ETSY, You pay a 20 cent upload free, you pay this whether or not your item sells. If the item does sell, you pay 3.5% of sold item. If the item does not sell within six months, it expires and you then have the decision whether or not to pay another 20 cents to re upload it. (blogger is not making this easy for me to write this post.) Don't forget your paypal fee.
Then there is Craftsy.com Now this is the cream of all stores to have your patterns in. They charge you ZERO....did you see that ZERO!!! The only fee you have is your paypal fees.
Why am I telling you this? I was directed to a blog that was talking about Etsy vs Craftsy. This person was saying that they were just going to let their patterns drop off on Etsy and stick with Craftsy. I can understand that, go with the one that will give your more bang for your buck. BUT!!!!!
Now this is a large BUT (not butt....).
Even tho Craftsy does give your a better return, if your patterns are pdf, it is costing you nothing to have them in any of these stores, except for etsy.
You are earning money regardless, just Craftsy gives your more.
I guess my thought is, money is money. Say you sell four patterns on etsy and three on Craftsy, that is seven patterns but if you only have Craftsy, you have only sold three patterns. You are making less money. Also you have limited yourself to one audience, the more your patterns are out there, the more YOU are out there.
Oh well....I just thought I would share a bit of insight in the eyes of Bejeweled! I have to tell you that I have really enjoyed my Etsy shop, it has only been open since Dec. but it is just fun. Then I have had Craftsy for about three weeks and what fun it is to go to your hotmail account and see that you have sold something.... Trust me, I am not getting rich but who doesn't enjoy a little pocket change?
If I have missed something, let me know...I can only tell you what I know (which isn't much).