I've used Etsy so long, it was just for handmade creator shops when I started!
It was a wild frontier on the internet, or at least Etsy felt that way when I opened my shop. The main rule you seemingly had to pinky promise to, was that your shop carried only items you made. Period.
Then, there was a window open for Vintage shops. You must declare one or the other. Again, Promise the items fit under the classification of VINTAGE or antique.
As the saying goes (right Gill?) " Things are not what they used to be."
I am starting to sell "Print on Demand" items now. (See previous Blog post)
But my first sales had so many fees attached to it, my profit was a dollar each. :)) wow.
I am grateful for the sales and I will always thrill at people living with my art. It's worth it.
But I feel strange being on the same platform as sellers asking 12 dollars to give their buyers a digital download of a Van Gogh self portrait because they can get it themselves for free on public domain sites. A high digital version for free... then turn it around and sell the FILE on etsy. It's mind boggling and I feel kinda gross being on the same platform as this, and some other gross behavior on there.
Hmmm.... what to do so I can sell original art with my prices being fair and competitive (I guess)
Just trying to sell my work on an easy platform that isn't freaky, For now, I hope etsy isn't too cheap morally, because it's surprisingly expensive to me in all the fees it charges on each sale.
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