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Workshop: How to Run an Etsy Shop

February 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you a new maker, wondering how to get started in the world of online sales? Or, do you already have an Etsy store that you’re ready to take to the next level? Tamara Hoffbauer of Decorative Design Works will be hosting this Etsy Success workshop on Saturday, February 27th for both beginner and intermediate Etsy sellers, as well as those who do not yet have an Etsy shop. Her goal is to provide Etsy sellers with tools and tips to set them on the path to business success. Topics covered include best practices, pricing, presentation, crafting the ideal listing, SEO explained, research tools, time-saving techniques, and more. A complete workbook is provided with the class along with worksheets and templates. No special materials are required – just bring pen and paper and the desire to take your Etsy business to the next level!

Tamara Hoffbauer is the owner of Decorative Design Works, an Indianapolis design studio that offers unique vintage-inspired accessory items on Etsy, where she has received well over 8,000 sales since opening in late 2011. In addition to her online store, her products can be found in a variety of boutiques, both locally and nationwide.  Before opening her Etsy shop, Tamara was co-owner of a retail gift business for over 15 years, where she helped develop an online store back in the days before iPhones and free websites. Her lifelong retail experiences in both the craft and gift industries have helped her create a thriving Etsy shop that gives her the freedom to explore a variety of other exciting opportunities for her design studio.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This workshop is open to ages 21 and up.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available on weekdays only after 5:30pm and all day on weekends in the lot behind the Trailside Building. Overnight parking is never available. There are also 25 free street spaces along the street behind the Trailside building. Otherwise, metered parking is available along Mass Ave.  Please adhere to posted signage.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Participants are welcome to bring drinks and snacks. This is a private event so feel free to BYOB.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Please be sure to purchase your tickets for the workshop at least 48 hours in advance as the workshop needs a minimum number of attendees to run. If the minimum number of tickets is not sold, any previously sold tickets will be refunded in full. Tickets may be sold at the door if the minimum number of tickets is reached by the 48 hour deadline. Tickets are otherwise non-refundable unless at least 72 hours notice is given.


February 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Homespun: Modern Handmade
869 Mass Ave
Indianapolis , IN 46204 US


Homespun: Modern Handmade