2018 Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Classes

Learn How to Use Etsy to Sell Your Craft Products


Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items.


In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the Hudson Library & Historical Society is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.


Craft Entrepreneurship classes are taught by successful online craft sellers who coach and support participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Using Etsy as a learning lab, teachers share best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography, to help them earn supplemental income through their craft business. To minimize startup costs, students will be given the opportunity to list 20 items for sale for free on Etsy.com.


The classes at the Hudson Library will be taught by instructor Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist who has extensive experience with using Etsy to sell and promote her art.  Karen studied studio art and majored in drawing at Denison University.  Her studio, Life Needs Art, located inside of Uncommon Art, an art studio and gallery on Main Street in Hudson, features modern art inspired by nature and nostalgia.


Eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least one handmade craft item ready to sell, and an idea for a related line of products.
  • Commit to attending about 12 hours of classes including 4 weeknight classes on Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 and February 6 from 6:30-8:30pm and 1 Saturday class on February 3 from 9:30am-1pm.
  • Have never made any sales on Etsy.com (You may have a store on Etsy.com but have never made sales).
  • Have a credit card and checking account (necessary for sales transactions).
  • Have regular access to a computer with an Internet connection.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.


As of December 19, 2017, our January 2018 classes are full, with a full waiting list. If you are interested in attending our Fall 2018 classes, contact Adult Reference by calling 330-653-6658 x1010, or by emailing us at askus@hudson.lib.oh.us.


The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. For more information, call 330.653.6658 x 1010.