“With ramen in my belly and determination in my heart, I was committed to prove that I could have a design job that I loved.” — Sara Barrett
“My biggest challenge was mommy guilt — this feeling of needing to be all things to all people. I finally had to let go of that.” —Sarah Parker
An Etsy veteran shares her ten tips for new sellers heading into Etsy’s busiest sales season.
Are you gunning to become your own boss? Before you take the plunge, hit up this checklist to ensure a fearless (not reckless) approach.
“It took time to develop a business that is a true representation of who I am.” — Julie Ann
“I would like to believe that my buyers are not only buying a supply they need but also making discoveries that nourish their creativity.” – Karine
Etsy sellers and Admin share 10 of the most helpful onsite tools and resources for market research, shop management, shipping, networking, and more.
From SEO to photography to advertising, find it all in this thorough index of resources for running your small business.
“I didn’t want to spend life in an office, so when the opportunity to run my business full time presented itself, I went for it.”—Claire Ferrante
“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.