I have an etsy shop that is also quite slow on sales. Since you have to pay to list items, I do a search first and only list my item if I don't see anything too similar on the first few pages of the search. That cuts down on the competative pricing aspect. I like having the etsy shop to put on my business cards for craft sales so people can find me again and hopefully buy more stuff. However, to sell a larger quantity, craft sales are probably the way to go because I've sold more per year at the one miniscule craft sale I go to than the whole year on etsy, and I'm not a particularly outgoing person either. In summary, I've made money selling things on etsy, but compared to how fast I make new jewelry and buy rings, it's pretty much insignificant.