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natybrat
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2004 02:09:15 PM »

Hey people, well I must seem like a real dumbass right now but i'm not too sure what to do. The thing is, I wanna sell the stuff I make, i'm really good ya know! But I don't know where to start, should I:
-Create an online/website business, or..
-Sell at craft fairs (which I don't know how to do yet, I mean can anyone just sell something, are you suppose to get permission before setting up a booth...?)
-Or should I go to a boutique? I don't know how that works either, do they take a portion of the money from the item sold.. What kind of boutiques, does it matter how big or small.

I'm pretty oblivious to all of this so far, i'm only starting out. I'd really appreciate some help and advice, anything you got cause right now, all of you know more than me lol so let the info flowwww!

Naty
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lexscreations
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2004 08:36:53 AM »

I'd suggest craft fairs as a good place to begin.  It is very hard to sell crafts on the Internet, but it's much easier when you already have a decent-sized customer base.  Boutiques will either want to buy your products wholesale (meaning, for half the retail price, generally) or sell on consignment (which means they take a big chunk of the profits--usually 40% or so).  If you can afford to do that, then by all means, take your stuff to some boutiques and see if they're interested.  If not, don't bother!

Craft fairs are good.  Smiley
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greenfish
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2004 08:16:13 PM »

I need cheap places for some profit Smiley Please tell me what works best for you guys other than cutxpaste...thanks!
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wannalearn
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2004 01:13:11 PM »

Hi, Im kind of new to this site. I want to start selling some of the things that I make since I have a bajillion amount of clothes, and I keep making more. I have skirts and tops. of various sizes, and different kinds. I was wondering how I should do this? Should I just try selling my stuff on e-bay? Do you know if that turns a good profit from clothes? Should I try selling them on livejournal? I cant really do a website, I suck at webpages. Also, there is a website that has a consignment program. What do you think I should try out? Also, what kind of clothes are selling right now? and what should I be making to make a profit and what should I price them. Do you have any tips? Im sorry for this extremely long e-mail. And for my bad grammer, on on the run today. If you can answer anything I would gladly appreciate it. Or if you could point me in the right direction. Thankyou!!
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EvilOlive
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2004 05:42:57 PM »

I think the best place is on ebay or hmm maybe to people you know  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2004 06:13:54 PM »

try
<3 http://www.livejournal.com/community/trashygirls/
<3 http://www. cutxpaste.com

http://www.laundromatic.net/
and
ebay of course!!!

and you could try to sell on http://www.livejournal.com/community/hot_fashion/ although they are mainly a discussion forum and not a selling/trading one.

i want to see your clothing... post some photos!
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GrumpyxBear
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2004 03:10:42 AM »

I am really wanting to open my own diy store to sale my purses online (aside from ebay and laundromatic.net) and I was wondering if anyone could share some good free websites that allow you to make online stores? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!  Kiss
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Leontine
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2004 09:36:39 AM »

I've been making greeting cards for ages - some are very craftsy and handmade looking, and other feature my drawings, but are printed on the computer, so they look pretty much like regular mass-produced cards (but especially charming ones, of course! Grin).  Does anybody have any ideas where I might be able to sell them?  Would individual stationary stores be receptive if I approached them?  Are there websites I could sell them through?  Any tips would be very welcome!
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Spork
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2004 09:47:15 AM »

A website is simple to do. But yes- you CAN go to stationary places and especially consignment shops. Take in an array of your work and come at them with a plan.
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birdinaskirt
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2004 03:05:03 PM »

hello!

two terrific online consignment shops that i'm thinking of approaching are:

http://www.plainmabel.com

and

http://www.cutxpaste.com

you could try starting out there.

good luck to you!

vickey
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