That is so interesting, thanks for posting. Would love the money, not the pace! Good for them though, that's amazing.
thank you so very much for sharing this!! the new york times, no less! :0)
Great Arricle Leslie! I think it really brings home that the internet- ESTY is not the easy get rich fix that so many artists want it to be. As in everything in order to succeed you must be willing to work long hours and sacrifice! There are no free rides! I know first hand the kind of customer service and product quality Ms. Vasquez refers to. I can also well believe that she needed to hire help. She was featured in the November issue of Romantic Homes magazine. I contacted her 1 week before Mette's wedding in regards to purchasing her amazing little "Ring Bowls" to use instead of a ringbearer pillow. She was so friendly professional, organized, and helpful, and this was at 9pm on a Saturday night!! She made sure the bowl was ready and shipped out on Monday morning!!! Pattie ;)Mazatlan Mx.
great article! i remember yokoo in the early days when she had a few sales and now, wow, look at her go. that's great.i would love to make some money selling on etsy, but i don't know if i could handle that pace.
oh wow!! thanks for sharing!!
Thanks for the recommended article. It was a very good read. So many artisans have an unrealistic view of crafting for a living. I agree with the above comment. To really succeed at any business takes a lot of hard work otherwise it is just a paying hobby.
It is incredible what can happen when you work at it...of course having a great product helps!!!Cheers
SWEET!!!!! I love Etsy...so do my girls. Suz
It is hard work - whether you are promoting yourself or going to a day job. People who think being self employed is laid back and cool and just a little bit of play-work haven't the slightest idea!
Making it in business is a LOT of work. A LOT. There's just NO time off.
Interesting read. She has done extremely well...one of the rare few that can actually make a living from Etsy sales I am sure!
Thanks for sharing the article. I will advise anyone to be prepare for months of non-sale. I have given on Etsy and all the others like, I have not sold a thing.The author is just one of the fortunate ones in a very cut throat market, some have it, others don't. As stated in the article, don't quit your day job just yet.