Timothy Adam is an early Etsy adopter, having started his shop in 2007, only 2 years after the site began hosting sellers. He is one of the first authors to write a book dedicated to walking you through the process of opening your Etsy store, Etsy SEO, social media and blog marketing for your Etsy shop, and all the other nitty gritty.
I believe his book, “How to Make Money Using Etsy” stands the tests of time and remains a super good read for anyone looking to open their first Etsy store, or perhaps anyone who is hoping to get better exposure for their shop.
The book contains many insights from buyers and sellers about the, then new, Etsy community. It is almost like travelling back in time! At the time of print, Etsy only had 400,000 sellers and had only generated a little more than $180 dollars.
As of 2014, there were more than 1.4 million sellers on Etsy and had generated more than $195 million in sales.
Although Etsy has obviously come a very long way since the first pressing of Timothy Adam’s book, I assure that it is still holds lots of valuable information that is time tested and true.
He walks you through your Etsy shop from end to end, gets into detail about marketing and branding your products, helps you in product research to discover what is trending and what is not, helps you list your first product, provides details on shipping your first product, introduces you to the Etsy forum, and much, much more.
I had already been running a shop on Etsy for many years before I picked up this book and still, I found it very useful. Especially the information he shared on advanced SEO for your Etsy shop.
For this reason, I would definitely recommend this book for seasoned sellers and newbies alike. It’s an easy read and will get you selling like a star in no time!!
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