Etsy, a earning opportunity for the creative

micheal By micheal, 24th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/etn_ivzr/
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Earning online is open to all kinds of people, whatever your interests or passions, the internet gives us a way to profit from them. One earning opportunity I came across recently, which let's you earn from your creativity, is Etsy. Read this article to find out just what this site is, and how you could profit from joining them.

Earn from your passions

Earning money online is a fascinating subject to me. I myself have done all kinds of thing's online for some cash. That's the great thing about it, whatever your talent, whatever your niche, the internet gives us a way to profit from our interests. It is not just writers making money online, people with simple hobbies in crafts are also getting paid. I know someone who has recently started getting into crafts, she is making jewellery, and I thought it was pretty good stuff she was creating. Anyway, with her needing a little cash I did a little research to see if she could earn some money from her new little hobby, and this is what I found.

Etsy

This site is described as an e-commerce website, which focuses on handmade or vintage items. In other words, you can create your own items, and Etsy gives you your own online store to sell your thing's. If you are wondering if this is a big website, and one even worth using, then don't worry. In August 2013, Etsy announced that they have up to 30 million user's registered to their site, and over 1 billion dollars worth of transactions have now taken place. Since this site was launched in 2005, it has gone from strength to strength, and is now certainly one of the biggest sites of it's kind on the internet.

People are selling all kinds of different thing's on Etsy, things like beauty products, toy's, photography, clothing, food and jewellery. As well as this there are many on the site who have actually decided to sell crafts equipment, knowing they will find people interested in crafts on Etsy. As well as homemade items, you can also sell older vintage stuff at Etsy. The site states that all vintage products sold on their site, must be at least twenty years old. One thing to note about Etsy, is it is not a site for teenagers to use, and anybody who wants to use it must be at least twenty years old.

Buying and Selling on Etsy

It is completely free to create an account with this site, and it is even free to start your own shop with them. Although, once you have opened your shop, it will cost 20 cents for every item that you want listed to sell. This is okay in my book, it is a way to keep rubbish from being sold, as there is no point paying 20 cents to list an item, if it is not going to sell. Buying thing's on Etsy is also great, they have some brilliant products over their which people have created. Finding the things you want to buy, is also very easy as they have a search bar, and with the use of keywords it's not hard to find the kind of things you want.

With a site like this it is pretty obvious that there is money to be made, but how much you make will ultimately come down to you. It will all come down to how good your products are, and how many things you have to sell, but with a little hard work you could be an Etsy success story. The people already selling thing's on Etsy range from people creating for a side hobby, to professional artists using this site as a way of making a living.

B Corporation

Etsy is now B Corp certified, but what does this mean? B Lab is the organization behind B Corporation, and was founded by Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy. B Corporation works with a raging certificate process, based around social and environmental issue's. Any company who applies to and joins B Corps, is legally required to take into account the impact of the decisions they make, which may concern their employers, suppliers, community, consumers and the environment. Etsy state that they joined B Corporation because they believe that business has a higher social purpose than just profit, sounds good to me.

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
24th Oct 2014 (#)

nice post and thanks for sharing it with us.

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author avatar micheal
24th Oct 2014 (#)

no worries thanks for the comment

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome post!

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author avatar micheal
25th Oct 2014 (#)

cheers fern

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author avatar M G Singh
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Very interesting

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author avatar micheal
26th Oct 2014 (#)

cheers madan

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author avatar M G Singh
20th Jan 2015 (#)

Very interesting

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