Handmade Biz Tips Library

Welcome to the library! The Handmade Biz Tips Library, that is!

Handmade Biz Tips Library

If you are a handmade business owner (or are considering setting up shop), you’ll find lots of great tips and words of encouragement in the links below. It is my hope that something you read here will provide you with an “aha!” moment that will inspire you to improve your handmade shop, blog, and online presence. Happy reading!

Customer Service Tips:

How to Turn an Upset Customer into an Enthusiastic Customer

Give Your Customers and Colleagues the Gift of Kindness

Some Customers Won’t Complain – They Just Won’t Come Back

Go Above and Beyond for Your Customers

How to Deal with Negative Feedback

How Turning Customers Away Can Actually Increase Your Business

The Importance of Saying Thank You to Your Customers

Product Photography Tips:

Have Fun with Your Product Photography

3 Ways Cardstock Can Improve Your Product Photos

Product Photography Tip: Fill the Frame

Capture Multiple Photo Angles of Your Handmade Products


Should You Watermark Your Product Photos?


Flash Photography: A Bad Idea for Product Photos


Photograph Your Etsy Products at Similar Distances


Want Better Product Photos? Check the Background!


Increase Your Etsy Sales with Great Product Photography

Handmade Shop Tips:

Upselling: Are You Using this Technique in your Handmade Biz?

Your Etsy Shop RSS Feed: Are You Using It to Its Potential?


Can Product Giveaways Bring You More Customers?

Product Labeling: A Good Idea for Your Handmade Business?

Upselling: An Easy Way to Increase Profits

Do Your Products Arrive as Advertised?

Shipping Updates Ease a Customer’s Mind

Tips for Submitting Your Handmade Products to Bloggers

Do You Run a Consistent Etsy Shop?

How Clean is Your Etsy Shop “Lint Trap”?

Your Product Packaging Can Help Sell More Products

Sell More Products with Fabulous Item Descriptions

Tips for Developing a Line of Products from an Original Handmade Design

4 Ways to Prevent Etsy Shop Neglect

Etsy Seller, Don’t Be a Praying Mantis – Part 1

Etsy Seller, Don’t Be a Praying Mantis – Part 2

Which Grit of Sandpaper Does Your Etsy Shop Need?

3 Ways to Make Sure that Your Etsy Shop Doesn’t Have a Cowlick

6 Tips for Sponsoring an Etsy Shop Giveaway

More Tips for Sponsoring a Blog Giveaway

8 Ways to Improve Your Etsy Shop by Reading a Magazine

Spruce Up Your Etsy Shop

Etsy Feedback — Is It Really Helpful?

What to Do If Your Products Sell Well Offline but Not Online

Your Etsy Avatar: Does It Really Matter?

How Do You Spread the Word About Your Etsy Shop?

How to Create a Fabulous Ad Graphic for Your Shop – Part 1

How to Create a Fabulous Ad Graphic for Your Shop – Part 2

How to Create a Fabulous Ad Graphic for Your Shop – Part 3

How to Create a Fabulous Ad Graphic for Your Shop – Part 4

How to Create a Fabulous Ad Graphic for Your Shop – Part 5

Small Biz Tips:

Reward Your Customers with an Affiliate Program that Rocks! (guest post from Meagan Visser)

Use Video Marketing to Bring Pizzazz to Your Product Descriptions – 1

Use Video Marketing to Bring Pizzazz to Your Product Descriptions – 2

Tips for Creating an Elevator Pitch for Your Handmade Business

Small Business Sinkholes and How to Avoid Them

Tips for Making Your Small Business Memorable

How Professional is Your Small Business?

Tips for Attracting More Customers to Your Brand

Use a Profile Picture to Connect with Your Customers

Tips for Capturing an Effective Profile Picture – Part 1

Tips for Capturing an Effective Profile Picture – Part 2

4 Ways to Deal with Etsy Discouragement

Small Biz Tips from My Bird Feeder

Satisfied Customers Spread the Word About Your Products

The Power of Nice: A Great Read for Small Business Owners

Keep Your Customers In the Loop

Add a Business Card to Your Marketing Bag of Tricks

Helpful Tools and Tricks

How to Optimize the Traffic You’re Getting from Pinterest

How to be a Polite Pinterest Pinner

How to Create a Landing Page for Your Pinterest Profile

Laser-Focused Landing Pages for Your Handmade Biz

How to Use QR Codes to Market Your Handmade Business

6 Reasons Why Every Handmade Biz Owner Should Check Out Craftgawker

The New Facebook Fan Page Can Boost Your Etsy Sales – Part 1

The New Facebook Fan Page Can Boost Your Etsy Sales – Part 2

Guest Posts on Other Blogs

The Perfect Product Description: Short-and-Sweet or Full of Details?Handmade Success

Pinterest Copycats: Flattering or Frustrating?
Handmade Success

Ready to Throw in the Handmade Biz Towel? Read this first.
Handmade Success

The Real Benefits of Having a Blog
Create Hype

How to Make Handmade Buyers Sit Up and Take Notice
Oh My Handmade Goodness

6 Ways to Build a Bridge between your Customers and your Brand
Handmade Success

How to Gather Feedback Gold from your Handmade Customers
Handmade Success

6 Ways to Exceed Your Handmade Customer’s Shipping Expectations
Handmade Success

Is Your Handmade Biz Juggling Act Out of Control?
Handmade Success

Tips for Editing Drool-Worthy Product Photos
- Oh My Handmade Goodness

Brainstorming: The Key to Fabulous Product Descriptions
Handmade Success

4 Tips for Capturing Drool-Worthy Product Photos
Oh My Handmade Goodness

5-Step Formula for Writing Product Descriptions that Sell
Handmade Success

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