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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: pearls of wisdom: what do you know now... on: October 05, 2011 04:23:44 PM
I am also just starting out I have not even sold one thing!

But when I had my anime blog up and running i did find out a few different thing.

You first need to know if your going to do things locally or in different areas.You need to make shore the internet understand where you are planning on selling.

Because shipping rates and such are difficult if you don't know where you are shipping.

And a second thing I had learned is advertising dose not always have to cost a arm and leg.

first of all there is craigslist.org where you can post locally.

if craigslist is not enough you could always try this little trick.(Type in your search engine.The state where you live and then the words "Free Classifieds".

I am from Wisconsin so I would put "Free Wisconsin classifieds".

or you could always check out groups on yahoo and place something like "selling crafts" in the subject line to see if there are any groups where you can place a link to your facebook,myspace,or blog or site.

And making a facebook page and twitter account I heard helps also but have not yet got one started myself.

And a second thing you could always do is make a craft gift for a friend.For instance I make jewelery so I have decided to give a few to some friends and take pictures of them wearing them and place pictures on facebook kind of like using them as models.That way I get free models and that way I don't have to go big or gifts on birthdays and what not.

And here is another idea that i usable you could make a slideshow and place it on youtube and then once uploaded you could send the video to friends and family in comments on facebook walls and so on.So people can see what you make.

And also on youtube if you have a video camera you can make a advertisement video.and place it on your blog or site or facebook.or you could even take a link to the video and place it in your signatures that way you could advertise even more for free.you can place a signature even on your e-mail.

P.S. there is even a way to place a picture next to your signature in the free yahoo mail signature settings.I have done it before for a old e-mail address I had but not my new one yet.

All you have to do is look up on yahoo or google or whatever search engine you use to find out how.

All you have to search for is "How to place image in yahoo signature."Simple as that.

I hope this post was easy to follow.And you could always ask questions on yahoo answers.

You could always ask something like "How to advertise for free.Or how to advertise online."

My biggest advice I could give is how to advertise for free until a few months ago I had no income do to being disabled.And now i have a income only since July so I have decided to try and make a little extra income for some pending money that is why I have decided to start making jewelery.

I was working on a free blog for a while based on anime something that I enjoy but in the last few month I have gotten more into crafting.

So I am giving advice I have learned based on start before.

Hope my wisdom helped.If not you can ask me questions in private messages and I will help you fend out more.

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / I would like some advice on pricing my hand made jewelery sets. on: October 05, 2011 03:22:35 PM
I have just started making my own handmade jewelery sets.I make earrings and bracelets and necklaces.

I will be selling in sets which will include a pair of earrings and a necklace or a pair of earrings and a  bracelet or bracelets on there own.

There made out of tiny glass beads.

I would be making sets.And selling them as sets or selling the bracelets as singles.

but mostly as sets.

I will be selling them locally mostly.

So I would like help pricing them.
they do not look all that good but I will place pictures on my profile later if possible.

But since I am new to this I already know they do not look all that but I am just starting out and would like to get started making them.

3  UNITED STATES / Wisconsin / Re: Wisconsin Thrift stores.... on: October 05, 2011 03:14:01 PM
I normally don't go far for my crafting supplies but I do check out my local goodwill and I also have a local store called the "ABC Store" they sell used goods.From clothing to crafting items and so on.I go there when I see there bag day sign outside next to there building a bag full of stuff is only 3 dollars on bag day.That is where I get a lot of sew items and goodies for crafting.

i also go to lacrosse,wi which is about 30 to 40 minutes from where I live.

I go to the salvation army and goodwill and hobby lobby and wal-mart all located in lacrosse,wi when I am in lacrosse,wi

I don't have much of a crafting section in my local wal-mart.So I shop quite often in lacrosse,wi.

If anyone knows of any places in the tomah to lacrosse,wi area please let me know.

Abc store is located on main street in tomah,wi
4  UNITED STATES / Wisconsin / Re: Is anybody out there? on: October 05, 2011 03:01:27 PM
Also from the Wisconsin area currently living in a small town called tomah.

I personally just started crafting I am getting into making my own handmade jewelery and will start sewing as soon as I get over my fear of getting poked by needles.

I have a few things started for jewelery sets.

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