One of the questions that people have asked us is why would people want to pay $99 a year to Crafts Freak to list craft items for sale when they can list on other sites for free.  It really has to do with that old saying, “You get what you pay for”.  For starters when something is “free” it’s the first stop for people to get ripped off and taken advantage of by criminals and their scams. 

Check out this headline for example…

Top 7 Craigslist Scams

Getting scammed on the internet is unfortunately becoming commonplace — and your ads on Craigslist are no exception. So, how do you avoid getting scammed on Craigslist?

The Street

By simply charging $99 per year, most criminals are too cheap to pay to run their scams when they can advertise and promote on websites for free. When they’re having to pay to play, it’s an immediate stopping point since they are entering their credit card information through PayPal in order to sell on our website and pay a fee. This is far better for the buyer’s looking to purchase products from legitimate people, who are actually listing on Crafts Freak and paying to post.

Listing Fees

If you are someone who is already selling products on other websites you know that those listing fees can add up pretty quickly. Listing fees can range from 5% to 15% depending on the amount of money that your product is selling for. If you’re in the business of selling a personalized cutting board for $65 for example those fees can add up to big money pretty fast. If you have an outside advertising fee of 15%, that’s $9.75 each time a sale is made.

There are no listing fees on Crafts Freak, you can post as many items for sale as you want as often as you want and not pay any per post listing fees. Keep selling your products on those other sites, but why not add Crafts Freak as another way to get exposure of your products? Instead paying 15% for an outside advertising fee somewhere, post your products on Crafts Freak as well. It’s only $99 a year, so if you’re someone selling thousands of dollars a year on those other sites, Crafts Freak is a bargain!