Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Paid for Making All Things Handmade!

One of my favorite websites which promotes crafters and artisans is You can sell anything from knit scarves to filigree necklaces to silkscreen prints to steampunk corsets. Though it's not necessarily as entrepreneurial as trying to make your own separate business, selling on a group site like this can do a number of helpful things -- 1) It can help you learn who your buyer base is (if your product is tangible); 2) it can help you adjust your pricing to get the most profit from your product; and 3) it can help you work out any potential kinks or errors in your product in a minimal loss situation before you decide to take it to your own personal business. Also, etsy is a GREAT way to find other people who do what you do and network with potential mentors in your field! Besides, even if you don't have anything to sell, there are thousands of awesome, one-of-a-kind handmade items up there worth checking out...and you'll be supporting other artists! How could it get any better?

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