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How to Sell on Etsy │ A Seller's Guidebook


A few weeks ago, Chicken Soup for the Soul released their latest book. It's called Be You and it's a fantastic compilation of women writers writing about affirmation, determination, and female empowerment.

Buy it here!
You may be curious as to why I'm talking about this on this vintage blog. Good question. I was one of the lucky ladies chosen to have their story accepted into this book. For that, I'm humbly grateful. I read through the entire book when I got my advanced copy and seriously wondered how my story got in there.

There are so many great, courageous, endearing, and funny stories. I was overwhelmed. This is a must-read, ladies and gents. It's a truly inspirational read, to be certain.

My story was about starting and opening my vintage Etsy store. And as I read through the book, and even reread my story, I thought to myself: Why not write a guidebook on HOW to start an Etsy store?

Sure, I'd written how-to articles before. After all, I had the same story concept accepted into the Chicken Soup book. But, I regularly have people ask me how to start an Etsy store. And I was beginning to find that these little stories weren't enough. I needed to give more; more details, more instructions, and more relevant how-to points.

So, I did something about it. I wrote a guidebook called How to Open an Etsy Store: A 15-Step Beginners Guide to Starting, Operating, and Enjoying a Thriving Etsy Store. The words came fast and furious because I've been telling people all these same things for over ten years! 

I'm proud to say it's available in my shop. It's a simple 40-page fun-filled guide that anyone can use. Read it on your e-reader or print it out. There are worksheets you can use to help create your burgeoning store, too.

This book is here to help you on your journey to selling your craft or selling your love of vintage. Click on the link here or visit my shop, browse, and find it that way.

I love selling vintage. And being able to combine both my loves of writing and vintage together is a dream come true. Thank you to all of my followers, supporters, customers, and repeat customers. I couldn't do any of this without you. 

-Heather

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