Any hubber with an Etsy Shop, how is it going

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  1. younghopes profile image71
    younghopesposted 3 years ago

    I have decided to open an etsy shop and would love to get the advice of my fellow hubbers, if they have one.

    1. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      you can open etsy shop but if you want to include your link, i would advice you to write the article at blogger.com or wordpress. I am afraid that HP won't feature your hub.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Why do you say that?  Is there a rule somewhere I don't know about, that prohibits links to Etsy?

        Of course you can't write an article that says, "this is my Etsy shop and it's great", there is nothing to stop you writing an informative Hub about a subject related to your product, and including a link.

    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 3 years ago

      You should read the blog from HubPages about what they consider spam.

      http://wp.me/p3PlXg-2rd

      I think anyone trying to promote any sort of online store is going to have problems trying to do so from this site.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It's very unusual for me to disagree with you, but I think you're over-estimating how tough they're going to be. 

        I use my Hubs to promote my websites, I use Amazon capsules quite generously and yet I have not one "spammy" warning.  It's all about balance - I'm confident the OP could easily get away with featuring a relevant Etsy product in a Hub, or providing a link to her shop.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I think it's spelled out very clearly that HP is tightening up on policies.  Many older hubs haven't gone through QAP yet. It's going to take considerable time to get to every account.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            It's true older Hubs haven't all gone through QAP, but the recent "spammy" filter was run over the whole site as far as I'm aware.

            If it's going to become impossible for Hubbers to include a single link to an Etsy product, then this site has no future! I do think people are getting carried away. For instance, people are saying you can't do product reviews any more, but you can.

    3. tlcs profile image56
      tlcsposted 3 years ago

      What is an etsy shop?

    4. a beautiful mess profile image96
      a beautiful messposted 3 years ago

      tlcs - Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade/vintage and other sorts of goods. I've considered opening one, and I'll probably have it up and running within the next month. When did you start yours? I'll have to come to you for advice!

      I think you could paste the link on your profile, in your description and as your website. Then, if it relates to your writings, promote your goods. I'd most likely be selling clothing, like hand-dyed and woven t-shirts - so it'd be appropriate to share on my DIY T-shirt Hubs. Even though I'm telling people how to make their own, some people take a look at it and say it's too much work... So I could potentially get some buys from them in the store!

      1. tlcs profile image56
        tlcsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the explanation. I haven't got an etsy shop, I just write about things that interest me at the time. I don't think hubpages would support this though, this is a writing site after all, not a selling site, forgive me if I am wrong!

    5. SmartAndFun profile image97
      SmartAndFunposted 3 years ago

      I think you're just wanting advice about etsy and for people to share their experiences, correct? It's not that you're wanting to put links to etsy in your HP articles, you just want to see what the earnings/success rates are like over there. I have never used etsy so I'm not the person you're looking for, but I hope people who do will respond.

    6. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

      I sold patterns at Etsy a few years back. The sales were slow, but I sold several things. Since these weren't finished items, I am curious to hear what others have to say.

    7. RTalloni profile image89
      RTalloniposted 3 years ago

      You might like to check out selling with Zibbet.

    8. Emese Fromm profile image95
      Emese Frommposted 3 years ago

      I've also had an Etsy store a few years ago where I was selling knitting patterns. It didn't do good at all and I gave up. However, I've heard success stories if you sell actual handmade items. I guess it depends on what you want to sell. But it costs next to nothing so I'd say try it.

    9. pumpkincat210 profile image85
      pumpkincat210posted 3 years ago

      If you have been on Etsy for years and are well established it is much easier.  I had a shop but I closed it after a year or so because the time to list one item was too long and the time between sales was..too long.  And then having to pay to just list an item and pay to renew if it didn't sell every 3 months (that's not counting if it sells) got to be annoying.

      Another point, Etsy was once a handmade small seller's site.  Now there are shops that sell non-handmade goods, by bulk.  It's annoying to compete with a company.  I think it's going away from the creative process and more about profits(can't really blame etsy), but I think that will be their downfall too...

      The site is nicely done and it's attractive.  There are some really pretty things there if you have the time to look or if you know what you are looking for.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image92
        Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't know about the shops that are selling non-handmade goods. I think that will ruin it.

        1. pumpkincat210 profile image85
          pumpkincat210posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Etsy wanted to retain sellers that got big enough to move elsewhere so they came up with a loosely defined way of allowing sellers to mass produce through another party aka manufacturer..as long as the idea was made by the seller.  Handmade can mean hand made in a sweatshop.  I ordered a bracelet not realizing it would be drop shipped from China and I would have to wait a month before I got it. The quality was dollar store, but their photo and price led me to believe it was a lot nicer. When I went back to their page they had the same bracelet listed. I should have read everything instead of assuming.  I'm sure there are other good options, I just haven't looked.

     
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