- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 12, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118378385
- ISBN-13: 978-1118378380
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 124 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business Paperback – September 26, 2012
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PRAISE FOR Etsy-preneurship
"Etsy is a crafter's paradise! I've been selling on Etsy since2009 and have been able to raise over $122,000 for Rosie's TheaterKids. Etsy-preneurship will help you run a successful Etsybusiness."
Rosie O'Donnell, mom, crafter, actress,comic
"Etsy-preneurship covers almost everything you need to become aseller on Etsy. This book will save you hours upon hours inresearchmaking this book and tools a steal!"
Dennis Anderson, founder of Anderson SoapCompany, a top handmade Etsy seller
"Jason's expert guidance provides invaluable assistance to Etsysellers who want to turn their shops into thriving businesses. Hischarts and strategies make it easy to understand and master thefinancial side of creative trades, from taxes to inventorymanagement to bookkeepingand to have fun in the process."
Kimberly Palmer, author of GenerationEarn and senior editor at US News & WorldReport
"Etsy-preneurship is a game-changer for every Etsy seller! Thecontent drastically shrinks the learning curve for Etsy newbies andwill ignite innovation for seasoned Etsy veterans. It is impossibleto read this book and not improve your Etsy shop."
Timothy Adam, editor of Handmadeology.comand author of How to Make Money Using Etsy
About the Author
JASON MALINAK is a Certified Public Accountant and CertifiedTreasury Professional who is also passionate about Etsy. After hiswife began an Etsy shop in 2007, Jason started helping with thebookkeeping, taxes, and legal aspects of her business. Soon after,Jason's Etsy shop, JJMFinance, was born, selling bookkeeping, tax,legal, and financial tools and advice. For years, he has providedanswers to Etsy sellers' business-related questions through theEtsy forums and blog articles.
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This book is for the everyday Etsian that doesn't have any real professional business experience. In Art School, they teach you all the basics of creating art, but no real-life skills to market, sell, and make a living from the art that you create. I've been looking for a practical resource that teaches the basics of business (financial, marketing, writing a business model) but that relates directly to owning a crafty business. The author takes some pretty complicated business topics & breaks them down into bite-sized nuggets that are super easy to digest!
I've been (trying) to sell on Etsy for about 3 years on-and-off. I've done... okay, but not nearly as well as I'd hope to do. I'm not ready to give up & this book has given me a kick in the butt to take some of the tips & tricks and apply them to my business to help it grow.
Etsy-preneurship is definitely helpful, but I feel like it skimmed many topics (understandable to some extent, there are whole books written on marketing alone). I also did not find the "motivational" talk useful - writing down the idea behind your business, where you are going with it, etc. I would prefer more practical tips, which come towards the end of the book. In addition, the downloadable spreadsheets were something I can definitely live without, but others might like this feature.
That being said, if you are looking for an easy into to accounting/bookkeeping for etsy, this is a great book for you. In layman's terms Mr. Malinak describes the details of tax laws and other things one needs to know. This book is geared towards people trying to make a living on etsy, so I would NOT recommend it for people like me who have a full-time job and dabble on etsy in their free time.