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You can make decent money, but sometimes it takes a long time to sell your items. The best advice i can give you is to make a lot of items and make many posts across a wide variety of sites. Don't just use etsy. and put some stuff in consignment stores. The stores will expect a 30-35% cut though. I would love to see some pics of the furniture.
originally posted by: HoldMyBeer
My spouse is a pretty good at it and my father-in-law is a fantastic craftsman. My question is this: Can you really make money on sites like etsy?
We found this amazing antique occasional table and we've never seen anything like it before. Sorry no pics. We would like to make some replicas and offer a few various style takes on it. Is the labor from something like that worth it? We could do it in any sort of wood and we would with experiment with finishes and hardware.
It seems like there is some sort of sweet spot in making money off something handmade, with labor being the drawback sometimes, breaking it down by how much it costs per man hour. We don't want to reinvent the wheel, so we're looking for feedback from anyone who may make and sell something on their own.