Over the weekend I was informed by my newly engaged girlfriend that it's impossible to find unique wedding cake toppers... that don't suck. Lo and behold, "Blue Butterfly Design" on Etsy, specializing in custom made, super cool wedding cake toppers!
Jezebel has compiled a fantastic list of their favorite Etsy Shops! They have them split by DIY, home goods and vintage vendors. Our friend Nikki at VintiqueLA didn't make the list this year, but....
Sometimes Weird Sells If you ever have any doubts about your handmade items, you'd be surprise how well you can do with something so different and unique. Jessica Marie of VulvaLoveLovely has the right idea.
Mustache on a Stick, brilliant idea. I love it and them!
Demonstration of many ways to wear this hat.
Creating Etsy Treasuries is one of the fun timewasters on Etsy, and beautiful Treasuries can capture the eye, heart and wallet. In this post, Kim tells you about her curation process
Mashable's List of the Best Etsy-Copycats
Etsy has about 400,000 active sellers each year. What's going to make your shop or items stand out amongst the others? Read more in this article about How to Make Money on Etsy http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/05/sell-handmade-crafts-on-etsy.html
Virtual Labs are a great tool to help you get information you want live. Check out this video and see what kind of questions and answers are being discussed.
I agree with Scoutiegirl, it's not always a bad thing to pay the right price for what your actually getting.
Etsy Wiki is a place where Etsy Sellers share their knowledge and experences to newbie sellers.
Check out The Curious Pig, they have very helpful tutorials that will give you tips and tricks to help you successed as an Etsy Sellers. http://curiouspug.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-8-tips-and-tricks-etsy-sellers.html
The five most important things you should think about before starting your store: 1. Name: Make sure you pick a name that is memorable and not too long. You want people to know how to find your shop, easily. http://www.everythingetsy.com/2009/03/how-to-pick-a-name-for-your-etsy-shop/