Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Down with Etsy!

Those of you who fantasize about making a living from your Etsy store will be very interested in reading this article on Slate.


Nancy K said...

There have been many threads on PR about making a living on Etsy, and after looking over the work, I just couldn't figure out how anyone made any money on Etsy. The prices are just too low. As a garment sewer I have a good idea how much time it takes to make something, and boy do I value my time more than those women seem to. The article you link to says it very well. The competition drives down the prices, but it still costs the same amount it did before to produce the item. There is a limit to how much a single crafter can produce after all.

cidell said...

I read that too and I actually thought it made a valid point. It's a good way to get your name out there and do work, but you're not gonna make a living from it.