Did you know that you don’t have to be an artist to sell on Etsy.com? If you haven’t discovered your creative side, Etsy can still help you make some part-time or even full-time income. Etsy wants you to quit your day job and provides plenty of opportunities to do so. Looking for some ideas for your Etsy store? Here they come:
1. Sell Vintage on Etsy. Everything over 20 years old can be considered vintage. And Etsy artists and other Etsy shoppers love vintage! Vintage clothing, accessories, cards, buttons… – you name it. Where can you get vintage wholesale or for a low price? Check out Local Thrift shops, Garage sales, Estate Sales and Auctions, and Ebay!
Sell Supplies on Etsy. Etsy artists and crafters who sell their creations online and at craft fairs love buying on Etsy! Many would rather spend their hard-earned money at small shops rather than at big online stores. Etsy feedback is also a big motivator for Etsy artists – every positive feedback from other Etsians is very important! Looking for supplies to sell on Etsy? Shipping supplies, craft packaging, fabrics, craft books and magazines, jewelry supplies, and so much more… Do an internet search of wholesale suppliers. If you can buy 50-200 items wholesale and then resell the items individually or in 5-10 quantities, you get the markup!
Sell cookies, canned vegetables and preserves on Etsy! Are you a good cook? Do you love to bake? Do you have your own garden and can vegetables? Etsy is a great place to show off your talents! Etsy buyers love handmade cookies, canned vegetables, and jelly preserves. Make some extra money doing what you love and watch Etsy buyers come back for more of your handmade goodies.
4. Skills, Knowledge, etc.
Getting inspired by the ideas for making money selling online on Etsy? Well, here’s more… Do you have a skill you can teach? May be how to promote handmade items online or make money blogging, or how to knit a hat or make a zippered pouch, or how to make a card, or soap, or…. Should I even go on? If you have a skill you can teach, and Etsy artists can benefit from learning the skill from you, put your knowledge in a tutorial and sell it on Etsy. Many Etsians do just that!
5. Everything Else
Finally, this is the Everything Else category for making $ on Etsy. Do you grow plants, know how to make soap, or can mix ingredients for organic makeup? Sell your creations on Etsy!
Take good photos, use cute packaging, be creative – and you might just discover your creative side. Good luck!