How to Sell Crafts on Etsy
Do people often say about your crafts, "You should sell these on Etsy!" or "Are
you on Etsy yet?" If the answer is yes, then it's time to get going and set up
shop! It's easier than you think.
1. Decide what to sell. There are a few different schools of thought:
• Make what's hot now;
• Find a niche market;
• Make what you love to make.
Like any business, there are pros and cons with any of these options, so decide
what will work best for you. You might need to experiment with all of these to
decide which works best for you. You can use a combination of different approaches
to distinguish your products from the rest. Keep in mind that the Etsy community
is global and is a virtual handmade market with buyers and sellers from more than
2. Figure out your pricing structure. A very simple rule of thumb is this: your
materials + time = your cost. Double this for a wholesale price; double wholesale
for a retail figure.
• Don't to get too greedy, but don't sell yourself short, either.
Etsy is a community of artists, not a market for mass production or an opportunity
to gouge the buyer's bank account.
• Check what others are charging for similar products, or whether
others are selling similar products at all. You will probably want to be in the
same general price range, unless you can differentiate your offerings from similar items.