2021 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 virtual 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 virtual 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.

The live, virtual classes 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 14 hours of classes including 4 weeknight classes on Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and March 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. and 1 Saturday class on March 13 from 9:30-1 p.m.
  • 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.

How Do I Apply?

The application deadline has passed (February 25, 2021).

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