Today is one of those days when I'm admiring other peoples fashion sense and computer talents and recognition and studios and blogs and bone collections and guts and even, when I look at that dress pictured above, their disposable incomes . . .
On a more productive note, I've finally opened a shop on DaWanda and I'm actively working with my shop on iCraft and my shop on ShopHandmade.
In the beginning, I worked my Etsy shop like mad (actually, I still do) and it was still a month before I got any activity and a month after that before I saw it again! I figure for free listing I can give these other places a shot for at least that long. Perhaps between the 4 of them I can really make a go of this crafting thing.
DaWanda is more geared toward Europe, iCraft toward Canada and ShopHandmade to crafty green people (as opposed to little green men, or grey has the case may be-- haven't found a site that caters to them yet). Most of the patrons of these sites are likely on Etsy too, but iCraft and ShopHandmade are still smaller than Etsy so the possibility of getting noticed may be greater. I'm not sure about the size of DaWanda yet, but with the dollar sliding, a European customer base would be a grand thing. (See? There I am looking at greener grass again!)
I'm selling the smae things too, which I can foresee getting tricky, what with specials on one site or the other and currency exhange rates fluctuating. Ah well, it's worth a shot!