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Forum topic by robertchella posted 07-16-2011 12:02 PM 3795 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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robertchella

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07-16-2011 12:02 PM

Just looking for some advice on getting started selling my wood workings. Where to advertise and sell, and how to decide on a price, any advice would be great, thanks in advance!!


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jerrells

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#1 posted 07-16-2011 03:30 PM

As my first try I going to give ETSY (www.etsy.com) a try. Price is very low as compaired to craft fairs. DO not need a large inventory of items at any time.

Also, I am letting as many friends know as will listen. If I do a project for one I figure that they will tell ten. Right now I doing one and only charging her $25 where normally I would ask $75.

I will do one Church craft fair (my Church). Booth fee is $70 but is goes to my Church. If i get busy and can not handle a booth I will make say ten projects and donate them.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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kendy

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 03:17 AM

hello,nice to see your some tips.
I think you should focus on advertise,and take part in some exhibition regard to your industry.
It’s better that to know your competitors what they do and price price depends on market,you have to survey the wood industry.

-- I have no choice,but keep moving and moving ,I can

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S2artDesigns

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 01:36 AM

I am with Jerrels. Etsy is a great place to try selling. How well they sell just depends on how good you are, your prices, and how much people want what you have. I make wooden pendants and I usually make a compromise between what I know my time, supplies, and value of the wood is along with its uniqueness and what I personally would want to pay for what I am selling. In my case, a burl wood pendant with a leather cord I make is usually around 15 bucks.

Bottom line you should browse around ETSY and look at what others who make similar things are asking.

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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