Side Hustling Ep. 23: Dude Makes Over $10,000 Selling His Handmade Crafts On Etsy

Hey guys, I think you’re really going to love today’s story, especially those of you who are into making crafts or making things with your hands. Today’s story is about a guy who after deciding to do a DIY project with some slate to make a decor piece for his roof, decided to turn it into an Etsy business, which later grew to starting his own website.

In the video I mentioned a few links and sites you might want to check out…

Andrew Church’s Slate Site

Joel Cherico Cosmic Mug Pottery Site

Setup Your Own Etsy Account

What’s nice about starting an Etsy business or a crafting business is oftentimes you’re already involved in the hobby your making items for so you already have the materials, you already have an idea of what people like. For many people it’s a way to support an expensive hobby and for others it can even turn into a real money maker.

Another great thing about handmade craft type businesses is that not only do you hopefully enjoy doing the work, but you creating the items you sell cuts out one of the biggest headaches of ecommerce which is product sourcing.

What hobbies do you have that you could turn into a money maker?