Is ArtFire worth a try?

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goodlookin says

It's always paid for itself. I am much more successful on Etsy, but like having two basket in which to place my vintage eggs.

Posted at 11:42am Oct 10, 2009 EDT

I have a basic shop on Artfire. I've made three sales there. I really like it there. Of course I like it here too. You really have nothing to lose since it's free. You still have to promote just like here but I say give it a try!

Lora

Posted at 11:44am Oct 10, 2009 EDT

I have sold 11 items there using the free account. Not a huge amount but since it is free...I can't complain!

Posted at 11:44am Oct 10, 2009 EDT

Try it. Right now I think they are offering free listings for the holidays--:)

Posted at 11:47am Oct 10, 2009 EDT

I signed up for the $7 deal. I think that same deal is $11 now but either way it has been worth it for me.

Posted at 11:50am Oct 10, 2009 EDT

LaurieRyan says

I've had one for months views but no sales at all

Posted at 11:54am Oct 10, 2009 EDT

weesandy says

allthingsbeaded said:
I think with any venue, you get out what you put in. It took a long time to get sales here on etsy. Artfire was much quicker.
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Considering the number of people who have already posted here that they gave equal effort to their Artfire shops but made far, far fewer (if any) sales there...this comment seems a little inappropriate. Obviously you do NOT necessarily "get what you put in." For most people, the return with Etsy is dramatically better.

Posted at 6:46pm Oct 10, 2009 EDT

I am there, only 2 sales, but then I spend most of my time on Etsy, and have 3 shops here. I like it and it is worth a try, why not?

Posted at 6:48pm Oct 10, 2009 EDT

SanDesign says

weesandy
weesandy says:
allthingsbeaded said:
I think with any venue, you get out what you put in. It took a long time to get sales here on etsy. Artfire was much quicker.
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Considering the number of people who have already posted here that they gave equal effort to their Artfire shops but made far, far fewer (if any) sales there...this comment seems a little inappropriate. Obviously you do NOT necessarily "get what you put in." For most people, the return with Etsy is dramatically better.
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Agreed....etsy sales 562, AF sales 15, same items, same amount of time, same promos.

Posted at 6:49pm Oct 10, 2009 EDT

annastrunk says

It didn't click for me, but maybe it will for you. It was probably my own fault...I didn't promote it as well as I do here.

But I think they have a free, basic account...so you wouldn't have anything to lose by trying, right?

Hope you have better luck!

Posted at 7:24pm Oct 10, 2009 EDT