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9 Craft Supplies You Can Sell On Etsy For Massive Profits!

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Running a handmade business isn’t easy. You have to spend time creating your beautiful products, photographing them, writing descriptions, finding keywords, and writing a powerful title to ensure you rank in Etsy’s strange SEO algorithm. Where do you find the time to do all that?

Is there an easier way to increase your listings on Etsy and get more customers? Luckily, there is! You can list the very same craft supplies you’re using on Etsy without breaking their terms of service!

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Four Tiny Tweaks To Make Your Etsy Shop More Profitable

4 stupid simple tweaks to get more Etsy sales

It’s inevitable that after the Christmas gift buying season, nearly everyone running a shop is looking for ways to avoid the Spring and Summer sales slump. While to some extent it’s impossible to totally avoid the slump, there are ways you can improve your Etsy shop that will bring in more sales.

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Five Pinterest Boards To Find Your Next DIY Project

Get tons of craft ideas by following just five Pinterest boards

Five Pinterest Boards To Find Your Next DIY Project

Do you have too much time on your hands? Get busy by following these five boards and get inspired to make new things.

We all go through seasons where we are too busy to do anything fun just for our own enjoyment. Once you pass through those seasons, though, do you ever find it hard to get back into your hobbies?

I definitely do! So I like to use Pinterest to keep me inspired. Once I have time to work one some crafts again, I have a place to look where I’ve saved the best of the best.

Whether you’re looking for DIY projects to sell, crafts for the home, small DIY projects or big ones, you’ll find something cool to do when you follow these boards.

Have fun and get creative!

Etsy board on Pinterest

This board is where I post anything and everything related to Etsy. My craft supplies, Etsy business tips, and cool Etsy products are all pinned here!

You can use this board to help collect the supplies you need, get ideas of what to make to sell on Etsy, and learn about running your Etsy business!

Felt stuffies board on Pinterest

Felt stuffies are my current craft obsession. I’m making so many for my son (and averaging one new one per night!) and I’m always looking for ideas of what to make next.

These can be as simple or as complicated as you want, and they are always super cute. If you don’t have a child, a lot of these can be used as cat toys, too!

Jewelry board on Pinterest

Do you make jewelry? Then following this board can help you get ideas of what your next design should be! I love looking at jewelry, even though I don’t really wear much.

Follow this board to get ideas of what charms to buy and what jewelry is trending now.

Planner board on Pinterest

Bullet journals, Filofaxes, planners and their supplies are all featured here. Follow this board for ideas of what spreads to use next month, what supplies to pick up, or even printables that you can make to sell on Etsy!

Fiber arts board on Pinterest

Sewing, knitting, crochet, and every other kind of fiber art is featured on this board.

You’ll find plenty of inspiration for your next embroidery project, sewing craft, or crochet idea!

What are your favorite Pinterest boards to follow?

Like I said, I love to use Pinterest to find cool things to try. So what boards do you follow when you’re looking for a project to keep you occupied?

Madi

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What’s new on Etsy this week – slime charms, pom poms, pens & more!

So many new supplies to try!

Happy Sunday morning, friends! It has been a productive week for me – I started running again, and I’ve uploaded so many new products here on this very website as well as on the GoldMissCo Etsy page!

So if you’re looking for something new and fun to buy this week, here is your handy dandy guide to what I have on offer:

Fruit Slime Summer Charms
Fruit Slime Summer Charms

Looking for something sparkly and fruity to add to your slime? These cute slime charms have chunky glitter embedded into the resin and are made with fun, summery colors. Personally, I love those cherries. They’re so cute!

But these fruit slime charms here.

7 Pieces Mini Milk Slime Charms
7 Pieces Mini Milk Slime Charms

Oh, these mini milk charms are just too cute for words! Add these into slime, or glue them to some earring backs, and you’ll have a cute craft that everyone will love.

Personally, I have to have some DIY earrings made from these!

Buy these mini milk slime charms here.

Glitter Slime Sequins

When it comes to making slime fun, it’s important to try something new now and then. This listing gives you 12 bottles of super cute and interesting glitter and charms.

If you’re into nail art, these embellishments will be perfect for you, too! I love those blue beads and might do some nail art with them.

Pick up these sequins and glitter bottles here.

Another set of cute cabochons that would be perfect for DIY earrings, cell phone decoden, or as slime add ins. They’re in a lively, summery orange and yellow color with white polka dots.

Buy these orange lollipop charms here.

Faux Fruit Summer Jewelry
Faux Fruit Summer Jewelry

Oranges were a bit of a theme for me this week. I love these realistic orange charms! The obvious choice is to add them to a necklace but I think I might make a decorative garland with them.

Get these fake fruit orange charms here.

Unicorn Horse Scissors
Unicorn Horse Scissors

These are really cute gold colored horse or unicorn scissors! They’re stainless steel and perfect for embroidery or cross stitch, where you need to snip small threads.

Buy these small fancy scissors here.

Resin Diamonds Silicone Mold

Make your own cut stone charms and pendants with this reusable silicone mold! Perfect for use with resin to make beautiful fake diamonds and crystals.

Buy this reusable silicone mold here.

Surprise your bridesmaids with these beautiful pens! There are preserved flowers in the glass casing. I love the bright colors on these pens!

Buy these preserved flowers pens here.

0.38mm Extra Fine Nib Fountain Pen

Does your manager or boss have a birthday coming up? This affordable but luxury pen is the perfect option.

Buy this luxury fountain pen here.

This cute baby shower confetti is the perfect option for table decor! It comes in a few different designs: pacifiers, baby bibs, baby feet, or the word baby.

Buy this baby shower confetti here.

Loose mica pigment powder is great to use for DIY makeup, but it can also be mixed into slime!

These colors are really nicely pigmented and pearly.

Get these bright pigment powders here.

This new take on the classic googly eye adds a splash of color on the eyelid.

Pick up these bouncy eyes here.

These cute pom poms come in different color schemes so they’re perfect for crafts in any season. Check out the Christmas colors (#9), the Easter colors (#10), and the other options for the rest of the year.

Buy these colorful pom poms here.

These adorable pom poms have tinsel embedded so they’re festive and perfect for party crafts and decorations!

Buy these tinsel pom poms here.

So, what have you been up to this week? Did you finish a new embroidery project? Did you write a term paper? Or did you just get to enjoy a nice spring break?

I hope the weather is nice wherever you are, and that’s you’re drinking enough water and getting in some exercise.

Madi

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Link Roundup: Serengeti Wild Dogs, Disrupting The Wedding Industry, Poor Air Quality In The UK & More

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Happy Sunday! I hope you can get outside, even if it’s freezing, just to get some fresh air. My son is with Grandma and I got to bed early last night, so I’m feeling pretty good for someone who got up at 6am with a back ache.

This week was pretty busy as far as work and this blog goes. I uploaded some new craft supplies to Etsy, listed a new Spring-themed ring for sale on this website, and I learned that mind mapping really is the best way to outline blog posts.

With my free time before my son woke up, I looked through my Feedly feeds and found some posts and articles that you all might like to read. So, let’s see what’s going on in the world:

Why did Serengeti’s wild dogs disappear? Study challenges controversial hypothesis

A big tree and blue skies on the African serengeti
African wild dogs disappeared from the Serengeti. Why?

In 1991, the African wild dogs that lived in Serengeti National Park disappeared. The original hypothesis of what happened is that the researchers caused this by handling the wild dogs, fitting them with radio collars and taking blood samples. It was thought that all this handling compromised their immune systems, leaving them susceptible to rabies.

A new study challenges that hypothesis, though. Wild dogs to the east of the park that were exposed to the same stresses didn’t face the same fate.

The study’s authors think that it’s more likely that competition with the growing numbers of lions and hyenas caused the disappearance of the African wild dogs.

Why is the wedding industry so hard to disrupt?

bride and groom in a beautiful field.
Wedding startups fail more often than not. Why?

There have been surprisingly few wedding startups since the dawn of the internet, and even fewer successful ones. Zola and The Knot are two success stories, but what makes the wedding industry so impervious to outsiders?

The wedding industry is known for being rigid, but it has changed to fit in with our online world. Pinterest, for instance, has said that 40 million people use its service to plan a wedding every year.

The whims of Google and SEO have tanked some startups, and the successful ones like The Knot are probably selling your emails to advertisers to stay afloat.

In my mind, there’s just so many parts to a wedding and people prefer them to be integral and working together. Startups that focus on just one aspect of a wedding probably won’t make much money, but going broad will require more money, a larger team, and a better strategy. It’s just a hard industry to break into.

Poor air quality found at over 2,000 sites across the UK

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Air quality is only getting worse. How do we fix that?

Pollution is getting worse the world over. There are some efforts to clean up around the UK, but there are still 2,000 areas in the UK with alarming numbers in air quality. It’s a health issue, especially since nitrogen dioxide is one of the main culprits. Nitrogen Dioxide irritates the lungs and creates breathing issues.

How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business

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Which social media site is best for your business?

My social media plan right now focuses almost entirely on Pinterest. That’s not to say everyone should do the same, though. This infographic will help you choose the right social media website for your needs.

How Financial Gurus Make Money

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Are all financial gurus just scammers?

“Show me $1 and I’ll show you 10 “money gurus” who claim they can turn it into $2.”

Financial gurus are ruining the internet, and they might be ruining your wallet, too. Sure, there are some good ones out there, but most are experts in only one thing: making money off of you.

This article is a lesson to not trust every expert that walks your way, even if they really are experts. Experts don’t always have good morals.

How to Outsmart the Most Common Money Scams

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Scammers are everywhere. How do you keep your money safe?

Speaking of bad morals, you need to learn how to avoid these scams. Anyone can fall prey to a money scam, so it pays to be prepared.

Ship Baby Supplies to Your Vacation Destination

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How do you stock up on baby supplies for your vacation?

Going on vacay with a baby is hard. It’s more like moving than a week away.

A better idea might be use Amazon Prime or some other shipping service to send what you need to your destination. Less to pack, less to worry about!

Stop Recycling Plastic Bottles Without Caps On

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Recycling has a lot of rules to get it right

There are a lot of rules about what plastic you can and can’t recycle. Here’s a new rule: recycle your bottles with the cap on.

“So what’s the right way to recycle a plastic water bottle? First, remove the cap and crunch the bottle up from the base until most of the air is removed. Screw the cap back on, then toss the bottle in the recycling bin!”

People with chronic pain are coping with the help of Pinterest, new study reveals

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Medicine isn’t the only way to deal with chronic pain

Self care and pain management tips on Pinterest are actually helping people with chronic pain! It’s a sad fact that medical intervention often falls short with chronic pain, so spreading different techniques of dealing with it through Pinterest is a great thing to do.

Should Google Treat Fossil Fuel Companies Like It Treats Tobacco & Firearm Companies?

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Should fossil fuel companies be treated like an enemy of the people?

Fossil fuel companies are marketing power houses with a ton of money to throw behind propaganda and advertising. Should Google and social media companies hold them accountable for spreading false information that could lead to climate change denial or otherwise further the harm to the environment? Should fossil fuel companies be blacklisted from buying advertising like firearm companies are?

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Instagram Is Rolling Out A Pinterest Copycat: A New Collections Feature

Pinterest does a lot of things right that other social media does wrong. Among those things is being able to collect images that other users post and use them to market your own work.

Instagram is trying to crib Pinterest’s style with a new public collections feature. There’s no news on when this feature will be available to the public, but there is some information about what it will be like, and how useful it may be for those of us that run businesses.

One interesting feature is that you’ll be able to add contributors to your collections to help fill them out. Though we should also hope there will be a way to report abusive collections. These can be powerful tools for both good and bad actors online.

This new feature was found by Jane Manchun Wong in some hidden code inside of public collections. Perhaps most interesting about this is that they seem to have started working on this new public collections feature the same day that Pinterest filed an IPO. Instagram has already “defeated” Snapchat. So is Pinterest the next target on their radar?

There currently isn’t any mention of following collections so that they’ll show up on your timeline, but it’s surely just a matter of time.

So, why is Instagram doing this now? They’ve made it clear that shopping is a core part of its strategy to make money. Public collections with multiple contributors can help with this, allowing brands to launch virtual stores and collaborative stores.

Instagram has a much larger user base (1 billion active monthly users as compared to 250 million). The closer they get to all of Pinterest’s best features, the more likely they are to overtake Pinterest as the place to go to find products to buy.

The biggest issue, though, is that Pinterest still beats them as a search engine. I’m not sure Instagram is even interested in doing that, but I’m sure Pinterest execs are eyeing this change to collections and wondering what their next move should be.

Do you already use collections? How do you see yourself using this new feature when it rolls out?