[Read Timothy Adam's own Etsy success story.]

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Timothy Adam knows his Etsy shops. As a top Etsy seller with a huge social media following, he has an eye for what makes for a great online business. Adam, a successful metal artist and author of the just released, "How to Make Money Using Etsy: A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products" (John Wiley & Sons, 2011) and creator of the blog Handmadeology.com reveals his five favorite Etsy shops.

Handmade Success Secrets from an Etsy Pro  

Etsy Shop: dennisanderson

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Dennis started selling a few months after me on Etsy. I remember when he first opened his shop.  He is now the top seller in the handmade category with 38,000 sales.  His soap is awesome.

Etsy Shop: johnwgolden

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John has an amazing shop and his art is so my style. John is also super helpful and gives back to the Etsy community by answering questions that new sellers have. In the Breakdown Series on Handmadeology, John breaks down the ins and outs of selling on Etsy.

Etsy Shop: ethanollie

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I love vintage decor, and with one visit to Kim's vintage Etsy shop, you will too!

Etsy Shop: CatherinetteRings

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Daniel came on to the Etsy scene in early 2008. His attention to detail and amazing steampunk jewelry quickly skyrocketed his handmade business.  Daniel's work inspired my own line of modern steampunk jewelry.

Etsy Shop: mediumcontrol

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Totally my style, I love everything in this shop!