We understand the pros and cons of having a store on those platforms as well as owning and managing a website. With those platforms, customer's intent to purchase is high; however, the platform can shut you down at their own discretion. We've experienced it ourselves as well as heard from our clients the struggles of this.
Yes, owning a website is much more work. Yes, it will also take more time. But at the end of the day, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting your store closed for false copyright infringement claims*
Your passion is built on building your business and getting your product to your customers. You should focus on this and produce your high quality products. We’ll handle the marketing.
*This does not give the green light to infringe on copyright laws. We are not responsible for any copyright infringement you may incur. We are simply stating that Etsy is highly sensitive to non legitimate copyright infringement cases and owning your own website may solve this issue.