What crochet items do you feel are over saturated in the online sales sites like Etsy and Ebay?
- Make Something Unique -I have seen some sell crochet pieces for a lot. However there are some unique elements to those pieces and they may have taken several days to complete.
- Do Your Research - I have tried my hand at online sales and went in the hole with all the fees and shipping. Each time you re-list, there was another feel involved. The small quick pieces do not sell well online and there were a lot of other people making the same thing.
- Keep Trying- If I were to try selling again, I would host my items on a website and then advertise with Adwords or a similar site for promotions.
- Find the Right Demographic -Often I see people promoting crochet items they are selling to other crocheters. Not the ideal demographic. To sell crochet, you want to market to those who don't crochet.
This is some of the hats I tried selling. I think the most I sold a hat for was around $17.00 after multiple re-listings. At the time I was selling, the relisting fees were around $.99 cents so that has taken the sales price down to $12.00 if the hat does sell. These hats have been the inspiration for a lot of flower tutorials.