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Handmade businesses – this is the episode for you!

Anna Panteli is an Etsy expert with loads to share!

Listen in to hear Anna share:

  • An introduction to herself, her business and background (1:19)
  • How and why she started selling on Etsy – and why she’s temporarily closed one of her 4 shops! (2:40)
  • How she keeps up with the making (8:00)
  • Her main learnings about Etsy over the past few years (10:28)
  • How and why she made the transition to helping other Etsy sellers, alongside managing her own shops (14:32)
  • The planners she’s created to help Etsy sellers stay organised (17:48)
  • Her tips for getting off to a good start on Etsy (23:46)
  • Her view on whether you need your own website as well as an Etsy shop (28:25)
  • The importance of using social media to drive traffic (32:05)
  • Why you might need more than one Etsy shop if you sell items targeting different customers (35:27)
  • All about Etsy ads (38:14)
  • Her number one piece of advice for Etsy sellers (42:48)

USEFUL RESOURCES:

Anna’s Planners on Etsy

Anna’s Planners on Instagram

The Handmade Business Podcast

Jewellery and Gems Co on Etsy

Memories and More Gifts on Etsy 

LET’S CONNECT

Find me on Instagram

Work with me 

Transcript
eli, Anna’s Planners INTRO (:

Welcome to the, bring your product ideas to life podcast, practical advice, and inspiration to help you create and sell your own physical products. Here's your host, Vicki Weinberg,

Vicki Weinberg (:

Anna Panteli Is a Etsy handmade your resale of six years and also handmade business expert who creates downloadable resources for handmade businesses. So I invited Anna wants to the podcast this week to talk specifically about Etsy and Anna is an Etsy experts. She knows so much about the platform. I know that many of you have had maybe businesses or perhaps aspire to have a handmade business. And if Etsy is a marketplace that you're looking at that I think this is definitely the episode for you. Anna has so much advice and knowledge and wisdom to share with us. And our focus is on getting people up and running on Etsy and selling really well. So I think you've really enjoyed this episode and take a lot from it.

Vicki Weinberg (:

So I'd love to introduce you to Anna

Anna Panteli (:

Say hi, Anna. Thank you so much for being here. Thank You so much for having me on. It's great to meet you.

Vicki Weinberg (:

You too. So can we start by you giving us an introduction to yourself, your business and what it is the easy place?

Anna Panteli (:s in the roundabout way with:Anna Panteli (:

So I'm having to do all those things whilst also homeschooling being in the house all the time. There's been a bit of a struggle, but you know, cracking on things, hopefully returning to normal. But yeah, that's, that's kind of me in a nutshell. Well,

Vicki Weinberg (:e recording this in February,:

the introduction at us. If you don't mind, maybe we can start at the beginning and talk about how you, how, or maybe why you got started on Etsy originally and then we'll, we'll go from there if that's okay.

Anna Panteli (:

Yeah, that's fine. So it's a bit of a winding story as it usually is. I worked in sales and marketing and basically the corporate world since well, since I was 18, really, and I have a condition called fibromyalgia. So I don't know if you know about that, but it's basically suffering with chronic pain. So having a nine to five, quite stressful, hectic job and fibromyalgia mixed together, they're not really compatible. And when I fell pregnant with my son, my first child, after having him, my pain got increasingly worse.

Anna Panteli (:

And the stress of thinking of going back to work made everything a lot worse. So my sister and I, whilst I was a maternity leave, kind of came up with this plan that, you know, we'll start an online shop. And we did, it was called shopper, Ellie Ellie beam, the last three letters of our surname. And we basically sold not handmade, but necklaces and scarves and handbags and things like that. And we did, we did quite well, but it wasn't, it wasn't an income. It wasn't comparable income basically.

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