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    I would love to get into the business of selling handmade items online but I am not sure where to start. I have heard of plenty of people making $2,000+ a month by doing this and eventually making a full-time career out of it. My friend recommended started on Etsy but I am not sure.

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    I have heard of people starting on places like Etsy and then forwarding people to another site. You can make your one webpage that will sell your products but use etsy to boost it. Include a card with your web URL and tell people to check it out for more items like the one they purchased.

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    • #3
      You can also advertise your shop on Facebook and Twitter. Depending on what you will be making and selling, it may be a good time to start this now for the holiday season rush.

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      • #4
        Etsy is one of the best places to start, but it is very saturated so it might be hard to break through all the noise.

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        • #5
          Etsy is great, I know a friend who earns over 500$ per month on there.

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          • #6
            Etsy is good but I personally prefer Instagram. Have you thought about selling goods here? I think there's no person whom it wouldn't suit. https://zen-promotion.com will help you clean out ghost-followers and fake comments, without it you'll get drowned in spam.

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            • #7
              Instagram is really convenient for promoting, I use it as well. https://spamguardapp.com/ is another great feature that makes work with IG easier.

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              • #8
                Among all the fake services offering you followers, https://zen-promo.com/free_instagram_followers really gives you them. I just needed to boost my account a little and it worked, now real users keep coming.

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                • #9
                  Some people start on Etsy, Ebay, and Amazon and then eventually branch out. You just offer a business card with your orders to direct people to your website.

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                  • #10
                    Try to promote your items to many different sites like etsy so it could reach more and more potentials customers. But make sure that you have your own website too so people could see more of your products. Selling handmade products online are great for people who has creative skills and are dedicated in selling and marketing.

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                    • #11
                      If you can think of something that people want, then why not. The thing is though that if you go in with the mindset of only making money, you will burn out. If you make things that you would make for free, then you can last longer in the market.

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                      • #12
                        People will pay more for something handmade but you have to convince the buyer that there is value in something unique as opposed to mass produced.

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                        • #13
                          Yes it sounds like a good idea. I would need to see photos before I could tell you what I would pay.

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                          • #14
                            If you have a talent for it then maybe but when it comes to knitting, you have to blow people away... which is very hard since knitting is difficult to begin with (very time consuming)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jacob View Post
                              If you have a talent for it then maybe but when it comes to knitting, you have to blow people away... which is very hard since knitting is difficult to begin with (very time consuming)
                              I think if you like to knit, then you should knit winter items like scarves and such so when next winter comes along you will have some to sell... People on ebay might like your stuff if you use nice materials and keep it simple (no unicorn hats lol)

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