Sunday, 24 September 2017

1 week until the start of my Etsy Educators - Create your creative business in 31 days course

There is just over a week until the start of my "Create your creative business in 31 days" course which will help you to start a creative business on

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to sell their handmade, vintage or craft supplies products from those wanting to make this a full time job to those who would like to do it as a hobby.

The course will cover:

-Naming your shop
-Opening an Etsy shop
-Getting your first item listed
-Shop photography
-Shipping and packaging
-Getting your products found in search
-Optimising your shop


The course is online as a series of two webinars and there will also be a dedicated support forum which you can use throughout the month to connect with other pupils and gain further support. During the webinars you will see me on screen and then my presentation slides and be able to hear me talking through step by step how to set up your shop and how to optimise your shop.

I have been selected and trained by Etsy UK to run this course.

Link to buy tickets for my course can be found here:

and further information on the course can also be found here:

Hope that you might join me and set up your Etsy shop this October.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Etsy Educators - Courses to help you start your creative business on

Hey everyone,

I have some really exciting news to share with you all. If you follow me on social media, you might have seen that last week I took a rather mysterious trip to London but couldn't say where I was going! I can now reveal that I was in London at the Etsy UK office to take part in their Etsy Educators programme where I have been selected and trained along with 8 other sellers to become an Etsy educator. Pretty exciting right!?

What is the Etsy Educators programme?

The Etsy Educators programme is taking 9 experienced Etsy sellers and giving them the resources and training to run their own educational course for new sellers. Each of us will be writing our own course and drawing on our experiences as seasoned Etsy sellers to help others to launch their creative businesses on The courses will take place in October and range from 1 day courses to month long programmes.

My course

I have decided to run my course online as a programme to help you set up a shop in 31 days called "Create your creative business in 31 days" which will run during October.

The course will include two webinars with a live chat box which means you can watch me talk and go through what you need to set up a shop and ask any questions you have there and then. You will also have access to a dedicated online support forum where you can connect with others taking the course and receive support from me and at the end of the month (October) you should be able to launch your Etsy shop which is just in time to reach the Christmas rush.

You can find more information about my course including my booking form HERE

Etsy Educators courses around the U.K 

There will be 9 different courses taking place across the U.K by Etsy Educators. They vary from in person events to online events. Here you can find out more:

Jilly - Dundee - 22nd October - Book here
Rose - Leeds - Various Dates - Book here
Ruth - Manchester - TBC
Christina -  Oxfordshire - 7th October - Book here
Becka - Liverpool - 21st October - Book here
Sarah Jane - South Wales - 7th October - Book here
Nikki - Online workshop - October - Register here
Claire - Cambridge - 14th October - Book here
Me - Online course - October - Book here

Who are the courses suitable for?

Those looking to start their creative business on and don't currently have an Etsy shop. If you are interested in taking a more advanced course, please register your interest with Etsy here.

Thanks for reading. Please help us to spread the word about these events by sharing on your social media or with anyone who you think might be interested in setting up a creative business on Etsy in time for the Christmas rush.

The Dorothy Days Xx