Paint, fabric, software, canvas, sculpting clay,sketch pads…whatever your medium, the tools you use to create cost. That’s just the way of the world. In order to keep working you have to make money in order to pay for the things you need to create, besides just the average daily expenses everyone has. Selling your creations can be great.

If you’re looking for a way to sell your creations look no further than Etsy.



Photo credit: Etsy

Etsy is “your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies”. They also boast that you can , “Shop directly from people around the world.” Etsy is a hit with crafters, and creatives. With their mobile applications users are able to sell and buy to and from people all around the world. From the seven types of social commerce, Etsy is a peer-to-peer platform based upon community. With $21.8 million app downloads and $19.8 million active buyers Etsy is a great start to begin with social commerce because it allows your viewers to buy new items on the go and you can post on the go. Building a client base through genuine and real-time communication on Etsy mobile apps can bring more success.

With tons of books and resources on the topic, including this Etsy blog post 8 Tips for Selling Fine Art Online, it is simple to start curating an Etsy shop.Once you’ve started to build your shop use these tools to grow your business.

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Photo credit: 101prettydesigns on Etsy

101prettydesigns is an Etsy shop run by a graphic artist. Anna, the shop owner, is from Gdańsk, Poland and uses her special skills with design to create pretty business cards, logos, and printable invitations. Anna’s designs can be seen and sold all around the world, even on the go. This type of exposure is great for artreprenuers, especially when paired with other social media efforts.


Some other websites you can check out are Society6, Vango, and DeviantArt. For those who bring their creative passion for fashion also check out Poshmark. You may even be able to set up a shop via your blog/website to sell items to your viewers.

Stay Creative!


Let me know in the comments if you have an Etsy shop or use any other eCommerce tools. (Don’t forget to add a link to your shop, so we can check it out!) Feel free to share this post if you found it helpful.


  1. hybaspeaks says:

    This is an interesting post on etsy i concluded that to simply add that Etsy has done extremely well for itself it has really promoted hancraft .if not all the sellers by latching onto the ethos of “cheap.” The people who built Etsy did not do so under any overblown sense of altruism. And I have no problem with that.

    1. candacejlaine says:

      Thank you for your comment. Etsy is definitely popular amongst artisans and craftsmen. The allure of Etsy is to purchase handmade or vintage items, but by no means are they cheap. An online craft fair, Etsy has done very well with allowing the opportunity for more people to become entrepreneurs and to extend their brands to parts of the world they would have never imagined they could extend their small businesses.

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