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Your Product Photography Checklist

Lesson 8 from: Turn Your Etsy Shop into a Sales Machine

Lisa Jacobs

Your Product Photography Checklist

Lesson 8 from: Turn Your Etsy Shop into a Sales Machine

Lisa Jacobs

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8. Your Product Photography Checklist


Class Trailer

Introduction to Workshop


The Anatomy of a First Impression


The Truth About Online Business


Etsy is a Tool For Your Business


What is Shop Cohesion?


Common Etsy Mistakes to Avoid


Product Photography Overview


Your Product Photography Checklist


Lesson Info

Your Product Photography Checklist

So let's look at a product photography checklist, things that you can do right now to start to make a list of things that you can, you can improve. But let's, I'm gonna walk you through the questions here real quick, and you can write them down, and you can pull up one of your product listings that you have right now and start to just think to yourself the changes that you can make. So first question, is the product the main focus in the picture? Is it the main focus? And we get staging is a big thing right now. The popularity of Instagram is a big thing right now. So everybody's staging, and staging is fine. But make sure if you do stage a photograph, that the product stays front and center, that the product is the main focus. Does the, does your product, question two, does your product stand out as the focal point? And can you immediately tell what it is? That's a big question. Like I said with blankets, if you get up on top of a blanket and you take a picture of the top fold of a bl...

anket, what's for sale there, I don't know. It could be a fabric, it could be a baby blanket, could be a king size blanket, you have no idea. But that's what good product photography should do. It should be able to, your visitor should know immediately what the product is and/or what it does. The next question you're gonna ask in your product checklist is is your picture bright and clear? Is it clean and uncluttered? Either of those things is gonna distract, is going to distract your visitor, distract the buyer. Is it interesting? Does it make you wanna click? Is it appealing? If it were a standalone item, if it were in an art booth, would it pull you from across the room? That's important too. And if your message is consistent, if you use those three adjectives you named to describe your brand, it will do that. It's speaking for you. Your product photography should speak for you. And that leads me to the next question, does that product match the shop? Does that product photography represent the brand message that you've been sharing. Because it's your job to be one brand, one message, and be that consistently. Is your product photography doing that for you? And last question, does that product make sense with the other listings? Do your items make sense and do they belong together in the same shop? Is the same customer buying all of the different products you have? Will they love everything? Will they wanna keep adding to cart once they get there?

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

How To Beat The Overcrowded Market Guide

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Build a Storefront That Sells by Lisa Jacobs
Ideal Customer Workbook by Lisa Jacobs
Your Best Year Wall Planner
Market Your Etsy® Shop by Lisa Jacobs

Ratings and Reviews


The course was really practical and organized very well. Each day built on the previous day and had solid, actionable recommendations. I am just starting my Etsy shop and feel like I have a plan for moving forward with some confidence. Lisa is charming and very real and her enthusiasm for supporting businesses is engaging and very encouraging. She wants us to be part of the tribe and I appreciate that! Thanks Lisa and everyone at Creative Live for more great "Mini B-school" lessons that I can use for my online business.


Thank you thank you thank you! I have been going about the "daily scramble" for years - with ups and downs along the way and this course has been a true eye opener for me. The message of consistency and brand cohesion as well as deep respect for my customers will surely stay with me and help my business continue to grow. No matter what stage you are at in your creative business, Lisa has something great to teach! Highly recommended!

Kaitlynd B Zimmer

Lisa has so much personal energy and friendly personality its hard not to fall in love with her! Her extensive experience in the industry from ground up growth was a pleasure to relive through her hilarious trial and error comments. Overall what I came away with was taking action is the only way to grow and learn what works for each individual Etsy shop. And to make those actions pay off get your self out of your comfort zone! The section on SEOs was a huge eye opener! Thank you Tim for shining the light on areas I has not even aware existed before. I feel I now have the tools to build the strong and engaging Etsy shop that can become the success I dream of. Thank you! Kaitlynd B Zimmer

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