(Closed) Anyone have success selling on etsy?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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hajdu:  I opened an Etsy shop back in February but unfortunately haven’t sold anything so far. I think a lot of it is that I don’t have much inventory yet….I’ve heard that is important. I’m an artist, so I’m selling prints. I’m new to doing art professionally, so I’m still trying to build up a portfolio of commercial work. I’m hoping in time it will get better.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I opened one about two years ago and a as a knitter, the market was so saturated, it was difficult to generate the kind of traffic I felt I deserved. I think I sold about three pieces which didn’t pay for the time it took me to set up my shop and photograph my items or the cost of my listings. I wish you luck though. There are some very successful entrepreneurs on etsy!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I have one, but we don’t really push it and haven’t updated our listings recently. We’ve had the shop for just over 2 years, and only had 3 sales, total. I think this is down to the cost for postage… my products are gourmet confectionery, and there appears to be a limit as to how much people happily spend on a consumable good. 

Best of luck though! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

To be honest, you won’t earn $500 per month UNLESS you put a ton of energy, effort, and money into it.  If you don’t promote your listings, which is the biggest cost going into it, you won’t get any clicks and you won’t get any sales.  I went in hoping for $100-$200 per month and I average one $20 sale every 3 months…sooooo…..yeah.

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