Photo courtesy of Mandiraebaker.etsy.com
Again, I need to preface this post by advising you to have stellar photographs and a well defined craft before you delve into a listing frenzy. The following suggestions are for sellers who are ready to invest in advertising.
So, you're serious, you want to do this as a career & business even. If selling what you make is your long term goal you'll need some kind of advertising budget. Any business, big or small, needs to attract attention. Etsy has a few arenas for paid advertising, my number 1 choice is Listing often followed by the Main Showcase. I cannot personally recommend the category showcases or storque showcases but there are a few people that swear by them.
While Etsy has a few inexpensive options there is a whole world of outside advertising to consider;