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By Jess Stratton | Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Productivity Pointers: Selling your handmade goods with Etsy

Etsy.com. Etsy is one of the world’s largest online shopping sites for handmade goods. It lets you start your own “shop” for free—without having to figure out how to build a website. This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I explain how to sell your wares through Etsy, and host a shopping cart on that site.

You’re allowed to sell three kinds of items on Etsy: handmade goods, vintage items, and craft supplies. Etsy handles everything for you. It costs 20 cents to list an item for four months, or until it sells. When you make a sale, Etsy charges a 3.5 percent fee on the sale. To start a shop, all you need is a valid credit card and a product!

In the first video, I show you how easy it is to set up an Etsy shop to start selling your items. I walk you through the options to customize your shop, and then show you how to add your first product.

The second video is all about making your shop better by analyzing your sales and your product views using the Etsy Shop Stats tool. I cover what the statistics can tell you about your views and stats, and how they can help you alter your shop for the best possible results and sales.

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