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From: Sammade
Date: 06-29-2006, 01:37 AM (1 of 8)
For those of you who would like to give selling your handmade crafts/products a try just to get your toes wet is an amazing online community that allows you to open up a store (free) and post your items ($0.10USD to list each). Etsy takes only 3.5% commission on each item which is minimal! I've been selling my handbags on etsy ( since March and I really love it! I recommend giving it a look for sure!

Good luck!
Save the Planet -- One bag at a time!
User: Sammade
Member since: 03-20-2006
Total posts: 3
From: kameline
Date: 07-08-2006, 12:30 PM (2 of 8)
I would LOVE to get into this... have you been able to sell alot? Has it really increased your business? The major problem for me is that I do not have a credit card... have to look into that!
Do all to the glory of God!
User: kameline
Member since: 03-09-2006
Total posts: 41
From: Sammade
Date: 07-10-2006, 02:46 AM (3 of 8)
I just got my first credit card -- mainly to be able to sell on etsy. I opened my shop in March and listed 9 items and sold 6 of them in a month (online and offline) -- then a bunch of personal stuff meant I wasn't able to post again until the end of June and things are getting back on track again slowly but surely. You have to promote yourself a lot online though in order to be successful just because you put your items in a store, doesn't mean they will sell especially because etsy is growing everyday and there is a lot of competition. It's an amazing online community to be a part of, I reccommend checking out the forums.
Save the Planet -- One bag at a time!
User: Sammade
Member since: 03-20-2006
Total posts: 3
From: MrsSnuggly
Date: 07-10-2006, 05:58 PM (4 of 8)
Thanks for sharing that! I'm checking it out today!
User: MrsSnuggly
Member since: 05-21-2006
Total posts: 104
From: Butterflyrf71
Date: 07-11-2006, 06:58 AM (5 of 8)
Me too! Thanks for the info!

I have so many crochet crafts I need to sell . . . . now that I've moved on to other things. Maybe this will be a great place to sell those afghans!
You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm, and place their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3, AV
User: Butterflyrf71
Member since: 05-02-2006
Total posts: 257
From: AllieM
Date: 08-03-2006, 09:51 AM (6 of 8)
I love your stuff! How did you stamp your name on the last bag?
User: AllieM
Member since: 05-29-2006
Total posts: 7
From: ~Amy~
Date: 09-03-2006, 06:07 PM (7 of 8)
ANother good one is
I havent yet sent them stuff but Ive only heard great things about them.
User: ~Amy~
Member since: 08-30-2006
Total posts: 29
From: Priyasgranny
Date: 09-25-2006, 11:09 AM (8 of 8)
Hi I found this site the other day and have been reading a lot on it. It really does sound fun to be part of so I joined. This is my first post - is it in the right place?

My name is Diane I live in England. I am 54 have two grown children girl and boy and one absolutely gorgeous granddaughter who is now 1. Up until 9 months ago I was working in the legal world - which I had done since college. I was bored rigid so I decided that I would stay at home, do the books etc for my partner's business, have my granddaughter a couple of days a week to help with child care costs and hey the rest of the time would be my own to sew - its not really worked out that way!

I have always sewn, dressmaking, embroidery, quilting it you can sew it I just love it. I would love to be able to make some money with my hobby - hence my being in this area of the site.

I would love to hear your sucess stories - and a few tips as to where I should begin.

Best Regards
User: Priyasgranny
Member since: 09-23-2006
Total posts: 1
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