Congrats! The diaper cakes are adorable, you should be making hundreds of sales!
I just opened my etsy store today, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
i will look at these places and see what would be best (may do a little on all of them to see what works)
I don't have many friends on facebook (less then 100, and about 30 of them are family)
whilst im making things to sell, does anyone have any idea of what i could call my shop?
these are the bracelets, the patterns are stripes, diamonds, hearts, flowers (or no pattern) they can be bracelets or anklets
the plushies would be any animal or cushions.i was also thinking of doing request items if people wanted them or custom colours for the bracelets, but metallic ones will have to cost more because the thread is more then double. also the blue and orange one is made with half the amount of threads so it is half the thickness. what do people think? criticism appreciated, please try to be constructive though!
Oh actually Artfire will let you do like a 30 free trial and then you have to pay monthly. I had a store there, but they just changed it so I'm not using it anymore :(
But you can try Folksy.com too, I havent tried there though.
I actually really like my Facebook Business page, its free! You just need to set up a paypal account so you can send and recive money to people. But I like facebook because all my friends and family can see what I'm doing and pass it along to thier friends too.
You only have to include Etsy in your taxes if you've made a considerable income from it. You might want to talk to a tax consultant.
PayPal works like an online bank, except anyone who knows your email address for the account can send you money or request money from you. Etsy and PayPal work together so that you can link a PP account to Etsy and people can pay you directly from the Etsy site.
Etsy does take a commission, so between Etsy and PayPal, you will be losing about 6% of what you sold an item for.
Typically it takes a while for new shops to make a sale. Making consistent sales can also be a challenge because a lot of people won't leave feedback on Etsy, which buyers look at before they purchase something from a shop.
With all the fees involved with Etsy, if you're actually trying to make money and not spend it, I would say go to Artfire since you can list up to 12 items for free with no commission to pay to AF when they sell.
Another option if you're only going to sell things for about $5 a piece is to check out fiverr.com, a place where people tell you what they will do for $5. Some people can make a decent bit of cash this way. But, Fiverr will probably require paypal as well since Fiverr allows buyers to take their money back if someone didn't deliver a service to them on time.
With Etsy, your postings are live as soon as you list them, but they can take up to a day to show up in searches. With Fiverr, you typically have to wait 12-24 hours to see your gig get posted.
Etsy can be a money pit when you're first starting out, especially with listing fees. I'd probably go with Artfire if you want to sell things without having bits of your profits carved away.
I need money for my college course. So I want to set up an etsy shop. Does anyone have any tips on it?
I want to sell plushies and bracelets. Does anyone think what I have made will sell?
Also how does the paypal payment work?
Do you get much money quickly from selling on etsy?
Do I have to tell the tax people that I am selling on etsy to get money to pay for my college course?
I like jewelery trees (there's tons on here), you can also buy embroidery hoops with your choice of fabric to hang items on. Large wooden dowels can be painted and used vertically or horizontally (depending on how you want it to look and how much building you want to do) for bracelets and necklaces.
Monika: i'm loving your scrubs & soaps!! Especially the bakeable ones...lol
Rawr: the guitar earrings are really cute & i like the leather wrap stuff
Sally: I sent ya a F.R. I've made a couple of the baby cakes for friends, they're really fun! :D
Pamela: I've been to your page before! I must have stumbled across sometime cos I remember the wirewrapped rings and the beautiful butterfly pendant
Klaire: I love your paintings
I'm in the process of launching a website/store
but in the meantime, I've got some stuff on f'bk
it's mostly some jewellery on there just now, but I'm planning on getting a bunch of cards & books uploaded over the next few days.
The last few markets I've sold my jewelry at I've had a really small table to cram everything onto. So I bought cheap picture frames and put like a thin burlap where the picture would be, and behind that I put just a piece of paper with a color that matches my theme. I did a few different sizes anf had one for earrings, bracelets and necklaces. If you could find some black picture frames you could do something like that and then have the paper be like a pink, silver, or red. I know there are a ton of those "projects" on the site, and I think they work ah-mazing for displaying jewelry!
I'm gonna be selling my jewellery at my school's market day again this year (my final year) and want to make my stand look even better than last year.
My colours are dark red, pink, silver and black. Any ideas of a layout? I'll add pics of my jewellery stands tomorrow so you guys can get an idea.
This is my Facebook page so you can get the idea of what I'm selling: http://www.facebook.com/LittleTreasuresJewellery
The main problem that I have is that I can't use a white tablecloth to make the jewellery stand out because my school is basically on a farm and there's LOADS of dust.
Any suggestions are much appreciated!
My shop is Blossoming ~*Designs Handmade Jewelry*~
I make fun inexpensive jewelry! I usually try to keep earrings around $6.00, Bracelets around $10.00 and Necklaces at about $15.00
Because I looove jewelry and I want people to be able afford the things they like.
My etsy store is www.blossomingdesigns.esty.com
My Facebook page (with way more stuff) is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blossoming-Designs/179265382121239
I am always having sales and promotions, and amd deffinetly willing to do some trades/swaps for other great handmade items!
This is the link to the Etsy for my mom's business that I take care of.. but I am going to start posting my own stuff on there :D I sell Baby Shower gifts (looks like a wedding cake but made of baby diapers with accessories all around it)
please add me to the CO+K circle!
This is my personal Facebook page if anyone wants to be my friend there ^_^
I'm going to add you guys!
I cater to lolita/kawaii fashion so I sell related hair accessories, rings, dolls and artworks. All of my items are handmade and created by yours truly.
My Etsy: http://bonnesfilles.etsy.com (cute hair accessories, dolls, rings and artworks)
My Artfire: http://bonnesfilles.artfire.com
Blog: http://klairereyes.blogspot.com (post artworks and stuffs)
Thank you =)
So, since a lot of CO+K members are on Etsy and other art-selling sites, I figured we could use a solid thread for everyone to post their URLs related to their shops. :)
My *NEW* CraftCafe URL: http://www.craftcafe.co/shop/DiscordiasApple/
(My Etsy URL: http://discordiasapple.etsy.com ignore it unless you want to look through my old sales, lol)
Don't forget to include details on what you sell on Etsy, Folksy, or Artfire! I'd love to see what everyone's got up :) And I'll definitely follow anyone who's on Twitter!
My old shop had lots of random things at first, but now I'm all about skincare!
thanks guys! :D
@ Joss, aw :/ yeah.. I was really expecting to NEVER make a sale, but I thought it was at least worth a try. I am still baffled by the fact they actually bought one of ours. I would love to see your shop tho! :]
@ Monika, yeah I usually browse those emails and the things they sell are soo expensive! but definitely great finds. I could find a ton of great things at thrift shops to resale but I just don't think people will actually buy my stuff. I guess it's all just preference to everyone.. they will buy it if it is exactly what they want. I need to stop being so lazy and try that out too. :p
Congrats on your first sale!
When I opened my Etsy shop, I made a sale the first night I started listing things. I was selling scarves and hats... just general winter things and some jewelry. Sales came to a halt for a while, so I closed my shop for a while until I decided to start selling soaps.
Sales have been few and far between all along, but that's typical for someone who doesn't get featured in the Etsy emails, since they're all about people who make 100 sales a day by reselling cheap storebought crap like glass pendants and charms.
I have an online shop for my mom's Baby Diaper Cake business.. and I hadn't sold a single thing for about 4 months now, and finally out of the blue, BAM! I randomly get any email about someone buying one! haha I am just so uber excited about it.
There are a ton of people on etsy selling the same thing I am so I've been a little discouraged about trying to sell on there.
What's your business on etsy?
How long did it take to make your first sale?
ALSO: if you know anyone having a baby.. check out my shop! :] here's a pic of what I sell there for my mom:
Their body is made up of diapers, and decorated with different necessary baby accessories!
Thanks for looking~
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