Etsy and Momtrepreneur: The Birth of Business Mums 2014

by Claire Minnaar

Credits image: Mathilde Aubier from MathildeShop

Do you wish you could spend more time developing your artistic side? Do you love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look a bit too much like an antique market? #ProjectNewYear is here to help.

Over the next few months, we’re excited to partner with Etsy to share new projects and ideas, and encourage you to get creative by setting up your very own Etsy shop! Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade goods and vintage items; and provides independent, creative small businesses with tools for success. Countless full-time Etsy sellers are moms from around the globe who enjoy the flexibility an online business affords them to raise their children and work on their own terms.

Etsy sellers and Admin alike have signed up to show you the ropes and share their own small business stories. You can follow the #ProjectNewYear hashtag via Instagram and Twitter for even more handmade inspiration and info.

Etsy Makes Starting Your Business Easy

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Imagine having the chance to follow your entrepreneurial impulses without risking your savings account. Our friends at Etsy have offered to help Momtrepreneur readers get motivated this January and February to do what they’ve always wanted. Learn from Etsy experts in a 4-week program designed to help you ramp up a creative business and find customers online.

  • Week 1: Starting a Home-Based Business
  • Week 2: Getting Help From Your Community
  • Week 3: Connecting Your Brand With Customers
  • Week 4: Marketing and Promoting Your Shop

Check back each week for new articles from successful shop owners and Etsy Admin from around the world. See how fun and easy it is to start a business, and become a part of a thriving entrepreneurial community.

Don’t forget to follow along with the project at #ProjectNewYear on Instagram and Twitter for the inside scoop. Join Etsy’s team Mother’s Finest to connect with other Momtrepreneur readers looking to learn more about starting a business.

Open an Etsy shop before February 14, 2014 and you will get the unique, limited-time benefit of one-on-one insights from Etsy Admin Martijn & Francesca! Francesca and Martijn work on the Seller Outreach team at the Etsy office in Dublin, and work hard to make sure new sellers start out on the right foot. They will help you personally to get the most out of your shop with tailored tips and tricks.

Open Your Shop Today


If you’re ready to open your shop this month, Etsy and Momtrepreneur are offering a promotion to give first time sellers a helping hand. Click on the link below to receive your first 20 shop listings free. Be sure to check back over the next four weeks to learn inside tips from Etsy experts and keep growing your business.

Open your Etsy shop today!

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