“It was in Peru, where I spent 40 days learning to surf, that I realized my life has changed 100% since I’ve become an Etsy seller.”
“Every day is a life lesson. As a small business owner, I might need to get that saying tattooed on my forearm.”—Krissy Callahan
“I feel like someone has let me out of a cage I didn’t really even fully appreciate I was locked in.” —Mike Schmiedcke
“I spent a year devising ways to bust out of cubicle land, including studying Quit Your Day Job on Etsy.” —Janice MacLeod
“I’ve learned that business is business — don’t let it affect your personal life.” —Joelle Latreille
Some of Etsy’s most active sellers and Admin share the winning advice that’s worked for them.
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“You have to find your own path. There isn’t an exact formula for success.”—Lucy Berkley
“This isn’t a race — what’s truly yours will be there when you’re ready.”—Cat Ivins
“Using our talents to create something that we’re proud of is pretty amazing.” —Carrie Shryock, Karen Shryock & Beth Snyder
“Use your ‘custom’ requests as new inventory. Custom requests open your eyes to new ideas that your audience is looking for.”—Stacey Lauren
“I draw things I like, and then I print them on shirts. It is awesome.” — Erica Voges
“I think that using old book pages creates a connection between my customers and my products.” — Louise Verity
“Once you believe in what you do, and love what you do, the rest will come, I promise.” — Kristin Damian
“I enjoy making my own schedule, especially so I can spend time with my family and continue my education.” – Alissa Wrenn Smith