Small Business on Etsy
Etsy has given artists, crafters, and collectors a highly visible online marketplace for selling their own-made arts and crafts, vintage items, and crafting supplies. Are you a talented, hands-on individual with a vision of offering your creations to customers across the United States or even beyond? Then you have probably wondered how to start a small business on Etsy.
I can understand why!
The number of active buyers on Etsy has increased steadily over the years, going from 9.3 million in 2012 to over 46.3 million in 2019. The number of sellers who have joined Etsy has also grown—from 830,000 in 2012 to nearly 2.7 million in 2019. Many Etsy sellers use the platform to take their creative endeavors from “hobby” to “bona fide business,” and 95 percent of Etsy sellers run their businesses from home.