Do you want to sell online, but find that creating a website takes too much time and money?!
Instead of creating your own website, it is far easier to sell your crafts online by joining one of the many established online shops or market places.
Promoting or selling online with an established handmade website, online market place or online directory is one of the best and cheapest ways to increase your profile and to generate sales all year round. They have overtaken galleries and other sales opportunities like consumer and trade fairs. Many galleries now research for new products on line too, so don’t be surprised if a gallery in the US approaches you through your Etsy shop!
As they promote themselves heavily with often big marketing and advertising budgets, and have an established traffic stream already, it is far easier to increase your profile and get sales through these sites, than when you create your own website.