We reached out to 33 of Etsy’s most successful shop owners, and nine owners responded to our questions. All of these shop owners are top performers in their category on Etsy, and have seen a lot of success selling on Etsy. All nine owners started selling online through Etsy and have a lot of good things to say about their experience. They also all still sell through their Etsy shop....

This boss lady is the Ally in Anomaly. Allyson Case and her team renovate high-end homes and buildings in the Chicago area; her work is gorgeous and her company, Integro Rehab, is dominating the competition. Integro is a young company winning in an old school city in an old school industry. They do beautiful work, but so do a lot of their competition. They have a great reputation, but their...

I learned about Gabrielle Hail Photography through a Facebook recommendation. In a fairly uncharacteristic move I asked for wedding photographer recommendations on Facebook. Nate (we co-parent &SONS) and I were getting married in a few weeks and were scrambling for a photographer. A mutual friend sang Gabrielle’s high praises and, after seeing her portfolio and an insightful email exchange, we had our photographer. ...

Kevin Bratcher is the Director of Business Operations at Beyond The Equator, a retail producer of nutrient rich superfoods (e.g. chia). And @k.bratcher is actually doing something pretty genius. By blurring the line between his personal and professional feeds, he’s able to add some personal levity (cuz, like I said, he’s a pretty funny guy) to BTE’s products and reach a wider audience. It’s micro influencer marketing and it’s working!...