If you missed the CNN airing this morning, catch up with the online video feature.
I couldn't be happier to see this series getting some traction in the media and providing additional exposure to the success stories that continue to come from Etsy's opportunities. I'm truly humbled learning the many different types of success Etsy has allowed people all over the world and look forward to the part of my work week which involves crafting the Quit Your Day Job series.
While the CNN feature doesn't exactly put the best spin on the Quit Your Day Job series, claiming it "seems to encourage people to quit your day job," I am glad nonetheless the word is getting out there that it's possible, even if it means supplementing a current income.
Since it's conception when the very first seller contacted me to tell me he had quit his full time job in order to keep up with the selling success he was seeing through Etsy, the Quit Your Day Job series has been meant to share the stories of Etsy sellers who have been able to leave or change their previous working situations due in part or whole to their selling success on Etsy. I take pride in highlighting the diverse types of people and different circumstances from which each seller was able to leave there previous working situation.
It is my hope that through sharing these stories, shoppers will feel compelled to shop from handmade independent businesses and sellers can draw inspirational tips from those who are seeing success via Etsy sales...not feel encouraged or pressured by Etsy to quit their own job.