Some of you may have already heard about ETSY. Etsy is a "place to buy and sell all things handmade." I learned about this internet phenomena from one of the vendors in a church charity event. The women told me that I can sell my handmade jewelries at etsy and I should give it a try. I signed up to sell a week after that day. The business started very slow then gradually got better.
November 7, 2006 - I signed up at etsy
November 10, 2006 - Got my FIRST SALE - http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=209797
December 12, 2006 - Got my 2nd & 3rd sales - http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5064725 & http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5064724
December 31, 2006 - I only generated 10 sales since I started less than 2 months ago
Year of 2007 - Generated 295 sales
February 23, 2007 - I posted a question in Etsy forum saying "how can I make $100 a day?"
I got many responses and helpful tips to make more sales.
August 17, 2007 - I gave birth to my daughter
Year of 2008 - Generated 1111 sales (mostly from November & December 2008 sales only)
November 6, 2008 - Second year anniversary at etsy. I went back selling at etsy full time (working during my daughter's daily naps and after she goes to bed at night.
December 2008 - Had an "End of the Year" clearance sale that helped cleared up my inventory to start fresh for the new year.
January 2009 to the present (Sept 19, 2009) - I already generated 1362 sales to date
February 20, 2009 - Opened a clothing line with my best friend
To visit my bead supply shop, please go to
To know more about Etsy, go to www.etsy.com