I now know that several people have had problems finding the password for downloading the videos when they’ve bought a video workshop in my Etsy shop. So, I thought it would make sense to write a short post to make your downloads easier.
So, here’s how buying a digital item on Etsy works. After you’ve paid for your workshop, you get immediate access to all the PDFs included in the tutorial. But Etsy doesn’t allow sellers to upload videos, so the only way is to upload them on another website. I use Vimeo for this.
That means that every video tutorial has at least one PDF with the downloading instructions. It starts with a short text about the workshop, followed by a photo of the item you’ll learn to felt and the Vimeo links. STRAIGHT AFTER THE LINKS YOU FIND THE PASSWORD. So, you’ll have to scroll down to the end of the document to find it. But it’s there. I promise ?
So, summing it up:
- Download the PDF.
- Click on each link in the PDF and a new window will open in your browser.
- On the Vimeo page, you’ll get the message “This video is private”.
- Copy and paste the password from your PDF into the box and click the blue button.
- By now you should see the video. Repeat these steps for each of the links.
- Under the videos, on the right, you should see a download button. Click it and save the videos onto your computer.
At that’s it!
Etsy has also made a couple of changes lately, that have improved the buying experience on the platform.
- Introduced the guest checkout. This basically means that now you can browse, add items to your cart, and make purchases on Etsy without having to create an account, which makes things a lot quicker and easier.
- It now allows sellers to upload up to 10 photos per item, so that you can see more details of the products.
To take full advantage of this, I’ll be uploading new photos very soon. So, I’d like to ask you if you find there is any type of shot you think is missing from my products? Give me your opinion on this and help me make your buying experience on Etsy even better.
Talk to you soon!
P.S.: Do you love felting and want to learn more? Fill in your name and email address above and I’ll keep you posted.