Well how about $5,000? Would that motivate you to get started? :)
10,000 cups of coffee is holding a competition for new creative businesses and the winner gets a $5,000 grant from Etsy!
Application here: http://resources.tenthousandcoffees.com/grant/
This is a great opportunity for all of you that have been on the fence or dragging your feet on starting your Etsy shop!
This is also a great opportunity for those starting out to join the Toronto Etsy Street Team and get the camaraderie and support of all of members! (Once you have your shop up and running come and find us on Etsy and click the "Join this team" button)
Full rules and conditions can be found here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.tenthousandcoffees.com/hubs/etsy/EtsyTOC_extended.pdf
And good luck!
PS - if you're still apprehensive be sure to check out the newbie bootcamp series on this blog!