About The Course

The IDRS Acorn Project is hosting a free live online course for artists and craftsmen who are interested in learning how to sell their goods through the world’s largest marketplace for handcrafted items.

The course is taught by award-winning Cherokee artist, MaryBeth Timothy.  MaryBeth and her husband operate MoonHawk Art LLC, an art business located in Muskogee Oklahoma which specializes in Native American and wildlife art.

MaryBeth creates new original art and through sublimation printing, offers her and her husband’s images on a variety of items, such as ceramic decorative tiles, coffee mugs,  cuff bracelets and t-shirts.  While MaryBeth primarily sells through venues such as gift shops and art markets, she has been able to expand and reach a worldwide market through her Esty store.

Course Meeting Dates

The Etsy class will take place over four 2-hour sessions from 9:30 am – 11:30 am PST on the following dates.

Wednesday, June 10th
Wednesday, June 17th
Wednesday, June 24th
Wednesday, July 1st

Course Agenda

Session 1
Course overview
Why sell on Etsy?
Homework assignment

Session 2
Recap of session 1
Homework discussion
How to stand out on Etsy
What you need to do before opening your Etsy store
Taking great product photos
Homework assignment

Session 3
Recap of session 2
Homework discussion
How to list your items on Etsy
Etsy search engine optimization
Indian Arts & Crafts Act
Pricing & fees
Etsy payment
Developing your store policies
Homework assignment

Session 4
Recap of session 3
Homework discussion
Creating your store profile
Sales strategies
Communicating with customers
Shipping products
Collecting sales tax
Promoting your store on Social media
How to set up coupons and special offers
Where to get help

Apply For The Course

Only qualified applicants will be selected to participate.  If you would like to apply for the free course, please Click Here to complete the application by Wednesday, June 3rd.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, June 8th.

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