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Etsy SEO Not Working? Here’s What I Did.

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Hey friend! Is your Etsy SEO not working? ME TOO! Here’s the thing – Etsy SEO is a big topic but most of it is geared towards the beginners, and not so much existing shops. It can be SO frustrating when you do what you think you’re supposed to be doing, but you aren’t making […]


How to Prepare Vinyl Decals to Sell: 5 Things No One Else Will Tell You

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Raise your hand if you’ve had a vinyl cutter for some time, made decals for yourself… …and now you have people wanting to buy them but you have NO idea how to prepare vinyl decals to sell to folks. 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♀️ Yep, I thought so! But don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Before I […]

How Do I Know When Something Is Trademarked?

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If you’ve been around the online Cricut/Silhouette/craft cutting industry for more than 10 seconds you MIGHT have heard about issues with trademark/copyright infringement. As in, people are often accidentally infringing on a trademark and sometimes we don’t know when something is TM’d or not. Yeah – it’s kind of a big deal.  Unfortunately. ‼️ (AND […]

Should You Sell Your Handmade Creations Locally Or Online?

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When you’re just getting started selling your Cricut/Silhouette creations, one question that comes up a lot is this: Should I sell my products online or locally? There is no one easy answer to this question because the truth is, everyone’s situation is different. So – I’ve put together a few questions for YOU to ask […]

Etsy SEO 101: How a Full Time Seller Does SEO for Etsy

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(Updated October 2021) Hi there! Having trouble figuring out Etsy SEO? I’m Bethany. I’m a full time Etsy seller, single mother and I support my family selling products on Etsy and my own website since 2012. And today, I’m going to take you through Etsy SEO 101 – exactly the same process I have used […]