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Topic: You Made It Yourself: Now What? 29 Places to Sell Your Handmade Creations  (Read 1423 times)
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« on: July 25, 2012 06:27:21 AM »

I probably have this in the wrong place, but I've looked and looked and really don't know where this would go.

An interesting list of places to sell handmade goods online:
http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/10/29-places-sell-handmade-creations.html

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012 11:51:35 AM »

This looks a super resource for online stores. Thanks so much for sharing!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012 08:12:52 AM »

Thanks for the info.  I try to sell on Etsy but not so successful.  I'm not giving up but I will be looking into some of these. Especially Artfire
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012 11:44:40 AM »

Great List, I personally sell on Handmade Artist's. Etsy has too many resellers for my taste Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012 06:22:34 AM »

Thanks for the resource! There are a lot of places on there that I've never heard of but sound like they are worth checking out!
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012 10:03:16 AM »

In addition to selling online, you should sell within your community.

Make flyers showing your items with prices, along with your contact info and pass them out to friends to pass out, hang in workplaces, or ask businesses if you can leave a couple flyers at their business.

Selling online has its potential, but word of mouth in your own local town or city will probably produce more results, sales, and interest than waiting to see if someone finds your online store to buy.

Also, selling in person reduces cost of shipping and waiting. Set up a booth at a festival/farmers market is an idea. Some can be costly, but others can be affordable to do.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012 04:20:16 PM »

I agree.

I read where people hear about some site and say "I never heard of them but I'll give it a try".  Problem is, nobody else ever heard of them either, especially customers!

As far as Etsy having too much buy/sell (or B/S as we call it) if you have faith in your work, you'll find a way to compete with it!

I meet crafters every day who are so overpriced they can't sell their work. "But I charge $15 an hour". I have to tell them their work is not worth $15 an hour. And the customer votes with their wallet, at another store. It's just a fact of life in this business.

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