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Sarah Waggoner

The 3 Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned as a Successful Etsy Seller

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With over 12,000 sales on Etsy, I can say I’ve learned a thing or two. And the lessons might surprise you.

I’ve learned about SEO. Conversion rates. Etsy ads. Social media.

But none of those have affected my business as much as these three lessons.

1 – Plan. Plan. Plan.

You should see all the planners that sit on my desk. Goal planners, daily planners, social media planners. I might have a planner problem, now that I think about it…

But starting a business requires setting goals and making plans to hit them. Not setting goals and crossing your fingers.

If you want to bring in something more than a hobby income, you need to treat Etsy like a business. Set goals like a business. And make plans like a business owner.

2 – Be consistent.

You can make all the plans in the world, but if you don’t follow through with them it doesn’t matter. Want to know when my shop really took off towards full time income?

When I made social media schedules that I actually stuck too. When I learned how to batch my time to get things done more efficiently. So I could complete my to do list every day. Not just put more stuff off until next week.

3 – You gotta believe.

This is the single most important thing that has led to my success in my business. Because you aren’t going to succeed on Etsy if you don’t truly believe you can reach your goals.

Sounds cheesy? Sorry! It’s true. And the sooner you take advantage of this, the better.

Want to know what happens when you truly believe you can hit your goals on Etsy?

You keep working until you hit your goals. You try new things. You fail sometimes, but that doesn’t stop you.

You never, ever waste time doubting yourself.

Because here’s the deal. I truly believe that anyone can succeed on Etsy. Without a doubt. And if I don’t doubt you…why should you?


PS. Need help with that plan? JumpStart is my super easy training that is designed to get you more sales in 7 days from organic marketing (AKA free and cheap promotion strategies.) Check it out here.


About Author:
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Sarah Waggoner is a full time Etsy Seller with over $700,000 in sales. She helps handmade and digital sellers get daily sales on Etsy without all the complications.

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