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Dear Lifehacker, I recently started up an Etsy store selling handmade stickers. I read somewhere I needed to register for an ABN and I did that, in the capacity of a sole proprietorship. My question is -- what next? I didn't realise opening an Etsy store and selling homemade wares is so akin to small business, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with working out what records I need to keep and how taxes will work. Any advice for side-hustlers in the Etsy space?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Apologies for the late announcement on these results; they got stuck somewhere behind the couch after an all-night crochet session. But we do have two lucky winners of free passes to the Etsy Success conference in Sydney on June 2.


If you're decluttering, or have been thinking about trying out ebay or etsy to sell your wares online, the Photojojo site has a helpful guide for improving your chances of making a sale by taking a great photo.It's a helpful guide because it gives tricks and tips for using what you have on hand (ie best ways to capture natural light or create a good back drop for a photo of something small like jewellery).This was my favourite tip:

"For small items such as jewelry, you can use more interesting backgrounds. Gemmafactrix uses vintage books and industrial surfaces to show off her jewelry on Etsy, and it works great. Wood, paper, cloth and metal can all add a little something to your images."

Got any tips for how to make your photos stand out on ebay? Share in comments please.

Shoot to Sell: Taking better photos for ebay, etsy and instructables