If you want an additional option to Etsy, you might investigate
artfire.com. This is one of Etsy’s new competitor’s and like Etsy it
is a venue for selling handmade items. I know there are other venues
for handmade art out there too. (Of course the term “handmade” is
defined differently by everyone, so you will see a range in the
types of items for sale). There are a few thousand paying or
"verified" ArtFire members already and they also offer a "free"
account option. They have a special deal going on for “verified"
membership- which I took advantage of and I am in the process of
setting up my online studio/store with them. The site is currently in
"beta” but thousands of artisans are selling thru this venue. They
are fine tuning the site and I like the fact they pass on member’s
ideas to the programming team and they implement them. (Imagine
that!) I also have an Etsy account and I’m getting my shop set up
with them too. I haven’t started selling on either site yet, as soon
as I finish getting all my jewelry photographed, I’ll be open for
online business. Then I’ll see how it goes. In the short term these
sites are going to help me sell to my current customers who are too
far away to shop in person. I’ve been selling the “traditional” way
for twelve years, so I’m not depending solely on these venues. I’ll
still have to market my business and do everything I can to drive
business to my online stores. I figure it’s worth trying a number of
options and I have little to risk.