Are you ready to go hunting for vintage and handmade treasures on Etsy? If so, then the first step is to create an Etsy account.
Go to www.etsy.com in your web browser.
Click Register in the top-right corner.
If you have an account on Facebook or Google Plus, you can use it to sign up for Etsy. (You will need to log into the account that you choose to complete the registration process.) For the purposes of this tutorial, let's assume that you don't have either, or you’d simply prefer to sign up the old fashion way - by filling out a form.
First up, Etsy will ask you to enter your first name and last name, and select your gender. This information is public and can be seen by anyone on Etsy. If you'd like your account to be a little more private, you can skip filling in these details. Otherwise, click in the appropriate boxes and type in the information, and click the button beside "Male", "Female" or "Rather Not Say" to select your gender.
Next, Etsy will ask you for your email address, a password, a repeat of that password (to confirm it for security reasons), and a username (if you don't enter your real name, people have to be able to identify you on Etsy somehow, right?). Click in each box and type in the appropriate information (Etsy will give you a suggestion for your username, based on your email address; you can keep it or pick your own).
If you'd like to receive an email newsletter from Etsy on products that are popular at the time, click the check box at the bottom to mark it. Otherwise, click Register when you're done.
Etsy will send a confirmation email to the address that you used to sign up for Etsy. Log into that account and open the email from Etsy titled "Confirm Your Account: Get All Things Etsy". Then, click Confirm Your Account.
After confirming your account, you will be asked to sign into Etsy again. Click in the boxes marked "Email or Username" and "Password", and fill in the appropriate information. Then click Sign In.
That's all there is to signing up for Etsy! Happy shopping!
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