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Etsy- Yay or nay?

This is another follow up post to the business topics I have previously written about. To view the last one, click here.
Etsy, is one of the biggest and well known on-line shopping sites, and growing more in numbers, and members constantly. If you ask most folks in they have heard of Etsy, they will probably say yes. Ask an independent craft or artisan if they have a shop on-line, and many will answer, yes, on Etsy.
I have had a shop on Etsy myself for nearly 5 years now. I have followed all the “rules” and “recommendations” for good business. I have tried all the techniques great sellers have used to grow their business. I belong to Etsy teams, I participate. I do the whole “social networking thing”.
What can I say has come of all this time and work on-line? About one sale every couple of months. Not enough to call it a profitable business, or one that I could quit my day job from.
The jewelry category is just too oversaturated. Sorry, but this is the truth. I don’t kno…