Kick starting your own crafty business with Etsy! 
When exhibiting my cows all over the country, I often get approached by people who want to be able to turn their artistic, creative hobby into a business but have no idea where to start! 
My answer is nearly always Etsy! So it's time for a brief lesson in.... 
The wonderful world of 
So what is Etsy? Basically Etsy is an online marketplaces designed specifically for creatives. It provides a platform for small businesses to reach millions to sell your unique handmade goods.  
 
The other great thing about Etsy is that there's a lot of support and it is very easy to use, (once you get the hang of it). It gives you the opportunity to get feedback from your customers, tailor your products depending on the market as well as having offline communities and events, where you can join up with other Etsy creatives in your area to swap ideas, ask questions and  
 
Etsy also offers a wide range of seller services and tools that help creative entrepreneurs start, grow and manage their businesses. The Etsy community includes creative entrepreneurs who sell on our platform, thoughtful consumers looking to buy unique goods in our marketplace, retailers and manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow their businesses and Etsy employees who maintain our platform and nurture our ecosystem. Our mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world, and we're committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people. 
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