• 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 average in the three-month review […]

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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 tool for your eCommerce business. […]

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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 whatever reason, I believed in […]

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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 shop was when I made […]

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  • And So the Quest Begins

    Welcome to the re-launch of my website. My name is Donyell. I am the owner of DonKatCha LLC, an eCommerce company that allows me to use my creativity to make a living. 2021 was a year of healing for me. 2022 will be my year of growth. I made my first vision board using Canva. […]

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