Would you like to make money with Etsy? This is a good way to make some extra income via Etsy especially if you are a very creative person.
The interesting thing about Etsy is price is not as important as on Ebay and Amazon. People are willing to pay more for something they really want on this site. However, with Ebay and Amazon people are more price conscious.
Here’s what you do:
Find a local engraver. This could be a local jewellers or a trophy shop. You would looking for someone who engraves things like flasks, plates, cake servers and knives (for weddings) and so forth.
Come to an agreement on pricing with the business owner and get a price list of what the business owner charges for each item. Chances are that the business owner already has the blank items. If they have professional photos of each item, use those. Otherwise, take your own photos.
Advertise the items on Etsy with personal engraving. Remember to mark up the prices for your own profit, and charge for shipping (or raise the price to cover shipping.) Put in your listing that items take a few days to engrave.
Take the orders and forward them to your engraver. Stop by the engraver’s shop once a week to pick up the items and mail them to your customers.
Pocket the difference.
Then be on the lookout for other items you can resell on Etsy. For example, watch for local craftspeople at fairs and such, and see if you can strike a deal with them as well.
You might assume they are already on Etsy, but oftentimes they just do not want to bother to open their own shop.