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Selling crafts online can be an excellent way to earn some extra income. However, navigating the plethora of ways there are to sell your wares is a difficult task. This is a guide to selling crafts online.


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By 3 found this helpful
August 6, 2011

To start up selling online, an easy option is to chose a site to post on that already sells. Google the craft your planning to sell and see what sites sell things similar to them. This means people already see and visit these sites for that area of interest. Why reinvent the wheel?

If you hope to go big, you may also want your own site that distinguishes you as a separate business and to post your associated name. This can then be linked to the posts on the aforementioned crafting sites to advertise and sell from.

By lavtoad from OH

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By 2 found this helpful
May 29, 2013

I have found a new craft site for buying and selling crafts. The administrators are a lovely couple, Andrew and Kimberley. There is a warm, cozy community feeling there, like here at ThriftyFun. There is almost immediate help with technical issues. I have had to ask for help several times, being a not too savvy old person. You'll find a forum board for discussions.

I'd love for all of you to have a look since there are many talented crafters here. In this day of internet, sharing this would be a fine addition to your "favorites" list.


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By 1 found this helpful
March 21, 2010

Does anyone want to sell their craft items? Please let me know of other craft related places where you can sell or buy craft items.

By Gina from Manchester, UK

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful is the only one I can think of.

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By 0 found this helpful
February 26, 2012

Does anyone sell homemade items online? If so, I need some advice from you. I need to supplement my low income and want to sell online, but don't know how to go about it. Is there a book for beginners or just some advice you can give me as to the cheapest way to get started? I don't have any money to invest in the business. Do I have to sign up for a domain name, or website creation? Does that come free with sites like Etsy? I am in the dark here. Any help would be appreciated.

By Connie J.

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February 27, 20120 found this helpful

A couple of more things. Don't hold me to the fees, etc. for eBay, etsy. I basically sell mostly at Christmas and things change in the meantime :). Also, get to know your automated mailing machine @ the post office. This is a wonderful way to mail things, since you can go there at odd times of day or night and mail things. Much better than standing in lines! Study the postal stuff also as you get started (

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April 29, 20120 found this helpful

Yes, Etsy is my choice of online venues. Other venues have not held the mark like Etsy, but it is a lot of work, an investment in time and listing fees, plus Etsy takes a cut when you sell.

I think you would be better off checking out online surveys. They pay and if you did this every day it could supplement your income. Clark and kim both have great suggestions on their websites for what online jobs work and which to stay away from. If you are a supply seller or vintage seller you might give a go.

Supplies sell really well on Etsy. I hope you find what you are looking for. The handmade movement is taking a firm hold on the online market right now.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 24, 2010

I am interested in selling my craft items. May I know on which sites I can sell them? Also, I am interested to take class for doll making and craft class for children and ladies (i.e) who want some knowledge of arts items and tanjore paintings and all type of paintings. Can you please give me an idea?

By kavi from Chennai

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May 29, 20130 found this helpful

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May 30, 20140 found this helpful

Here's a list of places to sell your crafts online:

http://www.wint … sell-online.html

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By 0 found this helpful
October 8, 2012

I would like to sell my windows online. Should I create a store or website? Please let me know how to go about it.

By mags57

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October 15, 20120 found this helpful

Etsy is a good place to get started selling crafts online, they have a very user-friendly set-up and they don't charge a lot for the exposure to customers.

Good luck, I hope you sell tonnes of your windows:)

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October 15, 20120 found this helpful

Why not load a photo of each with a freebie listing in Craigs' List or Kjiji? Find out what your buying attraction is before paying to sell.

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January 9, 20120 found this helpful

I have the worlds largest tuna fish, hand crafted using gathered sticks and tree bark. Where can I post it and where can I sell it? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

By blogtwistmystick

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January 10, 20120 found this helpful

How about eBay or Craigslist?

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January 16, 20120 found this helpful would be good bet - it's supported by and for crafters and artisans.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 31, 2014

I decorated about 20 wine bottles and have given them to people as gifts. I enjoy doing it so much that I have more decorated bottles than people to give them to. I thought of flea markets, or eBay? Is there any advice on where to sell it?

By Chilli Pepper

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July 12, 20150 found this helpful

Perhaps a wine shop would sell your bottles. They would make a great display in their window to attract customers. They would probably sell nicely at a consignment shop, as well.

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July 24, 20100 found this helpful

Where can I sell my crafts online besides Etsy, and eBay?

By Monique R. from Creighton, SK


Selling Crafts Online (reminds me of ebay - all sorts of stuff) (more like etsy)

I feel like I know about a couple other places, but can't think of them right now.

Best of luck. I've kept my etsy shop empty for the past year or so, just too busy with my daughter and life. I found out one of my good friends officially closed her etsy shop over the summer. She said sales were down dramatically in the last year. I think about re-photographing and starting to list items again, but I'm just so busy volunteering at school and I'm not comfortable with our new camera. Sometime I'll get around to it! Hope you find the right venue(s) and you have lots of sales. (10/09/2009)

By mrs.story

Selling Crafts Online

Google etsy, ebay, and when it pulls up a list look for the word similar towards the bottom and hit that. Ruby Lane might be a possibility. (10/09/2009)


Selling Crafts Online

Try By NoRulesArt

Selling Crafts Online

I remembered another! I haven't visited their site in ages, but it was okay a while back.


By mrs.story

Selling Crafts Online

Why not take a look at Craigslist also. They might have a section for hand/homemade items. The only thing is that people would have to come to you (I think) so that might limit you. (10/15/2009)

By Mom81402

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October 8, 20090 found this helpful

Does any one have any ideas or suggestions about how to sell my crafts online? I don't want to use eBay.

Thanks for your help.

Darlene from MI


Selling Crafts Online

Take a peek at

You can set up your own website for free, I have seen other web spots on there where people sell their products. Good luck. Let us know what you use so we can check it out.

By mobo

Selling Crafts Online

This kijiji website is for free classified ads by location, it is completely free. (07/17/2006)

By Dawn

Selling Crafts Online

Darlene, ETSY is the number one web site to buy and sell handmade items. Check it out at (07/18/2006)

By Marnita

Selling Crafts Online

Yes, go to and sign up to sell your crafts online.
Customers just love home made items. (07/19/2006)

By Dorie

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