It's half way through the week!
We just got back in town from a short trip so it feels like this week is flying by!
Lets get into the good stuff though 🎉
Etsy (finally) releases new app to all sellers 📲
Etsy decided to fix 🔧 something that wasn't broken with their new app; Etsy Explore. It looks like this in the app store:
This app was previously only available to a few invite-only beta testers (I was actually one of them 🤪) and if the 2.5 star ⭐️⭐️ rating on the app store isn't already telling; the app is just meh 🤷♀️
➡️ The biggest thing they are pushing with this new app is the 'Explore' feature.
Which is where you upload videos ⬆️ that allow users to scroll Etsy 📲 as they would scroll Tiktok -basically them trying to copy TikTok in a way 👀
✅ The nice thing is that you can actually tag 🏷 listings in these videos so people can purchase 💰💰 right from the video
It is an entire extra step when it comes to listing products on Etsy though 🙃 Love that journey for us 🤦🏼♀️
New digital product idea that is ✨trending✨
If you're on TikTok I just know you've seen a million videos about UGC (user generated content)
UGC is basically being an influencer without needing a following or posting on your own account - but still getting paid by brands.
👉 Because of all the buzz on this look at whats starting to pop up on Etsy search...
Soooo yeah this is a product that is building 🔧 in demand 🥳
Because it's so new (only about 1.5K listings so far) there isn't a ton of data 🔎 surrounding it but I think jumping in now 🕐 is a great idea to start ranking for it 📈 - snag those bestseller spots 🏆 baby!
➡️ Because of the intricacies of this industry I don't recommend this product for beginners unless you're willing to do the research👩💻 to fully understand what people are looking for ✅
Etsy descriptions are about to get even more ignored...
Not to be dramatic, but this update has me feeling like a best friend betrayed me 💔
Yeahh so Etsy decided to implement the 'BUY NOW' 👀 button feature- which means consumers can click the buy now button without ever actually clicking on the listing...🙃
➡️ Which means that the description won't even show for them 🤦🏼♀️
👉 So what do you need to do about this?
Basically add all the important info from your description ✍🏻 into your listing photos 📷 because most people look at all the photos ✅
Have you been using Creative Fabrica elements on your Canva Templates? 🎨
➡️ A lot people (including me!) have used using creative fabrica 🎨 elements as a work around to have ✨more of a variety✨ of elements outside of the Canva free elements (you can only use Canva's free elements when selling digital products)
One of my sweet followers emailed ✉️ Creative Fabrica for more clarification and this was the response:
According to this email..
✅ You can sell files with Creative Fabrica elements if the file is a flattened PDF
❌ You cannot embed their elements on websites
❌ You cannot use them on Canva templates that you're selling
I feel like they're saying you can upload them to your own Canva account to design the PDF but can only SELL it as a flattened version (???); however Canva is a 3rd party server so I'll have to ask for more clarification 👩💻
👉 If you have more questions about this I recommend directing your questions to Creative Fabrica directly.
This TikTok glitch 🐞 is freaking annoying
Where oh where did the website links go 🔎👀
➡️ Have you noticed that some of your fav creators links are missing?! Are YOUR links missing?!
One of my accounts has ✨poof✨ lost its website link - every time I add it back in it would immediately ✨glitch out of existence✨ and then this morning I logged on and now the spot to put websites👩💻 is completely gone. Nice 🙃
👉 Its been reported 📰 that this is happening to a group of accounts big and small- hopefully it gets resolved ASAP cuz your girl is annoyed 🙄
...and a TikTok ⭐️UPDATE⭐️ too?!
Now when you scroll TikTok 📲 you will only see the 'name' displayed instead of the username..kinda tripped me up 🤔 when I first saw it but yeah its a whole thing.
➡️ If you're out there doing your TikTok thang I recommend updating your 'name' field to reflect your username so people recognize your account 🤝
Maybe even add an emoji for some ✨pizazz✨
This review flew into my email this morning ❤️
Hearing such amazing feedback from you guys literally makes my day, thank you thank you thank you!!
👉 Check out my step by step training about how to make passive income on Etsy that she's talking about here
That's all for today! I hope you have a great weekend, you got this!!