Creativity & Value

Welcome. My name is Donyell, and I started DonKatCha in 2012 to provide value through creative interests by selling my handmade products on various eCommerce platforms, such as Etsy, Shopify, and Amazon.

Latest Blog Posts

Etsy Updates Their Star Seller Badge Program

From the Etsy Seller Handbook: We’re changing how we calculate the ratings criteria, reducing the number of Message threads that require a response, and lowering the order minimum for Star Seller. Briefly, the changes are: 1. Instead of needing a 5-star average, sellers will need to have a 4.8 rating

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10,000 Etsy Sales & Lessons Learned

I recently crossed 10,000 sales on my Etsy shop, SolidGoldBodyJewelry. To celebrate this milestone, I am offering a 10% off coupon ( DONKATCHA10 ) for all body jewelry hoops and retainers. A few things that I have learned on my journey to 10,000 sales include: Remember that Etsy is a

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A Tale of Two Etsy Shops

I have sold my handmade jewelry on Etsy since 2013. I started my first shop with the most basic of supplies and skills selling beaded wire-wrapped rings. My excitement about the prospect of being a successful Etsy business owner fueled me through a very slow start to my business. For

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Best and Worst Days of My Etsy Shop

I have run three shops over the years – two open now [DonKatChaJewelry & SolidGoldBodyJewelry] and one scheduled to re-open in a few months. My Etsy journey has been full of both ups and downs. Here are my best and worst days: Best Day The best day of my Etsy

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