Setting up an Etsy Shop

As you all know I run an online business. I have my own website but I also sell through various other avenues such as Etsy, Folksy and Ebay.

They each have their own merits. I sell cheaper items better on Ebay. I sell most custom requests and larger items through my website. Folksy is a bit hit and miss although I am giving it another go until after Christmas. Etsy is great for selling internationally.

Today I’m going to tell you all about Etsy. I have just become an Etsy Ambassador which means nothing more glamorous than I get free listings for referring new sellers to them. The bonus for you is that the new sellers also get free listings. 40 of them to be precise. What a great, risk free way to start up a little business!

Etsy is really great. It is free to have a shop. There is a low listing fee (20 cents per listing) and listings are live for 4 months. There is a 3.5% selling fee but that is it. You can list your prices in UK Sterling and all invoices can be converted into sterling via Paypal too. I find it a really economical way to have my items available worldwide on the web.

The beauty of working from home on your own business is that you can do it at your own speed. This summer I took 5 weeks off. I set my Etsy shop to ‘holiday mode’ and off I went. And when I started work again in September I had a nice list of orders on my waiting list.

So if I have tempted you to take the plunge, please click on the badge below and grab your free listings!

 

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