I know their are many crafters out there including handmade jewlery,cards,scrapbooking,knitters,handmade soaps, candles and much more. I am one of those crafters myself. Now if you are looking to make a profit and sell them to the online community where should you start? Well there are many ways like starting up your own website which can cost a good amount of money,blogging which is free but some people may look at it as "unprofessional". Than theirs the perfect Solution: Etsy and Ebay.
What is Etsy?
Etsy is a wonderful site where you can buy and sell home made items. It has a very active forum for discussing all kinds of things. See for yourself http://www.etsy.com/
When crafters first start out turning to ebay is the easiest way. Yet the fees can add up, especially if your items do not sell.
EBay vs Etsy
-You can start by opening your own store for Free!
- When listing an item the listing fee is only $.20 flat rate.
-You receive 5 Free spaces to place pictures of the item you are wanting to sell.
-Item stays on site for 6 months (unless it sells prior too).
- Must self promote
-Does not get as much traffic as EBay does
-Will incur Late fees without notice
-Have many options to listing your item
-Can add an auction to your item
-First picture is free
-Any picture you add after your first is $.15
-there are extra fees for items over a certain amount of money
-Item can only be listed for 7 days unless you pay for more time