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