We know that selling on Etsy can be a great source of supplemental income. Here at Etsy, we also know that many successful sellers are stay-at-home mums, with dedicated hobbies that have grown into thriving online businesses. These mums have businesses that they run on their own terms, on their own schedule, from the comfort of their homes. To many of these mums Etsy provides not only supplemental income, but access to a community of other women who are also juggling home life with running a business.
Knowing this, we decided to team up with mum blogs from around the world for #ProjectNewYear. With their help, we’re spreading the word to mums everywhere that they can start a business from their very own homes, and still reach millions of customers worldwide. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start something new. To help mums get off the ground, we’ve developed an educational blog series written by Etsy experts, including Etsy Admin and sellers. The four-week program covers the following topics:
Week 1: Starting a Home-Based Business
Week 2: Getting Help From Your Community
Week 3: Connecting Your Brand With Customers
Week 4: Marketing and Promoting Your Shop
We’re elated to team up with a variety of stellar partners to share this inspirational, hands-on content. Check out our partners for #ProjectNewYear below.
kidspot | Australia
As one of Australia’s most popular sites on all aspects of living with kids, kidspot is a dynamite resource for parents around the world. Since 2005, the parenting blog has developed a rich community, fostering a welcoming space for mothers to share their stories of challenge and triumph. Check out their recent interview with Cath Young of My Bearded Pigeon, business owner and full-time mom of two.
Momtrepreneur | South Africa
“I am a mom. I am an entrepreneur. Just like most working moms out there, I am faced with the daily challenge of balance.” Based out of Cape Town, Claire Minaar is the face of Momtrepreneur and other successful South African websites. Momtrepreneur is a place for “Momtrepreneurs” to connect with like-minded women, develop their businesses and market themselves. Have a look at Etsy seller Xenia Kuhn’s DIY for a childrens bear hood cape.
BritMums | United Kingdom
BritMums is home to the UK’s largest collective of lifestyle bloggers, with thousands of articles on the topics of parenting, traveling, food and more. BritMums encourages readers to professionalize their blogging and take that dedication to the bank. It’s no secret: running a successful blog can be a full-time job, just like running an Etsy shop! Learn more by reading how Naomi runs her two Etsy shops and manages family life on BritMums.
Savvymom | Canada
Founded by Sarah and Minnow, two savvy moms themselves, Savvymom quickly developed into one of Canada’s most popular places on all things parenting. Savvymom’s weekly newsletter is full of practical tips for the daily juggle as a mother. Check out Savvymom’s feature on Canadian jewelry maker Colleen Johnson and her top tips for finding success on Etsy.
We’re excited to have such fantastic and diverse partners together in one program, and look forward to all the mums that decide to take the step and open their Etsy shop. Don’t forget to follow along with the project at #ProjectNewYear on Instagram and Twitter for the inside scoop. Join Etsy’s team Mother’s Finest to connect with new sellers who felt inspired through the program.
Have you been reading along and are eager to start your Etsy shop right away? Open your shop in a few steps.