Contrary to popular belief, it’s not so hard to succeed in selling handmade products, especially if you test out your offerings with consumers first.
Etsy.com, an online bazaar for those in the know selling and buying handmade goods, attracts a young and modern demographic. The site may be the perfect way for entrepreneurs to test the market for their handmade products before setting up shop. A 20-cent-per-item listing fee and 3.5 percent sellers’ fee per item will get you four months of site listing and flexible payment options for you and your buyers.
Browsing through listings of hand-painted t-shirts, self-constructed violins and vintage Blythe dolls is also a great way to pick up on the latest in successful marketing ideas.
The best part of all? The most recently listed items are advertised on the front page, and searches also list these items first, which means your shop doesn’t have to be the largest or most popular to get some serious attention.
Photo by Etsy.com.