Etsy is a big and overwhelming place for new sellers. When I joined there were less resources to get you up an running. Now there are so many tricks and tools it can be a lot to track down and take in when starting.
I was visiting Destination Handmade and she has given a cheat sheet to some of the etsy and off etsy tools all in one handy place. A fun blog to read and visit and with useful info you can put into action, what fun!
Some of the handy tools she offers and describes:
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A great listing of tools, links and further explanation are all available here, be sure to check it out I sure you will find this list very valuable and thank you to Destination Handmade Blog for assembling this list.