Selling handmade items online has become a popular way to make money. Many people have turned this into their full-time job and are making thousands of dollars a month. The great thing about selling online is that there are so many options for where you can sell your products (Etsy, Amazon Handmade, eBay, etc.). But which one is best for my needs?
If you're looking to sell your handmade tote bags, Etsy is the way to go. It's an easy-to-use website that allows you to set up your own store and sell in a whole variety of ways. You can also sell on eBay, but it might take longer and cost more than selling on Etsy. Selling your handmade bag through Amazon Handmade or Bonanza is another option—they're both sites where people can buy items from other sellers—but I wouldn't recommend this if you're just starting out or don't have much money (or time) because they'll take a percentage of what you make per sale as their fee for hosting your shop.
If you're not interested in starting an online shop with Etsy or Bonanza yet, there are plenty of other options for getting started: selling on Facebook Marketplace (Facebook), Instagram Marketplace (Instagram), and Shopify (Shopify).
If you want to sell your own designs, but don't want to take on the shipping yourself, there are a couple of other options.
One is Etsy. Etsy allows you to sell your designs through their website, but they do not handle shipping for you—you have to do it yourself. This means that when someone buys one of your bags from Etsy, they won't get it shipped directly from you; instead they'll receive it after its been shipped by someone else (Etsy). The upside here is that Etsy has a large customer base and gives you access to people who may not otherwise notice or be able to find your site or blog. On top of this benefit though, there are several drawbacks:
Zazzle is another good option if you have some design skills and want to experiment with printing them on merchandise. The company prints custom designs onto products and ships them for you. The downside is that you are not in control of your pricing—it's something to consider if you have some design skills and want to experiment with printing them on merchandise.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you get started with selling handmade tote bags. The best thing about selling online is that it doesn't require a large investment on your part; with some hard work and dedication, you can eventually make enough money to pay off those holiday bills or take a vacation!