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Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kate Shoup, Kate Gatski

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Chapter 1

Handmade for Each Other: Falling in Love with Etsy

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding Etsy’s purpose and how Etsy makes money

arrow Signing up for (and making your way around) Etsy

arrow Setting up your Etsy shop

arrow Understanding the selling process on Etsy

arrow Running your Etsy business with ease

arrow Exploring the Etsy community

If your goal is to “make a living making things,” then Etsy is for you. Etsy was created specifically to enable artists and craftspeople to sell their wares online — “to reconnect makers with buyers.” In short, Etsy enables creative types to channel their passion for their craft into their life’s work!

In this chapter, we give you a bird’s-eye view of Etsy — its purpose and business model, how to sign up for and navigate it, and all sorts of good stuff about opening and running your own shop.

Handmade Crusade: Understanding Etsy’s Purpose and Business Model

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