Product Packaging Resources

Product packaging is like the icing on the cake.  You have created a beautiful product, spent time setting up great photos for your listing and are now ready to ship it to your customer.  Don’t forget to spend time and thought on your product packaging.  This will be your last impression, which can be just

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Instagram – Business Accounts

Instagram just announced business accounts – does this change make you jump for joy or break out in a cold sweat?  The one theme I have noticed in social media is just when you think you have the magic formula figured out, they change it. Change is good, but as a small business owner these

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Etsy Shipping Tips & Resources

You just opened your Etsy shop and got your first order (congrats!).   Now you are wondering how to ship this order.  This post will give you some good tips, resources and answers to some frequently asked questions about shipping. Etsy has their own shipping system, so you can print out your labels at home. Use

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5 Tips to Take Better Pics Today

Photography takes a lot of practice (trust me!).  I look back at my early pictures, which I thought were phenomenal at the time, and now cringe at the lighting and composition. There are a few basics things you can do today that will result in a better picture.

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How to Make a Favicon

You may be reading this asking what in the world is a favicon?  The word favicon is short for favorite icon.  It is the small image, usually 16 x 16px, and appears in your browser’s address bar next to the website.  It is another form of branding.  Now that we have defined a favicon and

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How To Create An Image Map

My inner nerd is going to surface and you may just be surprised at the cool thing I figured out.  I wanted to add my own social icons and have them be clickable.  Here was my image…   After doing a LOT of google searches, I discovered a really cool trick.  And why not share

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Wating for the Mail :: Mom, Inc.

photo source: Oh Joy! Looks what’s coming in the mail today…I’m so excited to read Mom Inc., The Essential Guide to Running a Successful Business from Home. Two years ago, I took a leap of faith and listed my first item on Etsy.  A collection of pillowcase dresses, nursing covers and a few bags filled

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Tips for Selling at a Craft Show // Art Fair

A couple of weekends ago, I sold at my very first craft show.  Well, sort of craft show.  In May, there is a local music festival where several vendors set up to sell handmade art, jewelry, soap, bags (that’s my stuff), amish handmade rugs and pottery.  The main focus of the event is music, but

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turn your fears into your dreams

Over the weekend, I attended my first blogging conference…BlissDom! My head is still spinning with information, inspiration, and new friendship overload.  I have a new level of appreciation for strong women who find their voices behind a keyboard each and every day.  We are able to create jobs for ourselves, take care of our families,

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