Looking for ways to make money online? Business Owl has come up with 101 ways to do exactly that! Number nineteen on the list – make money from selling goods on Etsy.
What is Etsy?
Etsy describes itself as ‘the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace’ – it estimates its marketplace at 15 million buyers around the world. If you’re into arts and crafts – perhaps you make jewellery as a hobby, craft knick-knacks from wood or make greeting cards – why not get your goods onto Etsy?
How to Make Money on Etsy
Sellers can sell goods in three categories – handmade (you make it yourself or are part of a collective); vintage (you find items older than twenty years and re-sell) or supplies (you sell the constituent items others need to make their goods). Decide which yours is, go to the Etsy website and create an Etsy shop. Remember, customers are buying goods unseen, so the secret to selling well on Etsy is providing great photographs which show off your products to best effect and writing full descriptions. And, just like a bricks and mortar store, the look and feel (branding) of your shop is vitally important. Last, but by no means least, do make payment as easy as possible for your customers.
Keen to Get Going?
Read more about how to set up a shop on Etsy.