• Selling Handmade

    Reciprocity and the art of selling

    In a previous post, New uses for old calendars, I wrote about how I clip images from old calendars to make giveaway gift tags for the buyers of my handmade items on Etsy. As I do so, I feel as if I’m not only honoring Mother Earth by recycling calendars that would otherwise be discarded, but I’m also providing additional value to my buyers. Doesn’t giving away items from your shop or surplus supplies cut into a seller’s bottom line? Not necessarily. According to Kari Chapman of The Handmade Marketplace, “A great way to get your name and your wares into the public eye is to host a contest and…