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About the Author

Gina Luker is the author of the popular DIY blog The Shabby Creek Cottage and owner of the successful Etsy shop The Shabby Creek Shop. She is a writer, photographer, and lover of all things handmade. Her work has been featured by Etsy and in many magazines, including Brides Magazine, Somerset Home, and Romantic Homes. She wades through life, one project at a time, alongside her husband and children.

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Product Details

  • Series: Home-Based Business Series
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; First Edition edition (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762784830
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762784837
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I havent put this book down since I received it..
breanna bafford
This book is a must read for anyone thinking about beginning an online business, not just Etsy.
Cindi Albright
Perfect book for new or seasoned etsy shop owners.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Cindi Albright on December 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is a must read for anyone thinking about beginning an online business, not just Etsy. I just got this book for my birthday last week and I've already devoured it! This book takes you from the basics to the knitty-gritty and not so fun topics, like legal, insurance and taxes.

It's pretty much everything you need to read to get your Etsy business off the ground and running. Very easy to understand and will be easy to implement for those who have considered being an Etsy shop owner.

Even if you've been running an Etsy shop as I have for several years, there is something to be gleaned from this book. There will always be a need for learning new tips and strategys when running an online business, you never stop learning. Gina walks the reader through the baby steps and seasons her book with little nuggets of very helpful information along the way, like how to know your customers, tips on packaging and shipping & customer service. Several other veteran Etsy shop owners have shared their savvy business insights in this book as well.

But the best part about this book is the energy and thought put into every page. Another plus for anyone who buys this book will also be getting some awesome resource information complete with links all in one place, so there will be no question as to whether you can do this or not. The only question will be; will you?
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By sherrie grothe on December 14, 2013
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Have you ever wondered how to start and run a successful Etsy shop? Me too!

Gina Luker lays it all out in this book. Her book covers everything from setting up a work space and office, to her best customer service practices. She details SEO and how to effectively use social media, to get the most exposure for your shop.

I am now confidently ready to develop a business game plan, and look forward to opening an Etsy shop in the near future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By breanna bafford on March 20, 2014
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I havent put this book down since I received it.. im obsessed. The information is amazing and on point. I am incredibly glad I purchased this book. I have my own makeup line Lipstick N Bruises and am going to be starting it up soon on etsy and someother online sites, and cant believe how much I have learned from this book. Gina Luker takes from her experiences and writes with a somewhat mentory tone. While reading you actually feel like you could be in a classroom learning from her. I cant believe how much ive learned and how easy Gina makes it to understand Etsy and selling your goods online. Most Etsy seller or guidebooks focus on one type of seller, where Gina focuses on 3, Vintage Homemade and Supply. This book is perfect for anyone wishing to know more about how to sell on Etsy, how to maximize your sales, how to bring more views to your store. This book is also perfect for anyone who wants to start a store and even people who already have stores. I will recommend this book to everyone I know.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By creative girl on February 5, 2014
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As a reader of Gina's blog, I couldn't wait to get her book. It's a great resource for anyone wanting to start an Etsy business as well as someone who has a shop already. Having been on Etsy for 3 years I still learned from this helpful book. Well worth the money!

I also recommend Gina's blog. It is full of inspiration of all types for all areas of your life. Unlike some blogs, you never feel like you and your home aren't good enough. She has so many ideas and ways to create the home you want, to reflect your life and ways to do it on a budget. It is a must read for me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rachel M. on May 27, 2014
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Several months ago, I decided to open a shop on Etsy but I was quite overwhelmed by all the information out there. I really wanted to learn everything in one complete book. As an avid diy blog follower, I was familiar with Gina Luker and just happened to read about her new book so I bought it. I didn't read anything else and it was everything I needed to know. My shop has been opened for 3 months and it's done better than I ever expected. Thanks, Gina, for giving us your expertise gained from your own experiences in this wonderful world of etsy!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jen R on January 20, 2014
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I've been selling for many years now and this book opened my eyes to what I was missing doing. I would recommend this book even if you are an established seller or just a newbie. It's packed full of great well -researched information and tips and hints on what you really need to be doing to make real money selling your handmade items.
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