Saturday, November 13, 2010

Marketing Trial on Etsy

I’ve been looking into opportunities for marketing my art for a while.  Some of them require a heavier commitment to activities other than painting.  They are bricks and mortar exhibits, markets, etc. that require physical attendance and, while I like that in limited amounts, I can’t afford the time to do much of it.  Since I have limited energy and time due to some health issues, I need to find a way to market that allows me to continue to make art at the same time.  What better way than a 24/7 store on the universal marketplace…  the WWW!!! 

After reading a few reviews and many adverts, I have decided to give Etsy a try. is a company offering a platform connecting buyers and sellers of handmade products.  I like their mission and vision: 

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.

Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice

It’s easy to set up and maintain and lots of other artists have had success selling there.  My own experiment is underway and will be for many months to come.  Check it out on Etsy…  see you at the mall!

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1 comment:

Tina said...

Hi Cheryl, I think it's great you're giving esy a try, i know loads of artists who do well on there, i'm sure you will. Good luck x