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Etsy in the Press: Good Morning America

Aug 8, 2008

by Alison Feldmann handmade and vintage goods

UPDATE: Here is the link to the video.

Tory Johnson, founder of Women For Hire, was on Good Morning America on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008, presenting Etsy as a great place to open a home-based business. Johnson recently authored a new book, Will Work From Home: Earn the Cash Without the Commute. Chanel Kennebrew from junkprints was highlighted as a successful seller who makes a living working from home. To see more of Chanel, check out her Handmade Video Portrait.

We experienced a record number of page views as a result of the GMA spot—our first 12 million page view day. We also had a record number of new buyers (nearly 4000!) sign up for the site.

The video featuring Johnson is not yet available on the web, but we will post it as soon as it is live. 

For more Etsy Press coverage, go here!


  • Odannysgirl

    Odannysgirl said 8 years ago

    Thank you Tory Johnson!

  • cardwear

    cardwear said 8 years ago

    I didn't see it, but my mom called me to tell me about the GMA piece. She said it was wonderful. :)

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 8 years ago

    Thrilled! And I second Odannysgirl - "thank you Tory Johnson"!

  • LaVidaJane

    LaVidaJane said 8 years ago


  • dogties

    dogties said 8 years ago


  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 8 years ago

    cool! i hadn't seen this yet! wtg!!!

  • Goobeetsa

    Goobeetsa said 8 years ago

    Congratulations Everyone! 12 Million Views-Awesome

  • KalliopeJewelry

    KalliopeJewelry said 8 years ago

    Woo-hoo! Thank you Tory and thank you Etsy! Go indie artists!

  • TheSingingBird

    TheSingingBird said 8 years ago

    Wonderful news!

  • haddy2dogs

    haddy2dogs said 8 years ago

    That is awesome!

  • oritdotandolls

    oritdotandolls said 8 years ago

    it is really great news!

  • FaerieRebecca

    FaerieRebecca said 8 years ago

    YaY! Bring more people to Etsy :D

  • 1920

    1920 said 8 years ago

    Love the Etsy family!

  • GoldtoneDesigns

    GoldtoneDesigns said 8 years ago

    Wonderful News!!!!!

  • gingerlime

    gingerlime said 8 years ago

    Woooo! Hooo! This is great :-)

  • westcorinthstudio

    westcorinthstudio said 8 years ago

    That's terrific that there were so many page views and new buyers signing up; great job!

  • LittleElfsToyshop

    LittleElfsToyshop said 8 years ago

    How exciting, that's such wonderful news. ^_^

  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival said 8 years ago

    Awesome! Hopefully this brings LOTS more exposure! Great work, all!!

  • fairiesnest

    fairiesnest said 8 years ago


  • LittleAdorables

    LittleAdorables said 8 years ago

    YEii ! ! ! ♪Go Etsy! Go Etsy! ♫

  • craftychris

    craftychris said 8 years ago

    Oh, and I had the TV off that morning! I can't wait until the video is online!

  • MagicIsland

    MagicIsland said 8 years ago

    presenting Etsy as a great place to open a home-based business ---------------------------------- oh too bad I was hoping she'd be presenting Etsy as a great place to SHOP and BUY

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 8 years ago

    MagicIsland, our Marketing team here is certainly pitching the buyer side of the story. Sometimes press outlets have a story in mind already and we had to take what we could get. The exposure is good, so we're happy, but yes, always striving to get you guys more buyers! Onward!

  • MagicIsland

    MagicIsland said 8 years ago

    thanks Vanessa I understand I've been part of the press for many years, any press is good press but I'd love to see Etsy getting the free publicity as a great place to shop. It is a great place to shop! Don't get me wrong I l-o-v-e etsy. I'd like for more people to hear about Etsy as a great place to shop. Especially in this economy you would think a "buy locally" story would appeal to the press. I'm sure some stores on here would be happy to contribute to a press packet if you would send them out, I'd contribute.

  • sweetestpea

    sweetestpea said 8 years ago

    Hey everyone - Etsy user craftsfromtheheart hunted down the video online yesterday if anyone is interested in seeing it.

  • freedomRainbow

    freedomRainbow said 8 years ago


  • jkldesign

    jkldesign said 8 years ago

    Whoo hoo:) I actually sold a print to Good Morning America about three weeks before the feature, so I was crossing my fingers for some great press, walla.. Wonderful!! Etsy is the best.

  • buttonarcade

    buttonarcade said 8 years ago

    Woot! Go Chanel!

  • NikiJewellery

    NikiJewellery said 8 years ago

    wow that's pretty darn good if ya ask me!

  • Nushkie

    Nushkie said 8 years ago

    How wonderful everyone involved with etsy!

  • detailsshop

    detailsshop said 8 years ago

    Keep up the good work Admin!!

  • art2theextreme

    art2theextreme said 8 years ago

    That is really exciting to hear!

  • fortheloveofdesign

    fortheloveofdesign said 8 years ago

    Hurrah! National publicity is good for all of us!

  • riverstar

    riverstar said 8 years ago

    Welcome world shoppers! Great idea Etsy! Thanks everyone...

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Hurrah~! for Tory Johnson and Chanel Kennebrew of Junkprints. Intereviewing on Good Morning America is pretty impressive. Wonderful publicity for the Etsy community as a whole, spreading the word, becoming a household name for a online marketplace.

  • lucidjewelry

    lucidjewelry said 8 years ago

    Exciting to hear we are getting more national publicity. I hope this will bring more buyers not just sellers to the site !

  • soap

    soap said 8 years ago

    I missed it this morning but will check out the clip :) Yay, did you all see a surge in views from this?

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