I’m Overwhelmed at Getting Started to Sell My Jewelry
by Dawn Carpino.
Thank you so much for this site.
I have found it very helpful in many ways.
And thanks to everyone for sharing what you do.
I’m having a hard time selling my jewelry.
I am addicted to making jewelry so I need to sell to support my “habit”.
There is one shop near me that I consign with – they keep 40% which I’ve heard is the industry standard. It’s a lot.
I’ve done a couple of craft shows and haven’t done well – and don’t enjoy doing them.
I’ve thought about selling on Etsy and even bought a light box to take pictures of my jewelry but I have been dragging my feet – it seems like an awful lot of work and then I have to get into packaging materials and shipping etc.
Some people really have beautiful packaging – like another whole thing in addition to creating the jewelry.
And when I watch things on youtube about selling on etsy they say you also have to have a presence on social media, and a blog and maybe even a website.
And then I wonder about inventory and all that stuff etc.
I’m retired and love making jewelry but don’t really want a full time job.
I guess I’m just venting here, sorry. I’m just so overwhemed by it all.