Who's on first?

It sure as hell isn't me.

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The garage is now officially THE HAUNTED HOUSE WORKSHOP. My mother has deemed it fit for haunt life. 

Also that may or may not be the WIP foam chest carving for this years Maw sitting in a bucket…

The garage is now officially THE HAUNTED HOUSE WORKSHOP. My mother has deemed it fit for haunt life.

Also that may or may not be the WIP foam chest carving for this years Maw sitting in a bucket…

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Was playing Outlast yesterday with Beyoncé’s Partition sick in my head. This happened.

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hotcakes123 asked: Hi,I was thinking about opening up my own etsy shop and I wanted to know if its free to open an etsy and how much can a person make from selling charms and stuff like that

bon-appeteats:

It is free to open one up, but it’s not free in the long run. You need to pay fees to list items ($.20 per item listed), as well as pay fees when you sell them to Etsy and PayPal (if you use PayPal, which I do recommend).

As for how much you can make…it’s all about how much time you put into it and how serious you really are. It’s not as easy as just tossing things up in your shop and then watching the money come rolling in. It’s like taking on a whole new 40+ hour a week job with researching, tweaking your SEO, making sure the price you sell your items for really is getting you a profit, advertising, etc. And it can take a while before you see any sales.

Please know I’m not trying to dissuade you. It took my shop nearly a year to get a sale, then half a year more until I was making 5-6 every month. In that time I’ve poured a lot of hours into reading up on how Etsy listing works, including how to make sure my tags, descriptions, and titles all work together to make sure I’m found when someone uses Etsy’s search option.

Here are some videos I recommend you (or anyone who wants to open a shop/is having issues with their shop) should take a look at:

Creating an Etsy ListingKnowing Your Shop by Numbers
Etsy Fee Reference Sheet
Showing Up in an Etsy Search
Example Pricing Break Down

Also, please, please, please don’t under charge for your items. I see crafters do this all the time and you’re really shooting yourself in the foot if you do this. Eventually you won’t make any profit to cover more materials, and then you won’t be making anything to sell at all. The pricing break down video really goes over how to work out your pricing, so if you don’t watch anything else, at least look at that one.

Hope that covered everything - good luck!

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