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6.6 Etsy training course

Level: Intermediate

Introduction

Link: https://www.etsy.com

Etsy is an e-commerce website where you can buy and sell creative products.This platform will help you to go global because it is used internationally and by offering your work on the platform you will be able to broaden your target market.

You can read a bit more on the ins and outs of Etsy here:
https://www.thebalancesmb.com/what-is-etsy-1794392

Screenshot of the Etsy homepage

Screenshot of the Etsy homepage https://www.etsy.com/

Pricing

Creating an account is free, and listing an item for sale costs you $0.20.
The item will stay for sale for 4 months or until it is sold.
When your item is sold, Etsy takes a 5% cut, as well as a payment processing fee of 4% + $0.25.
This is a pretty fair model where you don’t have to worry about payment, hosting your website, managing website traffic, etc.

In short, Etsy is a great platform to sell artwork and creative work.

Opening an Etsy shop

The following guide gives you some tips to get started selling on Etsy:
https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115014502448-Beginner-s-Guide-to-Selling-on-Etsy?segment=selling

Here’s an external guide that also goes through this process.
https://www.fundera.com/blog/opening-an-etsy-shop

To begin selling on Etsy, you can follow this link:
https://www.etsy.com/sell

Buying on Etsy

As an example, there are lots of different things you can buy on Etsy.
Have a look around!

Art and collectibles:
https://www.etsy.com/c/art-and-collectibles

Prints:
https://www.etsy.com/c/art-and-collectibles/prints

Paintings:
https://www.etsy.com/c/art-and-collectibles/painting

Screenshot of the Etsy paintings product page

https://www.etsy.com/c/art-and-collectibles/painting?ref=catnav-66 Screenshot of the Etsy paintings product page

Resources

https://www.thebalancesmb.com/what-is-etsy-1794392

https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115014502448-Beginner-s-Guide-to-Selling-on-Etsy?segment=selling

https://www.fundera.com/blog/opening-an-etsy-shop

Activity

Go create an Etsy account for your business and if you feel bold start selling one of your work on the platform. You can combine the last unit (instagram) by posting an image of your work on your new instagram profile and linking the Etsy listing.

Unit revision

Go to test