"A recession-induced need for cash, and an ever-growing infrastructure enabling individuals to act as (part-time) entrepreneurs, are fueling concepts that help ordinary consumers make money instead of just spending it. "Sellsumers" If saving is the new spending, then selling is the new saving.At least that's what the latest trendwatching.com report says.
In a nutshell, the report talks about how the various and often ingenious ways people have found to generate secondary income. This is the sellsumer trend, not to be confused with the spiking ongoing trend of "starting a business as a primary source of income."
According to the report, Etsy is the "sellsumer-posterchild".
I am an Etsy seller. Therefore I am a sellsumer. And I can prove it.
Are you ready? Here comes my shameless attempt at extending my 15 minutes of fame.
First Magazine mentioned me in the article "Transform your clutter into $3,000"!
Now before you go any further, let me set the record straight. I personally did not transform my clutter into $3,000. I wish I had, but I didn't.
Three woman were profiled in the article:
- One - the collector - sells on eBay.
- Another - the mover - sells on Craigslist.
- And moi - the crafter - sells on Etsy.
It certainly was a fun experience, especially having my hair and make up done by a professional make up artist just for a magazine photo shoot. It's also really weird to see yourself while you're flipping through a national magazine.
I still have a sewing patterns for sale in my Etsy shop with many more to be listed so stop by anytime.
And if you're curious about transforming your clutter into $3,000 - well, you'll just have to pick up the April 20, 2009 issue of First magazine and read about it for yourself. Pin It