Etsy?

How many of you actually sell your items and make a profit?

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8 replies since 28th August 2010 • Last reply 28th August 2010

I do very well, its all about advertising. Get yourself out there

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I sell a few items a month - but I am trying to increase sales - it seems that advertising is the way to go - whats some good options to do that?

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Maureen, I would say that joining and sharing on various sites would help. Social networking, arts and crafts sites, and maybe even art in general sites.

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i wanted to try dawanda or etsy (convinced, michelle xD) BUT i researched through internet and found out that you have to register a trade, pay sales tax and become a member of the Chamber for Commercial Matters. Furthermore you have to proclaim Terms and Conditions and Guarantee which are written by lawyers. if you buy stuff with intent to handle and sell it you trade corporately and have to do these things. i really don´t want to trade privately because then you can sell only a few "left over" items a month, also i´m a bit feared that someone will steal my designs and offer them at their shop which is updated maybe more frequently because it´s corporately...etc... i´m so angry that there is so much bureaucracy which throws a wrench into the paths of many young, poor not fully-trained artists... is it different in usa/canada/gb??

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I own my busniess, and yes I pay taxes for it.

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i try to sell my stuff, but i am not so good at advertising

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create catchy adverts, post on the etsy fourm, post on facebook

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I have a few items on etsy. I havnt sold anything on there yet. I have sold tons of items in real life though. I think my promblem is my photos. Everything looks better in real life.. HAHA
etsy.com/lunalyons220

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