What is Etsy?
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.
The heart and soul of Etsy is our global community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow, and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture our marketplace.
You can find out more about us here.
What is Etsy Resolution?
Etsy Resolution is a free email course, which guides you step by step through the process of opening your own Etsy shop.
This program will give you all the tools you need to start your thriving creative business on Etsy.
How does it work?
Over a period of 3 weeks, you will receive four lessons via email with information on getting started on Etsy. There will also be a Facebook group, where you can share your progress, ask questions and get feedback.
What kind of lessons will I receive?
In Etsy Resolution, you'll get everything you need to get started on Etsy, including:
- What to sell on Etsy
- How to ace product photography
- The key to crafting great product listings
- Tips for getting found by shoppers
- How to market your new shop
- A guide to shipping
- And more
What can I expect to accomplish during the program?
You can expect to launch your own Etsy shop during the program. We will focus on helping you to master the skills of naming, tagging, product photography, and marketing in order to give you the best chance of success.
How can I get the most out of the program?
Here are our top tips for completing Etsy Resolution:
- Schedule some time in your calendar each week to dedicate to reading lessons, completing tasks and connecting with other Etsy Resolution participants on Facebook.
- Watch your inbox for our welcome emails, which will include more preparation tips & a link to join your Facebook group. Do join in and don’t be shy. Connecting with others who are facing the same hurdles as you can be a game changer.
Is Etsy Resolution running in my country?
No matter where you are, you can participate in Etsy Resolution. However, lessons will only be provided in the following languages:
- English (UK)
- English (US)
Local Facebook groups for this program will be available in the following countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Germany, Austria & Switzerland
If you do not see your country listed, you may join the US group which will take part in English (US).
I don’t use Facebook, can I still participate?
You sure can! All of the lessons will be sent to you via email but we encourage you to join Facebook so you can get the most out of the Etsy Resolution program and connect with other aspiring sellers in the Etsy community.
Will I get direct feedback on my Etsy shop?
We have set up the dedicated Facebook group so that everyone has the opportunity to interact with fellow participants. You will be able to ask questions via the Facebook group and request feedback.
In what countries are mentors available?
- United Kingdom
There are no mentors yet available in the US for Etsy Resolution as it is the first year we are running the program for the US.
I’m already an Etsy seller. Can I take part in the program?
This program is tailored for new sellers only. If you’d like to take part in an educational program, we offer others that will be tailored to your needs at other times of the year. Additionally, you can always check out the Seller Handbook and subscribe to the Etsy Success newsletter to get the latest tips, seller news and inspiration.
What are the next steps?
Sign up, then wait for your first lesson, coming to your inbox on January 30, 2017!