Successful Entrepreneur & Mom Earned $34,400 in Passive Income on Etsy Working Only 1 Hour A Month

Zack Love
5 min readNov 23, 2023

A successful woman figured out the secret to setting up a successful business on Etsy that brings in passive income with minimal effort.

credit: Desiree Sandison

We could all learn a few things from a stay-at-home mom, who has developed a method to earn extra income for her family with only one hour of effort each month. Now that’s what you call passive income!

According to the Startup Bonsai blog, 86% of Etsy sellers are female and Etsy noticed a “huge boost in sales” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Etsy brought in $1,164,401 USD in revenue from January to June 2022 across 43 different product categories.

Etsy sales in USD; credit: Startup Bonsai blog

There are opportunities on Etsy for entrepreneurs to start a business, and that’s just want one stay-at-home mom from Canada did. Her story is below.

A Stay-at-Home Mom Created an Etsy Store

Business Insider reported that 30-year-old Desiree Sandison is an Etsy seller based out of Vancouver, Canada. She has been a stay-at-home mom “for almost six years now,” and now has really great system for bringing in extra income.

She didn’t want to have to print products or even ship out orders with her Etsy business, so her system works great and brings in some extra money.

“What does she do?”

Desiree sells digital products on Etsy. She creates templates for businesses on Canva. She developed her skills in this area when she worked as a social media manager and a virtual assistant.

That’s when she had a brilliant idea.

She thought to herself:

“If I started a business, I wouldn’t want to hire a designer to brand everything I needed to start off with. I figured I could make templates for everything a business needed, such as…

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