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The Etsy Experiment: Month One

One of the businesses I mentioned in Seven Businesses You Can Start for $100 or Less was opening an Etsy shop. With its low listing fees of 20 cents per item and its sales fee of 3.5% of the sales price of items sold, it definitely met my “$100 or less” criteria.

And according to this Inc. article, as of April 2010 “…the number of items sold on Etsy totaled 1.3 million, and the statistics have been increasing exponentially since its inception in 2005.” So I considered that proof that at least some sellers are able to make money through Etsy.

But could I do it myself? » Read more

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