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General News · 3rd October 2013
WiFi Society
This workshop is appropriate for artists, craftspeople, and collectors who have considered selling their wares online, but want more info.

It is also intended for those artists or collectors who already sell online through their own website, on Etsy, or elsewhere, and would like to find more customers.

Selling on Etsy is almost free (20 cents per item) and they take a very low commission. Setting up shop involves only beginner computer skills as long as you have good photos. You can even sell vintage items.

Irene Blueth, local silver jewelry maker, has been successfully selling her jewelry in the online craft and arts marketplace and she'd like to share with you what she's learned. This workshop is sponsored by the WiFi Society, and will be offered in two parts.

Session 1 - October 9
Information, questions answered, and demo of setting up a shop from scratch. We will also carefully examine existing shops that sell similar products to the ones you are considering selling. Info about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), international shipping, and product photography.

Session 2 - October 23
Two weeks later–you've had time to get your shop online and you've got new questions. We will critique your shops, answer more questions, and go into more detail about SEO, photography, writing good descriptions and taking custom orders.

Both sessions are on Wednesdays, from 3:30 - 5:30 in the Pioneer Room at Manson's Hall.

The workshop fee is sliding scale $15 - 25 per session. Your fee benefits the WiFi Society, so we can continue to bring you workshops and one-on-one tutorials.

Prior to the workshop, please visit to check out the site and search for your potential competitors who might offer something similar to your product.

Contact Irene at 935-6712 to let her know if there are specific questions you'd like to see covered in the course.