Here's how to set up your Etsy store in 5 days (or less)

If your New Year’s resolution features “Making my first successful online business”, then there’s no better time to lay the foundation for that success than right now.

This way, when January kicks in, you’ll be already set up to ramp your sales up.

January, 2022 - You’re a Successful Business Owner

Avoid all the pitfalls that new sellers fall into – watch our guide as we take you step by step through the process of setting up your Etsy store, all the way to creating your first product.

Day 1: Do the Research

Nothing boosts confidence more than feeling prepared. So, today marks the time to start building that knowledge base up. Starting an online business is usually sold as an easy thing to do. But, like most things,  it’s the first few steps that are the hardest.

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Etsy Business - Day 1 - Do the research

Important Step in Research - Look For a Niche!

Etsy Business - Day 2 - Choose your bestsellers

Day 2: Choose Your Bestsellers

Today is the day to visualize your dream. It could be settling on the final brand name and colors, a big factor in deciding what products will be, how the store’s logo/banner will look, etc. Take the next step today. You can always fine-tune later on. Starting small and simple is still starting. 

How to make your products public? Jump to Day 3: Create your Etsy store.

Day 3: Create Your Etsy Store

The first thing you need to do for this one is set up an online store. You probably want a platform that provides the most resources (preferably for free), allowing you to do your thing without too much hassle. The Etsy community is huge, so there’s no need to drive traffic. As soon as a store enters that stream, you’re good to go. Furthermore, Etsy processes all store payments for you. 

Ready to create your first product? Continue to Day 4: Design products. 

Etsy Business - Day 3 - Create your Etsy store
Etsy Business - Day 4 - Design products

Day 4: Design Products

By now, you have a brand name for a store that’s all set up. It’s time for the most exciting part: creating that first design. Your biggest task today is to come up with at least 3 cool inclusions for some products - just 3. If you’re having some trouble thinking of ideas, feel free to pick from our free designs or try-out a design website like Canva.

It’s time to make some money, right?
Finish this journey with Day 5: Start selling now.

Day 5: Start Selling Now

It’s the big day. You’re about to complete the first part of the journey. You’ve come a long way so don’t stop now. Publish your first 10 products!  Take those designs you created yesterday and apply them to a few items. Implement some of your own marketing tricks and tell us on social media when you make your first sale! 💰👇

Etsy Business - Day 5 - Start selling now

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have a legitimate business on Etsy. To keep it going, repeat the tasks of Day 4 and 5, then you’ll be selling big time – in no time. You’ve got this!

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