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Featured Team: Full Time Etsy Crafters Team

Nov 5, 2008

by daniellexo

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

We’ve always been inspired by those crafters who take the plunge to create full time! When we saw many of these brave crafters come together to form their own Team, The Full Time Etsy Crafters, we wanted to support them and show the rest of Etsy how they are helping each other.  Sharing business tips, woes and advice is one of the many perks of being on an Etsy Team!  If you are interested in joining up with like-minded artists, have a peek at all the Teams and you just might find a new community!

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[Full Time Etsy Crafters Team, L to R: MewPaperArts, rachelaustin, dennisanderson]

 

 

Birthstone Silver Wire Wrap Ring

muyinmolly started this Team after her own Quit Your Day Job article.
“I established this Team hoping to provide a place for experienced and
successful full time Etsy sellers to exchange ideas. I had been very
active in the Etsy forum since I
started. As my business grew, I noticed that I couldn’t find resources
for starting a full time Etsy business. I knew there were more like me
looking for social connections with other full time crafters.  I love
how the members are full of positive energy. ”

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Organic Coffee Sling Bag

thewren has a great collection of eco-friendly bags and accessories!  Keep your eye on her blog to see what motivates this artists! Read her Quit Your day Job article.

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Coconut Lime Verbena Soap Bar

dennisanderson says about his Team, “Being self employed, I find it’s always great to get others’ perspectives, as it gives us a chance to look at things a little differently!” Have a look at Dennis’ Quit Your Day Job article here!

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Sock Yarn – Merino/Tencel

FearlessFibers says of her Team, “Whether I’m looking for someone to talk to about a marketing idea or
strategies to thrive in a rough economy, or just looking for an ear
from someone who is living through similar ups and downs of building a
small business, it’s nice to know I’m not alone. Although I love every
minute of what I do there are times when I feel quite isolated, working
long hours on my own with little human interaction beyond customer
communications. It’s just nice to have a place to go to connect with
others in a similar situation.”

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100 Custom Promotional Scratch Off Cards

kittycrossbones AnyLynn, the artist behind this shop, says, “The team is a collective group of great artisans able
to make a living off of our craft/hobby and on Etsy. We love to share ideas on
how to improve and get the word out about Etsy and our group.”  See her Quit Your Day Job article here!

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Winter Wonderland Stationary

MewPaperArts loves the help she can get from her Teammates.  “It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the minute details of running a
business — having a whole group of Etsians at all levels of their
business is an ideal resource. Here you can get business tips on
starting up, growing up and keeping things running smoothly.” See her Quit Your Day Job article.

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Set of 3 – Holiday Pear Ornaments

“I love the forum that Molly set up; it’s great to see what other
people are doing and sharing our struggles, ideas and inspirations,” says Mike from mudpuppy (who is all over Etsy right now!).

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Atomic Symbol for Silver Necklace

nicholasandfelice are excited about the future for their Team!  “We’ve been full time crafters for over 20 years and it’s great to have
others who are in it for the long haul to share our experiences with
and learn from. There’s a camaraderie amongst those of us who do this
full time for a living. Since we don’t actually have coworkers
(besides our business partners) to talk to about the job, it’s great to
feel like you have others out there in the same business who can relate.”

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Hackett – Orignal Painting

You guessed it, another Etsy seller featured in the Quit Your Day Job seriesrachelaustin was able to quit her day job after a year and a half selling on Etsy, and is an inspiration to fine artists!

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Little Vine – Peyote Beadwoven Bracelet

time2cre8 has had over 3,500 sales!  We think she has amazing talent — look at the fine beadwork in her pieces!

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[Full Time Etsy Crafters Team, L to R: muyinmolly, kittycrossbones, FearlessFibers, nicholasandfelice]

 

Are you a full time Etsy crafter and want to join this inspiring Team? Visit their Team on Etsy!

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26 comments

  • PixieSoap

    PixieSoap said 10 years ago

    Great story!

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 10 years ago

    Some of my favorite shops on this list - congrats on all of your success!

  • ElegantSnobbery

    ElegantSnobbery said 10 years ago

    Nice idea. I'm always inspired by the Quit Your Day Job features. Always keeps me motivated!

  • lulubugjewelry

    lulubugjewelry said 10 years ago

    Inspiring! I hope to be able to join this team one day.

  • kateblack

    kateblack said 10 years ago

    I love Rachel Austin's work. Great to see her here!

  • myshrunkenhead

    myshrunkenhead said 10 years ago

    I love this article ans those pears are precious.

  • muyinmolly

    muyinmolly said 10 years ago

    hello everybody,we are looking for new members! if you are a full time Etsy seller and also interested in joining our team, you can find a list or membership requirements here -- http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=416 if you are not a full time seller but feel you may benefit from our members experiences,post here and let us know how we can help you! mollie xo

  • nat1489

    nat1489 said 10 years ago

    I support myself on etsy too! Check out my store. Your purchase go towards helping me pay for my college tuition!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16709306

  • stilettoheights

    stilettoheights said 10 years ago

    what a great idea for a team, I never knew. Maybe I should join, I have been doing this full time for 2 years now

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 10 years ago

    I'm going to check this team out...and p.s.- tried to follow the links from the time2cr8 listing and it brought me to Rachel Austin's shop..fyi

  • GoldtoneDesigns

    GoldtoneDesigns said 10 years ago

    Wonderful Items!!!!! Great Team to showcase! ♥ Jen

  • bsartstudio

    bsartstudio said 10 years ago

    So awesome, you are doing such a wonderful job Molly!

  • kittycrossbones

    kittycrossbones said 10 years ago

    YAY Team! :)

  • kimbuktu

    kimbuktu said 10 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • MeghanT

    MeghanT said 10 years ago

    Etsy teams are such an awesome idea! Thanks for spreading the word. A full time crafters team is something to think about when I finally take the plunge and quit my day job! :)

  • emilybetti

    emilybetti said 10 years ago

    A group of very talented artists. It's easy to see why they have experienced such success on etsy!

  • GemmaBeads

    GemmaBeads said 10 years ago

    I didn't quit my day job - I just quit looking for one! I love reading about these driven and talented artists!

  • houndmade

    houndmade said 10 years ago

    What a great team to be on!

  • LuLusMeltShoppe

    LuLusMeltShoppe said 10 years ago

    Inspires me to take a shot at the full time etsy career

  • nanouke

    nanouke said 10 years ago

    This was wonderful! Some of my favorites are here and found new ones. You go team!

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 10 years ago

    Those pear ornaments are so precious.

  • jiltedjewels

    jiltedjewels said 10 years ago

    Such talented artists and inspiring. I just opened my shop and could use some helpful hints as to what is the best way to start to drive people towards your site, marketing/advertising. I hope I will one day be a part of your team. Deborah

  • surfnturfkids

    surfnturfkids said 10 years ago

    One day...hopefully soon!

  • kittyfaerie

    kittyfaerie said 10 years ago

    this is my dream. maybe i can make it come true... SOON

  • belladonnabaubles

    belladonnabaubles said 10 years ago

    Wow! What a talented group of artists. You all inspire me! I only recently opened my shop here at Etsy (October) and would love to get some insight on the best way to drive buyers to my site. I would love to one day be a part of your "dream team."

  • mpaperarts

    mpaperarts said 9 years ago

    my peeps!

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