Friday, November 30, 2012
I've been busy crafting the past few weeks, but keep forgetting to post them here. Everything but the cards are in my Etsy shop. Now, I do have a question for you Etsy sellers. Do you find that you get many sales?
I get maybe a few hits a week. In the past nine months since I opened it, I've had 7 sales and 5 of those sales were from people who know me "in real life" or from reading my blog. Or what inevitably happens is that I post it on Etsy and also on the facebook page I created and then someone on facebook will want to buy it. Since I have to pay a fee each time I post it on Etsy, I'd almost be better off just posting it on the facebook page.
I'm starting to feel like it's a lost cause to keep trying to sell on Etsy. What do you think?
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or maybe I'm not doing anything wrong. I don't feel like I can price things any lower because then I might as well give it away for free. For example, it takes me an hour to make a fully lined apron. I charge $20. If it is costing me anywhere from $10-$13 for the material, then I'm basically making $7-$10 per hour. Whoopy-dee-doo!!
I'd love some feedback!
Anyway, here are my latest creations.
2 tote bags.
A table runner. (needs to be ironed).
I've also been working on table favors/decorations for a ladies Christmas tea I'm hosting at church next Saturday.
What have you been crafting? I love seeing all your beautiful crafts.