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« on: March 06, 2008 01:16:56 PM »

hey guys! i'm a bit curious as to see what sells really well, as i'm trying to start my own lil ebay or etsy shop. i make various things such as purses, jewerly, soap, and embroidery. but i would like to mainly focus on one type of craft and just have the others as side projects. so i would like to hear from all of you who have a shop. what sells really good? Huh

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 04:08:06 PM »

I don't sell any of those items in my Etsy...but, based on what I like to BUY, and what I see come and go through my Favorites on Etsy, I think purses sell well.  Well made, unique styles, designs, colors, neat 'extras' like pockets, clip on coin purses or cell phone holders that match, etc. I think would be some extras to make your stuff stand out more.

My personal style, as far as handmade goes lately Smiley  is a hippie, bohemian, type style.  I have had a lot of these types of items as far as purses and clothing on my Etsy Favorites, and I check my faves every day even if I do not add more items into it, and many of the items are sold after every few days Sad  Too bad for me for waiting too long!  Many have been purses, many have been clothing items.

That's as much insight as I can offer you...oh, and one more piece....jewelry is SATURATED on Etsy, you have to be really unique, quality work, interesting materials, etc. to make a go of that there I think.  Maybe some other ACTUAL sellers of some aforementioned items will come along and help you out on the selling of those goods better than me Smiley  Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008 03:03:17 AM »

Well Ive only been on etsy since mid feb, but all three items I've sold have been jewelry, so that seems popular

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008 11:58:02 AM »

FAQ #1 - What should I sell?

The answer to this is: whatever you want! Its best to sell what you know, sell what you love. (You can always sell what you think people want to buy, too.) People sell every crafty thing under the sun and no single kind of item will ever be the only profitable one.



« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008 09:40:36 AM »

cool thanks guys! i guess i'm going to get started on making my purses!  Grin

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