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Friday, May 1, 2009

etsy...worth it or not???

guys...are you selling on etsy... I have now officially run out of steam, after months of looking after my sites... I think I am packing it in...... it's clear that etsy is not the place for original art.... handmade great... but only if it's 20 bucks...... well...no can do! what's your take on it?

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  1. I'm struggling too...but I see people doing SO well that I feel I should give it a little more time.
    I think once you establish a following then you start to make some sales...but it seems hard right now.
    Maybe I'll try posting a similar post on my blog...se what kind of responce I get.
    Char

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  2. It's a tough call. I think that it's like any other venue for selling your art; you have to work hard to get it going & get noticed. Just having a shop on Etsy is not the way to go. I look at it more as an opportunity to have an easy online sales location, rather than an actual successful venue, for me. But that's 'cause I don't work at it hard enough. I do get your point about original art, though. Good luck.

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  3. Have you used artbistro.com or LinkedIn.com? Perhaps you can network there to attract more customers to Etsy, or perhaps sell work on ArtBistro itself.
    This is the first time I see your artwork and I enjoy it very much.

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  4. Hi Melissa,
    big thanks for you suggestions..... I am thinking this would be a way to go too... be on more sites to direct traffic..... thanks for getting touch and I'll check out the sites you suggest! :o)

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