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Ways to Make Money Online for Crafters

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This is the time of year that I like to pull out my glue gun and get crafty. If you are talented enough to sell your craft items, you might want to take a look at these 3 sights as a way to make some extra money.

I was familiar with Etsy, but not the other two that I found. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind unique gift, you can find some beautiful things for sale on Etsy. If you already have an Etsy store, send me your link as a comment and I will share it with my readers.

Etsy is a well known site for artisans and crafters to sell their products. Etsy is an online store that specializes in selling vintage/handmade items. When you become a member of Etsy, you will have your own online store where others can browse and buy your items.

To become a member is free, but you will pay a fee of $0.20 to list an item with up to 5 photos for 4 months. When the items sells, you only pay a 3.5% commission to Etsy. There is no cap to what amount you charge, or how much you sell.

Another great way to make money online is called Jewelry Wonder–however, with this site, you need to have at least 30 items to open up your own online store.

A good idea may be to begin with Etsy, and once your products gain some popularity and you get the hang of creating/selling, you can open a Jewelry Wonder account.

There is no charge for sellers–no setup fee, monthly or transaction fees, or listing or hosting fees. Again, the seller sells at their own prices.

Lastly, ArtFire is another great crafty-creator site. As a seller, you can choose either a basic free account that includes unlimited listing with 4 pictures per item plus the ability to sell directly from your blog or website.

If you decide to become a bit more advanced,  you can choose a Pro account for $15.95 a month with 10 pictures per item plus a customizable store and promo features.

There are no transaction fees in ArtFire, so you keep what you make. Also, unique to ArtFire, the site offers online training in merchandise and marketing.