Alicia Shaffer makes stuff. People like it. Enter the Internet. Millionaire. That's the story everybody loves to hear--and it really happened to Shaffer, who started selling headbands and socks on Etsy in 2011 and now has one of the top 5 stores on the popular DIY Internet retailer.
Shaffer told Good Morning America that at the beginning she was "literally hoping to a make like $100 a week." Now her site at Etsy, called "Three Bird Nest" sells a lot more than socks--Shaffer sells everything from hair accessories to turbans and jewelry. These days Three Bird Nest has eight employees.
[Update: The company wrote in August 2016 to say that Three Bird Nest has left Etsy and gone solo. You can now find all of Alicia Shaffer's popular designs at ThreeBirdNest.com]
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