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

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Chapter 2

Let’s Get This Party Started: Signing Up

In This Chapter

arrow Registering for a basic Etsy account

arrow Signing in to your Etsy account

Father of Taoism Lao Tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” (He also said, “Silence is a source of great strength” and “The sage does not hoard”; we’re still working on digesting those.) On Etsy, that one first step is becoming a registered user by signing up with the site. After that, you’re ready to embark on your own Etsy journey! This chapter gives you all the info you need to register with Etsy.

Sign Me Up! Becoming a Registered User

Anyone can browse Etsy to see what goodies are for sale. But if you’re in the market to buy, or if you eventually want to open your own shop, you need to create an account with the site by becoming a registered user. It’s easy and free! Just follow the guidelines in this section.

tip.eps In addition to being able to purchase items on the site, registered users can keep track of their best-loved items or shops by “hearting” them, communicate with other Etsy members, and participate in the site’s community features, such as the forums. Flip to Part V for more information about all these options. ...

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