Danielle Maveal, Etsy.com’s Education Lead, works to help artists, crafters and makers make a creative living selling their work. She shares tips on Etsy’s blog, in Etsy Success (a biweekly newsletter), and hosts live workshops through Etsy’s online classrooms. Danielle, also a goldsmith, started selling on Etsy four years ago and within six months sold over 1,000 unique pieces. Less than a year after opening her Etsy Shop, Etsy asked her to come work for the then small start up and she's been mentoring the community ever since. Her focus is to encourage, motivate, and educate anyone running a small, independent businesses.