8 Selling Business On Etsy Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Selling Business On Etsy

Etsy is a marketplace where millions of people around the world connect to make, sell and buy unique goods. You can sell unique handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies on the platform.

Here are steps for starting a selling business on Etsy:

  • Create your Etsy Account
  • Define the Shop preferences and set a name
  • Create a viable product
  • Input the payment settings and enter the credit card details
  • Open the Etsy shop, set up your bio and shop policies
  • Take images of your products and upload
  • Include compelling product descriptions and set reasonable prices

Your Etsy shop policies should indicate the processing time, shipping policies, payment options and the returns/exchanges policy.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a selling business on etsy:

1. Galen Leather ($480K/year)

Zeynep and Yusuf, the founders of Galen Leather, came up with the idea for their business after Zeynep was diagnosed with cancer and lost her ability to speak, forcing her to find a new way to work. They started selling locally produced leather goods and vintage kilims online, and eventually started designing and handcrafting their own line of leather products. The business has experienced impressive growth, with a 138% increase in revenue and an average of $40,000 in sales each month.

How much they make: $480K/year
Current team size: 4

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How I Overcame Life's Roadblocks And Started A $500K Business

Galen Leather, an Istanbul-based e-commerce store specializing in handmade leather goods, experienced a 138% increase in revenue to hit an average of around $40,000 in sales each month, with products like their Moleskine Cover helping the company achieve success.

About
Zeynep started Galen Leather almost 12 years ago
Revenue
Zeynep grew the business to $40K/month
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2. OpossumRotStudio ($12K/year)

How much they make: $12K/year
Current team size:

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16 Year Old Makes 1K/Month Selling Opossum Products With Erick Strider

A 16-year-old with no prior experience managed to generate over $1,000 a month in income from her side business on Etsy by selling Possum pins.

About
They started OpossumRotStudio about 4 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $1K/month
Read by 595 founders

Learn more about starting a selling business on etsy:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a selling business on etsy?
-> Pros and cons of a selling business on etsy

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established selling business on etsy

Other resources

5. OpossumRotStudio

Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Austin, TX, USA

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6. Small Business

Yahoo! Small Business offers Ecommerce platforms, web hosting, domain names & a website builder. For all small businesses Yahoo will always support your business through any time.

7. Sell.com

8. Gift Wink

Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.

Where they're located: London, UK

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