every day. Finding a good time, not to mention a good time each couple of days to take photos in natural light is basically impossible. I chose to set up a photo area in my apartment. It may seem overboard, but, my photos were not coming out well the four times I took them before this. There are some great videos and blogs on how people take and edit their photos.
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Country Chic Shoppe
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She has really developed a talent for adding a shabby chic finish to furniture and repurposing items that would probably have just been forgotten. The shelves and jewelry boxes that she has in her shop are absolutely adorable. It makes me extremely jealous. I have tried many times and just cannot seem to get the desired effect when trying this process. It takes talent, one I don't have..lol She also makes these really cool ankle chains that accessorize your boots. I have never seen anything quite like it. You will have to stop by and check her out and show her some love... Hope everyone is having a great week..
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I Cross My Body, You Cross Yours
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I am giving away gift certificates to my shop in a pinterest contest, so make sure you scroll down and enter. There is also a contest a little further down for a free clutch of your choice.
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Social Media for Business
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So, let's talk Social Media. My background is in Marketing to some degree. But, I have absolutely no idea how to use the internet to my advantage. Without any money to spend, I have to do what I can for as little as possible. A while back, I came across +Kim Garst from boomsocial.net. She was actually named Forbes top 50 Social Media Influencers. So, of course, I have been watching what she is doing. I went to her Facebook page where she offers the free book "30 Fun & Creative Ways To Increase Your Facebook Fan Page Likes" as well as many other items. https://www.facebook.com/kimgarstboomsocial.
The document was amazing and informative and extremely easy to follow. A couple of days later, I received an email informing me that I was invited to listen in on an award ceremony that +Mara Glazer from TheBizzyBuzz.com was having called the bit.ly/bizbabeawards . Kim was one of the women being honored and everyone invited would be given the opportunity to listen to each of their interviews. We can hear what each of them not only use as their tools for success, but what strategies and practices they have put into place in their particular fields of expertise. What lessons they have learned. What NOT to do. How to make life easier for those of us struggling and out here muddling through quicksand some days, or so it seems. The interview was very inspiring and encouraging. The listeners were also given access to a new book that Kim has written and not yet released on how to promote and utilize Pinterest for promotional purposes.
This is one program that I feel like has really given me a ton of knowledge and is going to help me stop having to redo stuff over and over again and feel like I am getting nowhere. Check out these ladies and what they are doing. There is a ton of free information on their pages that will help get you going.
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- I am Tammie, a Designer | Mother | Partner and a lover of all things Handmade. I own TrampLeeDesigns and have the wonderful joy of creating something beautiful each and every day. This Blog is a collection of things I have learned on the road to getting my designs out there. It hasn't been an easy road and if I can make someone else's journey just a bit easier, I am happy. The truth is, I am quite the smart ass. I have a wicked sense of humor and find the most random things hilarious. Oh, and I think I am funny. I laugh at myself or at life, ALL THE TIME. I believe that life doesn't have to be hard, if we work together to make it better.
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