Cracking the Code on Etsy SEO

There’s a new Etsy Shop in town, and its focused on helping Etsy Sellers. Hello Cha Ching has just opened it’s shop doors. Whether SEO is all Greek to you, or you think you got it under your bet, but page one listings in Etsy Search are still elusive, you gotta go say hello to Hello, Cha Ching. I did, and boy am I happy I did.

I’m not one to toss money around on Etsy promotion and such. I believe in watching a dollar. So, when I tell you I have never spent a more productive $33 dollars in my life, …that is really saying something. Cat Bishop, shop owner of Hello, Cha Ching really knows her stuff!!!!

Before I put down my money down to try this out, I’d already checked out Cat’s other Etsy Shop, Vintage Beach, and this lady’s got SALES – huge view volume and HUGE SALES to match! I had to find out how she did it!

When I heard about this new shop focused on consultations for the Etsy Shop Owner, I was totally intrigued. Her shop, Hello Cha Ching is newly opened, and currently offers two types of consultation: Etsy Shop Critique, and Etsy SEO Help – Titles and Tags, in 3- 5- and 8-listing packages. The Etsy Shop Critique and the Etsy SEO Help 3-listing package were the most economical offerings, both priced at $33.

I was intrigued, and secretly leaning towards the SEO help, because my listing positions could use major help. But still, I got that real problem parting with a dollar. So,…. wanting to make sure I got the most bang for my 33 bucks, and wanting to get a feel for this gal before I committed, I sent a convo to shop owner Cat Bishop. I figured, she’d the consultant, let’s see how she consults.

I asked her flat out to check out my shop and give me her pre-purchase evaluation as to which of the listing packages would benefit me the most, within my budget. Cat was extremely gracious as well as thorough in her response. She explained that she could not guarantee sales, but she could guarantee that my items would be found. And this is key, because no matter how wonderful your product is, if no one can find it, you got very little chance of sales.

When she e-mailed me back, I could tell by her very detailed response that she spent time reviewing all aspects of my shop in depth. I also greatly appreciated that she didn’t try to sell me on spending more. She was warm and open and stayed focused on my needs and respected my budget. That made me feel like she would be in my corner throughout the process, should I purchase the consultation. In her summary she indicated that based on her review, in her assessment I would benefit most from Etsy SEO Help. So, … that’s what I purchased.

Having dealt with many consultants over the years in business, prior to going full time in my art studio in my retirement, I can tell you I was impressed. As a consultant she has an excellent coaching style, quickly establishes a sense of comradery in working on a project together, is an excellent teacher, and gives clear and easy to follow instructions and examples, and provides feedback every step of the way. She explained how Etsy SEO works through using my listings as examples and exercises, so I could see in real time the impact of every change. I learned a lot not only about what works now in SEO on Etsy, but why it works, how to generalize this to other listings, now and going forward.

And, every listing I modify, using the framework that Cat coached me on, makes page 1 in Etsy Search. I am a very happy customer, and highly recommend this thorough, affordable [and I must say very enjoyable and personally satisfying] consultation on Etsy SEO. I love seeing my items on page 1 in Etsy Search!

Must See Painter on Etsy…


So I was window shopping on Etsy, looking to see what other folk are posting in different teams, and Holy Smoke!  I found an amazing artist and his studio shop. You must visit Copper Square Studios and see Wes Karchut’s  bold watercolors!

Contemporary Modern Original Abstract Painting # 104 on Paper - red, yellow and black, brown, 9" x 12" fine art - gallery wall artwork

Contemporary Modern Original Abstract Painting #104, Wes Karchut

According to his brief bio, Wes Karchut is a fine artist and print maker who lives at the foot of Pikes Peak In Colorado. His work is fresh, dynamic and surprisingly affordable. His Etsy Shop, Copper Square Studios is well worth a visit.

Ocean Obsession

Well, last post was titled Letting the Sea Carry Me Away,… and carried away I’ve been.  After finishing up my Mermaid, I continued painting and created SaraFina Seabling.

Bling Fish reduced pixels watermarked

SaSaraFina SeaBling in silverraFina, was named by my favorite 3-year old, Alexandra – who was delighted with this princess fish. I made her into a silver switchplate , and to offer color variation in the metal “frame” I made a copper switchplate as well.

While the painting was made with soft soothing subtle tonalities to function as nursery art, I digitally modified the print used in making the light switch plates to adjust the vibrancy of the smaller print image for use in this playful switchplate design.

I loved the painting as nursery art. So in SaraFina SeaBling in copper 2addition to listing the light switch plates at my SerraCraft shop. I added it to my Gallery at Fine Arts America . If you’ve never shopped Fine Arts America, it’s worth checking out! At this site you can select from a variety of framing options, including a vast selection of mats, frame styles, and can opt to print on canvas, or even metal.

Additionally, you can print the image on a variety of items from pillows to tote bags to phone cases… Even better, you can get a SaraFina BEACH TOWEL at this site {I’ve gotta get one of these myself} !!!!

After SaraFina, I continued on my ocean inspiration adventure… stay tuned for more!


Letting the Sea Carry Me Away…

Been a while since my last post – last time I shared some great beachy art and decor I found on Etsy. … Well,  I got so caught up in the beach vibe, I’ve been in the studio making beachy stuff ever since.

Mermaid with seashell

Catch up with my beachy designs at SerraCraft’s Beach and Coastal Living Collection. I’m adding new designs daily so keep checking back!

Mermaid with Conch Shell in Silver

I’m still trying to decide whether to offer original watercolors or digital prints for sale… Hmmm… decisions, decisions…