How To Sell Your Art Online With ETSY

Learn How To Successfully List, Sell & Market Art On ETSY
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Are you a visual artist who has always wanted to showcase your art to the world? Have you always dreamed of making money selling your art but not sure where to start? This course is designed to show you how to make your art available on Etsy for people around the world to purchase.

I am an Etsy seller and want to help other artists establish their shop and begin their Etsy journey. In this course, I will teach you how to set up an effective Etsy shop, build great listings, take beautiful photos of your art, promote your store and much more...

This course is for artists who create 2D artwork, like Painters, Hand Letterers, Graphic Designers, Illustrators...etc. The course is structured into sections to make it easy to navigate the lectures. You can follow along on your own computer and we can build your shop together!

Why try and fumble your way through Etsy on your own? I am here to help you make your Etsy shop, the easy way.

Lets get started.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer With Internet Access
  • A Camera (Or an iPhone With Camera)
  • Valid Email Address
  • Credit Card and Bank To Set Up Payments

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Set Up An Etsy Store
  • Make Effective Listings For Physical Or Printable Art
  • Write Compelling Art Piece Descriptions That Help Sell Your Product
  • Take Great Photos For Your Art Listings
  • Set Up Convenient Shipping Profiles For Your Shop
  • Package Art Orders For Safe Shipment
  • Understand How To Use Tags To Generate More Traffic To Your Shop
  • How To Promote Your Listings Within Etsy
  • Set Up Direct Check Out With Paypal (So You Are Paid Seamlessly)
  • Learn Basic Social Media And Email Marketing For Your Shop

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for Vision Artists who create 2D Artwork, including: Painters, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Cartoonists & Hand Letterers.
  • The course is not suitable for those who create 3D Artwork, including: Furniture Designers, Sculptures, Fashion Designers...etc. I am an Etsy Seller myself, selling Paper Products, so I am specializing this course on 2D item makers.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction To Selling On Etsy
Why I Chose Etsy Over Other Online Selling Platforms
Yes, Your Art Is Good Enough To Sell Online!
My Story Of How I Started Selling On Etsy
Section 2: The Basics Of Selling On Etsy
Must Be Handmade Products
How To Work With Outside Approved Manufacturers
Fees For Uploading Art For Sale On Etsy
How Do You Get Paid For Your Art Orders On Etsy
Section 3: Taking Great Photos Of Your Art

You Don't Need Fancy Equipment to Take Great Photos Of Your Art

Let's Talk About Cameras
Photo Dimensions For Listings
What Lighting Works Best For Photographing Your Art

Plan How You Want The Overall Look Of Your Store To Be So The Photos All Work Together Beautifully

Editing, Cropping & Landscape View
Learn From My Photography Mistake
Examples Of Art Product Photos
Section 4: Join Etsy, Create Great Listings and Optimize Your Store
Signing Up For Etsy And Becoming A Seller

Steps to setting up your first art product listing.


Notify Etsy how they may pay you for your sales and submit your I.D. for confirmation.

Setting Up Info & Appearance, Profile Photo & About Section
How To Add A Printable Download Listing To Your Store
Dashboard and Stats

This is your chance to really "sell" your products with wonderful descriptions.


Learn How To Identify and Relate To Your Niche Purchasing Audience

Adding Sections To Your Store So Customers Can Navigate Items Easily

The secret to gaining organic traffic to your Etsy Listings.

Section 5: Shipping Your Art To Customers (The Easy Way)
Setting Up Convenient Shipping Profiles
Section 6: You've Made A Sale! Now What?
Packaging Your Art For Safe Shipping

Go the extra mile and include a promotional item to encourage a future purchase.

Mark Order As Shipped
Section 7: Marketing Your Etsy Shop
Promote Your Store and Listings Within Etsy
Basic Social Media Tips For Marketing Your Shop
How To Discover Buyer Trends
Favourites, Follows and Lists
Tips On Setting Up An Email List For Your Art Fans
Section 8: Congratulations On Your New Shop!
Congratulations! You Did It!

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Instructor Biography

Melanie Greenwood, Graphic Designer / Founder of Vision City Art Studio

Vision City is an graphic design and illustration studio that began as doodles in Melanie Greenwood's sketchbook, while touring Europe with rock musicians in moving vehicles. As a former Model with Elmer Olsen Model Management and graphic design graduate from George Brown collage (Toronto, ON), Melanie always had a special passion for music branding and inspirational messaging. When she founded Vision City in the spring of 2009, her work consisted of promotional campaigns for bands and record labels around the world, including photography, album artwork, t-shirt design, concert posters and logo design.

After moving to California in 2011 with her musician husband Chris, (AKA "Manafest") Melanie felt compelled and inspired to find a deeper purpose for her artwork. Thus, the very first Vision City screen print collection was born on November 15, 2011, consisting of 12 black and white inspirational concepts known as the "Born For This" Collection. The collection sold successfully on a private Etsy store and was quickly picked up by FAB, which created a world wide platform for the collection. She continued to develop art print series and showcase in a variety of LA art shows including Unique LA and Renegade Craft Fair. The Vision City brand quickly became known for black and white uplifting illustrations. In the spring of 2013, Melanie had the honour of having a selection of VC art pieces screened onto canvas and added to the fall 2013 collection of the National Children's Decor Retailer, Land of Nod. Vision City was awarded "Artwork of the year" at the 2012 CMGA Music Awards for her work with "The Color" album art.

Vision City is now a tri-purpose company offering design service, art products and now online education.  Melanie continues to work within the music industry while developing the VC art collections. Her newest passion is teaching other artists to develop business practices for their design services, so they too can pursue their dreams. "Vision is not only the ability to see, but also the ability to dream". 

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