Etsy Weekly Tip #5 You Need to Embrace This

OCTOBER 1, 2018 BY KELLY FITZSIMMONS
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Internet marketing, the act of making money online, is continuously changing.

Traffic methods that work last year might be dead this year. 

Products that sold like hotcakes last Xmas might be a forgotten fad this year.

Google keeps updating their algorithm, this keeps all the SEO experts on their toes.

Facebook is always finding a way to make their platform more annoying.

Etsy went public on April 16, 2015. They've always been a for-profit business, but when you add in the pressure of shareholders to the mix, from that date forward, the leadership at Etsy has to keep coming up with new ways to make more money from their platform.

So, as an Etsy seller what do you need to embrace?

Embrace Change

Etsy is going to keep changing, this is a fact.

How you react to these changes will impact your success going forward.

As a seller, you can't fight the changes. In reality, you must realize, you are merely a guest on Etsy's website.

So like we talked about last week, lose the ego and be one of the first seller's to embrace new changes. 

Early Adopters

Remember when Etsy first introduced Promoted Listings?

We're you open to trying them out right away or did you wait and think about it? Or perhaps, you still aren't using promoted listings...shame on you!

The early adopters of changes are always to ones who will reap the most benefits.

Conclusion

The main point I want you to take away from this Etsy tip, try not to view change as a negative.

I know it is a tough order to sell but do your best to keep an open mind, and try to brainstorm how you can use the changes to benefit you.

Be an early adopter.

Etsy Tips of the Week

Each Monday, we release our Etsy tip of the week. This series aims to teach Etsy sellers on how to improve their shops and sell more items.

Etsy is going to keep changing, this is a fact. How you react to these changes will impact your success going forward. As a seller, you can't fight the changes. In reality, you must realize, you are merely a guest on Etsy's website. So like we talked about last week, lose the ego and be one of the first seller's to embrace new changes. #etsy #etsysuccess #etsyTips #etsyAdvice
Kelly Fitzsimmons

In 2010, Kelly left the corporate world behind, sold all his stuff and hit the road. He settled in Chiang Mai, met his super-intelligent wife, Bibi and together, they created their thriving Etsy business. To keep the creative juices following, Bibi and Kelly have started side blogging projects aimed at helping others mimic their Etsy and blogging success.

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