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Etsy Vintage Seller Success Stories: Little Dog Vintage

Want to spend more time developing your artistic side? Love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look a bit too much like an antique market? Why not turn your passion into a business? We’ve teamed up with Etsy to offer you 20 free listings when you open your Etsy shop. In this […]

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How to build & market to your email list

If you ask your readers to sign up to a newsletter, you have an email list that can be a powerful tool for your blog. Corey Taratuta, the creator of the popular travel blog and podcast IrishFireside.com, shares his tips for making the most of your email list. His tips include: Use your email list […]

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How to make your blog post more visible online

There’s all the excitement of writing a new post, publishing it and looking at it with admiration on your blog. But then the days and weeks go by, and there are no comments, no likes and no shares. Why? Surely what you have written is so fabulous people can’t fail to want to read it? […]

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ASA clarifies its sponsored content guidelines

The way brands and bloggers work together have long fuelled heated conversation. Ever since Advertising Standards Authority Guidelines were announced back in 2011, both sides have been trying their best to interpret and adhere to them. When we first wrote about this three years ago, it seemed to raise more questions than it answered. Now, […]

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What I learned by blogging every day

In a hasty bid to come up with a New Years Resolution on 31st December I decided, somewhat whimsically, to blog everyday in 2014. 71 days in (I know, can you believe it?) and so far so good. Mostly. I thought I’d share with you what I’ve learnt from embracing daily blogging and what I […]

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The rise and rise of Google+

Mum bloggers were among the first groups that Google+ reached out to and BritMums is proud to have played a strong role in encouraging bloggers to embrace it. Using it can help your rankings on search, makes you an early adopter of a vital social network and enhances your reach. (Wondering how to use it? […]

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Get a discount on opening an Etsy shop

Do you wish you could spend more time developing your artistic side? Do you love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look too much like an antique market? #ProjectNewYear is here to help. Since January BritMums has teamed up with Etsy to provide tips and advice on how to launch and maintain […]

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Do’s and don’ts of social media for selling

  Twitter: @morningbyfoley Instagram: @morningbyfoley Twitter: @vertcerise Instagram: @vert_cerise Do you wish you could spend more time developing your artistic side? Do you love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look a bit too much like an antique market? #ProjectNewYear is here to help. Etsy and Britmums are offering to start your […]

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Etsy: Branding Basics Therapy

Julia Hoffmann is the Global Creative Director for Etsy. Prior to this, Julia served as the Creative Director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In her role as head of the Advertising and Graphic Design Department she oversaw the brand identity and design for exhibition graphics, advertising, signage and collateral projects […]

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Join an Etsy Team for Shop Success

Francesca Baldassarrim is a web designer turned crafter and on her way to be a full time Etsy seller. She lives in Terni, Italy, where she crafts accessories for men; she travels up and down the boot organizing events for Etsy Italia, the team she leads. Like her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EtherealFlowersShop and follow her on Twitter: @etherealflowers […]

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Positioning tips for the perfect webcast

Nigel Camp a video expert and author of blog The Video Effect returns to BritMums to share his expertise on how and where to position your laptop or tablet for an effective webcast Create an effective webcast with these positioning tips  With a growing number of laptop and tablet devices capable of capturing video, chances […]

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Importance of community by Etsy seller Maggie Simak

Zukr Boutique was founded by Edinburgh based, husband and wife team David and Maggie. Sweet match from Auld Reekie! Combining David’s pastry chef skills with Maggie’s love of design and photography, their irresistible range of marshmallows, lollipops, pate de fruit and more are lovingly handmade with a strong signature style. Zukr Boutique has quickly became […]

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How to brand your small business

BritMums and Etsy have teamed up to inspire mums to start their own business and open their own Etsy shops, including a special discount for new owners: you can open your shop with 20 products for free! We’re featuring cool crafts and inspiring creators. Here, the sisters behind DeKrantenkapper (Dutch for “Newspaper Barber”), a business […]

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How to cope with comments on your WordPress blog

Publishing comments on your blog can either be a misery or a delight. The misery is if you are bombarded with spam and the delight is getting lots of wonderful comments you can accept and respond to accordingly. Spam is a big issue and I shall be covering this in a later post, but today […]

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6 great things about Etsy home businesses

We’re excited that BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who are toying with setting up a business based on your crafts, collections or other work. We’re featuring cool crafts and inspiring creators over the coming weeks. Here, Mary Andrews, who helps lead Etsy’s […]

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How to claim Google Authorship for your writing

This how-to post is for all you serious bloggers out there who want to increase your reputation through recognition from the search engines, namely Google, by telling you about and showing you how to claim Google Authorship for your writing. Note I said “your writing”, not your blog. Google Authorship rewards the author, the writer, […]

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10 steps for jump starting your own business

We’re excited that BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who have been toying with setting up a business based on your crafts, collections or other work. We’re featuring cool crafts and inspiring creators over the coming weeks. Here, Ingrid Maria Meijer, give her […]

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