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I am a stay at home mother of 2 trying to sell my handmade crafts on etsy to make some extra money? Does anyone else do this or am I wasting my time.

Are there any other moms out there who sell their handmade crafts online. I am trying to help support the family but I am not sure where to start. I would love to sell several items per week but how do I advertise?

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rachelscrafts

Asked by rachelscrafts at 1:57 PM on Oct. 8, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • My best friend actually sells homemade jewelry on etsy. It took her a bit to get it going good,but she makes a decent extra income for her family! Never hurts to give it a try...
    KennsWifey

    Answer by KennsWifey at 2:02 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • you should get a myspace! there are SO MANY business on myspace that sell different things. you can also link your ETSY to your profile for people to check it out!


    you'll more than likely get some good business from it. just keep adding a lot of people.. (always go to the boutique profiles... they have TONS of friends! )

    Best of luck!!! :)
    stephany21

    Answer by stephany21 at 2:05 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Thanks for your advice. I have a myspace page but really havent done much with it. Maybe I will try! I do have my items on etsy its just hard to advertise it. I think a lot of sellers are on etsy and not that many buyers.
    rachelscrafts

    Answer by rachelscrafts at 4:00 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Mentoring For Free can teach you advertising methods for free: visit http://sally.mentoringforfree.com

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    Sally
    MamaKush

    Answer by MamaKush at 10:59 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Check out http://www.silkfair.com, another great marketplace to sell your crafts online. It depends in how active you are as a seller. The more active you are in selling your items, the more successful you will be.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • http://www.change.org/ideas/view/save_handmade_toys_from_the_cpsia



    New law that makes it illegal to sell items related to kids 12yo and under that have not been tested for lead poisoning..Check out the link for details!!
    dfwexchange

    Answer by dfwexchange at 9:11 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

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