etsy shop help :: flickr

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etsy shop help

have you joined flickr yet?  flickr is a place to share your photos, and can also be used as a social networking site (we needed another one, right?).  flickr is fun to get involved with though.  it’s an easy way to share your photos with family, share your work with consumers or show off a little amateur photography.

wishing star

it’s free, easy to join, and allows you to upload your photos quickly and sort them into albums.  so what does this have to do with your business? when people see your work on flickr, they may just make it all the way to your etsy shop.  not only can you upload images of your products, design process and creative spaces, you can begin joining relative groups and adding your photos to them.

weightless white on white

by adding your photos to flickr groups , you can further expand your online presence, exposing more people to your work, photography or passions. most bloggers or editors will browse flickr looking for inspiration and fresh talent, so it’s a worthy source to consider! the more groups you join and the more photos you add to them, the more exposure you’ll get.

*search for flickr groups here

a gathering of birds

you can also add contacts on flickr.  no need for approval (like facebook) but by adding contacts, you’ll be able to see a stream of their latest work on your homepage.  the more contacts you make, the more will contact you back, and the more people will see your work.  see where i’m going with this?

note: flickr doesn’t allow you to post a link to your shop in your photo descriptions (you could get the boot!) but you can use your shop name and use keywords like ‘etsy, handmade, jewelry, pottery’ etc.

velvet snow

ready to join flickr, or better yet, a group?  to help get you started, i’m happy to introduce the brand new…

going home to roost flickr group!

feel free to join and share with us how you roost.  whether it’s your decorating, creating, gardening, homesteading, studio, or anything else- you can add your photos that show us how you roost.  and, you can bet i’ll be browsing for inspiration and new roosters!

who will be the first? ;)


  • Hi Bonnie – I don’t think the link to your Flickr group is working. But I’d love to see!

    • ack, thank you victoria! should be working now.. :)

  • Joined! I never do Flikr, but I need to start. :)

  • Hey, thanks for using my Wishing Star photo in your post! Your blog is stunning by the way!

  • Thanks for including one of my photos in your post! Going over to check out your Flickr group now …

  • Joined! :)
    Many thanks.
    And also thanks for this interesting series: I’m working to open my first etsy shop before end of march (hopefully) so this is so helpful!

  • Such a timely post, Bonnie! I was just thinking this morning I need to start a Flickr group or seriously join some groups and start uploading photos – oh yeah – and seriously start taking some photos again!



  • This is a really good idea. I’ve been reading back over some of your old posts containing Etsy advice, and I love them! I’ve got a new little shop there so I need all the help I can get. I’m so glad I found your blog…it’s inspiring and gorgeous. (I came over from Art Wall.) xo

  • on there – now I just need to take/gather some photos to download…have a lovely weekend!

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