Zibbet: A Great Choice for an Artist’s or Craftperson’s Business

Check out Zibbit!
Check out Zibbit! | Source

Bagged the Decision: Zibbet Wins!

Recently researching which arts and crafts website to join as a seller, I naturally began with the most well-known.

Undoubtedly, sites like eBay and Esty are highly rated for more than one reason, but they weren’t what I wanted.

Among all the large or small sites for artists and crafters, Zibbet.com came out at the top of my list.

This embellished blues bags is as interesting inside as it is outside. Interiors and handles of even simple bags should be fun rather than boring.
This embellished blues bags is as interesting inside as it is outside. Interiors and handles of even simple bags should be fun rather than boring. | Source

Reading so much information has its pros and cons, but I plowed through so I could decide whether to begin selling my handmade bags on an online site. By plodding through the process to narrow my focus I learned a lot as I considered joining this rising star.

Doing the research allowed me to better define what I wanted to get out of a business site as a seller, what I wanted to have to deal with from such a business, what fellow sellers would be like, and what particular sites' types of customers would be like.

If even-tempered can be used to describe an online place I would have to include the term in a description of my first impressions of Zibbet. It is a site that would be good for artists and craftsmen not only to show and sell their work, but to plan for the future.

The site is growing, and at this point I could eagerly join and grow with them. Overall, the info I read presented a straightforward but vital picture of where they have come from and where they are headed that appealed to what I want from a marketplace for handmade arts and crafts.


ExZibbet your work with Zibbet and see where it takes you!
ExZibbet your work with Zibbet and see where it takes you! | Source
Sell recycled items on Zibbet: Tropical tote sewn from a toddler's tiered dress.  (See multiple photos below.)
Sell recycled items on Zibbet: Tropical tote sewn from a toddler's tiered dress. (See multiple photos below.) | Source

Why Zibbet?


The fact that this company is not a megapolis in the online world engaged my attention right off the bat. It’s true, the more shoppers there are on a site like this, the more the sellers benefit, but there’s something to be said for not being overwhelmed when we first arrive in a new place.

As simplistic as this sounds, I will want only one buyer for each bag. Lookers are great, especially if they help get the word out about the site and my items, but buyers will be the goal and my creations will appeal only to particular people looking for hand-made earth-friendly bags.

Sellers need to know that buyers will have an enjoyable shopping experience. On every level, buyers deserve to have what they want conveniently accessible and they should feel secure in their decision not only to window shop but to buy from a site.

Zibbet is working to grow opportunities for sellers and buyers, and I can see myself learning from and growing with them. The place they are at now is a good place to begin in the world of online selling. My work might remain a useful hobby after joining, but growing a business seems like a real possibility with this site.

A neutral bag with a fun flair.
A neutral bag with a fun flair. | Source

Handbags, Tote Bags, and Clutches out of Beautiful Fabrics Rescued from Their Landfill Destinations

Owning a bag made from rescued fabrics and which is a one-of-a-kind creation is satisfying on many levels.
Owning a bag made from rescued fabrics and which is a one-of-a-kind creation is satisfying on many levels. | Source
Multiple pictures of tropical tote created from a size T3 tiered dress.  Includes recycled lining/handles and magnetic closure.
Multiple pictures of tropical tote created from a size T3 tiered dress. Includes recycled lining/handles and magnetic closure. | Source

It seems that everything Zibbet is about is creativity. Offering constructive creative options for creating stores and promoting items to any who want to establish a brand for their art or crafts in a public venue reflects the level of interest in helping sellers succeed.

Exploring how to stand out while establishing my spot on this artisan’s site is attractive because they care enough about creativity to offer the opportunities, making what they may come up with to help me produce and promote my work in the future exciting to think about.

Handmade crafts ranging from the common to the extraordinary, fine art from some fine artists, vintage items to use in decorating or generating your own products, and supplies needed for continuing your own creative work all in a community put together by owners interested in encouraging creativity are big draws.

I like that this site is legitimate competition for the megapolises. I like to see a successful beginner who is working hard go forward. I like that they are working smart to make it easy to start with them, to help members become skillful in their online marketing, and to help customers discover what sellers are offering.

Besides all that, I figure that if Zibbet does not work out for me, the megapolises and other sites could still be a possibility. However, why this one shouldn’t be the one to start with was a good question to ask and more clear reasons to say yes were apparent than there were reasons to say no.

Why Zibbet? It feels right after looking over so many other sites, and after I explained the site to him, my husband commented that it seemed like a great opportunity for people to exZibbet their work. (Leave it to him to come up with that!)


Should You Join Zibbet.com?


Reading stories of how artists and crafts people are enjoying creating items that they love and of how they made their way to selling those items is incredibly inspiring to a creative person.

If you are an artist or craftsperson you could be on your way to writing your own story with Zibbet that will influence others if you decide to sell online or even expand your current selling options.

What ever your decision about selling online is, take a look at the simplicity of this site. Consider the great options available to members. Take a second look if you've been introduced to it in the past.

Give it a try if you are serious about branding your work and developing a market plan for a work from home business, especially if now is the time for you to begin somewhere rather than continue thinking about it.

Now might be the time to have a discussion with yourself about the best site to use. You may really be surprised with your successes if you enjoy creating amazing things! Check out their options (and any offers they may have for new members), then join Zibbet to see where the opportunity takes you!


A simple bag at first glance, its variety of materials, multiple pockets, and bright design make it a useful and fun accessory. It was snagged by a friend when I offered to let her choose one for herself.
A simple bag at first glance, its variety of materials, multiple pockets, and bright design make it a useful and fun accessory. It was snagged by a friend when I offered to let her choose one for herself. | Source

A Note on My Starting Date with Zibbet


My research has shown me what direction I want to go. Though I'm not a seller just yet, I am making plans to make the most of this chance to see how far I can take my bags (and perhaps other items in the distant future).

The bottom line is that a person is building a business when selling online. I'm looking forward to the work involved, the process of establishing and running a business, and seeing where it takes me.

Large Bags are Trending

To show the extra large size, this bag's first photo includes the hinges on the door.  Note the bag's shape in the first photo and the top corner snaps in the following ones.
To show the extra large size, this bag's first photo includes the hinges on the door. Note the bag's shape in the first photo and the top corner snaps in the following ones. | Source

The fact that I would especially enjoy writing up descriptions for my creations makes going ahead right now tempting. The samples shown in these photos are a few I've made primarily to gain experience with a variety of fabrics and techniques, and to use as gifts.

Waiting is not easy but I want to build an inventory I'm really happy with, and I have a few other things to think through before I start selling. When the time comes, I'll be writing a grand opening announcement so keep an eye out if you are interested in seeing how it all works out.

It is a relief to have the question of deciding what site I will use settled and to be able to go step by step from here. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying the fact that ideas talk to me, teach me, and become more than I expect as I work on them.


Who Should Join Zibbet.com?


Anyone with the life opportunity (by choice or not), anyone with the determination to succeed when given the right tools, anyone who aspires to brand and promote their creative work or who wants to supply items to artists and crafts people has a great option in Zibbet.

• Note to buyers: If you are like me and you want to support the little guy who is working hard to become an effective force in the market place, you might like to check Zibbet sellers out on Pinterest and follow them on other social media. Doing so will make it easier for you to stay up to date on their latest and greatest while you watch the progress and growth of the site and its members.


Do you prefer to receive handmade gifts as opposed to mass-produced items?

  • Definitely handmade!
  • A mix of both handmade and manufactured items.
  • No--only store bought gifts for me, please.
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Important Information for Sellers


Is your work a hobby or a for profit business? Do you know what you need to do in order to fulfill your tax obligation or do you have someone taking care of that for you?

You may not live in California but this information can be a good starting point by helping you know what questions to ask regarding the state you live in.

Happy Zibbeter!

Need Arts/Crafts Ideas?


Check out the following hubs if you are looking for new ideas to add to your stock:


One of my examples on how to design and paint kid's tee shirts:

4th of July Brother and Sister


You can easily make pretty reusable gift bags:

Sew a Gift Bag that can be Used as a Tote Bag


Using denim skirts to make handbags is fun stuff:

Denim Skirt Handbag Project #2


Start here to see simple crochet edged blanket projects:

Crochet Edging Blanket and Rattle


*Also, search HubPages for other interesting craft projects from creative people who are members here.


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Are you familiar with Zibbet or is this hub your introduction? 46 comments

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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Sounds like something great for people with real craft talents. I know a couple of people who may be interested in this. Up and sharing.


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LeslieAdrienne 2 years ago from Georgia

I love the Hub... there is always something interesting to read and learn from. Thanks for sharing this one.... God Bless you!


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I've never heard of Zibbet, but based on your review it sounds like a great site. I love your bags! Good luck with your business when you start it.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Excellent hub here and thank you for sharing your knowledge about Zibbet. I have never heard of it before. Your bags are beautiful and I wish you much success.

Voted up ++++ and away

Blessings


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A great hub;interesting and very well informed. Thanks for sharing and voted up.

Eddy.


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