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13 Words That Have A Different Meaning When You're An Etsy Seller

There's nothing like working for yourself. There's also nothing like working for yourself.

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1. Test

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What it usually means: A trial to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something before it is put into widespread use.

What it means on Etsy: A sudden, confusing change of layout you initially hate then come to love ... until the next test.

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5. Four Stars

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What it usually means: A slightly lower rating than five stars.

What it means on Etsy: A cause of stress, confusion, and anger that can briefly convince you it's no longer worth even keeping your shop open.

8. Banner

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What it usually means: A sign announcing or promoting something

What it means on Etsy: Something you spent a ton of time creating and tweaking and are terrified will suddenly disappear from your shop in the next test.

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9. Blogger

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What it usually means: A person who writes about personal opinions, activities, and experiences on a website.

What it means on Etsy: 1% of the time, an incredible opportunity to have your items shared with a new audience. 99% of the time, someone looking for free stuff.

13. Success

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What it usually means: Attaining wealth, respect or fame.

What it means on Etsy: Whether it's 1 sale or 1,000 sales, paying off a bill or supporting your entire family, launching your own business or just supporting your creative outlet, every Etsy seller defines success for their shop. Whatever you want it to be, whenever you want it to be.

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