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Anyone Sell Stuff on Etsy? Sorta NBR

I'm just wondering if any of you sell your baby/infant/kid handmade items on Etsy?  If so, do you find it's lucrative and/or does it pay for your hobby :)   ?  

Re: Anyone Sell Stuff on Etsy? Sorta NBR

  • Yes.  It's fun, but no money in it!  Unless you have an absolutely unique or superior product, you won't sell enough to make much.  It's pretty cheap to list things/have an Etsy store though, so it's not a loss if it doesn't sell (assuming it's made to order and you aren't pre-making things that don't sell.)

     

     

     

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  • km_mdkm_md
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    I have a relative who makes jewelry and she uses Bonanza instead of Etsy. Her main reason was that etsy charges you for every listing you have (so much per month per listing) whereas Bonanza does not. Etsy is a lot more well known, but it also comes with it's problems.
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  • I do!  I'm averaging about an order a day and $300 a month (that is after I've purchased the supplies) I've only had this new shop open for about 10 weeks, so I'm really happy with how things have been going!
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  • I used to! My sister made my daughter a mobile when she was born and so we started making and selling them on Etsy. It went slow at first and eventually we were selling a mobile a day (which meant every free moment was making mobiles). We were able to support our hobby and buy some nice things (I bought a nice camera, laptop, and toychest for the kids over the years). However I found it very time consuming. You need to keep up on posting your items so they don't get lost in the mix and respond to customers quickly and make sure you ship your items quickly to keep customers happy. Two kids later I have little or no time but would like to open up the shop again when they are older.

     My sister and I didn't go into making these for a huge money maker but more of a savings account that we withdrew from once or twice a year.

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    Yes.  It's fun, but no money in it!  Unless you have an absolutely unique or superior product, you won't sell enough to make much.  It's pretty cheap to list things/have an Etsy store though, so it's not a loss if it doesn't sell (assuming it's made to order and you aren't pre-making things that don't sell.) 

    this has been my experience.  i havent let it stop me though.  i'm doing a craft fair this month, and 2 in september.  I love being out and talking about my craft. 

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    I have one. My sales were pretty good for a while, but I couldn't keep up. Most people wanted special orders and sizes which became a huge pain. I would pretty much break even. It was fun while it lasted. I still have items up, but don't go on much anymore. 

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  • salt78salt78
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    I used to sell jewelry on Etsy. I work full time too so it's not like I had time for it to be my only income or anything, but it did pay for itself.
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  • I have an Etsy shop. It's newer so I haven't sold a lot yet. But it's pretty good. I have a Childrens Boutique where I sell hair bows and other hair accessories :)
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    I have had a shop on Etsy for 2 years and have sold 2 things.  My mom and sister both opened shops after I did and have sold way more, a least a couple of things a month.  It all depends on who sees your stuff.
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