Any moms who sell on Etsy.com please leave your input. You can always answer anon., I don't care, but I'd love to know what it is you sell and how much profit you actually make off this site! I'm debating on depending solely on income from Etsy.com, and go all out with that, or finding more children to keep, which means I wouldn't have much time (at all!) to work on my "handmade items". What my heart says is go all for it and try to sell my things on Etsy, but my head is asking if that's really practical! I just stumbled across the website after the parents of the little girl I keep gave me her notice, so I took it as a sign. That's always been my dream that I thought was so out of reach- to stay home and work on art projects, and sell them online- but had never found a good website to sell on (no way to ebay!)
What do you think ladies? Dive in? Or play it safe still keeping kids? Maybe try to balance the two???
Answer by NovemberLove at 1:51 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Answer by MizRee at 1:30 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 1:55 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Here is my Etsy shop http://www.capturecapemay.etsy.com and here is a thread where Etsy members discuss Etsy/Online selling "myths" I think you should read before making a decision to stop what you're currently doing and jumping into Etsy headfirst: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5727018. Etsy (and any other online selling venue) is fun and a good suppliment to your income. I encourage you to try it part-time while continuing to do what you are doing now.
Answer by NovemberLove at 1:58 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
There have been a lot of "selling online" questions today, so I made a journal with list of all of the places I know of to sell online. Selling Your Wares Online
Answer by NovemberLove at 2:24 PM on Mar. 3, 2009