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    I see so many of you talking about them. And it makes me curious.

    How do you set one up? How does it work? Do you do any good with yours?
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    I'm interested in this too and just starting to look into it specifcially for my sewing stuff. I'd appreciate any info!
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    Signing up was easy, it was just like registering wiht any other site. I signed up so i had an account to save my favorite etsy shops to. But whatever i signed up with would also be my actual shop if I chose to become a seller.

    Other than that, I know little about it. I believe etsy takes a small amount of money for each item you post. I've noticed that a lot of the shops on there become popular through word of mouth and some potential advertising i the right places. (For example, i know many yarn dyers on etsy who have bought ad space on ravelry).

    Coolmompicks.com, which i enjoy reading, often has etsy shops featured. In this case, i think all they do is send coolmompicks a sample of their work and if they like it, they talk about it on their blog. There are a lot of sites like this and i think its a good way to spread the word about your work.

    Another thing I've noticed is people often have a blog...and the blog becomes popular via word of mouth and then the individual advertises their own etsy shop on their blog.

    I hope to open my own etsy shop at some point, but I think I'm going to have to wait until my kids are a little older. I just don't have the time.
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    Thanks Kim!
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    What are you considering selling - there a places for everything, and if it's kiddo related, stuff tends to sell better on HC.

    Etsy charges $0.20 per item posted and it's only listed for 14 days, after that, you have to repost it, costing another $0.20. They add it up over the month and charge you at the end depending on what you've posted.

    Hyenacart charges $10 to sign up and $5/month but you can list as many items as you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcsgirl View Post
    What are you considering selling - there a places for everything, and if it's kiddo related, stuff tends to sell better on HC.

    Etsy charges $0.20 per item posted and it's only listed for 14 days, after that, you have to repost it, costing another $0.20. They add it up over the month and charge you at the end depending on what you've posted.

    Hyenacart charges $10 to sign up and $5/month but you can list as many items as you like.

    Thanks for that info. It is definitely good to know. I had no idea about the charges and the time limits for posting things.

    I plan on setting up to sell crocheted things - dishrags, baby blankets, bibs, hats. Small stuff that doesn't take too long to do. Of course this won't happen to after the first of the year. lol
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    Are you sure it's only posted for 14 days? I think it's 3 months. I could be wrong...
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    According to the FAQ on their site, the 20 cents covers the first four months:

    How do Etsy fees work?
    When you list an item there is a $0.20 (USD) fee per quantity of one. This covers an item listing period of four months. For example, if I list a scarf (and there's only 1 in stock) it'll cost 20 cents for 4 months. If you gave the listing a quantity of 3, it would cost 60 cents. When an item sells, there's a 3.5% fee on the final sale price (not including shipping). All fees are in US dollars. All listings are created equal, with 5 images included in the price.
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