Do you love to create crafts? Would you make it a business if you had a way to reach a ready and willing market of buyers? If so, check out http://www.etsy.com/. Here 120,000 crafters have discovered how to reach a worldwide market of prospective buyers that keeps growing every month.
Etsy is for selling handmake items by you. You many also sell non-homemade crafting supplies and vintage items that are 20 years or older. Whatever your craft, it's likely to be represented here: knitting, sewing and patterns, needlecraft, glass, candles, paper, jewelry, quilts, woodworking, furniture making, book making, recipes and food, and more.
How big is this web-based marketplace? Etsy reported selling close to a half million items in April for a total of $6.5 million in sales. They now boast 1 million members who have signed up because they are interested in buying handmade products.
The prospects are bright for craft-entrepreneurs, despite the economic downturn, if Etsy is any indication. Buyers keep enrolling in record numbers.
Last month over 14,000 new sellers joined this online marketplace. Here is a low-risk, low start-up cost way to become a crafter entrepreneur.
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