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Making a Living from Your eBay Business, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 12.The Manufacturer/Craftsperson

Figuring out what kind of eBay business to run is easy if you’re a product manufacturer, or if you make your own art or crafts. Your business revolves around the things you create; you sell what you make.

Many artists and craftspeople have found eBay to be an essential channel for selling their works. Before eBay, you were limited to local arts and crafts fairs and the occasional gallery showing. With eBay, you can sell your work 365 days a year and help generate a more steady and consistent income. Plus, your work gets exposure across the entire country (and around the world, if you like), which dramatically broadens your audience. And the more people who see your work, the better.

Small manufacturers ...

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