How to sell on Etsy: 7 tips for making money from your art

woman buying something on a credit card from Etsy
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In an increasingly automated, mass-produced world, Etsy, the global marketplace for unique and creative goods, is thriving. At last count, the indie shopping mecca had around 81.9 million active buyers, all looking for something a little different, from digital art to reworked vintage treasure.

The Etsy platform has been so successful, and continues to grow, as it empowers sellers to make money from what they love and helps buyers find something truly special. It’s essentially a marketplace that’s all about people and that makes it very attractive for creatives looking to sell their work. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years' experience in the publishing industry. Since working on Creative Bloq's sister site, Digital Camera World, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and She has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. Rachael is passionate about art, design and contemporary crafts and enjoys photography, macramé and upcycling.