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How To Have A Successful Business

Whilst researching for my own online shop, I came across alot of excellent tips and tricks of the trade, plus what the most important factors are for running a successful business.

Alot of the links below are specific to Etsy businesses, but there are also ones for other selling businesses too. Hope you find this helpful!

Etsy Seller Handbook

Starting an Etsy Business 1

Starting an Etsy Business 2

Starting an Etsy Business 3

Starting an Etsy Business 4

Biz Ladies Series

Selling Tips

Things to Consider Before You Start

Biz Tips For Your Etsy Shop

Getting Noticed by the Blogosphere

Tips on Jewellery Selling

Loads Of Etsy Articles

‘Quit Your Day Job’ Inspiration

What Buyers Don’t Like To See

Etsy Business Forum

UK Etsy Chat Thread

My Etsy Book – Product Display Tool

Secrets to Selling

Make Your Packaging Memorable

Promote Your T-shirt Store

T-shirt Seller Tips

Places to Advertise/Market Your Shop

Blog to Get Featured On

Useful Articles

Improve Your Shop

Necklace Selling Tips

Become A Success

Newbie Musings

Things To Watch Out For Tips From A Successful Seller

Packaging 101 Lots of Useful Tool and Websites Adding Items to Google Increase Etsy Shop Traffic Understanding Online Advertising Graphic Design to Give Your Shop the Edge

Etsy Success Reading List

Importance of Packaging

Best of my tips: Concentrate on getting nice and clear photos, have some unique products (find a niche), create pretty but simple and consistent packaging, have a memorable name and logo, use Metatag Analyser on each website page to check your meta tags and descriptions are search-engine friendly, use Project Wonderful if you want to advertise on other sites, approach suitable blogs to try and get your shop featured, have regularly updated information and perhaps tutorials on your website to try and drive traffic to it, and lastly (if you have good photos) submit your products on Craft Gawker.

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