(DailyThrive.com) – Do you dream of crafting handmade items and setting up a shop of your own? Well, it turns out you can — and right from home.
Etsy is a website where you can sell products like homemade jewelry, craft supplies and vintage items. If you’re looking to earn some extra cash, it’s a great place to let your creativity loose and benefit from it at the same time.
But how much money can you really make by selling on Etsy? Shay Budgets shares the results of her first year on Etsy in this video.
Believe it or not, Shay made almost $30,000 in sales her first year. This doesn’t sound quite as impressive when you factor in crafting and shipping expenses, listing fees, transaction fees and taxes. But that’s no reason to toss the idea out the window; all businesses have overhead. Shay’s overall take still turned out to be just over a third of her sales, which means she made just over $10,000 to have fun doing what she loves.
So is Etsy worth it?
If you’re enjoying it and are willing to put in the work to make your shop grow, then yes. It probably won’t offer much as a main source of income, especially when you’re first starting out, but it could serve as a fun side gig. And if you happen to hit a viral streak or become extremely popular, you just might find yourself with more orders than time.
This was just Shay’s first year on Etsy, but who knows? The years to come could bring in more profits. Why not give it a shot and see how much you can earn?
~Here’s to Your Success!
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