After writing about seven businesses you can start for $100 or less, I decided to take my own advice and give some of them a shot. So to start with, I opened an Etsy shop and listed my oil paintings there. I’ll be tracking and reporting the results of the experiment here for the first six months of this year. (Six months is the length of an item listing.) » Read more
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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