Etsy is a website which allows people to share and sell their works. In most cases, the work I’m talking about are fun, quirky and sometimes interesting pieces of art. Some of them have practical applications – like a wooden coffee table shaped in the form of the Enterprise. Others not so much, like a vegan turkey-shaped piece of soap. Then again, I might be wrong about the last one. In any case – you get the point. People selling stuff they’ve made – that’s what Etsy is all about.
Why Use Etsy?
The main idea behind Etsy is that you get to buy stuff directly from other people, cutting out the middle man which usually leads to higher practiced prices. Furthermore, as a client, you’re encouraging more creativity from the sellers you like. Financing their creativity means they’ll be more likely to make new stuff you can then buy. It’s a virtuous cycle in which both of you win.
As an artist, you can use this platform to not only promote your works, but to sell it as well. Directly to a customer who’ll appreciate a reasonable price and your creativity. Reviews are also important on this website, so make sure that your products are properly advertised and portrayed, or else people might have expectations you cannot meet.
So go on Etsy today and start looking for that fun, interesting gift. Or start promoting and selling your creations. From clothes, to paintings, drawings, vintage apparel and sculptures – everything goes. It’s THE online yard sale. Enjoy!