If you’re an artistic person, selling your wares on www.etsy.com might be a good option if you’re looking to raise cash quickly. If you’re unfamiliar with the site, it’s a place where artisans can sell various homemade goods in a thick, online marketplace.
Some important things to note about Etsy are the following: 1) everything you sell must be something you made yourself; 2) it costs 20 cents to list an item for 4 months; and 3) each sale will incur a 3.5% transaction fee.
As far as what you can sell on Etsy goes, hot sellers include pieces of art, bags and purses, candles, toys for children, crocheted items, holiday decorations, quilts, vintage pieces, and wedding decorations.
For a basic overview of the “dos and don’ts” of selling on Etsy, you should view the guide they’ve placed online here: http://www.etsy.com/dosdonts.php.
While there are many ways to make money with Etsy, the experts suggest that building items around a single theme and specializing is one of the best ways to get noticed and to sell items. This is usually a better option that creating a lot of disparate items in different categories.
Overall, Etsy provides a good opportunity to make money online fast; and while doing something you enjoy already. However, if you’re not particularly artistic or don’t have an interest in crafts, then Etsy may not be a good option for you.