Making Money

Make Money Online with Etsy

July 28, 2008

Have you been to Etsy.com yet?  Etsy bills itself as ‘Your place to buy and sell all things handmade’ and is known primarily for the artwork, jewelry, and other handmade items that are sold there. Think of it as a big, online arts and crafts show.

On Etsy, however, you can also sell vintage items and several months ago I used Etsy to sell some vintage cookbooks that I had. It was easy, inexpensive, and even pretty fun.

Here’s the fee structure for selling on Etsy:

  • Shops are free at Etsy and you will have your own web address that consists of yourusername.etsy.com.
  • Listings costs 20 cents and include up to five photos. They run for four months. Anyone who has sold on eBay knows that that is a bargain!
  • Final sales fees are 3.5% of the selling price.

If you have an interest in vintage items, or if you create artwork or crafts that you would like to sell online, you need to check out Etsy.

I’ve also written two articles at eHow this week about selling on Etsy. You can find them here:

How to Make Money Online with Etsy
How to Promote Your Etsy Shop 
A New (Free) Way to Promote Your Etsy Shop

Have you done any buying or selling on Etsy? What has your experience been?

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  1. Hi there,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. :)

    I purchased some custom light switch plates from Etsy a while back, and got them quickly and with no problems.

    It’s a fun site to browse, and I often link to some of the sellers from my home and garden blog. It’s always nice to send some traffic to “mom and pop” kind of shops.

    ~Lindsay

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