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Archive for August 1st, 2008


Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

August 1st, 2008

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If you’ve been knitting or crocheting for friends and relatives and are considering turning your skills into sales, you may want to take a look at Etsy. It’s an online marketplace for all things handmade. Etsy provides a venue where you can sell individual handmade items or open your own virtual store. In April, we visited the Etsy offices in Brooklyn and were really impressed with how creative and customer-friendly they were.

It costs 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the selling price. You can find out more about how to sell here.

Here are a couple of products for sale today that are made with Lion Brand Yarn. The hat is listed for $25.00 and the slippers for $20.00. We’d love to hear from people who have tried this and would like to share their experiences with others.

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