(Closed) Etsy Idea – Need Input :) (long-ish)

posted 8 years ago in Career
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  • Post # 3
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Oh my gosh – I love that idea! You could hang small pictures (like, in 1-2” frames) of the people to be remembered from the branches, or set the pictures on the branches (like, leaning against the tree, so they would stand). Depending on how large the tree would be, there are these little glass frames that they sell at Michael’s and in scrapbook shops. Can’t remember the name – but it starts with an “R” – they are cute.

    I really like your idea.

    You’re right that Etsy has just about everything – and that you don’t want to “steal” someone’s idea. The key (if you make something that is already there) is to make it different and unique in your own way. There are a million ways to do a bird’s nest cake topper – since there are a million types of birds/colors/wedding themes/etc. Just because you make a cake topper with a bird, and someone else makes a cake topper with a bird, doesn’t necessarily mean you are stealing.

    I have shops on Etsy, and Etsy is tricky sometimes. Granted, I don’t do a lot to promote them, but sometimes I will get 7 sales in a month, and then no sales for 2 months. There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason.

    I don’t know how familiar with Etsy you are, but it’s cheap to list – $.20 per item. I would suggest listing your items, then relisting after a few days – so that your item is always featured on the first couple pages of its category. There are forums and pages on Etsy dedicated to helping sellers promote their products.

    I say GO FOR IT! Sounds like you have nothing to do for 3 months – so make up a couple of the trees (or other items), and list them and see what happens. I bet that once you get started, you’ll start thinking of all sorts of items to make, and before you know it, you’ll have a full Etsy shop!:-)

    Post # 4
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think its a cool idea and if you’re looking for something to do then why not?!

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