Post # 1
I’ve begun knitting and a friend of mine suggested selling on Etsy. The only problem with that is I don’t have a clue what to charge or even how to make it so people would want to buy from me. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
I would just take a look around Etsy to see what comparable prices are and go from there. That’s how I decided my prices. Some of the things I make are one of a kind on Etsy, so I tried to think about how much time it took me to make it, how much the material cost, and also, how much I would pay if I were going to buy it. It can be hard to step back like that, but I tried to be fair about it. I don’t believe in charging more just because something is on Etsy.
As for how to attract buyers, Etsy has a wealth of info for new shop owners. The forums are a great place for advice and helpful tips. My best piece of advice is to really spend time on doing GREAT and consistent photography. Let your product speak for itself and let each photo tell a different piece of the story. If you have just so-so photos, a lot of people will skip over you. Put together a cohesive package and you’ll draw a lot of customers. Also, provide as much detail as possible in your description, and make smart decisions with the tags, it’s how people find you!