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Urban Entrepreneurs – Celtique Creations

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

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What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started your store?

The one thing I’ve learned is that it’s much easier selling in person. People can pick up, feel and see why your wares are worth having. Online, it’s a whole different ball game. Not only do you have to have amazing pictures (with many angles), you also need full, rich descriptions and to understand SEO. The learning curve for selling online is much steeper than for selling in person.

You have to be willing to put in quite a bit of time researching selling strategies then watching stats to see if what you’re doing is working. You have to promote yourself and keep tweaking things that aren’t working.

Urban Entrepreneurs – Dirty Girl Designs

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

Highlighting stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items, and offer some wisdom about the realities of running your own biz.Dirty Girl Designs on Etsy

What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started your store?

One of the things I wish I’d realized a bit more when I started Dirty Girl Designs was that keeping to a niche, if you have one, is crucial.

In crafting especially, we tend to be all over the place in our mediums, which is great, but I found sticking to a theme really helped me to focus on making things I really love as opposed to all sorts of things I’m making to just pay the bills.

So even now, I’ve slowly been rethinking what I sell, and how I sell it, and that even if I want to make purses, dresses, and lace all in one shop, those items have a way they connect to each other, and more importantly, how they connect me to my idea of what Dirty Girl Designs should be about, which is slightly naughty on occasion, and even downright risque at all times.

Urban Entrepreneurs – September Embroidery

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

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What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

Best tip–work those product tags! I am constantly changing and testing my etsy tags to get better results. My goal is to be on Etsy’s front page with every item.

Urban Entrepreneurs – One and Only Couture

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

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What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started your store?

I wish I would have had a better idea of how to price items to be competitive, but not overpriced. Also, I wish I would have done a little more research on a shop name that would evolve with my ever changing products!

Urban Entrepreneurs -Craftypodes

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What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started your store?

The one thing we wish we’d known is that Internet shoppers respond well to just being yourself. You don’t need to compete with other makers!

Urban Entrepreneurs – Dice Bags By Jibbi

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

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Dice Bags By Jibbi on Etsy

What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

I struggle with taking attractive photographs of my bags – it takes me a while to get them right. Once I do, the best results I get are when I post vibrant, attractive photos to social media with links. It took me a long time to set up a dedicated twitter account (@dicebagsbyjibbi) but my daily hits have doubled since I did. I also get a big influx of them when I make a big post to Tumblr with many photos. That sounds like 2 tips, but I think it’s a combination of the two – pretty pictures and telling all the great friends out there in internetland!

Urban Entrepreneurs – Longvalley Bears

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

Urban Entrepreneurs - Longvalley Bears

Longvalley Bears on Etsy

What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

Photography is everything in this business. Do some research and see how others are displaying similar products. There are some great “how to” instructions out there for people with absolutely no photography skills and fancy camera equipment is not necessary. Also, do a quick search for free photo editing applications for those pictures you may have taken when it was just a little too dark. Or try as you might, just can’t seem to get the balance correct. When using the photo editors stay true to the product though. People need a clear image of what they are purchasing.