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Etsy 101 at the Hyde County Davis Center

The following free seminar is available at the Hyde Davis Center in Engelhard through the BCCC Continuing Education Department. To register, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu.

Etsy 101

Pamela Zimmerman opened her first Etsy shop in 2008 and has had over 6,000 sales there. Although she was a fiber artist of international standing, Zimmerman found her work was not very marketable in Eastern North Carolina. Long distance gallery relationships took a lot of effort and meant her artwork was out of her immediate control. Finding Etsy was the solution to selling. Zimmerman maintains four shops on Etsy.com, selling pottery, metal, fiber and vintage items.

This seminar is great for participants who want to sell the things they make online. Etsy will allow them to market to a specific group of people and offload their collectables they have held onto for 20 years. Etsy is a good place to sell materials that can be used to make other things, as well. It can also be a place to sell how-to articles to the right people.

Participants will learn how to choose a name and open a shop, five keys to success, how to list an item, how to find information on the Etsy website and how to collect money and ship. It will take place on Thursday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m.