Etsy is the internet's bustling marketplace full of handmade creations and artistic vision. It provides an outlet for jewelry makers and other craftsmen to sell their wares, to the tune of more than $1 billion each year. Once you've mastered your metalwork, you too can take the plunge and join Etsy.
Make Great Products
Before you can launch your shop, you must first have a selection of products that are worthy of sale. This means putting your metal clay kiln to work and creating a handful of custom pieces to showcase up front. Try to create unique pieces that highlight a variety of different styles and techniques.
Take Amazing Photos
The next step is to take photos of your jewelry. You don't have to be a professional photographer to get great pictures. However, you should pay close attention to the focus and background of your images. A plain white background or dirty tables do not make for good photos. Instead, stage your jewelry on backgrounds that highlight the beauty of the materials.
Share Your Shop
Once you've uploaded your photos and written product descriptions, it's time to share your shop with friends and family. Hopefully you took the time to come up with a creative name to use and wrote positive product descriptions that will draw people in. When it comes to learning how to be successful on Etsy, you need to master the art of using keywords so people can find your products with the search bar and promoting your products on social media.
Provide Great Service
Once those first orders start flowing, it's time to turn up the charm and make every sale count. The more you impress your customers now, the more likely they are to talk about your shop and leave glowing reviews! This means continuing to create quality jewelry every single time, not cutting corners, and delivering products on time.
There are thousands of Etsy shops currently earning a substantial amount of money for their owners. You can visit them online and look at what they are doing right to get ideas for your own jewelry shop.