Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Etsy or Artfire?

Does anybody have any thoughts or comments on the differences, the positives, and/or the negatives about Etsy and/or Artfire? I posted this question on my Facebook page, but I thought I would put it here too. Thanks!


Mimi said...

I haven't, but want to try Artfire, though I still have to renew my visa card...I have been on Etsy for 3 years, and quite content with the site's appearance and organization. I think its better to start slow and move slowly, get the feel of the place and know your prospective customers.
Maybe my tip would be: don't buy any online course or invest in anything, just register, set up shop, and learn as-you-go. Btw, Etsy has a lot of free resources and tips for sellers.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

- Mimi -

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

I never even heard of Artfire before except here in blogland. I don't even know if most people know about it.

I guess I'm just wondering if I should waste my time and effort an another website to sell things that I make.

Thanks again for the help.

zippiknits said...

A lot depends on how much they charge you. I saw a lot of jewelry there that was supposed to be handcrafted but I don't think it was. That's another thing. You have to make jewelry and not just assemble parts for it to be called "handcrafted" for any museum, why not for an Artfire?

Z of ZKNITZ said...

- Zippi -

Well, I added myself to ArtFire so we'll see how that goes.

I am on a trial offer for now, and then after thirty days I have to pay to be on there. Hopefully, by the time thirty days comes up, I will have made a sale or two.