The Top 5:
- Crafting an MBA - Megan Auman is the brains behind this little beauty. This blog has regular posts about marketing and selling; all written in a language that your brain can actually understand. The best part? You can sign up for her FREE e-book (also incredibly informative) right from her website and it will be emailed to you almost immediately.
- Handmade Success - This is another great resource for online craft businesses. You can find helpful hints on everything from taking photos and writing descriptions to prioritizing your work. You can also sign up to receive her podcast "Traffic School" that will show you how to increase traffic to your site.
- Oh My! Handmade Goodness - This blog is geared toward people and shops that create items for babies and children, but if that's not you don't worry! There are loads of helpful articles on marketing and PR and how to run and online business (as well as some pretty sweet giveaways).
- Craft Inc. - This book is probably the most informative piece of literature I found when starting my business. I have referred back to it often. This book covers everything from accounting and pricing to finding your idea venue.
- The Seller Handbook/The Etsy Blog - I can not stress this enough. Read the Etsy blog. There is so much great information out there, articles, videos, classes and it's all free! The people that write these articles know what they are talking about, and there is hardly a better resource for selling on Etsy than this blog. I would completely recommend signing up for the etsy success newsletter (you can get to it from your account/subscription settings).
If you are feeling confused or overwhelmed this is a good place to start, but these are just my Top 5, there are dozens of other resources. What are your Top 5?