Selling handmade items is easier than you think, and there are a lot of great resources out there to help you make it work.
Here are a few of our favorite sites to start from, with tips on how to make the most of your time selling handmade items.1.
Etsy Seller: Sell handmade items on Etsy for $3.99 per item.
There are more than 2,000 sellers in the Etsy Seller marketplace, and many of them are small, independent sellers with no commercial ties.
If you don’t already have a storefront, you can start here for free.2.
Handmade-to-order Etsy sellers: There are many great sellers on Etsy, including the ones above.
Some of them specialize in hand-made items like pottery, jewelry, and furniture, while others specialize in a broader array of handmade goods like furniture, textiles, and apparel.
You can find plenty of great sellers here.3.
Etsy’s new handmade-to-$15,000 Etsy seller program: If you’re interested in selling handmade products on Etsy and want to try something new, you’ll need to sign up for the Etsy Sellers program.
It gives you access to a team of Etsy sellers who are willing to help.
You’ll also get access to feedback and tutorials from Etsy sellers, and you’ll earn cash rewards for your efforts.4.
Etsy seller platform: If Etsy has a listing for a handmade item, the seller will be able to see it and see what other sellers are selling it for.
If they have a similar item in stock, you could see a listing of the same item on the platform.5.
Etsy Sell-Offs: If there’s a listing that’s already been sold on Etsy but not yet shown in the listings for sale, you might find a way to resell it.
This is an interesting way to try out new business ideas and see if you can make a little extra cash.6.
Etsy sales on Craigslist: If the listing on Craigslist is no longer available, Etsy sellers can post up a listing on their platform.
They can then post it on Craigslist and receive bids from potential buyers.
Sellers can bid up to $10 per item, and if a seller receives more than that, they’ll win the bid.7.
Etsy sellers selling handmade goods at local businesses: There’s no need to go through all the trouble of finding a storefront.
This can be a great way to sell items you already own, but it’s also a great opportunity to learn how to sell online.
You might also want to explore the local handmade goods marketplaces.8.
Local handmade-goods-for-sale site: Local handmade goods vendors have a number of resources online, including their own site and a listing from Etsy.
Here’s a look at some local sellers you might want to consider.9.
Etsy listing: If an Etsy seller doesn’t have a site or an account, you may be able by clicking on a link to their Etsy listing, which can lead you to their personal website.
The Etsy seller can see the item you’re selling, and the seller can also upload the listing.
You could also look into a listing in a local news outlet or a local newspaper.10.
Etsy handmade-things-for-$20 site: Etsy sellers may also want a place to sell their handmade items for less than $20, such as for free or with a small commission.
They’ll receive $10 to $20 cash rewards if their listing sells for at least $10.