Entrepreneurship can be contagious. When you see how other people take a personal passion or skill and turn it into income-generating work, you might begin to wonder how to do the same with your own interests or hobbies. For many women, Etsy is a great place to start out.
According to the company, 87% of their 1.7 million sellers identify as women, and 63% of sellers on the platform are under the age of 45. Close to a third of Etsy-preneurs say that their work on the site is their sole occupation but, overall, 49% of sellers use the income they make to pay for household expenses, including utility bills and rent.