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Ask me Anything About making money on Etsy (Etsy AMA)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by William702, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. IncognitoSince2002

    IncognitoSince2002 Regular Member

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    1) What is the scope of etsy+pod in 2020 mostly anime or trendy designs
    2) I'll be using PayPal from India does that arise any speculation
    3) Etsy will be my first venture with IM any suggestions are appreciated
    Thanks
     
  2. William702

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    1) The scope is the same as it has always been
    2) Speculation of what? Do you mean suspicion? If you do mean suspicion, I should think people will be more worried about shipping times over what payment processor you use.
    3) Check out some of the Etsy related threads here on BHW for more tips.
     
  3. IncognitoSince2002

    IncognitoSince2002 Regular Member

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    Thanks for your response
    1) Do I need to worry about copywrights about anime related products
    2) Won't it be a better option to sell them on my own dropship store rather than etsy my traffic is from pinterest and fb
     
  4. William702

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    1) Yes
    2) That is up to your personal preference and business goals
     
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    I m trying to create a new etsy acc , but each time it gets suspended , do you have a process for creating etsy stealth accounts ?
     
  6. William702

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    Why is it getting suspended?
     
  7. Yassi

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    I really don t know
     
  8. William702

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    Probably best you find that out before trying to move forward.
     
  9. IncognitoSince2002

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    Thanks for providing value!
    1) I'll be selling digital products and based in Asia so plan is to use my friends PayPal account who is a US citizen . So does it matter if my etsy shop is US based and I'm accessing it from Asia everytime
    2) Should I have a coupon code on the product image as I'm struggling for my first sale
    3) For digital products can I expect traffic from Pinterest and any sources you have in mind
    4) Are there any tools which I should definitely look into
     
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  10. FlyinTurdNugget

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    Wow. This thread has been thriving for quite some time. Props to you William for keeping up with it, and thanks for taking the time.

    I have had a number of Etsy stores.

    Only two did I take super seriously. One of which was a POD (shirts) store that paired with a Merch by Amazon account. They were both successful, and I sold them together a year or so back.

    The current one is my newest project and it's another POD shop, this time in the wall art niche. Specifically custom gifts and wedding type stuff. Canvas, posters, digital download prints, etc.

    I caught a nice wave, opening my shop just before Valentines and came close to hitting 100 sales in the weeks leading up to the holiday to give me a nice start.

    Now, with the holiday over, sales have dried significantly. Many of my keywords were V-day centric, and I've since switched most of them out to other niches to adjust for the change in season.

    With all that said, would you mind having a look at my shop and seeing what you think? I consider myself an etsy intermediate-expert just from past successes, but I would love to get another pair of eyes on my store that could provide some feedback and critique. If I can PM you and we can go back and forth, I'd be grateful.
     
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    What is your favorite way to promote your store?
     
  12. William702

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    1) I have no idea if that will pose a problem or not.
    2) that is entirely up to you. there are lots of ways to promote a listing.
    3) Yes Pinterest is a good source of traffic for Etsy
    4) I'm not too familiar with that niche myself so I'm unsure what tools would be useful.

    I'm not currently offering Etsy consultation or critique services but I may do in the future.

    My favorite way is the way that drives sales with the least effort ;)
     
  13. FlyinTurdNugget

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    Thanks for the response. Fair enough. Was just hoping for a quick glance, nothing too involved but I understand!

    Here's another question.... Hopefully I didn't miss it already discussed within the thread...

    Can you delve into more details some of your processes for growth hacking? I saw you said liking other shops, engagement teams, etc.

    Can you be more specific about your macros? What sort of processes you automate with them on Pinterest, etc?

    Really curious about the growth hacking stuff as I see there are some shops that have tens of thousands of orders in short amounts of time and I'm sure they're doing something others aren't in order to achieve that .... Wondering what I'm missing here.

    Thanks again brother.
     
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    Thanks for starting this... will keep an eye out on this thread! Funny that i just noticed it just now....
     
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    Maybe a stupid question or it was already answered but still..

    Can Etsy Products or e-shop rank on Google?

    Thanks
     
  16. William702

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    Yes they can rank, usually at the very top too
     
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    How you liking the new "off-site ad" rollout @William702
    I'm spending nearly $100 daily at the moment. Profits are decent but falling since the change in ad spending this past weekend
     
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    Awesome thread, thank you for sharing all of this William! Haven't read all the pages, but have been searching and can't find it - is it required to mention all your shops in your profile / shop description? I see a lot of people saying that it's required, that some that it's not. I been reading etsy policies and can't find it. Have you been mentioning all of your shops? I just wonder if it's risky not to mention it
     
  20. William702

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    Shite as always. it's designed to make Etsy money, what sellers make from it is just a bi-product.

    Etsy state that you are supposed to but i have with some and have not with others. in fact now all the shops I have up o not mention any of the others. it's not really something to worry about. I would say the risk is very minimal.