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« on: April 25, 2004 04:56:41 PM »

1. i love making my art (paintings mostly) and crafts (i sew and make a huge variety of stuff)
2. i HATE my current job @ a daycare and absolutely need out before i get peed on once again.
3. i'm poor and NEED money.
4. no other jobs look better.

maybe i'm just an unmotivated, lazy peice of crap, but i feel SO stressed and trapped by the evil practices done to produce some kind of income. i've always wanted to break loose from the hellish hours, bad pay and mean employers with art, but is there any realistic way to do so? and how would i start? i'm web savy enough, but i'm wondering how much i could sell online. i know it depends on the quality of the merchandise (you can see a small portion on joygasm.net)

i'd really appreciate any help @ all. you're all angels. thanks  Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2004 06:37:17 PM »

well, if your really looking for the big bucks on the net, your gonna have to pull some stuff off thats totally unique and totally well made. i do this whole artsy business just for extra cash here and there.  but if i were you, id go fro making something that you could definately make more of and sell for a lot.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2004 06:43:26 AM »

What about taking your artwork and photos and putting them on items you make, like handbags? There is inkjet fabric sheets you could print them out onto and then sew into something really unique. You also might try one of those Cafe Press Shops, but you would need something really catchy to get people's attention.

As far as being part of the work force, ever thought of feeding your crafting addictions and working at a craft, art, or fabric store? ...Discounts are really nice!
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2004 07:19:13 AM »

I agree with mizswim4him. You absolutely need something thats truly unique and new to be able to make any real money from selling your crafts (either on or off the net).

There's a guy on Crafster who I think posted a message recently that he has had tremendous success selling on the net and he has a truly unique product to sell (I think selling customised pendants or something similar). I can't find that thread right now (something about how profitable is your site? I think was the subject).

Anyways, I wouldn't recommend you quit your day job just yet, unfortunately Sad


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