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« Reply #340 on: July 28, 2010 01:00:36 PM »

I feel that when you're first starting out, to get a really good idea of what people want, start selling your crafts to your friends and family. What I did with the candles is make a few and bring them into my old workplace just to show what I was doing. They loved them! So they wanted to buy them. I was able to get a really good feel for what they preferred in terms of cost, glass style, and scent. They also gave their opinions about price.

It's a great way to do some early marketing.

Then, after that, look for local craft fairs that are inexpensive. MAKE YOUR TABLE ROCK, since that's what will draw attention. You are likely to build a good name for yourself there.

I honestly wouldn't start online first. I would start with these two methods and perfect your craft and THEN take it online. Plus, you will be able to make more money selling personally and in craft fairs then you will online.

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« Reply #341 on: May 18, 2011 07:19:08 AM »

I think this is the right thread for this.  There is a new website for selling your crafts called Uniimi.com and I am on the Dev Team (I am a volunteer).  The website works similar to how Alchemy used to work.  People put up requests for custom items and then artisans/crafters bid to create it.  My friend created this site to fill the void left by the removal of Alchemy.  We are still in beta.  From the site: "niimi is a place where you can find artists for hire to make your custom handmade gifts! After creating your account, simply post a new project request with a description of the item you want. Our artists will bid on your project with their estimates and you will have the option of choosing which artist you would like to work with."

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« Reply #342 on: August 07, 2011 07:40:55 AM »

I'm kinda surprised www.ShopHandmade isn't mentioned in any of these posts.  Each storefront is sponsored by a major advertiser such as Artbeads, which means it has the distinct advantage of being free (although there's mention on the site of a Gallery listing  fee materializing once revisions of that part of the site are completed, whenever that is).  I'm dying to list my semiprecious gemstone jewelry on it, but right now I'm horrendously frustrated by inability to upload my photos (the thumbnails don't appear no matter what I try doind!  Would a sledgehammer work (lol)?)
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« Reply #343 on: October 12, 2011 04:20:48 AM »

You wanna make money? Sell at a real craft show. You'll make more money in one day than in months on these "free" sites.

There's NOTHING at a craft show, or on Etsy, anybody NEEDS. NOTHING.
« Reply #344 on: November 16, 2011 03:53:25 AM »

the answer is you can sell in a number of places

I like the new Craftgo.com site as its free but you can use Etsy or Zibbet or sell on your own website but it takes time to get visitors
« Reply #345 on: November 17, 2011 10:56:40 PM »

Very helpful info, I had never heard of most of those websites before

« Reply #346 on: March 28, 2012 07:07:28 AM »

I love listia it's point/credit based but I sell all my crafts on there and buy name brand make up all kinds of stuff I use and need. Plus no taxes to deal with Smiley
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« Reply #347 on: June 27, 2012 12:39:45 PM »

Hey all! I did an update of the first post! Am I forgetting anything? Are things in the wrong place? Anything broken? Let me know!  Smiley

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« Reply #348 on: June 27, 2012 12:55:47 PM »

Hey all! I did an update of the first post! Am I forgetting anything? Are things in the wrong place? Anything broken? Let me know!  Smiley

there's cargoh.com and fab.com too Smiley

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« Reply #349 on: September 15, 2012 09:55:55 PM »

I am cleaning out my craft stash and have lots of fabric and things that I'd like to unload, but don't know where to sell or trade it.  What kind of places do you folks know of online to connect with other crafty people that I can do this?  I don't want to give it away as I've invested a lot of $$ in it, but would be interested in trading?  I would appreciate any suggestions!  =)

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