Etsy is an online marketplace where people can buy and sell unique goods. Unlike most online stores, Etsy focuses on items that are handmade rather than manufactured. This means every item is completely unique and that you're supporting creators and their businesses directly.
If you enjoy making crafts, art, or jewelry, Etsy also offers a way to sell your work without having to create your own website. For a small fee, you can list your handmade items for anyone around the world to purchase. Etsy's payment system automatically converts foreign currencies and places the money directly into your bank account.
Before getting started with buying or selling, you'll need to create your own Etsy account.
In our next lesson, we'll go over the basics of searching for and buying items.