Tourism Ireland

Three Tips for Starting an Etsy Business

by Anne Flannery

Feb 26, 2018

Etsy © Piotr Trojanowski |

Tips / Other

Having a hobby is great and maybe you just want to practice that hobby for the sake of your own satisfaction. Or maybe there is something in your head that thinks you can get a business going and make some money on the side, or even full time. If so, it is a good idea to decide on your marketplace. Because of the ease at which people can operate, Etsy is high on the list of choices. Just so you know, Etsy does not require you to get a seller’s license, but the state you live in may require a business or a seller’s license, so find out sooner rather than later.

The Etsy Handbook is helpful and provides valuable details for making your business a success. To distill this advice into three essential foundations is not easy, but if you decided on a product and a name for your business, focus on the next three steps in order to move forward.

Do your product research. Having a product is great, but how do products similar to yours sell? Who is your audience? What are the costs involved in making enough to keep your business going for a year? This kind of information will tell you how much to charge for your product and what sort of profit you might hope to net in the future.

Network. Find people who have been successful and talk to them about how they did it. Talk to people working in similar areas and get their advice on your product. Consistently refining your approach is essential for a successful business.

Outline your goals for the first year of your business. Make sure these are scalable and realistic. They may need to change as you start putting theory into practice, but that is completely normal. Being comfortable with change and adaptability is essential for success.


Insta Feed

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan

Japan is home to 22 UNESCO World Heritage sites. On your next visit to the Asian country, start by exploring these sites.

Enjoy the Open Road on Your Terms

For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.

Products / Travel
Apr 18, 2019

Använda Bag

The Använda Bag is a great f*cking bag. At least, that’s what the folks at Använda Team believe.

Under $100 / North America
Apr 17, 2019

Under $100: Bedford, Pennsylvania

Bedford is a historic, rural delight in South Central Pennsylvania.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.

The Redneck Games

One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.