Etsy Shop Ideas For Beginners In 2024

Written by Cody McGuffie on May 9, 2024

Are you ready to open an Etsy store and turn your passion project into a sustainable business or an additional income stream? However, with countless sellers and products, it’s crucial to find your niche and set your shop up for success. From choosing the perfect product to making your first sale, here are Etsy shop ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
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How To Open An Etsy Shop In 2024

Create An Etsy Account

  1. Go to Etsy and sign in.
  2. Select Register. 
  3. Fill out the form to register. Use your email address to create an account, or select continue with Google, Facebook, or Apple. 
  4. Check your email inbox for a confirmation email from registration@etsy.com and follow the instructions to confirm your account.
  5. Set up payment and billing details.

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About the Author

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Cody McGuffie

Top 1% Etsy seller that’s been in the ecommerce industry for over 5 years. 
Has done over $330,000 in revenue on Etsy alone.
Successfully owned and operated 2 online companies selling on platforms such as: 

Etsy, Amazon FBA, Walmart.com, and Shopify.
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Pick An Etsy Shop Name

Before you can start selling on Etsy, you need a name for your store that captures the essence of your designs and resonates with customers. Finding the perfect shop name is a strategic branding decision that is one of the most important aspects of starting your business. Learn tips and brainstorm an Etsy shop name in this article.


Set Up Payments

Check out the steps on how to receive deposits to your payment account, and review Etsy’s checklist for tips on making it easy to get paid.


Set Up Shipping Options

Etsy offers shipping tools to help you set shipping rates in your shop. Some tips are to use shipping profiles if you have multiple listings with the same shipping settings. Entice buyers to purchase multiple items by offering discounted shipping over a certain amount. Offer buyers an option for expedited shipping.


Customize Your Shop’s Appearance

Stand out from other sellers by customizing your shop’s appearance and show your unique value proposition (UVP). Increase visibility by adding creative elements like banners and videos, and strategically arranging shop items to showcase top selling products to attract customers. Learn more about customizing your shop and image size requirements here.


Add Items To Your Shop

  1. Sign in and go to the Shop Manager.
  2. Select Listings.
  3. Select Add A Listing.
  4. Fill in the relevant information in the listing creation form.
  5. When you’re finished select Publish. The listing will now be live in your shop.

The Most Profitable Items To Sell On Etsy In 2024

Looking for ideas on the most profitable items to sell on Etsy in 2024? Here are the top 10 best selling items.

  1. Jewelry
  2. Home Decor
  3. Digital Products
  4. Personalized Clothing
  5. Candles
  6. Paintings And Photo Frames
  7. Journals, Notebooks, And Bookmarks
  8. Soaps
  9. Stickers And Pins
  10. Toys And Baby Products
  11. Craft Kits And Supplies
  12. Christmas Decorations
  13. Vintage Items
  14. Bags And Purses
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Optimizing Your Etsy Shop for Success

Once you have your shop set up and live, you still have other steps you have to take to make sure your shop is a success, which is optimizing it. Focus on titles, tags, and descriptions. Include keywords that your target customer could use to find your products. EverBee’s Etsy keyword tool will help you research keywords and figure out which ones are the best fit for your shop. Sign up for free today!

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