This week I focused on this question:
- How should I sell my products?
Online is great because:
- You are open all day, everyday.
- I can make crafts, while my shop is open.
- Much more reasonably priced than a real shop.
- You can work at hours that you are most productive.
- Can go on inspiration trips or leave the house when you don't feel inspired or productive.
- It's flexible, like I could be in college and work.
- I can create a connection to customers through the blog.
Bigcartel run shops:
I think BigCartel could be another potential way to sell my products. It seems like it is between that and Etsy. Bigcartel allows you to list up for 5 products for free. I imagine I'll probably have around that many products, however, one designs for male and female may count as two products. It also allows you to customize your page more so than Etsy, which can give your shop a more professional look. Check out Franz Tormer's site. It looks great. Plus, there are tons of clothing people on the site, more so than Etsy. On the other hand, Etsy is easy to use and I have experience with it. Etsy charges a 3% commission and a 20 cent listing fee, which isn't very much. I'll really have to think it through.
I am also seriously considering doing a craft fair or two after the FOCUS program is over. I think it will be nice to be able to interact with people and set up my own table. It will allow me networking opportunities with other people who like to do what I do too.