When I finally finish work, I checked and I was amazed to see I sold on my jewelry Etsy!! wooo hoo!
|4 necklaces, 3 with my very own glass cabs in them.|
So I go check it out, and imagine my surprise to find out I paid $7.50 in advertising fees. Apparently at one time off site advertising was free, and you were automatically opted in. Or maybe I choose it, honestly I don't have a clue. The free has stopped, and guess what? Now I sell something so they take an extra 15% fee. If they notified us the freebie was stopping I didn't see it. It stopped in May of 2020!!
I guess I'm glad I sold something, and I guess if it was in ads great, but boy howdy that was a bite I wasn't expecting.
|Really hitting the old and vintage costume jewelry lately, I guess I'm a sparkle phase again. These earrings made from 2 different pieces of jewelry and new crystals.|
I'm feeling pretty Leary of on-line selling right now, but since shows are so problematic right now, I guess it's the only game in town. I really need to invest some time in to it... get more stuff up, do better pictures, actually check it everyday and maybe do some advertising that I know about up front and won't have sticker shock from.
I started a amazon handmade shop before Christmas, but I haven't had time to do much with it.
I have 1 item of jewelry on ebay, to test the waters. So far no nibbles.
|I have a whole studio filled with beads, so sometimes I just like to relax and do stringing.|
I really need to pick one on-line marketplace, and really give it my all -- get 50-60 or more listings up with good pics and descriptions, and seriously work at it.
I'm going to get my destash up and running again first, then tackle the jewelry.