Looking To Make Some Extra Money? Why Etsy Might Be The Right Answer For You!
I know a number of incredibly creative people who can turn a piece of paper into a piece of art, a piece of plan material into an original bag or a dress, or a wash cloth, and some buttons into a cute doll. Making something out of nothing is not just amazing it is an incredible and very valuable skill. For those of you who have that amazing talent, there is a great place you really need to check out, Etsy!
Years ago, you could only find homemade items at craft shows, specialty stores, and farmers markets. In the past, talented people would either partner with others to get their beautiful creations in the hands of eager buyers, or invest their time and the money tracking around to get to good shows where someone might appreciate their work. As we all know, that can be hit or miss! Now that is not necessary as Etsy has provided a wonderful space for people who are creative and who want to make some extra cash doing what they are good at, and what they love to do. Etsy is an on-line creative space for people to sell their homemade items, antique items, or supplies to a worldwide marketplace. You can open up an Etsy store, and sell what you have, or you can buy some amazing antiques, homemade items, or some supplies to put your special creations together. One of the things that Etsy offers is a place where actual buyers go looking for products like yours. They can search through items, and they also highlight members in their community.
Even though, you may not be familiar with them, Etsy is growing in popularity. Their revenues in 2010, went from $180 million to $340 million, which is a clear indication that there is a huge market for the creative, and the products they offer. Etsy, has plenty to offer the creative teen, and the established creative, who wants to get their creations out to the world. The marketplace place charges $0.20 for each post and takes 3.5% of each purchase, this fee structure is actually less than E-bay especially if you plan on having some of the same items over and over again. They have a payment system that will allow your customers to pay via credit card through their system, or you can use Paypal. Their payment system will link your revenue up to your bank account. They also offer support and information for their sellers, and there is a healthy forum where you can ask questions. Additionally, with business owners from across the world it is a pretty neat place to go and visit. The community is also full of people who have not only changed their lives by building businesses, but that have allowed them to leave jobs behind. It also has allowed several people to use their creations to leave their full-time jobs behind and discover and develop their passions. Go on to the site and check it out for yourself.