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Columbus Idea Foundry

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215

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What's Included

If you are an artist, artisan or craftsman, and you aren't on Etsy, you're missing out on your share of millions of shop hits and sales generated by Etsy customers. Etsy is the most popular and well-known handcrafted marketplace, and it's an accessible way for you to gain exposure for your art, craft, or hobby--from fine artists, to jewelers, to woodworkers, sculptors, digital artists, and beyond. It's relatively easy to set up a shop on Etsy, but it's not so easy to make it work for you. Having inside knowledge of what works and what doesn't on the Etsy platform can save you months or longer of trial and error. If you're a current Etsy seller but maybe not giving it the attention it needs, join us to rev up your visibility in time for the holidays! In this Etsy bootcamp, you'll learn the following: -Setting up a shop (we'll cover the basics of what different settings mean and their pros and cons) -Item photography that works (and a plethora of free and effective resources to help you out without needing huge investments in equipment and software) -Effective item descriptions and tags -How to understand your site statistics and how to improve them -How to navigate the Etsy community, teams, circles, and more; and yes, they matter! -How to access useful, but hard-to-find beta features on Etsy -Using your Etsy shop as one part of a multi-channel artisan business that includes local retail shops and in-person sales--your real money may be from leveraging your Etsy portfolio to sell locally! Taught by CIF COO, and Etsy Team Columbus leader Casey McCarty What you will need: You should bring a laptop if possible, and be sure to know your login credentials of your Etsy shop. Or follow along on the projector. Resources, screen-shots, etc. will be available after the workshop for you to view at home.

About This Organizer

The Columbus Idea Foundry is Ohio’s largest community workshop, maker space, and learning center.  We offer variety of conventional and high tech tools: wood shop, metal smithing and foundry, laser cutter & engraver, CNC ShopBot, electronics, jewelry, warm glass, photography, and more.

We are home to 20 in-house artists, artisans and small businesses, have a rich network of more than 150 members including 50+ entrepreneurs.

We teach classes, host special events and more. Conveniently located minutes from downtown and the Short North off I-71 and 5th Ave.  Learn more at or email

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