Aside from blogging and freelance writing, I make my own crafts, artwork and furniture. I’m going to let you guys in on some of the best tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.
Etsy – best for selling clothing, jewelry, accessories and health and beauty products – you can sell original artwork, vintage or collectibles, decor, refurbished furniture (there is a selling fee)
eBay – excellent for selling hard to find collectibles, artwork, vintage clothing and accessories – more competitive then Etsy as far as pricing and shipping is concerned (there is a selling fee)
Amazon – perfect for wholesalers and if you have an online store you already sell on or if you have open box products (there is a selling fee)
LetGo or OfferUp – Great for local sellers and buyers, post your stuff, typically things you may give away to a thrift store or have a yard sale with, and have people come right to your door or deliver it to them! (No selling fee)
Helpful Tips to Remember:
- Taking good photos is key – Do not have blurry photos, make sure to get every angle of the product, have a white, plain or neutral background and when selling decor or furniture (if possible) see if you can make a lifestyle image with it (set the scene)
- Having accurate and proper dimensions, weight (for when you need to calculate shipping)
- Good product description – good grammar and punctuation, be professional and keywords, SEO works for individual sites, pages and products
- if you are selling artwork (whether it be your original or not) give a good and accurate history of the artist and the artwork – period it was made, signed or not, type of art (cubism, portrait, resembling Monet, etc. )
- Make sure you figure out cost for shipping (dimensions, weight and factor in distance) and cost per post and any other fees selling sites may charge to factor it into your pricing
- Pay attention to competitors pricing but don’t undervalue your product just because someone else is
These are the sites I’ve used so far to discover how well my handmade and handcrafted products and vintage, antique or thrift store finds have made the most money from in the least amount of time. If you have any practices or tips you’d like to share, feel free to comment below!
Hope this helps and good luck!