Wow, fantastic article by Danielle @ Etsy:

Sometimes our buyers need a little push. I’ve experienced this firsthand, so I wanted to put together a guide to selling custom work. I put a call out in the Etsy Forums to gain wisdom from those who have experience selling custom work and the response was fabulous! Read on for some tips from the best in the biz.

She covers payment, communication, and photography and listing tips with plenty of examples to illustrate her helpful advice for making and selling your custom creations online.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).