Getting Your Artwork Listed on Etsy

Now that you know the basics of getting your products listed on eBay from the previous post, you will be ready to list on Etsy. 

Etsy Rules

So the rules to sell on Etsy are really simple, either you make the product yourself, or your product is 20 years or older (vintage), that is it, so you can't sell like your iPod on Etsy but you could sell a custom made iPod case.

Etsy Fees

The good news is that your fees will be cheaper on Esty than eBay. Your listing is $0.20 for 3 months and 3.5% when the item sell. This means your fees are only 3.5% as opposed to the 13.5%. For more information visit https://www.etsy.com/help/article/136. The down side is that eBay is a bigger market place. There is no PayPal so you will be able to accept all methods of payment and they take care of that for you. They will just pay you about 2 times a month. All your fees will be deducted once a month on the credit or debit card of your choice. Shipping that you pay is charged to your credit card as fees.

Your Spin

You need to take a different spin, most people on Etsy are looking for gift items, they are also looking for decor or craft items. Most are women, there are a lot of Mormons on there too. The market is new so you will be extending your art a new source.

For example:

  • You may want to convert your art to a post card format and sell it in a bundle
  • You may want to offer your art as a Sacrament Meeting program print outs
  • Consider bundling your products

Think outside the box and try different things. If you are sculptor this is a great place to sell, sculptures.

Listing

The process is actually easier than eBay same rules apply, awesome titles, good price with shipping included, lots of images.

Conclusion

The best way to learn Etsy is just to do you may make some mistakes, I made a few but nothing that could not be fixed by talking to Etsy or the customer. Get started with Etsy today. Let us know how it goes.


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