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It's not impossible to pull down a six-figure salary by selling your handmade crafts on Etsy, but it's not easy. Knitwear designer Yokoo Gibran, who makes $140,000 a year with her chunky scarves, tells the Times her cautionary tale: “'I have to wake up around 8, get coffee or tea, and knit for hours and hours and hours and hours,' said Ms. Gibran, who leveraged the exposure she got on the site to forge a deal with Urban Outfitters. 'I’m like an old lady in a chair, catching up on podcasts, watching old Hitchcock shows. I will do it for 13 hours a day.'" [NYT]