For bloggers who want to sell physical, bespoke products to niche markets.
Where Gumroad is about all things digital, Etsy is the opposite. The eCommerce platform is dedicated to the physical product marketplace, making it perfect for bloggers.
Offering product categories including crafts supplies, handmade and vintage items, and art, Etsy is a goldmine for bloggers with the creative talent to detail and describe their wares for sale on the platform.
Marketing happens on Etsy within the marketplace, but if you want to promote your offerings and link to the platform from your blog website, simply copy and paste the shortcode to your site if you’re using a WordPress-based option.
For bloggers operating on blog platforms, linking to your Etsy store may be a little trickier and less effective, with bloggers needing to add links to their Etsy store rather than building out an on-site offering.
- Own blog? Nope – with Etsy, most of the marketing happens on the marketplace platform, so you’ll have to drive additional traffic with your own blog.
- Free or paid? No subscriptions, but you’ll need to pay different fees to list your products, per transaction and for various actions, including withdrawing, converting, and processing payments.
- Hosted? Yes, your Etsy store is fully hosted on the platform.
- Best for: Bloggers specializing in selling handmade, vintage, and arts and craft supplies and items.