This Teen Paid for $40,000 a Year College by Selling on Etsy


I came across this story about LeiLei Secor from New York who over the past three years has raked in around $100,000 selling on Etsy to pay for her college (and a bit more fun things I am sure!)

Because of her achievements, Secor received the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014.

She also gives her 5 best tips to selling on Etsy:

  1. Don’t be afraid to pivot.
  2. Branch out from the well-worn path.
  3. The difference is in the details.
  4. Use the resources you have and learn from others.
  5. Use your time wisely.

You can read detailed explanation of each point in her story here.

It’s pretty amazing that she has been able to sell on Etsy and pay for her college tuition. In her case one would argue, the tuition fee is worth it as an investment, she clearly has a business mind to go far.

This Teen Paid for College by Selling on Etsy. Here Are 5 Ways She Did It. via Entrepreneur.com

Feature Image Credit: Dave Taylor

1 Comment

  • Selling on Etsy is pretty crazy and difficult. I do notice that the best things that sell well on Etsy have cute and interesting details.