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Etsy-Preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby Into a Thriving Business

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Turn your handmade hobby into a thriving businessMost Etsy sellers are confident in their crafting and artistic capabilities. However, many need guidance on the business-related intricacies of starting and maintaining a successful Etsy business. "Etsy-preneurship" helps existing and potential Etsy sellers understand the business fundamentals needed to become a small busine ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published September 21st 2012 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2012)
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Very practical and useful guide into selling your crafts online, primarily aimed at Etsy marketplace, but can be adapted to any of the online sites. It comes with links to the website to download further forms and support with business planning and management.

It is written from a US based perspective, so a lot of the tax information is irrelevant to UK based businesses. However, the financial advice and guidance is very helpful. Glad I read it, now to put it all into practice. Looks like I'm doi
This book seems very complete in all the details that one would need to start an Etsy business. Very detailed tax and money information. All the details that I would overlook. I like that there were work sheets on each chapter too. This is probably something that I would need to invest in if I were to tackle this endeavor. The only downside, is that now I that know what *should* be done to start a business, I don't know if I have either the time or skills to start one.
Maryanne Gobble
It was very basic and the download password in the book didn't work. Yet it was still helpful, easy to read, and well organized in a way that I could skip around and read only what was applicable. The links in the book to other websites led me to a lot of useful information.
Steph Orange
Great book for a new creator to start and do things right. I am really looking forward to applying the marketing information, as that's where I need to improve an existing shop.
This book would be best for people new to selling on Etsy. It gives a nice overview of starting an online Etsy business, although information on many topics was pretty brief. The author does his best job covering sections on bookkeeping, taxes and handling the financial parts of running an Etsy business - which is probably not the strong suit of most Etsy shop owners who are mostly crafters, artists, or those selling vintage items. In fact the author's Etsy business is advising shop owners about ...more
Such a good insight into etsy and getting your creative business organised and taken seriously. Loved it, and keep referring to it.
Excellent book for anyone seeking to start a business regardless of whether it is an Etsy business. My only constructive criticism would be that a few of the exercises were a bit cumbersome to access and a few were a bit too basic and perhaps unnecessary. But overall it was very encouraging and chocked full of ideas that can be further evaluated to fit a new business. The use of personal examples gave the book a great deal of credibility.
Very helpful tax information for those who are looking for a little guidance, especially those operating as sole proprietors.
Болдбатор Батдорж
Must Reak Book Before You Start Your Online Business (not only Etsy )
Ann Addley
Good book lots of tips
Galen Orosco
Love it because it focused on the actual business of running an Etsy shop. Either other books on Etsy touched on numbers and business briefly or not at all. They focused on the creative side while this book is all about numbers and business. If that makes sense. I also like that the author has provided excel templates for what the chapter is referring too.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's starting out on Etsy (or any site or a crafting business in general).
This book includes a lot of practical information about the nuts and bolts of running a business on Etsy. The writing style is friendly and approachable, but business-like. There are exercises to do in many of the chapters and additional information online to supplement the chapters. I read the book through without doing the exercises, but I plan to go back and work through them.
Yes, contemplating an Etsy store. He has a lot of extras available on his website, forms and such, that he mentions a lot. But good general information on starting a new business, which can be useful for any type of business, not just Etsy.
This books was especially valuable for it's information and resources on taxes and finances. I'd recommend it if you're thinking of opening an Etsy shop or any other business like it.
This was helpful. Lots of solid information and specific recommendations. I haven't downloaded anything from the website, yet - I may still do that.

Very good resource. I learned a lot of general business principles as well as Etsy-specific tips. After reading, I feel extremely empowered.
Anthony Smith
Well thought out advice and info for those interested in the homemade craft business.
Kathleen Rainwater
A very practical guide to the business side of selling on Etsy.
I liked it so much, I bought it!
Laura Bourassa
Really useful. recommend it.
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