Instagram Hashtags for Etsy Sellers

Instagram is a great way to get items you sell in front of new buyers by sharing photos of your products, your workspace and the items in use. Many people are even posting products only to Instagram or having flash sales using PayPal to invoice orders.

To get your items seen by potential buyers you’ll need to hashtag it correctly. There’s a limit of 30 hashtags for an instagram post, but you also don’t want to appear hashtag crazy so choose wisely.

Here’s some lists of hashtags to copy for posting your items to Instagram
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Etsy Anywhere

I can now sell my Etsy products in person anywhere through Etsy.

They recently announced their own credit card reader and today mine arrived. It comes in a neat little MDF carrying case that doubles as a table sign for events.

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My One Page Business Plan

There’s about 20 business I want to be running, but I only have time for one or two currently…okay, I’m trying for a 3rd and 4th but aside from making logos and registering domains I haven’t gotten very far with them. What I do enjoy for each new idea is drawing up a quick one page business plan. This usually lets me get enough thought through an idea that I can put it to bed mentally so I can actually get to bed. It forces me to make sure this isn’t just something I want but something I want to give to other people. It also forces me to do enough research to find out if it is eventually worth my time.

Here’s what I outline
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Etsy Report: Ward & Cedar July 2014

No sales. Barely have any inventory up. My weekly search ad budget is $35 but I only got enough clicks to owe Etsy $1.24 for last month.

Ward and Cedar July 2014


I know I need to get all my products up, but it’s such a manual process I’ve put it off another month. I need to just hire someone from odesk or similar to do it for me. I did get 5 Favorites (the green triangles on the chart) so it wasn’t a complete loss. People have seen the items and they have liked them enough to click a button.

Right now I only have beer tshirts up. Those might eventually move to a completely different store, I have a threshold. When I come up with 30 beer designs I will spin off a beer only store.

W&C Etsy ads July 2014