Tuesday, April 19, 2011

the power of etsy

etsy. it has been a love of mine since it first began. I started tiny sprouts shortly before the etsy era. I recently added my new hand-stamped line, five18 designs, to etsy.

{photo collage design courtesy of good gravy}

when I started tiny sprouts I submitted my site to online stores to try to do wholesale. wholesale was not something I wanted to do because you have to mark your items up enough to salvage enough to make a slight profit. I then placed ads in print magazines. this is very expensive and I am still paying it off!

this is why etsy is SO great. I placed my five18 designs on there 30 days ago. in 30 days I have had 19 sales. though this is not a lot, it is a lot considering how long it took me to gain 19 sales from tiny sprouts. seriously, it took a long, long, long time to make people aware of my hand-embroidered clothing & a lot of money.

for very little money you can add your items to etsy and begin selling today. thank you etsy, for allowing people to pursue their passion easily.


JoAnna said...

If I've got 5 minutes to spare, I almost always choose to browse Etsy. So many creative and awesome ideas... I love it too!

Garola Gang said...

WE LOVE Cade's shirt, Tracy! Thanks so much for thinking of him! He's worn it twice already! So cute and fun! You're the best! xoxo

twolittletots said...

i am moving back to Etsy. I LOVE it and it was a silly move to go to big cartel. so, the shop will move back again, real soon! happy it is going so well for you!

The Stanfields said...

I love etsy too but am so thankful we received a tiny sprouts gift for our baby girl which led us to your site. Simply beautiful!