Opening Your New Etsy Shop | Start selling on Etsy | Part 1

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 So you have decided to start selling on Etsy?

Having your own shop is rewarding, exciting, and can be at times frustrating.

I have been selling on Etsy for 6+ years, in that time I have had 16,000+ sales.

I hope to help you in your journey in starting your shop, and ease some of the frustrations!

This is a big step for your future, I have set up this guide to help you get started.

Any questions? Add them in the comments below!

note: following the Etsy links will give you 40 free listings to start your shop

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First, you will need to register with Etsy .

(If you have already done so, please continue to the bottom for the Part 2)

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If you do not already have an Etsy account, you will need to register for one.

This step is very easy, you will need to add your name, pick a password, and a username.

For the username, I personally use a variation of my shop name.

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Second, you will need to select your shop preferences.

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Etsy has sellers from around the world. There are numerous options for language/country/currency.

You will need to select the options that work best for you.

Etsy also asks your selling status, whether full-time or part-time.

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Third, and this may be one of the most important steps.

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Naming your shop

You will want to pick a name that is relevant to you and is easy to remember.

Enterprenuer.com offers a guide of mistakes to avoid when naming your business.

I do recommend reading that article and this one as well, from SBA.

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Fourth, adding listings. For more information on this please see this post.

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Fifth, getting paid.

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You will need to set up how you will get paid.

Etsy has their own payment processor, you can also choose PayPal, and/or money order.

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Lastly, you will need to set up how you will pay Etsy for listing fees.

More details on fees on Etsy can be found here.

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I have made up a handy checklist of what to have on hand when you start your shop.

You can Download here.

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Up next we will talk about Pictures, Logos, Cover Photo, Etc.

Any questions? Post in the comments what questions you have about setting up your Etsy shop.

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