One of dbdc’s core services is helping artists and makers with growing businesses make the move from Etsy to an online store of their own. Usually I recommend using the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress, which is powerful, easy to use, and open source.

I had the honor of speaking on the subject at the 2017 annual world-wide WooCommerce Developers’ Conference, a.k.a. WooConf 2017. The conference itself was an amazing opportunity to meet people from all over the world who contribute code, provide customer support, write plugins, and build stores, and run businesses using WooCommerce.

Some of my talk might be familiar to those of you who have read some of the other articles on my site, but stick around for the third portion where I talk about what to do with your Etsy Shop once you have your own store set up. Here’s a little spoiler: sometimes Etsy listings can make you more money by not selling!

Click to watch the video below, and if you want to download the slides and follow along you can get them here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed presenting it:

If you’re wondering about the photo at the top, that’s me. Well, a Lego version of me. See the resemblance? All the speakers got one, and I figured he deserved his moment of fame, too.