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How to Make Money Using Etsy by Timothy Adam

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Chapter 5

Four-Step Game Plan for More Views

So your brand new listing is up in your shop. You worked hard to make your awesome product, and spent time photographing, pricing, and listing your item on Etsy. Now it's time to get some views, and get your product in front of some potential buyers.

Etsy Forum

Etsy Forum is a vibrant part of the Etsy community. It is packed full of information on selling and running your business. You can also promote your items in the forum. There are two sections that I recommend using for the promotion of your items. The first section is the Critiques section.

In the critiques section of the Etsy Forum, there are many threads where other sellers will critique other shops and items. Try starting your own thread about your newest item. Remember, this is a critique thread, not a promotion thread, so make sure you are asking for advice about your item. Ask the community if your pictures are up to par or even if your price is right. This will bring some views to your item and shop, and it can also help you get a better idea of how you are doing with your listings.

The next section is the Promotion section of the Etsy Forum. The promo section is a fast moving thread with lots of activity.

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