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stargardener
« on: June 25, 2008 02:52:17 PM »

I have always wanted to sell things.  I am crafty and I like what I make, I often give handmade gifts & think that it is one of the coolest things to actually get money for things you make!  So I have the time right now...sorta...but where did you start?

I have crafting ADD and like lots of crafts so I think that my stock would be pretty varied. 

Any advice would be great. 
I know its a lot of work, but I think that Etsy would probably be the best way for me to strike out. 

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008 09:05:47 AM »

I just opened an etsy and it's pretty fun. You can get addicted to it, I find, and I've posted a few things just to get a move on, but I know I've got a long way to go.

Basically you have to build up your shop slowly; it doesn't really do any good to post a lot of stuff at once. If you've got 20 cents you can post your product. Pick a name and get going.

Oh, and you'll need some sort of marketing plan 'cuz products don't sell themselves...
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008 12:13:39 PM »

thanks, I think that I might just jump in with both feet.....what is the worst that is going to happen, right!!!  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008 05:10:29 PM »

I think that spending some time in the forums and promoting your shop is good exposure.  It takes time, but it is worth it.   It's also a good place to ask questions and check out other sellers with successful shops.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008 11:01:53 AM »

Be sure to read the Etsy Seller's Guide. 
http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/the-etsy-seller-handbook-all-our-how-tos-about-selling-2383/
It should be assigned reading! Wink  Seriously, it's extremely helpful!  Also, ask lots of questions, either here or in the forums.  There are lots of people out there that are happy to help and want you to succeed, too.
Best of luck to you!
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