Who Really Owns Your Online Handmade Shop?

Blue Pendant from tehlia.com

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On my days off from the “Regular Day Job” I like to take an hour and read through some of my favorite Handmade Blogs. This morning I came across a post from Handmadeology. It was about Etsy, a shop and what can happen if you don’t read the fine print.

I was just about to re-do my Item descriptions and thought this might be a good read before I get knee-deep into editing and deleting. This post got me thinking even more about where I want my own shop to go. How I want to take it to another level. Be more independent, take my world and own it. It has been on my mind for a while and I have determined it is the next step in my future success. But now I have even more proof that it needs to happen sooner than later.

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This was the HUGE point of the post, along with being prepared for the worst,

“The point of this story is not to bash Etsy as a selling platform. This was a wake-up call for me, and I wanted to turn it into a friendly warning for you. I thought I owned my small business, but by having my only presence on Etsy, it turns out that I didn’t. Etsy owns the shops they host, and they reserve the right to manage them however they choose.”

So while I take a few hours to edit and continue to upload items to my “Etsy Owned” online shop I am searching the web for alternatives to selling Online. Studying the list that Lisa Jacobs from Energy Shop Jewelry & Marketing Creativity has provided. Hop over to Handmadeology to read the entire Post.

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