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This Friday, March 30, our friends at Etsy are hosting the popular Etsy Success Symposium, a day-long series of workshops aimed at helping crafters bolster their business. Although the in-person event is already sold out, you can follow along with all the workshops free of charge as they stream live on Etsy’s web site.

This year’s Etsy Success Symposium will focus exclusively on teaching creative small business owners the skills to get their products out there and get found. This full day of workshops will help attendees create impactful stories for their products, master web and Etsy searches, romance bloggers, turn browsers into lifelong fans at craft and wholesale shows, and get their work found through new social shopping tools like Pinterest. We’ve asked our favorite experts and successful Etsy sellers to guide online and in-person attendees to the next level of Etsy success. Anyone, anywhere can tune in online for a full day of focused workshops all dedicated to teaching you how to get found.
Details and Schedule
What: Etsy Success Symposium: Getting Found
When: Friday, March 30, 2012, from 10 a.m. EST to 6:30 p.m. EST
Where: Etsy’s Online Labs
Cost: The event will stream for free!

  • 10:20a.m. ET – Get Featured: Learn How to Grab the Eye of a Curator with Emily Bidwell and Alison Feldmann
  • 11:20a.m. ET – Get Noticed: How to Romance Blog and Magazine Editors Panel
  • 1:45p.m. ET – Get Storied: Behind Every Product is a Story with Michael Margolis
  • 3:00p.m. ET – Get Pinned: Build your Community and Brand with Pinterest with Jasmine Trabelsi
  • 4:00p.m. ET – Get Out There: Using Craft and Wholesale Shows to Support Your Small Business Panel
  • 5:15p.m. ET – Get Found: Conquering Searches on Etsy and the Web with Danielle Maveal and Michelle Spaulding

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You can RSVP for the online workshops over on Etsy Labs. Etsy has also provided CRAFT readers with this gorgeously illustrated worksheet, “How to Reflect Your Personality in Your Booth Display” designed by Virginia Kraljevic, available for download here. Virginia will be sharing her tips as an experienced craft and trade show vendor on the panel, Get Out There: Using Craft and Wholesale Shows to Support Your Small Business.
Giveaway Time! One lucky CRAFT reader will receive this Etsy Success Symposium Kit, packed in a beautiful handmade laptop/document case. The fabric was designed by Etsy’s Nicole Licht and printed by Spoonflower. Inside the winner will find the 40 page Get Found workbook, deals from sponsors and a slew of Etsy goodies. Just leave a comment below, letting us know which of the workshops on Friday you are most excited about watching online. Be sure to leave your email address so we can get in touch with you if you win. Comments close Sunday, April 1 at 4PM PST. Good Luck!


  • susan

    most excited to watch: “Get noticed”

  • susan

    most excited to watch: “Get noticed”

  • Jackie

    I am sending this info along to my mom as she is the one with the small craft biz. . . but I am going to try and watch as much as possible of these too – a craft biz is in my future – I can feel it!

  • Susan

    most excited to watch – Get Noticed.

  • belen

    most excited to hear “behind every product is a story”

  • gia

    i am excited to watch “Get Noticed: How to Romance Blog and Magazine Editors Panel”

  • Michelle West

    This is totally up my alley. My husband is working towards starting a small craft business, to help put our kids through college. A print copy of the info would be very welcome, plus the case is super cute!

  • Joshua Rease

    I am looking forward to the “get pinned” workshop. I am somewhat new to pinterest and would to understand how I can use it to get my work out there.

  • Madscouser

    Get Found sounds like a great workshop – both interesting & informative! :-)

  • Michelle West

    This is totally up my alley. My husband is working towards starting a small craft business, to help put our kids through college. A print copy of the info would be very welcome, plus the case is super cute!

  • Tina in Boston

    I am most excited about: Learn How to Grab the Eye of a Curator with Emily Bidwell and Alison Feldmann! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • heather

    I am excited about Get Featured: Learn How to Grab the Eye of a Curator with Emily Bidwell and Alison Feldmann.

  • onelmon

    Excited with the “Get Out There”! Many thanks for setting up the online workshop as I can attend it exactly as where I am.

  • Sarah

    “Get pinned” and “Get found” talk about two aspects of my web presence I am interested in improving – pinterest and searches.

  • Corvus

    I’m most excited about “Get Out there”, as I want to lean about exposure in meatspace, particularly as relates to wholesale opportunities.

  • Vanessa L.

    looking forward to them all, especially “get noticed”!

  • Vanessa L.

    looking forward to them all, especially “get noticed”!

  • Summer

    Oooh, I’m excited for the Terrarium workshop! I’m always bookmarking different Terrarium ideas and inspiration * u *

  • Summer

    Ohh, for a specific Friday one though, I’m looking forward to the Get Storied workshop! That one definitely sounds like it has a story behind it!

  • Deb

    Stir Designs wants to “Get Found”!

  • ~Heather

    Get Storied: Behind Every Product is a Story with Michael Margolis
    You have to start with the inspiration and story before you figure out what and how you’ll make something. Everything erupts forth from there.

  • Michelle

    Would be interested in “Get Pinned”

  • River

    I’m looking forward to the “Get Pinned” workshop!

  • Connie

    I luke all of them, but Get Storied appeals to me the most.

  • Liz Katz

    Get Found!

  • Liz

    most excited to watch: “Get Found.”

  • Mariapalito

    I am waiting for everything but I am excited about the” get noticed” one. I am working on my brand and I need some ideas about how to get more visitors and clients. etsy is always giving such great information. I can’t wait :-)

  • sallie

    it all sounds great!

  • lynne g

    get found would help alot!

  • even howard

    Get Storied! I am looking forward to some specifics in this area and also new motivation~

  • Tina Louise

    The workshop I am most excited about watching online is the Get Out There: Using Craft and Wholesale Shows to Support Your Small Business Panel. I have my own online craft business (www.tinaskraftykreations.com) and this will give me a plethora of ideas to expand my business!!

  • Krysten Gregor

    I am most excited for the “get out there” and the get found workshops.

  • Jani

    Want to watch “Get Out There”. would love to win.

  • Jani

    Want to watch “Get Out There”. would love to win.

  • Jani

    Want to watch “Get Out There”. would love to win.

  • jani

    Get Out There!

  • Vickie

    I was most excited to watch the session on craft and wholesale fairs and events – having been reluctant to take the leap.
    Would love to win the goodie bag – thanks for the giveaway!