Small Business Money Making Opportunities Online at Etsy

If you are looking for alternative platform other than eBay and Amazon to sell your products, try Etsy. Lately I’ve seen lots of reviews and blog post about Etsy. It seems like the handmade marketplace has become popular among those trying to sell their stuff. Etsy is actually a platform or marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods and crafting supplies.

Sign up is FREE as Etsy. In order to qualify as a seller, you need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid credit card on file. As Etsy is an e-commerce website, you need to invest a small amount of money to start selling. Yes, Fees are required if you wish to start a small business at Etsy. It cost 20 cents to list an item for four month. You will be charged 3.5% of the total sale price when sales are made. Fees are paid through PayPal or credit card.

Does it worth starting a business at Etsy? Well, it depends. Honestly I think it doesn’t matter what platform you use as long as you can make money out of it. So you just have to try it out and see if Etsy suits you or not. Few benefits are provided if you choose to start a small home based business at Etsy. As an Etsy seller, you get special deals and discounts from selected services and businesses. Discounts from delivery services and accounting services can help to reduce the cost of managing your business. You will also get lots of useful apps and tools to build your online business. Some of the helpful tools for example are Etsy Email App, Artists Of Etsy, Craftybase, Runinventory, Etsy WordPress Widget and many more.

If you have no idea how and where to start out with Etsy, check out The Etsy Blog. You’ll find lots of information including The Etsy Seller Handbook which can help you gets started. A lot of people have successfully make money online at Esty by starting their own small businesses. No doubt it won’t be easy. You just have to find the right way to do it. Or shall I say the way that works for you.



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One Response to “Small Business Money Making Opportunities Online at Etsy”

  1. Ann says:

    I believe that Etsy also requires the buyer to register an Etsy Account