meet the team
Julie earns over $1,000 per month in her Etsy Shop for printables, The Swag Elephant. She loves selling on Etsy because it gives her flexibility as a toddler Mom. She even took 6 months off Etsy to move cross-country last year (and still made over $10k)! Julie also has a lifestyle blog, Millennial Boss, and hosted a financial independence podcast, Fire Drill.
Cody Berman is a digital nomad who quit his corporate job to pursue entrepreneurship full-time. He started selling digital products in 2018 and became hooked after earning $700+ in one week. Cody also hosts The Financial Independence (“Fi”) Show podcast. In his spare time you might find him traveling, working out, or building another business.
Lauren is Cody's better half! She recently left her 9-5 job and works full time as a freelance virtual assistant and part time as a pet-sitter. She's passionate about travelling, good eats, and keeping up with public health issues.
Sasha is an E-Printables student that now has over 9,000 sales in her shop, Your Frugal Friend, and is a top 1% seller on Etsy. She is an accountant, a mom, and an entrepreneur who loves all things printables and side hustles. Sasha hosts community meetups in our VIP Facebook group for students once per month and manages our content.
Kevin has over 7,000 sales in his Etsy shop and is one of our VIP Facebook group experts answering students' questions. In his own words, “By day I am an Architect so Etsy is a really good fit in how passive it can be once your shop is rolling. My wife and I have 2 beautiful boys. While this extra income is a fraction of what I earn in my day job, I feel it has opened up so many options for us and gives me confidence to do other things I wouldn’t have otherwise.”
Jenny specializes in marketing and mindset in our VIP Facebook Group. In her own words, “the reason I started my printables journey was to create value for people in a positive way, while creating extra income to fulfill my dream of living a free and flexible lifestyle. My Etsy-selling journey has been a large learning curve so I totally understand how you’re feeling and hope to help you out with any questions you may have. I’m a big user of Pinterest to market my printables.”
Jaime provides graphic design feedback to our VIP Facebook Group students. In her own words, “I was staying home as a full-time mom and was looking for a way to generate some extra income. I wanted to learn how the professionals designed all those cool invitations, cards, printables, etc. I went back to school for graphic design and now I am an official graphic designer. I recently started my own business where I offer everything from logo and branding to website design.”
Katrina is an Etsy seller and content writer for the Gold City Ventures blog. In her own words, “I was formerly a teacher. Now I help business owners free up some of their time. Being a mom of two girls, I work hard at growing this business and helping others grow as well so I can provide for my little family.”
Erika is a professional writer and journalist. She has happily found a way to divide her time between her love of writing and her family.
Most of our students start with no experience and go on to launch printable businesses on Etsy. We had no graphic design experience when we started either! We also started with free tools and teach you how to get your business created using free tools as well.
We founded Gold City Ventures to help you create a profitable online business from the beginning with our step by step tutorials and templates.