I have always been on the hunt for a side hustle that would eventually fulfil my dream of working from home again. I have had a fair amount of no moments and a few ‘ok this might work’ moments but no ‘OMG I love doing this and I am earning’ until now.
I have used Etsy on and off for several years. The on bit would be when I had a new idea and excitedly turned to Etsy to sell it. The off would be a few weeks later when I gave up after no sales. Those ‘fails’ were good because they were slowly teaching me about Etsy without me realising it at the time.
I am still relatively new to my latest Etsy shop but I am earning, its exciting and wanted to share what I am finding to be working for a new Etsy shop.
Etsy is a fabulous place for selling crafts you have made or vintage items. What sets Etsy apart from having your own website is that searchers on Etsy are already searching with buying in mind. That is like gold dust for sellers. With a website you first have to get the traffic to your site and then convert them into a buyer. That’s all hard work and takes up your valuable time.
So let’s start at the beginning, you have something you want to sell. That’s fantastic. I bet it’s something fabulous that you have poured your heart and soul into. But learning from my experiences I might be about to pop the first bubble. You may think your product is the best thing ever, it makes you smile, BUT is it something a stranger would buy? Does it solve a problem? Is there a demand for it? The first two you can research with friends and family, but the third is a bit like looking into the future. You can get an idea if thee is a demand by looking on places like Etsy, EBay and Google to see if there is something similar out there. Don’t get too disheartened if you see lots of competition as that means there is a market for it.
If you are about to set up your Etsy shop you might like these 40 Free Listings . To get the free listings you do need to use that fabulous link to start your shop. It also gives me 40 free listings too which is really helpful for me adding new listings.
So what is your Etsy shop going to sell? Are you getting excited about having a little business that can grow ?