Etsy is live
It seemed obvious to have a presence on Etsy
after all it is the largest marketplace for creative products. That is a very massive plus. However, the negative is that you can have a live listing for four months for a $0.20 charge, you need to pay this whether the item sells or not so the negative self-confidence is saying to me what if I list lots of cards and they don’t sell I will have a big bill and no profits 🙁
I am also building a shop on this website, this means that there will be no listing fees and I am in control of everything. Other than the payments to Paypal etc… If you are a crafter just getting started selling your items I really recommend, if you have the technical skills, having a small Etsy shop with a link to your own site then you have the exposure of being on a large site but not the cost of listing lots of items in case they don’t sell. Just list the ones you have the most confidence in on Etsy and nothing out of season otherwise it may not sell at all in the four-month period.