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Hi everyone,
I've been selling on Etsy for about 7 year...and I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm happy to help, I'll try to answer as many questions as I can. But first, here's a little summary, ...let's cover the basic to get everyone on the same page:


The Good:
  1. Unique Handmade or Vintage Products:
    Etsy is like the coolest flea market on the internet. If you've got handmade or vintage stuff, this is your playground!
  2. Low Barriers to Entry:
    Starting an Etsy shop is so easy, even my grandma could do it! Set up shop, list your stuff, and you're in business without breaking the bank.
  3. Community and Support:
    It's like a big, artsy family reunion on Etsy. Join the community, swap stories, and maybe score some fantastic advice from your crafty cousins.
  4. Customization and Branding:
    You can jazz up your shop and listings to show off your personality. It's like decorating your own digital storefront - make it pop!
  5. Regulation:
    It's definitely less regulated than Amaz*on
The Bad:
  1. Competition:
    Everybody and their pet parrot wants a piece of the Etsy pie. You've got to be the cherry on top, so bring your A-game!
  2. Fees:
    Etsy's like that friend who always has their hand in your pocket. Watch out for those listing, transaction, and payment fees. They add up, people!
  3. Algorithm Changes:
    Etsy's algorithm is like a sneaky chameleon. It changes, and suddenly, your listings are hiding in plain sight. Keep an eye out for those updates!
The Ugly:
  1. Copycats and Intellectual Property Issues:
    Some sellers might think they're Sherlock Holmes and try to copy your stuff. Don't let them get away with it - report those copycats!
  2. Reviews and Customer Feedback:
    Negative reviews can sting like a bee. Make sure you're treating your customers right and handling issues like a pro.

Tips and Strategies:
  1. High-Quality Photos:
    Get those photos looking sharp, like you're snapping pics for a fashion magazine. Clear images are your best friends.
  2. SEO Optimization:
    Use keywords like a secret code to get your products noticed. Your descriptions should make your stuff impossible to resist!
  3. Pricing Strategy:
    Pricing is like a game of chess. Check your costs, snoop on your competitors, and make sure you're not giving your stuff away.
  4. Customer Service:
    Be on it like a hawk! Respond to messages fast, and if there's a problem, fix it like a boss.
  5. Marketing and Promotion:
    Spread the word like a wildfire! Use social media, email, and Etsy's advertising to let the world know you exist.
  6. Diversify Your Products:
    Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Expand your product range to attract more customers.
  7. Stay Informed:
    Keep your finger on the Etsy pulse. Policies and rules change, so stay in the loop, my friends!
Remember, folks, Etsy success isn't a sprint; it's a marathon. Keep hustling, keep evolving, and who knows? Maybe one day, you'll be the Etsy superstar everyone's talking about!

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Hello mate
I am wondering how to find the potential products/keywords , how to keep the account safety ?
Thank you in advance mate
I don't have any questions at this time,
just want to read all the chat in this thread, thank you @ErealBoss
What do you think about selling digital products on Etsy? I was thinking about 3d models or cd keys.
can you tell how to do keyword research finding low search but high sales especially in digital products.

How do you contact etsy support to talk to a real person?

I contacted etsy support to answer some questions about listed items. Something in the lines of why etsy tos says is against the rules this item and suspended some accounts but there are so many stores that sell this is it because they have a disclamer saying its for entertainment?

Got a response that has nothing to do with my original questions you can se its just a chatbot answer
more than 50+ accounts all went down after 1st sale! how to bypass that
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