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Etsy is still one of the best apps to sell items online in 2018. If you want to break into this market, you have to do a lot of research. Let Gold Miss make that research a little bit easier, so you can spend less time reading and more time building your Etsy business!
What can you sell on Etsy if you can’t make your own products?
Not everyone can be a DIY master. I know I’m not! My craft projects most often look like the Pinterest disasters than anything that could be sold on Etsy. Sure, I manage to make a few nice things, like necklaces and other jewelry, but for the most part? I’m not the craftiest person around.
Can you sell store bought items on Etsy?
For the most part, no. There are a few cases where you can, though, and those loopholes are what you can exploit to get on Etsy and make a killing!
I still sell on Etsy, and make a killing doing it.
How do I make money on Etsy?
I sell craft supplies on Etsy! It’s a fun, smart, and lucrative market that still has room for new stores. I get to explore supplies for my own craft projects and still count it as brand research!
I love being able to go into a Michaels store looking for embroidery thread and come out with new ideas for my Etsy supplies shop.
Why sell craft supplies on Etsy?
There’s a few reasons that I think this is such a great idea:
- Selling craft supplies on Etsy is easy to scale. That means you can increase your earnings simply: just add more craft supplies to your store!
- Selling craft supplies doesn’t take up a lot of time. Selling embroidery, paintings, or jewelry that you made takes up a lot of time that most of us just don’t have. But since you don’t necessarily have to make the craft supplies you’re selling, the only time you have to spend comes from research, uploading, and shipping!
- Selling craft supplies on Etsy allows you to explore your own passions without worrying about spending a whole bunch of money just to make money off of your crafts!
What Are The Top 5 Best Selling Craft Supplies On Etsy?
Beads are useful for the crafters on Etsy, since so many make jewelry! Help supply your favorite shops with gorgeous natural stone or resin beads and you might even see your own products used in someone else’s Etsy store. Isn’t that awesome?
Example shop: CLBEADS
Findings are similar to beads, but they’re more like charms. These cute items can be used on clothes or jewelry, or even for scrapbooking! They’re incredibly popular on Etsy, and a great market to try and break into.
Example shop: Bohemian Findings
This category includes pendants, chains, and closures. Anything that can be used to make jewelry will bring eyes to your Etsy store. Especially if you can sell natural stone products, like rose quartz beads or amethyst pendants!
Example shop: Jewelers Paradise
Planners and bullet journals are more popular than ever, and unlike the other craft supplies mentioned these supplies are useful for more than just your fellow crafters. That means you have a wider audience with these! Especially popular and easy to sell are stickers.
If you can make these yourself, that’s better, but if not that’s fine too! Other planner supply ideas are pens, sticky notes, and rulers.
Example shop: Planner Kate
Popular types of fabric to sell on Etsy include burlap (burlap ribbons are a great wedding item), ribbons, tulle and anything printed! If you can offer tutorials on how to use the fabric, then you’ll get even more buyers flocking to you.
Example shop: Pretty In Pink Supply
Can you sell other craft supplies on Etsy and make money?
Of course! Making money on Etsy is honestly easier than any other market I’ve been on. If you have a passion for other crafts and, therefore, other craft supplies, focus on those and you will find your audience in time. If you master your SEO, use great images, and tweak until you find what works, eventually you will be an Etsy best seller too!