Hello everyone, I’m super excited to be writing my first Etsy blog post. I’m about to share the best tips I’ve learned on how to get sales on Etsy fast.
I’ve been selling on Etsy for over three years. I began in 2019, and we are about to enter 2023 in less than a month.
So, with that said, I have a lot of information to share with you. I’ll share 10 tips and tricks for selling successfully on Etsy and making your first 10 sales FAST.
There will be a lot of topics that I’ll be covering. I hope you can sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee, or a notebook, and read!
STEP 1: Do not reinvent the wheel.
The first step in getting sales quickly is to conduct market research on what is selling on Etsy.
If you want to sell digital products, you should sell items that are already selling on Etsy. You want to sell these items that are selling like hot cakes. Never sell something that no one wants and no one buy. Avoid items that are only making one or two sales on Etsy. It is pointless to expend energy creating a product that will not sell.
You must create a product that has a proven track record of selling on Etsy; there is no need to reinvent the wheel. There are a few methods to see your competitors’ sales that I will cover in a future blog post. So keep an eye out for that.
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Done creating products that are proven selling? Let’s move on to second tips to make sales on Etsy fast.
STEP 2: Create a killer listing photo and templatize it.
The second step you must take in order to make your first, ten, or hundred sales fast on Etsy is to create a high-quality, stunning cover listing photo.
If you want to quickly grow your Etsy shop and make sales fast, don’t skimp on your product covers. You will not be able to grow your shop if you do not focus on your cover listing because the majority of people who buy digital products are visual hence they buy items based on what they like to see.
Here’s how it works: your cover listing serves as an advertisement to your target audience or to people who visit your Etsy shop. When people search for an item on Etsy, they will first look at your cover photo.
Trust me, the first thing they’ll do is flip through your listing photo. Hence maximize the usage and use all 10 listing photos. They are most likely to ignore your title and description. They will not read your description. They won’t do anything else other than read what is inside your listing photo and look at the price.
Your cover photo will be the first thing they see. And it is for this reason that you must devote some time to creating your cover photo.
Pro tips :Templatize your cover photos.
If you are selling digital products on Etsy, you do not need to spend 1 hour everytime you want to create a good product listing photo.
Because I know we’re all busy, I like to work smart, not hard. What I do for the cover of my Etsy product, I’ll only spend 30 minutes on the very first cover listing I make. Then I’ll just copy it over and over again for the next listing. Canva makes it easy to do this.
Now, not only do I save a lot of time and energy when making digital products for my Etsy shop, but I can also make my brand look more consistent and cohesive.
Are you happy with the photos you used to list your product? If so, let’s move on to the third tip for selling things quickly on Etsy.
STEP 3: Do organic keyword research for best SEO strategy.
The third step in getting your first 10 or 100 sales quickly is to focus on your keywords. Please, please, please, please perform your keyword research before posting a product llisting in your shop.
Keyword research is crucial. And it’s not difficult at all, I repeat, not difficult at all. You do not really need to spend days researching keywords. , It only need about five or ten minutes to do keyword research. And it’s actually fun to do keyword research because I always conduct my keyword research organically within Etsy.
And it’s actually fun to do keyword research because I always conduct my keyword research organically within Etsy. If you want to go a step further, you can use tools like Erank, Alura,Marmalead, Sales Samurai, and a variety of other tools to perform keyword research in short amount of time. But I prefer organic keyword research because it is simple, quick, and has been proven to be effective.
STEP 4 : Turn on your sprinting modes and List your items as if there is no tomorrow.
The fourth step that you must take to ensure that you get sales on Etsy fast is to publish a large number of listings.
If you want to make your first 100 sales quickly, 1-10 product listings will not suffice. Trust me, and if you only have 10 listings but want to make 100 sales fast, they better be good and high demand. If you have low number of listings, you need to do social mediai marketing .
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But, to be honest, my Etsy sales now approaching 1000, and these 1000 sales. I got it on Etsy organically,.
It is because I focus on doing keyword research within Etsy, and I focus on perfecting my digital products cover listing photos I’ve never done anything that works outside of Etsy.
I’ve tried Pinterest in 2022 , but it’s so difficult to actually master Pinterest game if you’re not consistent, and aren’t able to create daily Pins on Pinterest.
When you have a large number of listings, your quality score will rise, and when people search for something, your products will appear at the top. Believe me.
More product listings also mean more exposure; imagine having ten different things to present to other people when they are searching as opposed to only one thing.
I recommend 20 listings as a sprinting mode strategy in order to make your first 100 sales quickly.
Step 5: Write an SEO-friendly description.
Okay, the fifth step is to use detailed descriptions, which I always teach my students to do as if it were a must; you have to do this to have best practises on Etsy. Why do I advise or recommend that most of them use detailed descriptions if the first priority is SEO?
As you all know, in 2022, Etsy said that description will also be part of Etsy’s SEO; either Etsy will push your listing based on the keywords in the descriptions inside the Etsy platform itself, or you will push your listing when in Google Search.
So that’s why I always tell my students to use detailed descriptions. And when I say “detailed descriptions,” like, two paragraph descriptions are not enough.
At least you want to have five paragraphs of descriptions. And this is what I do, because I really want my listing to be at the top when people are searching for things on Etsy.
STEP 6: Be active on the platform.
The six steps to achieving 100% sales force on Etsy are to always be on the Etsy platform. Meaning you want to always update your shop, either by updating your shop announcement or by updating your shop banner.
I suggest you do this because we want Etsy to see that we are here and that our shop are alive. We don’t want Etsy to think we simply abandoned our shop. Well, in reality, of course, we are not abandoning our shop; we’re in the process of developing new products,
By staying active on the Etsy platform, you show Etsy that you are a real Etsy seller. Etsy values your activity. And that is why I want you to always be on the Etsy platform, renew your product listings, update your shop announcement, and do anything else on your shop that will increase the quality score of your Etsy shop.
STEP 7: Promote your shop to make sales fast.
The seventh step in making 100 Etsy sales quickly is to promote your shop or listing on social media.
Despite the fact that I have never promoted my shop or listings on social media because I prefer organic methods, if you want to get your first 10 or 100 customers quickly, you should make an effort to promote your listing or products to an audience outside of Etsy from the beginning.
Instagram and Tiktok are excellent platforms for getting your Etsy shop noticed. If you have a larger audience on these platforms, you can also use Pinterest or a Facebook group.
There’s nothing wrong with promoting your Etsy shop via social media. I’ve noticed a lot of Etsy shops using social media to drive traffic to their store. Their content went viral thanks to the power of social media, and they’ve sold thousands of items on Etsy.
That is because social media platforms such as Instagram, Tiktok, Youtube, and Pinterest have a global audience that you could use to drive traffic to your Etsy shop.
STEP 8: Get That Star Seller Badge
Furthermore, the eighth step to getting 100 sales on Etsy quickly is to achieve “Star Seller” status because, according to what Etsy told us in this article, achieving “Star Seller” status will propel your shop even higher.
If you have done your Etsy SEO correctly, Etsy will push your shop even more if you reach “star seller” status when compared to your competitors’ shops who does not have ‘Star Seller’ badge. That is why, if you want to make your first 100 sales quickly, you should aim for star seller status.
STEP 9 Quick Responses, and Etsy Loves It!
Not only your customers appreciate you, but Etsy appreciates sellers who prioritise customer relationships.
If you want to earn the ‘Star Seller’ badge on Etsy, you must always be available to respond to your customers’ emails or messages, especially if it is their first contact with you
It is because Etsy’s speedy replies are counted in the metric of becoming a star seller. You should remember that we are in control and we can respond quickly.
Make it a habit to check your Etsy shop’s inbox every day, as you may have missed the first message from a new customer.
STEP 10: “Give up” is not in your dictionary!
If you want to make 100 sales on Etsy, the last thing you need to do is give up.
I always tell my students, “Selling on Etsy is like planting seeds and waiting for them to grow into flowers; it takes time.” If you’re patient and give it constant attention, it will eventually flourish.
If you launch a new product today, don’t expect to see sales the following day.
If you don’t receive the sale this week, try not to be too disheartened.
Not every listing will sell, but we need to be patient, try new things, and always work smart, not hard, because there are many aspects that contribute to the sale of a new item.
This concludes my blogpost on how to make sales on Etsy fast in 2023. Hopefully you’ll find a lot of value in this piece and I’m glad you stopped by.
If you haven’t opened an Etsy shop yet, read this article on how to get 40 Free Listings on Etsy. I have written complete questions and answers about how to get 40 free Etsy listings even you already open an Etsy shop 🙂
Good luck in growing your Etsy shop. If you are one of my student, send me a DM if you have sales on Etsy. Thank you so much for