Folksy vs Etsy

If you are interested in the wonderful world of the handmade, then you will no doubt already be familiar with online craft markets like Folksy and Etsy. If you have never visited before, then I suggest you check out the diverse range of arts and crafts available to buy there. It really is amazing how much creativity is out there and sites like these enable artists and crafters to sell to a worldwide audience. Which is better – Etsy or Folksy? This is a difficult question…Etsy is larger, better known and longer established….but is American based. So, although there are more buyers and sellers, that means more competition, and international postage rates. Folksy however is a smaller UK based community, so although there is less traffic, that means less competition and cheaper postage! Having spoken to people who sell through both sites, the general consensus is that they are both good – but sales will not come without a lot of self promotion.

So……drumroll……trumpet blowing…… Over the coming months I’m hoping to get more of my work for sale in my Folksy shop

 

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