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Learning to go on Etsy: The Confused and Bewildered

Okay, I admit it. I’m new to this online marketing for art stuff. Below is a stock photo that shows how I felt yesterday, when I tried to create my first etsy listing:

Image:Okay, maybe I’m a little cuter than this, but you get the idea. For months, all my friends have been telling me, “You HAVE to create an Etsy store. That’s where EVERYONE sells stuff nowadays.” Okay, so, like every herd animal, I decided to do what everyone else is doing.

I went to the site, filled in the information, and after feeling bewildered by the array of items, created my account. And, put up one whole item for sale (well, I have to have stuff to take to the big gallery in a nearby city later this week, I can’t list EVERYTHING). By the way, I’m really nervous about going to a real, busy gallery in a fairly large city that’s a tourist destination, but that’s a whole other story I won’t bore you with.

Okay, one item listed, and I found out you get charged 20 cents a month per listing. Nobody told me that.

While I was there, I looked up “oil paintings.” There was fantastic stuff, by some really good artists. So, I’m in good company there.

I hope this was worth it. I’ll let you all know how it goes. And would love to hear how others have done there.

Oh, yeah, here’s my listing (I hope I got this right): https://www.etsy.com/listing/194739359/birds-of-michigan-titmouse?ref=shop_home_active_1 in case you want to visit.



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