No one can deny that Etsy.com is the internet's leading marketplace for handmade goods, with its vibrant community of artists, designers, and makers of every sort of good imaginable. Etsy makes it easier than ever to start a handmade business, with their user-friendly systems and low costs. But as easy as it is to get started, there is a steep learning curve if you want to find true success in selling on Etsy; I've been at it since 2009 with my adventure brand, Dear Summit Supply Co. and I've learned a ton since then about what can make or break your efforts on Etsy
I had no clue what I was doing when I first started, but you don't have to stumble through years of trial-and-error like I did - follow these six tips, and you'll be well on your way to Etsy success!
1. Price your work for what it is worth.
This is a big one. When I started, I was seriously underselling my work, and it not only hurts me as the maker, for not paying myself fairly for my time and expertise, it also hurts my community and the world of selling handmade as a whole. You see, by underpricing...Read more