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lorah 07-07-2012 01:11 PM

Do you sell your handmade crafts?
I was just curious as to how many there are here that make their own items to sell? Whether on Etsy, Artfire, eBay or another venue. I am in the process of starting my own dog clothing and accessories line. I am building my own website but haven't discounted selling on Etsy or another venue until I can build a following. Would love to swap and share marketing ideas. Would also love to know what you make.

This is not the place to post links to your stores, you can do that in the Shop Handmade section. Although if you have over 30 posts, you can put the link in your signature. Just wanted to find others to chat with about the trials one can have when they craft for profit.

JoyceIsCrafty 07-08-2012 09:04 AM

I make and sell crafts. I've done craft fairs and festivals, flea markets, fundraisers, Etsy, Artfire....

lorah 07-09-2012 03:15 AM

Hi Joyce,
Just downloaded your eBook. Can't wait to read it.

staylor0923 07-11-2012 04:56 PM

I want to as soon as I can I'm going to sell my crafts but right now I don't have the money to buy the materials. Yet!

lorah 07-12-2012 04:52 AM

It's always a challenge to get going and having the necessary funds. You could always try selling some no longer needed items on eBay to earn some funds or even have a yard sale.

staylor0923 07-13-2012 10:49 AM

Great Idea Lorah thanks!

sunshineborders 07-23-2012 07:03 AM

kind of!
I paint canvases and furniture (and murals)... I have an etsy account but havent started selling on there yet. I just think etsy is the place everyone goes to buy handmade items. I have friends who sell their products at vendor's booths at fairs, markets, or in shops where you can rent a space, those are big here in NC, but we didn't have things like that back home in OH!

sunnydays 07-29-2012 04:57 PM

handmade crafts
I have a niece that makes handmade bracelets. She sells them at the local convenience store and makes a little money. I have told her that are places such as Etsy and Handmadecatalog.com but didn't know if she would make less money because of fees charged..Has anyone had any success with online companies that they could tell us about/ Thanks.

MomsTreasureChest 08-05-2012 08:34 AM

I've sold crafts mostly on Etsy and at Craft Fairs.

sewspecialcrafts 08-10-2012 10:27 PM

I've done selling on Etsy for 2 years, fairly loosely, and am just now starting to work on picking up more business since my kiddos are getting older. I love Etsy because the fees are low and it's fairly user friendly. :)

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