Minimalistic Programming Posters posters on Etsy
This is an experiment with Dropshipping and Etsy.
As a developer my instincts and ego tells me to CODE everything myself. **Instead of building my own **website and put dozens of hours into:
- order management
... I tried setting up a shop on Etsy. They have all those things + millions of visitors per day.
I was up and running within a day 😶
Finding something to sell
In a perfect world I'd like to sell something:
- Unique. Whenever a potential customer searches for this unique thing, mine should be #1
- With market need (I'm never going to make a sale if no one is searching for it)
- Dropship-ready with OK margins
I stumbled upon Printful that has lots of interesting dropshipping products.
Browse through their products and I bet you'll get at least a couple quick ideas 🤗
My first and only product (so far) is somewhat related to my passion - programming.
Hence, Minimalistic programming posters with code
Is Etsy worth it the effort?
Based on the small amount of time I had spent setting it all up. I think was 100% worth the effort.
A majority of the I spent on designing and making sure my posters would look good IRL.
Everything else was just clicking through and tweaking various UI:s (Etsy + Printful).
IF I had the time to put all my energy and time into making more designs I think I'd earn a descent sum every month. But... there's just so much else I want to experiment with and do right now 😃🙈
It took about 2 weeks from idea to first sale
That would never have happened if had built my own e-commerce solution (with either just Stripe or even Shopify).