Our bead group, Beads N' Beyond, had a very successful meeting yesterday thanks to efforts of Sandy Smith. She talked about her experiences selling her silverwork jewelry on Etsy. Wow, what a power presentation. On her computer we could visit her site, and she compiled a fantastic hand-out with all her points, figures and addresses. You can check out her site but you really missed something if you were not there for her enthusiastic and down to earth talk.
Several members had tried, or at least investigated Etsy, so for some Sandy's comments were encouragement and validation. For others she introduced all the processes and skills need to run a successful store online.
There is a lot to do in the set-up but for someone like me with so many beaded works and less and less ability to do vendor booths, I feel I must make another attempt. Armed with the handout I intend to start up again.