How One Woman Makes Almost $1 Million A Year On Etsy | Co.Design | business + design

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by Carey Dunne

Alicia Shaffer’s business, ThreeBirdNest, makes $80,000 a month selling handmade legwarmers, scarves, and headbands on Etsy. Here’s how.

Knitting socks, scarves, and headbands doesn’t have much in common with performing orthopedic surgery or governing a country. But this crafty hobby earns mother-of-three Alicia Shaffer’s business $80,000 a month, in part via her Etsy shop—which adds up to an annual revenue of $960,000, she claims. That’s about as much as top orthopedic surgeons make, and more than twice as much as the United States president makes.

Shaffer, based in Livermore, California, sells her knitted wares on Etsy in the online craft marketplace’s second most successful handmade goods shop. (The first most successful shop sells “buttons like the ones they wear at TGI Fridays,” Shaffer says.) Called ThreeBirdNest, it’s named after Shaffer’s bird’s nest tattoo, honoring her three kids.

Through its independent website and Etsy shop, ThreeBirdNest receives an…

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清明节苏州近160万人扫墓刷新纪录

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中新网南京4月5日电(王津)4月5日清明节当天,尽管天公不作美,苏州阵阵中雨,但依然没有挡住扫墓大军,据苏州殡管所工作人员统计,今天苏州共有155.17万人前往各大墓区扫墓,扫墓车辆24.72万辆,双双创下了历史新高。在苏州火车站地下通道里,虽然今天是清明小长假的第二天,而且外面还时不时下起雨,但这都阻挡不了扫墓客和外地游客的热情,上午十一点半,仍然有大批的旅客抵达苏州,通道里的场景堪比春运。

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Walking to freedom: Hundreds of Burmese fisherman rescued from slavery on Indonesian island

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Trawlers that enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men had believed would likely be their final resting place.

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THE INSIDERS: Crawford and Mahaffey, Part 4

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Instead of coming to an agreement on school funding for the coming year, the Legislature’s Education Conference Committee keeps meeting…accomplishes nothing and then leaves.  The Insiders weigh in on this debacle at the statehouse.

For part 5, click here.

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