What are the best guidebooks for Etsy sellers?

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    #1How to Sell Your Crafts Online

    How to Sell Your Crafts Online

    How to Sell Your Crafts Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Sales on Etsy and Beyond by Derrick Sutton is a nonfiction self-help and reference book for crafting needs.

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    Melissa Harris
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess's most famous novel, though you'll quickly find out that it isn't his favorite. This book has been the basis for some highly iconic scenes in cinema, and it's easy to see why it's such a famous book."
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    #2How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio

    How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio
    How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio by Amber Richards is a nonfiction book on arts and photography references. This book was published in 2013 for newbies and aspiring photographers.
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    Lori Wright
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "If you are an Etsy seller looking for a guidebook, I do not recommend this title. A friend gave this to me because I was starting out my own Etsy business, and while this book is good for learning how to set up photography lighting for a home studio, it did not help me with what I was looking for regarding Etsy selling."
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    #3Unleash The Power of Social Media Marketing

    Unleash The Power of Social Media Marketing
    Unleash the Power of Social Media Marketing: Explosive Proven Strategies to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Campaign by Joe Praveen Sequeira is a nonfiction book on strategizing businesses.
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    Justin Guzman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I love educative books about business but this one moved me with its interesting and important ideas. I wanted to expand my business when I bought this book and I must admit that it did help a great deal. It-helped me boost my social media marketing campaign and take it to another level."
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    #4Product Photography Tips for Ebay and Ecommerce

    Product Photography Tips for Ebay and Ecommerce
    Product Photography Tips for eBay and Beyond: Complete Tutorial on Lighting, Studio, and Kit. With Over 60 Photos and Diagrams by George Sekonda is a nonfiction book on arts, photography, and business.
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    Matthew Hayes
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I went to this as I wanted to learn more about getting buyers to check my products page. It really gave me a spike in getting items I was selling out and appealing more. A must pick if you do any kind of regular selling through Ebay."
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    #5Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies

    Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies
    Starting an Etsy Business for Dummies by Kate Shoup is a nonfiction book on self-help reference in terms of starting up a business through arts and crafts. This book was published in 2011.
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    Marilyn Cook
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Even though the Etsy website is very user friendly and contains detailed instructions on how to use the site, this book is not a guide on how to promote your product. The "Dummies" books are very straightforward and easy to read. It was very well-organized and informative. Consider this a starting point for starting your own Online business using Etsy."
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    #6Etsy Empire

    Etsy Empire

    Etsy Empire: Proven Tactics for Your Etsy Business Success, Including Etsy SEO, Etsy Shop Building, Social Media for Etsy and Etsy Pricing Tips by Eric Michael is a nonfiction book on arts and business.

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    Richard Sanchez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Etsy Empire is a great book for beginning Etsy sellers. Without providing too much information that can otherwise overwhelm you, it provides just enough information to help you be successful while concurrently developing your own persona on the platform. It is filled with great, easy-to-use and practical tips that everyone can follow."
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    #7Etsy-preneurship

    Etsy-preneurship
    Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business by Jason Malinak is a nonfiction book on arts and crafts best read as a self-reference.
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    Scott Jones
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "As a new person on Etsy, this book really helped me. I don't think I would have figured out many of the things on my own without this book. My Etsy is now thriving."
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    #8Etsy Success

    Etsy Success
    Etsy Success: How to Make a Full-Time Income Selling Jewelry, Crafts, and Other Handmade Products Online by Kathleen Donovan is a nonfiction book on business strategies and references.
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    Aarav Banerjee
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "As someone who is more creative than good at business, I'd rather be making my jewelry than having to spend time trying to promote my Etsy store. But let's face it, the site has gotten so big that you can easily get lost in the crowd of other sellers. This book covered basic marketing ideas. Some were obvious, others were ones I hadn't thought of (such as posting jewelry making tutorials on Youtube to help get my name out there). I liked that there were a variety of ideas that ranged from easy things to ones that could work if you wanted to invest more time into your marketing (by creating a weekly e-mail newsletter, for example). I also appreciated the offline advertising advice as well. Each bit of advice also included an explanation as to why such a marketing tactic would work. The gist of it is, you want to have an ongoing relationship with your customers rather than having them buy once and there is no communication after that. It's almost like turning your customers into "fans" who appreciate you staying in touch and giving them free information and special deals. Basically, this book gave me a new outlook on how to promote my Etsy store in a way that doesn't leave me feeling like a used car salesman. I give this book four stars because part of it was devoted to how to set up an Etsy store. Wouldn't someone who bought this book already know how to do that? While the section isn't long, I think more useful information could have been given instead."
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    #9Decoding Etsy SEO

    Decoding Etsy SEO

    Decoding Etsy SEO: How to Get Your Shop Seen by the People Who Want to Buy Your Products by Anna White is a nonfiction book that educates digital business on the power of SEO.

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    Roger Reid
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "What is the most important thing when selling things? Your buyers! What is the most important thing when selling things online? To make sure your buyers can see your items!! For me, I am familiar with SEO--search engine optimization, I think it is very interesting that this book author focused on how to do SEO for your Esty shop! In the book, the author will show you the tips about how to make your Esty shop more visible to more audience, what you doing wrong with your marketing strategies for your Esty shop and he will give you useful advices. If you have experience with eBay, you still need this book because Esty and eBay are somewhat different, this book will maximum your skills to promote your Esty shop. Also, you can get online access to the author's youtube videos to see interactive contents examples from the author, it is connected to the book. Very useful!"
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    #10Thrift Wars

    Thrift Wars

    Thrift Wars: A Battle-Tested Internet Business Plan: Find Hidden Thrift Stores Treasure and Sell on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy for Huge ... Online Arbitrage y Eric Michael is a business reference book which was published in 2015.

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    Kimberly Howell
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Online marketplaces are a hard niche to figure out. This book offers easily executed tips and solutions for how to sell online and get your item seen. I found a few useful tips and ways to get things sold, without spending an arm and a leg on advertising."

Summary

Best What are the best guidebooks for Etsy sellers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1How to Sell Your Crafts OnlineBooks 16 Paid
2How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home StudioBooks 13 Paid
3Unleash The Power of Social Media MarketingBooks 11 Paid
4Product Photography Tips for Ebay and EcommerceBooks 10 Paid
5Starting an Etsy Business For DummiesBooks 9 Paid
6Etsy EmpireBooks 7 Paid
7Etsy-preneurshipBooks 6 Paid
8Etsy SuccessBooks 3 Paid
9Decoding Etsy SEOBooks 2 Paid
10Thrift WarsBooks 1 Paid
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