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Hey Guess What?

I DO NOT answer emails asking for free advice.
Why not?

There is TONS of free content waiting for you on my blog. USE IT!

There’s literally NOTHING I can tell you that will be better than what you find on my blog. I spend friggin’ months PLANNING content, filming, editing, and testing the articles you see here.

And an email I write you while sifting through my inbox on a crappy Tuesday is just plain NOT going to tell you anything you can’t already find on the Blog.

For a long time, I used to answer emails from far and wide — I helped Etsy sellers whether they were paying me or just needed a quick hit of advice.

BUT after a while, I noticed that people started asking me questions that were either:

Hyper Specific (“My shop only sells blue things on Thursdays. Will this work for me?”)

or Already Answered on the Blog (“I remember an article where you talk about renewing items. Is that still relevant? Can you just tell me everything you know about renewals right here because I emailed you and I’m not in the mood to read?”)

Use the Q&A below to find the answer to your question:

COMMON QUESTIONS

Look, Here’s the Real Truth.

Your Etsy Shop is not going to succeed unless you’re willing to do some work.

So why are you sitting around wondering if stuff that you’ve never tried before will work for you?

Here’s the thing, I’m not an Etsy Oracle. I’m a business coach. It’s my job to strategize. And YES, things do not always work in every single case.

But asking me whether something will work for you or not isn’t gonna help — the ONLY way to know for sure is to test it.

It’s not hard to test something, and once you’re done, you’ll know for sure.

So pick a tactic, follow the instructions to the letter, and wait for 30 DAYS at minimum.

WARNING: Anything LESS than 30 days is not a valid test! You will not get REALISTIC or truthful results unless you get over that whole instant gratification thing and be patient.

SECOND WARNING: If you don’t follow the instructions exactly, don’t expect results. If you decide you’re gonna sell on Etsy but you can’t be bothered to take pictures of your products…well, that’s pretty much gonna explode in your face, isn’t it? Follow the instructions or don’t bother doing it at all.

Once your test is over, you’ll know whether it works or not.

If you want to make progress on Etsy, expect to do this frequently. Never just “take someone’s word for it”. You need to figure your shit out if you want it to make serious money.

Is the article you remember still on the blog? (See all articles here).

If so, then YES, it’s still relevant.

Here’s the thing, I’m not an Etsy Oracle. I’m a business coach. It’s my job to strategize. And YES, things do not always work in every single case.

But asking me whether something will work for you or not isn’t gonna help — the ONLY way to know for sure is to test it.

And no one can test your shop but YOU.

So pick a tactic, and get started.

If you want to make progress on Etsy, expect to do this frequently. Never just “take someone’s word for it”. You need to figure your shit out if you want it to make serious money.

Hey guess what? I don’t care what that other Etsy expert says.

The only way to KNOW FOR SURE what works in your shop is to stop talking about the “he said, she said” and just take ACTION.

I’m never gonna sit here and tell you that everything I say is GOSPEL and you should build an altar and worship me. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.

Etsy bloggers that have particularly militant strategies or followers, who claim you “MUST DO THIS” feel spammy af.

Kinda seems like they’re trying to kidnap you and make you join their cult.

Gross.

I don’t do that shit. My advice is here, on this blog, to HELP you try and make a difference on Etsy.

And I’m not the world’s foremost perfect human. I’m not going to sit here and tell you to do something you don’t want to do.

So chill out, and STOP listening to the gossip.

Etsy success is simple: Try a tactic. Test it in your shop. Wait 30 days. See if you get results.

If not, then cool…try something else.

That’s how business works, Buttercup!

“But Jenni, I can use all the FREE stuff on your blog to create my own Etsy strategy!”

Oh hey, you know what?

You’re RIGHT!

In fact…it’s entirely possible that I *MAY HAVE* done that shit on purpose (gasp!)

I WANT you to USE my free content.

Squeeze every last friggin’ DROP out of that shit. Make sure you’ve tried it all.

Just to prove that I want you to get all strung out on as much free content as you can, here’s the links to all my (FREE) content — hidden or not! Grab it all:

[ Get all the Free Etsy Tutorials in One Place ]

Why am I doing this??

Because if my FREE content helps your shop kick ass…

Then what magical Etsy wonders do you think the PAID content could do???
My paid content is several steps ABOVE the free stuff. Here’s what you get with PAID content:

    • In-depth tips that help you BUILD on the free strategies (like how to turn TRAFFIC into SALES, for example!)
    • Brand spankin’ new stuff that I’ve NEVER published on the blog (and never will!)
    • Shop critiques, step-by-step tech tutorials, and premium video content (that blows my YouTube channel out of the water)…and it’s waiting for you to binge on demand.
    • Exercises that will help you get out of that RUT where you feel like there’s TOO much on your plate and you have no idea where to start.
    • Access to ME. (woot!) Because sometimes Etsy problems are specific to YOU and your shop. How would you ever find those problems if you didn’t have an expert helping you spot that shit?

So if you’re just in this for a bit of money of the side, by ALL means, stick to the free shit. It’s ready and waiting for you all the time.

But if you want the real MEAT…those things that make the difference between $200 a month and $2000 a month, $5000 a month, etc…

(oh, and you’re ready to grab the attention your shop **actually deserves**)…

Then it’s time to press the UPGRADE button.

Yup, there’s LOTS more on the YouTube channel. Wanna grab it all and binge my Etsy videos? Do it right here.

I have stuff on YouTube for people who are looking to get quick answers without having to search google all afternoon.

The YouTube channel and the blog are similar, and there are some things on YouTube that you won’t be able to find here. That’s because my AUDIENCE on YouTube is different…they want quick answers, not longer more detailed advice.

So feel free to Subscribe on YouTube if you want regular updates and you don’t want to miss anything.

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but I am getting this question CONSTANTLY.

Here’s what I’m hearing:

You want my PAID stuff for free.

I get it. I, too, like getting things for free.

But I literally have a WAIT LIST of people who want IN on the Tribe right NOW…and these people are ready and waiting to pay full price.

And it’s NOT fair to those Wait List members to take someone on for free.

Why not?

Well, because I have BOATLOADS of free Etsy tutorials, courses, and worksheets that you can use ANYTIME, completely FREE…all over my website.

And you CAN make a big fat difference without ever having to pay me a dime.

If you’re struggling to afford one of my products, then you need to get through the FREE stuff first.

Make sure it’s working for you. Squeeze absolutely everything you possibly can out of it. Boost your income a bit in the process.

Make sure it’s the type of work you’re willing to do.

So no, I will not be taking case studies for free. I get plenty of excellent feedback from paying members. I interview them constantly to ensure they’re happy.

If you want me to provide you with this level of service, and get super invested in your shop, then you’ll need to join as a paying member.

TRIBE QUESTIONS

WHO SHOULD *NOT* JOIN THE TRIBE

Please don’t apply if you’re looking for quick cash.

This course is not designed to make you instant money. And if you find a course that is, you’re welcome to take it.

This course IS designed to help you create a business framework for selling creative items.

This framework will help you attract the right customers, create products people want to buy, and grow your sales each month.

You’ll learn tactics to boost your traffic, audience, and income. And each strategy is repeatable, or you can modify them to increase your results each month.

The purpose of this course is to give you all the TOOLS and methods you need to create success, over and over again.

You wouldn’t go to college and expect to graduate three weeks later. Etsy success is similar — you need to work through each step before you can graduate!

So when it comes to quick money? No, that’s not what this is.

But creating a SUSTAINABLE business that earns you money for years to come? That’s what you’ll get here.

WANT TO SEE WHO *DOES* SUCCEED IN THE TRIBE?

Wondering if you’re a good fit for the tribe?

If you’d like to read about the results other Tribe members got from their commitment, they break down whether the Tribe will work for you right here.

And if you wanna watch a video that gives you a complete tour of exactly what you’ll get the Tribe, you can watch that puppy right over there!

HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?

Question not answered above? No worries, you can email support right here.

BUT — Please be patient with me! It may take me a week to respond. It’s not you–it’s me. I get a lot of email, and I answer emails in the order they’re received.

“But Jenni, I can use all the FREE stuff on your blog to create my own Etsy strategy!”

Oh hey, you know what?

You’re RIGHT!

In fact…it’s entirely possible that I *MAY HAVE* done that shit on purpose (gasp!)

I WANT you to USE my free content.

Squeeze every last friggin’ DROP out of that shit. Make sure you’ve tried it all.

Just to prove that I want you to get all strung out on as much free content as you can, here’s the links to all my (FREE) content — hidden or not! Grab it all:

[ Get all the Free Etsy Tutorials in One Place ]

Why am I doing this??

Because if my FREE content helps your shop kick ass…

Then what magical Etsy wonders do you think the PAID content could do???

My paid content is several steps ABOVE the free stuff. Here’s what you get with PAID content:

    • In-depth tips that help you BUILD on the free strategies (like how to turn TRAFFIC into SALES, for example!)
    • Brand spankin’ new stuff that I’ve NEVER published on the blog (and never will!)
    • Shop critiques, step-by-step tech tutorials, and premium video content (that blows my YouTube channel out of the water)…and it’s waiting for you to binge on demand.
    • Exercises that will help you get out of that RUT where you feel like there’s TOO much on your plate and you have no idea where to start.
    • Access to ME. (woot!) Because sometimes Etsy problems are specific to YOU and your shop. How would you ever find those problems if you didn’t have an expert helping you spot that shit?

So if you’re just in this for a bit of money of the side, by ALL means, stick to the free shit. It’s ready and waiting for you all the time.

But if you want the real MEAT…those things that make the difference between $200 a month and $2000 a month, $5000 a month, etc…

(oh, and you’re ready to grab the attention your shop **actually deserves**)…

Then it’s time to press the UPGRADE button.

Oooh, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just HIRE ME to do all your SEO and Etsy Setup at once??

Then you could just have an optimized shop slapped together and delivered straight to your (virtual) doorstep.

Sounds like a kickass solution, right??

Especially if your shop is full of NO TRAFFIC at all whatsoever.

It starts to get DROOL-level tempting to get someone to just do it for you.

And here’s why that’s actually a TERRIBLE idea:

Have you noticed all the CHANGES Etsy has been making recently???

It’s raining EVERYTHING is different ALL THE TIME up in here.

Spoiler Alert: I’ve been selling on Etsy since 2015, and there have been three MAJOR SEO changes. Not to mention about 50 friggin’ SMALL changes.

And no one knows when that shit is gonna drop. You’re just walking along, minding your own business, when shit goes sideways.

And guess what: Google does it, Facebook does it, and Etsy does it.

That means EVEN if you have your own website…even if you wind up moving away from Etsy…

You STILL need to know what to do when the internet forces change direction.

So what does that have to do with your Etsy Shop?

It means after you paid me $2500 (yes, that’s how much I charge for a BASIC SEO overhaul — we won’t even TALK about what the big guns pay)…after you pay me a small fortune, several months later, it could all CHANGE.

Which means you could either a.) pay me another $2500 or b.) learn to be your OWN SEO consultant so you can fix that shit on the spot.

No waiting, no investment needed.

When you know your own SEO, you’re no longer a damsel in distress everytime Etsy (or any other platform!) makes some random change.

In fact, if you’re thinking about LEAVING Etsy because of all the changes they’ve made recently…I’ve got news for you:

It’s just as bad on your own website. Or Amazon. Or YouTube, Facebook, Insta…you name it, it’s all the SAME.

(Trust me, I’ve been building websites for over 10 years. And there’s NO SUCH THING as an online business that doesn’t have to make changes).

If you sell online, you’ll always have to deal with these little updates. Forever.

As in, that’s how the internet works.

Which is why it’s so important for you to understand how to create and drive YOUR OWN traffic.

#TruthBomb: SEO is going to be necessary for your business no matter where you take it.

And I didn’t even mention how useful all that SEO knowledge will be as you GROW your business…

✔ Wanna start a YouTube channel? You’ll need SEO for that.
✔ Wanna create a website where you sell products? You can’t get sales without traffic! You’ll need SEO for that.
✔ Wanna start a blog and get paid to teach people your mad skillz? Guess what? You STILL need SEO for that!

And that SEO I’m teaching you for Etsy traffic? Those same concepts can be applied to ALL those other places.

So aside from saving yourself $2500 or more…AND allowing you to TAKE CONTROL of your business…

It seems like knowing how to do your own SEO (and Etsy setup) is pretty damn useful!

Most people consider a house a good investment. Or a bunch of Google shares.

But you know what?

That shit is UNPREDICTABLE.

We don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow — the housing market could plummet. We could have another 2008 debacle. Trump could set some shit on fire.

Fact is, these days, there’s no such thing as a SAFE investment.

Or IS there?

Because they way I see it, there is ONE investment you can control.

Every single year, I invest the MAJORITY of my money into ME.

Yup, M-E.

What the *actual* fuck does that mean?

It means I spend money on the one thing I can FULLY PREDICT:

I know exactly how much work I’m capable of doing. I know exactly how hard I’ll try if I take a class. I know that I’ll squeeze every LAST DROP out of that online course I just paid for.

And YOU know exactly what you’re capable of.

In fact, it’s the only truly PREDICTABLE investment option you have: you know EXACTLY what you can do.

And you already KNOW whether you’re gonna work your ass off or slack all day.

That’s the true value of your investment: you can 500% predict whether you’ll kick ass at this or not.

I told you that story to tell you this one:

About a month ago, I went to a very, very popular financial business coach. She’s famous for doubling or tripling what you make in a year, and I was all about that shit.

She cost me as much as a LUXURY car. And when I first signed up with her, I felt physically ill for TWO days. I didn’t sleep for a week. I was embarrassed to even THINK about money. I couldn’t talk about my business. I was convinced I’d made the worst possible decision that any human could make.

I couldn’t handle that shit, so I just shut down.

But after about a week, something amazing happened.

I was SO TERRIFIED of not making enough money to pay her monthly bill, that I actually started to work HARDER than I ever had before.

Up until then, I’d been very comfortable in my business. Doing things as I pleased, and not really following any rules. #NetflixAllDay

But having that monthly payment hanging over my head made me SCARED AF. And it did something I didn’t expect…it kicked my ASS into gear.

Suddenly I was motivated to work harder than I ever had, and prove I made the right decision.

I’ve worked with her for less than a month now, and in that time, I’ve made an addition $6000/month.

On my own, it would’ve taken me MONTHS to pull that off. Her course content + my personal motivation = some next-level NINJA SHIT.

It all happened because of the pressure her monthly fees put on me. I got so scared that I whipped out INSANITY MODE: that place where you push yourself outside of your comfort zone, and do things you weren’t willing to do before.

And THAT is the power of investing in yourself.

You have full control. You KNOW what you can do.

Fact is, compared to my money coach, the Tribe is a very reasonable investment. I’m betting your car costs more than $97 / month. Does your car teach you to run your own business? Does your car help you pay yourself a monthly salary?

Cars mostly just lose value and cost you money the second you drive off the lot.

#justsayin’

That’s why it’s so important to invest in YOU. You’re the only high quality investment option you have…AND it’s totally up to you how your investment performs!

ASK A QUESTION

I’m going to be completely honest with you: I’ve given 1000s of shop critiques in my time as a blogger. I used to literally tell people the EXACT steps needed to create full-time income in mere months, but you know what happened?

1 out of 100 people would actually DO something about it.

So before you go asking me for free stuff that could CHANGE your life forever, let me ask you this:

If I tell you the tricks that have literally made me 6 figures, would you commit to doing them, for REAL?

I don’t mean reading them and thinking “oh that’s a good idea. I’ll get to it eventually”.

I mean dropping everything in your life and realizing this business could be EVERYTHING to you and your family. I mean actually committing to several hours of work each day, even when you don’t see an immediate difference. (Some tactics take MONTHS to work).

If that’s you, and you’ve read this far, then you’ve earned a place in my free Etsy Shop Critique Challenge.

And don’t forget: All Subscriber Tribe members get access to the premium community, where you can get unlimited shop critiques from other sellers.

Awesome, I have an answer!

If you’re not sure where to start, try the Etsy SEO Bootcamp first.

Once you’re done with bootcamp, I’ve got a buttload of resources that can fix your traffic woes ASAP. Check them out here:

Your Guide to 100% Kickass SEO

What You Need to Know About Etsy SEO in 2018

Your Etsy SEO is WRONG. Here’s How you Fix it.

Want to know literally every SEO thing that’s in my head? Get it all, including my exact SEO strategy, social strategy, and all my email hacks. It’s all waiting for you in the Subscriber Tribe.

Oh no! Don’t worry, 90% of the time, I see shops that aren’t making sales because one or two key things are wrong.

It’s very fixable, that is…if you’re willing to do the work.

So before I tell you where you need to start, I want you to decide whether you’re willing to COMMIT to the work ahead of you.

I used to literally tell people the EXACT steps needed to create full-time income in mere months, but you know what happened?

1 out of 100 people would actually DO something about it.

So before you go asking me for free stuff that could CHANGE your life forever, let me ask you this:

If I tell you the tricks that have literally made me 6 figures, would you commit to doing them, for REAL?

I don’t mean reading them and thinking “oh that’s a good idea. I’ll get to it eventually”.

I mean dropping everything in your life and realizing this business could be EVERYTHING to you and your family. I mean actually committing to several hours of work each day, even when you don’t see an immediate difference. (Some tactics take MONTHS to work).

If that’s you, and you’ve read this far, then I’ve got some awesome resources for you. Here are my favorite:

The Ultimate Guide to Selling Full-Time on Etsy

The Etsy Shop Critique Challenge

The Shop Makeover Challenge

Etsy SEO Bootcamp

Totally overwhelmed with tips, tricks, hacks, and all the things? Don’t worry, I’ve got one SUPERSIZED article that covers it all, top to bottom.

You’ll learn how to prioritize the most important things NOW, so your sales don’t get clogged up later. Use this article to figure out where you are in your Etsy journey, and find your way forward quickly and easily.

This is an intense, 15,000+ word article that takes you through ALL THE THINGS you need to create your own paydays. This guide is so in-depth, has its own table of contents! You’ll be able to dive into this article (wherever you are in your Etsy journey) by clicking the link below:

The Ultimate Guide to Etsy

Side Effects Include: Monthly income you can trust, a well-organized business, and total clarity on where you should spend your time and money.

Enjoy!

Sorry, my private coaching sessions are completely full until the beginning of 2019.

The only way you can grab a 1:1 session is by making a 12-month commitment to the Subscriber Tribe.

If you’re nervous about spending a year on Etsy, BUT if you want access to all my best courses, articles, and the exact tactics that got me to 6-figures… Then have a look at the 3 or 6 month options waiting for you in the Subscriber Tribe.

This is my all-in-one Etsy success course. Included in the course is a premium Facebook group, Monthly Get-Shit-Done sessions, and the opportunity to join office hours every month and get your questions fixed in person (office hours are for 6 month commitments and beyond).

Because I am my 100% unfiltered self with you. I don’t believe in “fake it to make it”, and as a human being, I’m a bit rough around the edges. I don’t hide that from my readers.

I know some people won’t like it. But here’s the thing:

I see literally HUNDREDS of Etsy shops every single day. Do I like all of them? Nope, sure don’t. But I don’t judge you or what you do. It’s my job to help you MAKE IT WORK.

It’s NOT my job to judge you or tell you what you’re doing isn’t for me. It’s my job to see the beauty in EVERY shop, EVERY seller, and learn to appreciate all the work you put in, because it makes you a truly amazing person. (With a pretty damn cool biz).

The simple truth is this: there is an audience out there for EVERY Etsy shop. And in the same vein, there’s an audience out there for every blogger. I’m not for everyone, and I don’t try to be.

So all I ask is that you give me room to be me. Because I will always give you room to be you!

If you want to know more, please feel free to read my article, Why I Curse on My Blog and How It Got Me the Best Readers Ever.

Can’t find the answer to your question?

I have a form that you can use to get in touch with me. Yay form!

PLEASE NOTE: If you use this form to request FREE advice by email, I will NOT respond. I DO NOT provide free coaching by email or social media. If you need help, please look at the Ultimate Guide to Etsy.

OR If you’re a Subscriber Tribe member, you get access to premium (aka FASTER) support in the Member Portal.

If this still hasn’t answered your question, please click here to get in touch.

When you use this form, it can take me up to 10 business days to respond. It’s not you – it’s me. I get a holy crapton of email, and I answer emails in the order they’re received.

And remember — I don’t answer emails asking for free advice! There’s literally TONS of free content waiting for you on my blog. Use it!

Can’t find the answer to your question?

I have a form that you can use to get in touch with me. Yay form!

PLEASE NOTE: If you use this form to request FREE advice by email, I will NOT respond. I DO NOT provide free coaching by email or social media. If you need help, please look at the Ultimate Guide to Etsy.

If this still hasn’t answered your question, please click here to get in touch.

When you use this form, it can take me up to 10 business days to respond. It’s not you – it’s me. I get a holy crapton of email, and I answer emails in the order they’re received.

But remember — I don’t answer emails asking for free advice! There’s literally TONS of free content waiting for you on my blog. Use it!