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Etsy Q&A: Crafter regansbrain

Filed Under: Crafts

If you've tried to start up your own online shop, you know that competition can be fierce and it can be hard to get noticed. But in this excerpt from Craftfoxes' interview with designer-and-crafter Regan Saunders of regansbrain, we've learned that tapping into the resourced of the crafting community can pay off. Saunders' shop has had over 500 sales (and counting).

How did you come up with the name for your shop?

Do you remember the commercial, "This is your brain. And this is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" That inspired me to think about my own brain - Regan's brain.

What's one important lesson you've learned about your business?

There are a lot of other shop owners and crafters that want to see you succeed. They are willing to help you if you let them. It's a huge "scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" mentality out there. Don't be afraid to ask someone else for help, or reach out to other shop owners and bloggers. We are all in this together!

Have a simple tip for other sellers?

Take great photos. I still feel like I need work on this, but I learn new things all of the time. Shoot and re-shoot until you get it right!

For the whole interview (including tips and links to awesome new shops), visit Craftfoxes.

  • Isabella

    Although places like ETSY can be good for small businesses, they can also be horrible. Etsy has been boycotted many times due to their inability to enforce their own rules. While this may not affect the company much -they make their money off the sellers- it does affect sellers a great deal. Keep a back up website of your own. This way, if people like your items but not the site you are being hosted on -such as etsy, ebay, ect- they can still purchase from you.

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