Katrina Waardenburg started on Etsy in 2016, opening a shop with her mom that continues today, reaching over 3500 sales. Over the first few years she learned the ins and outs of running a successful shop and how to best serve her customers.
In 2019, Katrina had her first child and stopped working her current job as a teacher to become a virtual assistant and put in more time to her Etsy shop. She has served VA clients from financial planners to photographers, as well as fellow Etsy sellers.
In 2021, she opened up a second Etsy shop with digital products to create more passive income and saw a need for products created specifically for Etsy shop owners.
She continues to work as a virtual assistant, providing blog management services, as well as blog writing, and still watches her two daughters full time. Katrina also runs her own blog sharing tips for becoming a virtual assistant, running an Etsy shop, and other side hustle ideas.
Julie Berninger and Cody Berman of Gold City Ventures have made thousands selling printables and digital downloads in their Etsy shops and on Shopify. They now help others start printable businesses with their programs and templates.