A poem by Anne Bronte, and a few small updates on yours truly

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since my last post. My reading has been considerably slower because…

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How To Sell My Crafts?

I love to craft. At the moment I’m making a ton of favor boxes for my sister’s baby shower at the end of the month. I make dream catchers, some jewelry, and I’ve dabbled in some other crafts over the years. Since October 2011, I’ve been selling my items on Etsy here, in my shop MiscMarica (“Miscellaneous Marica”). I also sell at a nearby Christmas craft show in November. (I’ve been meaning to sell at at least one more show for the last few years, but before I know it, it’s already mid-October and the season for craft shows has started.)

Unfortunately, the fees needed to list and relist each item on Etsy really build up, on top of PayPal’s and Etsy’s fees upon every sale. Last month I calculated the fees from these 7 years in comparison to my sales… and yikes, it was scary. It’s a money pit, essentially.

At some point this year, I will be closing my Etsy store. Prices have been reduced for about a month, and I’m not sure if I’ll reduce them any further in hopes to getting some more items out of my stash.

I’m wondering if there’s anywhere else online for selling handmade items? I wish I could create a page on this site for my items, and use that as like a shop (PayPal only). I’ll likely find at least one or two more shows this year (and I mean it!) to help sell off my inventory and give me reason to craft more again.

Any ideas or suggestions are welcome!

(I’m halfway through Book #12, so a new review post should be up next week!)