Etsy is an international platform for crafting talents to trade their goods, virtual files, vintage items, supplies. You can find a multitude of items on sale at Etsy, from one of a kind wooden beds to 2mm Swarovski crystals beads, and everything in between. With multi-lingual platforms and selling interfaces, your items are visible to customers worldwide. So… how do you harness the power of Etsy?
Carla Crim will walk you through how to set up an Etsy store, listing an item, and then fine tuning your brand to captivate an Etsy customer and achieve the ultimate goal of a sale! We will also cover after sales care, maintaining customer relationships, keeping track of inventory, cost and additional fees.
Connecting all the personal success tips and Etsy tools, you will come up with a solid plan to launch your Etsy store.
What You’ll Learn
- Capture the essences of your item through artful photographs
- Easily navigate the Etsy user interface
- Write clear and savvy item descriptions that illustrate what your costumer wants
- Be business savvy in manage inventory, sales and shipping
- Establish a systematic tool to calculate costing
- Smart marketing your online store, the unique Etsy way!
Who Should Attend
- Any artisan crafters who wishes to sell their products on Etsy, or other online artistic venues
- Existing sellers who wants to find new ways to establish or improve selling
- Artists who wants to test their product in a gobal market
- Sellers who aspirations to better keep inventory down and sales up!
If you have ever wanted to learn the in’s and out’s of Etsy now’s the time to find out and get started selling your wares!
About the Instructor Carla Crim
Carla Hegeman Crim, founder of Scientific Seamstress LLC, is a molecular biologist turned patternmaker. She is a work at home mom with a sweet little boy named Louie and a chef husband named Delmar. Although she was born and raised in the South, Carla has lived in Upstate NY, New England, the Midwest, and is currently planted on the East Coast.
She has a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Virginia Tech, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. She is a self-taught seamstress who has been experimenting with fabric since she was a wee little girl. When her son came along, she decided to stay home with him and build a business out of sewing. For the first few years, she focused on elaborate clothing and furniture designs for collector dolls.
She had many requests for her patterns, and began publishing them in 2006. She was one of the first authors onYouCanMakeThis.com, and has worked with members of the YCMT team on a number of collaborative works. She is currently working with fabric designer Jennifer Paganelli on a series of Sis Boom patterns for children and adults.
And, is the featured artist along with Jennifer Paganelli on the new web series Sew with Me! that offers exclusive kits, patterns and videos of the Sis Boom fabrics and designs.