No, Ebay charges way too much to be worth trying to sell -- or buy -- through. Etsy's much better, but I just keep a Facebook, since I prefer to show things as examples, like a portfolio, and people can ask for different sizes or colors or whatever.
I use word of mouth and a few local knife shops. My business card is a small chunk of iron from the bloomery furnace. Everybody wants a katana.....
Ebay is very bad for business. People can buy a cheap stainless steel sword for nearly nothing compared to a real one usually set at thousands. And they advertise everyone else's crap right on your page.
Thanks all of you heart
In my country etsy isn't as popular as ebay, so that's why I'm asking. thanks a lot.
so now it's clear, no ebay xd
I will read more about etsy.
In Poland everybody are selling by allegro... but I don't think it's good way to sell handmade jev.
I haven't had any sales yet, but I've only had my shop up for a few weeks so it's too early to tell in my case. Storenvy allows me to see how many views I've had though. I get on average about 10 every day. But on days when I advertise more, I get more views. 0;