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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2006 07:43:19 AM »

i kind of really dislike the sellers who price their items too low. or say that they have actually imported their items (hence the low low low rice) it just makes me mark down my stuff coz i HAVE to be somewhat competitive. like a 75$ purse i sell at a store here would be 30$ on etsy just coz it seems that the people pricing too low drive down the normal price range grrrr vicious cycle indeed.

hear hear! i totally agree with Nico - I do try and fight the urge to drop all my prices though - I have decided if it doesn't sell then it doesn't sell. [have to remind myself of that sometimes though!]
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2006 09:07:14 AM »

i kind of really dislike the sellers who price their items too low. or say that they have actually imported their items (hence the low low low rice) it just makes me mark down my stuff coz i HAVE to be somewhat competitive. like a 75$ purse i sell at a store here would be 30$ on etsy just coz it seems that the people pricing too low drive down the normal price range grrrr vicious cycle indeed.

but yes! i make lots of money from etsy and my only problem is not going directly supply shopping with it.
I LOVE that you're making money with it!!!  If you charged a very little more, you would be half the price of the purse and then you would be making what most people make in galleries.  I think most people are treating it like a wholesale thing.  I see both sides.  It's harder for people to see stuff if it's priced too high too.  I'm going to research this a little more to see if there is anyone making higher prices and still doing well.  I'm sure there's a way to do this too and SOMEONE has figured it out.  Smiley   
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2006 03:25:34 AM »

hear hear! i totally agree with Nico - I do try and fight the urge to drop all my prices though - I have decided if it doesn't sell then it doesn't sell. [have to remind myself of that sometimes though!]
Elaine xx

 i have to remind meself that too eh! ive been recently cleaning up my shop of lame lists
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I LOVE that you're making money with it!!!  If you charged a very little more, you would be half the price of the purse and then you would be making what most people make in galleries.  I think most people are treating it like a wholesale thing.  I see both sides.  It's harder for people to see stuff if it's priced too high too.  I'm going to research this a little more to see if there is anyone making higher prices and still doing well.  I'm sure there's a way to do this too and SOMEONE has figured it out.  Smiley  

i know ey... just a little bit more! hi-ya! it does seem like lots are close to a 'wholesale' price---- which reminds me of this one lady that wanted to buy my stuff wholesale but turned out to be a very troublesome hella confusing biatch and called me a 'mickey mouse trader' or something. she wanted to pick out 6 things in my shop, then me give her a wholesale price! hahaha i thought that was called shopping. the thing with people coming to ask for bulk orders when they see the etsy price they expect it much cheaper when its already very close to the wholesale price (its somewhere inbetween, my pricing is)

sorry kinda got of tangent there....
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2011 08:34:59 AM »

There are so many ways to make money on Etsy! I do make money on Etsy, but it did take me some time to get to where I am now. I have sold supplies, and I have sold handmade items. And I know of plenty of ways to bring traffic to your Etsy shop. I certainly don't recommend that you underprice all of your items just to make money on Etsy, but underpricing a few of your items when you just start out will help you build up feedback and credibility on Etsy. Also, displaying an Ad for your Etsy shop in the right places will help a lot! You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars - there are so many places you can display your ad for $1 or $2 a day, or better than that - free! Here are some great resources to get you started

http://www.squidoo.com/top-10-tips-for-selling-handmade-on-etsy
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6026678/five_ways_to_make_money_on_etsy_if.html?cat=3
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5935348/make_money_selling_handmade_and_art.html?cat=31
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2011 05:04:52 AM »

There are so many ways to make money on Etsy! I do make money on Etsy, but it did take me some time to get to where I am now. I have sold supplies, and I have sold handmade items. And I know of plenty of ways to bring traffic to your Etsy shop. I certainly don't recommend that you underprice all of your items just to make money on Etsy, but underpricing a few of your items when you just start out will help you build up feedback and credibility on Etsy. Also, displaying an Ad for your Etsy shop in the right places will help a lot! You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars - there are so many places you can display your ad for $1 or $2 a day, or better than that - free! Here are some great resources to get you started

http://www.squidoo.com/top-10-tips-for-selling-handmade-on-etsy
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6026678/five_ways_to_make_money_on_etsy_if.html?cat=3
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5935348/make_money_selling_handmade_and_art.html?cat=31
I'm curious. How much is a "lot of money"? Are you making $1,000 a month? $3,000 a month?  Or are you making a couple hundred a month?

Now I know everybody has their own level of success.

I do shows/fairs only. And there are exhibitors who are thrilled when they make $1,000 in a weekend. And there are others who are at the same show who are disappointed when they "only" make $2,500 in two days.

So I guess I'm curious as to what is considered "success" when selling on Etsy?
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2011 12:03:14 PM »

nope:P
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babyphunk
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2011 06:53:50 PM »

small profits, and also small steps to start off until you have regular customers and more people who are willing to pay more because its yours and they like the service.
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