Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Part II: Using Social Media to Sell Art/Etsy
Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies founded in 2005. It is a global online marketplace, where people come together to make, sell, buy, and collect unique items and supports independent creators. Will it work for you?
Successful Etsy sellers share their information to help you decide whether or not Etsy is the place for you.
David Klenk is a custom furniture maker who has increased visits to his Etsy page by linking it to my product photo pins on Pinterest. He has not done a craft show or trade show since 2016. My first online sale was in 2006. I sell between $40,000 and $70,000 per year online.
Jackie Kaufman selling on Etsy since 2008 has two shops, a long established jewelry business and a newer shop with prints. She successfully uses her social media posts on both Facebook and Instagram to bring customers to her Etsy Shops to be able to sell worldwide."
I realize there are lots of pros and cons about Etsy and I want to know about them. We really would like to hear from you also about your Etsy experiences. Will you leave a comment or question below or call in to the show, starting at 1:30? 800-243-1338
As always, you can listen to this podcast right here: ArtFairRadio.com/Etsy