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The 5 Questions Every Etsy Shop Owner Asks

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

The most common questions asked by Etsy sellers, answered!

1. What should I sell on Etsy to make fast money?

There are very little things that you can sell on Etsy just to make fast money. In fact, the only thing that I've seen in recent memory that people were able to make fast money on has been face masks, and it isn't going to stay that way forever. The truth is that you shouldn't go into Etsy just wanting to make fast money - you should go in with a need to fill, a problem to solve, or a passion to spread.


The shops that I find are the most successful aren't narrowed down to one niche, it's the shop owners who believe in their work and put serious time and energy into making their shop successful. I love these quotes by Lori Grenier that relate to being passionate about your product, and I hope you'll find inspiration from them!


“I was fearless, I knew I would make it work, and that’s the difference between successful entrepreneurs and people that don’t get somewhere – it’s that tenacity and drive.”


“There are always things that are needed. There are always ways to do things better. It's all about offering solutions.”


“You have to believe in your product and what you’re doing and other people will follow.”


“A brilliant idea doesn't guarantee a successful invention. Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.”



2. How do I get noticed in the search system?

SEO is your best friend on Etsy - and it's not always easy! The Etsy algorithm changes over time, and learning to adjust your listings accordingly can be time consuming. Don't get discouraged if you find that your listings aren't performing well right off the bat - it's all about experimenting. I'm going to share a little trick with you to get a better idea of what SEO keywords are most effective: have two copies of the same listing in your shop at a time. Even though the listing product will be the same, have the titles and tags use different descriptor keywords. For example, say that you're offering this pair of earrings: