3 Tools You Need For a Successful Etsy Shop

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I have been on Etsy for more than 6 years.

In that time, I have had more than 16,000 sales (as of Nov 2016).

Over the years I have learned what tools I need to not only make me more productive, but also more profitable.

These are all products that I use every day. And I honestly feel that I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, so without further ado, on with the list!

And I honestly feel that I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, so without further ado, on with the list!

 

FIRST

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Picmonkey

I honestly do not know where I would be without it!

In the past, I have used Photoshop, but Picmonkey is so much easier to use.

Customers want clean, crisp photos. They want bright pictures and pictures that accurately show colors.

Picmonkey is my go to for fixing up pictures, from cropping to color correction, Picmonkey does it all.

It is also great for making graphics. I have used it to make all my logos, sale banners, holiday graphics and the graphics used on this page.

If you aren’t using Picmonkey, I highly recommend checking them out!

SECOND

evernote

Evernote

When running a business, or even just a household, staying organized is key.

In comes Evernote to help you be organized and therefore more productive.

Evernote offers a computer-based application as well as a mobile phone app.

I use Evernote to keep track of my Etsy orders. I have a note with all the shirts ordered by date so I can see at a glance what needs to be done.

I have a note for what needs to be purchased, a note for automated responses to streamline convo answering. I keep notes of when my business bills are due and what has been paid.

I keep notes of blog post ideas. Keep all these notes in one place completely saves my sanity.

Their mobile app makes it very convenient to check my need to buy note when I am out shopping.

I would be lost without Evernote.

THIRD

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Grammarly

A big part of running an Etsy shop is communicating with customers.

These customers need to be reassured that they are purchasing from a legitimate shop and using correct grammar and spelling is a huge help.

In comes Grammarly, they are a life saver! I am the first to admit that I am the world’s worst speller. I can look at a word and know it is spelled wrong, but to save my life, I can’t fix it.

Or, I am the type that stares at a word long enough and it starts to look wrong, even if it is right.

Grammarly runs in your browser and it shows you what words you have spelled wrong. It underlines them in red and with the hover over of the mouse, you can see the correct way to spell it.

It also helps with grammatical errors, seriously, I do not know where I would be without it.

Go check it out here Grammarly.

What are you “must haves” for your Etsy shop?

Let me know in the comments.

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