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Insights and actionable advice for Etsy Shops from hosts Richie, Gordon, and Kevin of Marmalead. Lessons learned, seller Q&A, and guest chats with shops are all things you can look forward to on Etsy Jam. Tune in if you're ready to take your shop to the next level!






Episode 57: Great Keywords Delivered Weekly

In this episode, we have a handful of different ways that sellers are using Marmalead’s High Engagement Keyword emails to improve their listings and their shops’ success on Etsy. If you’re a Marmalead entrepreneur, or you’ve been thinking about becoming one, and you’re looking for some fresh ways to use your weekly list of the highest engagement keywords, read on!

Duration: 00:30:16

Keyword Decision Tree

So you’re working on your SEO and you found a keyword. Is it a good keyword? Will it work for you? Will it end up with sales? In this episode, we walk you through Marmalead’s Keyword Decision Tree and show you 6 steps you can follow to decide if a keyword will work for you.

Duration: 01:00:48

Is your Etsy SEO done?

In this episode, Richie and Gordon have a candid conversation about why a seller’s SEO can’t ever be “done.” If you’ve been in the habit of practicing set-it-and-forget-it SEO, you may want to stick around and rethink your strategy.

Duration: 00:21:58

7 Tips for Time Management

Ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? Well, we can’t help you add another 8 hours, but we CAN offer 7 tips from a time management author which will help you squeeze the most out of your time. Up next on Etsy Jam!

Duration: 01:05:49

Making the Grade

Have you ever wondered what it takes to earn an A on your listings in Marmalead? Are you curious why we’re scoring your descriptions’ sentiment? Does it baffle you that one of your A listings can turn into a C listing a month later without you making any changes to it? Well, in this episode, Richie and I take a deep dive into how grading works in Marmalead. Learn how to score A’s on all your listings and set yourself up for success.

Duration: 00:43:11

Diary of a Vintage Seller with Victoria from Ancienesthetique

In this episode we talk with Victoria from ancienesthetique. Victoria is an expat living in central France who sells vintage treasures. She talks about the importance of sturdy shelving, photography, her blog, email list and more!

Duration: 01:06:01

Etsy Shakeup

In this episode we talk about some recent news out of Etsy as they release their Q1 earnings report and announce that Chad will be stepping down as CEO. Stick around to hear some highlights from their Q1 statements and our feelings about the future of Etsy!

Duration: 00:55:19

Naptime Hustling with Hilary from 231 Designs

In this episode we get to chat with Hilary from 231 Designs. Hilary started her Etsy shop in 2015 and in just over a year has more than 2500 sales! Stick around and hear Hilary coin the term “naptime hustle,” talk about time management, working to find a niche market and offering some really great advice for early shops or sellers who are just getting started - up next on this episode of Etsy Jam!

Duration: 01:03:34

You are Moving in the Direction You’re Looking with Monica from CrystalRelics

In this episode we have the pleasure of talking with Monica from Crystal Relics. Monica shares some great stories from her motorcycle racing days and lessons she learned which apply to selling on Etsy. We also chat about taxes, accounting, the power of positive thinking, positive energy, and avoiding making decisions based on fear. Did I mention she used to race motorcycles??

Duration: 01:28:39

Spring and Summer Sales Slump? Try these things.

In this episode we talk about some things you can do to help during a spring sales slump. The guys will tackle some helpful tips that will help set your shop up for success during this slow season!

Duration: 00:34:33

Do or Do Not There is No Try With Rebecca from AgeanDrawn

This episode we have the pleasure of talking with Rebecca from AgeanDrawn. Rebecca has been on Etsy since 2015 and recently found her niche selling some awesome crochet dog costumes and hats. Rebecca shares some Yoda inspired life-changing advice she received and how it helped her get her shop on track for success. Join us for a conversation about customer communication, selling original art on Etsy, international shipping strikes and more!

Duration: 00:55:57

Shots in the Dark

And NO this episode "Shots in the Dark" is NOT about high schoolers drinking alcohol that they had to have someone's older brother buy for them while they hid behind a gas station at night. In this episode we take some more quality questions from our Facebook group. But THESE questions are a bit trickier and don't really have clear answers. So in just a moment you'll get to hear Richie and I fumble our way through them and provide as much guidance as we can.

Duration: 00:36:09

Your Questions Our Answers

We have a great collection of questions from you guys - our listeners! In this episode, Richie and I will do our best to provide some solid answers. Stick around for this Q&A style Etsy Jam.

Duration: 00:43:58

What Worked on Etsy and What Didn't Work with Andrew from MorganPeter.co.uk

On this episode we talk to Andrew from MorganPeter.co.uk and two Etsy shops by nearly the same name. He was kind enough to share his story with us along with many things he's tried that did and didn't work!

Duration: 00:44:56

The Magic Quadrantilizer of Answers

Have you ever felt like you're trying to do a billion things at once and more new things are showing up faster than you can get things done? Don't fall into the trap of feeling overwhelmed and letting each new task rock your boat. Instead, use the Magic Quadrantilizer of Answers to find the MOST important thing for you to spend your time on. You'll get the most out of this Jam by watching the video and following along with us at home. Get ready to get organized and de-stressed!

Duration: 00:51:53

The SEO Secret Hiding in Plain Sight with Joanna from EWDMarketing

In the mood for some sweet Etsy SEO chat? Joanna from EWD Marketing Joins us to share some awesome things she's learned through testing SEO changes in multiple shops. She also walks us through a really neat event that anyone can put together - and explains how she used Marmalead to help it all happen.

Duration: 01:04:16

Makers Biz Summit Announcement with Deb from Tizzit

Deb from Tizzit joins us to announce the 2017 Makers Biz Summit! Deb created Tizzit to help online handmade sellers find success. In this episode she talks with us about the importance of great photography, value based pricing, how water in the morning can replace coffee and of course, the Makers Biz Summit!

Duration: 00:39:07

6 Tips to Boost Your Conversion and Get More Sales

Are your listings performing as well as they can? In this episode we share 6 tips that will help you boost your conversion rate on Etsy. These are simple strategies that you can apply to your listings to start enjoying better quality views and ultimately more sales. Stick around for our top six tips next on Etsy Jam.

Duration: 00:50:08

Kara From ACakeToRemember

In this episode we talk with Kara Buntin from A Cake to Remember. Two years ago Kara made the transition from selling wedding cakes full time to selling DIY cake supplies on Etsy. Join us for an awesome chat where Kara covers time management, pivoting her product line, the misguided belief in 99 cent pricing, delivering wedding cakes through tropical storms and much much more!

Duration: 01:14:55

Where the Driveway Ends

In this episode we discuss how to know when you should close your Etsy shop. When is the best time to move on? What do you need to focus on when you do? How much traffic drives past the end of your driveway? Find out - next on Etsy Jam.

Duration: 00:39:28

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