Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Etsy Selling and Blogging Tips

"Aim for the top. There is plenty of room there. There are so few at the top it is almost lonely there." Samuel Insull

It seems that these days plenty of women have taken the plunge and courageously ditched the 9 to 5 for a life of self-employment. Kudos to you! If you're making a go of selling your craft, you'll definitely want an amazing workspace that inspires you and meets your needs. Here are a few ideas to create the space you're dreaming of.

"We all have two choices; we can make a living or we can design a life." Jim Rohn

If you're an Etsy seller, then you know it's easy to get lost in the crowd. Here are a few ways to stand out.

-- Improve your Etsy shop.
-- The definitive guide to selling on Etsy.
-- If you're the type who likes to follow the rules, check out Etsy's list of Do's and Don'ts.
-- This Etsy thread lists lots of ideas on how to promote your small business.
-- An Etsy seller's secrets to success
-- Have you ever needed to write a press release? Here are some tips to get you on the right track.

"Rewrite your major goals every day,in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed." Brian Tracy

If you're planning on making blogging your business, you might want to check out these links.

-- How Bloggers Make Money From Blogs
-- How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site or Blog
-- Seth Godin's "How to Get Traffic to Your Blog"
-- Seven strategies to making money from blogging
-- Need some motivation? Check out these successful bloggers' stats.

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