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Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship-Rio Rancho

Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship

The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program in Rio Rancho will begin on

April 16, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at WESST Rio Rancho (Chamber Conference Room).

Applications are due by March 29, 2019. Application review will be completed and applicants will receive notification of acceptance by April 5, 2019

There is a $39.00 classroom/materials fee due prior to or on the first day of the workshop series.

Current schedule is as follows:

April 16, 2019 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
April 23, 2019 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
April 30, 2019 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
May 7, 2019 – 10:00am – 2:00pm (this is a hands-on Photography workshop; bring products to photograph & upload to ETSY store)
May 14, 2019 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
May 21, 2019 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least one handmade craft item ready to sell, and an idea for a related line of products.
  • Commit to attending all classes (about 14 hours total) at WESST
  • Have never made any sales* on Etsy.com
  • Have a credit card and checking account (necessary for sales transactions)
  • Have regular access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Priority seating is available to low-income participants. Must be willing to supply income verification.
  • Must know basics of operating a computer and navigating a web browser. This includes (but is not limited to) being able to do the following tasks:

    • Start up and shut down a computer

    • Open a web browser window, and then open a tab in a browser

    • Enter text into a web form

    • Navigate to a folder within a computer’s file system

      WESST is not able to provide basic computer-skills training during the Etsy class sessions. Basic computer skills are a MUST for anyone planning to enroll in the Etsy program.

*It is possible to have a store on Etsy.com but have never made sales.