When selling a product online — whether it’s clothing or jewelry, a tech gadget, a cookbook, sports equipment, or just about anything else — not only is it important to have a quality item that customers will be satisfied with, but it’s equally vital to showcase the product in the most professional way possible. That means no clutter or any other distractions that will take the attention away from your selling piece. Here are a few ways to make your products pop on Etsy, eBay, or any other marketplace online. Don’t post without them!

In celebration of National Craft Month, we wanted to share some must-haves for you to up your Etsy game. Savvy shoppers know that if you want to find quality handmade, customized, or one-of-a-kind items, Etsy is the place to go. Standing out in an online marketplace like Etsy is tough for first-timers, but since online shopping is highly visual, it helps to have great photos. With a few standard shots that creatively showcase your brand, you can up your Etsy game and get your shop noticed. Here are a few must-haves for killer Etsy photos. Good Lighting You don’t need a professional camera to capture great product shots thanks to the quality of modern smartphone cameras, but you still need good lighting. Diffused natural light works best, so try shooting by a curtained window during the day or with a studio light or bright lamp if you must shoot at night. If you…