Last holiday, after getting laid off unexpectedly, I started up an Etsy shop selling ornaments to friends and family locally, mostly ones based on video games. By some chance, I got real lucky and the ornaments went viral, allowing me to do Etsy full-time while I searched for a full-time job. I made a good chunk of money that I was able to put towards my student loans and had over 700 sales - I was truly excited. So of course I'm bringing them back this year, this time in line with my brand (Wired Life) instead of an idea offshoot. I've already made about 60 sales and since I won't have to actually use the income for bills and living expenses, I can truly put ALL of this money towards my student loans.
If you like video games, check them out! I also offer mouse pads, baby onesies, pillows, and anything custom you may want!