Twenty-seven-year-old Rob Kalin took a leap of faith in 2005 when he founded the website etsy.com, a Brooklyn-based online marketplace for all things handmade. In just three years, he has seen some remarkable results from his hard work and dedication: Since Etsy's launch, it has gained more than 750,000 members and currently has about 100,000 sellers from around the world that have opened up Etsy shops. On a given day, 15,000 items are sold and 20,000 new items are listed. Watch this exclusive video that gives the inside scoop on the creation of etsy.com, how people can get involved, and some of the success stories behind the company.
Web-Exclusive Interview with Etsy
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2008