Do You Need Money for your craft projects, to get a craft store or website started or need money for materials that you are using for a special project of some kind? We have found a new “Crowdfunding” website called GoGetFunding. This is an open-community funding resource for people like us who don’t have corporate backers or special interest groups from all across the world. You can help other people by making donations and/or people can donate to your project. This group is setup to accept donations through a verified PAYPAL account after you have created a project page, uploaded some pictures and a promotional video. Continue reading “Do You Need Money”
You work hard at your crafts, spend a lot of money and would like to get a little bit of return for all of your time, energy, creativity and expenses. Crafting is a big business and with the downturn in the economy and the rising prices we are all looking for ways to increase our income. And for some of us we just want to get out of our dead end jobs and make money at something we actually enjoy doing. To that end we would suggest that you get your products out there to as many people as you can as quickly as you can. One of those ways is using the internet.
You can purchase your own website, create your pages, upload all of your photos, and pay the monthly hosting fees. You will need to purchase your own domain and pay for renewal of that name each year. Most of the web hosting companies even offer generic templates that you can use. Keep in mind you will need to incorporate a shopping cart feature so that your customers can purchase more than one item at a time. You will need to sign up with a credit card processing company such as PAYPAL that will give you the coding to incorporate with your shopping cart and website. Continue reading “Make Money With Your Crafts”
We have tried selling our hand crafted goods at Flea Markets and even at our own Yardsales on weekends and we have had a little bit of success but we are continually being told we need to try one of the craft fairs that are being held every month somewhere near us. There are some major organizers of craft fairs all over the place. In Florida, we have the Bucklers Craft Fair Organizers who organize a major crafts show in all the major cities throughout the year. They require an application fee and for each of the shows you have to pay a booth fee around $200 or more per weekend. In the meantime you will also need your own tables, table cloths, lighting and the ability to accept credit cards. Continue reading “A Word About Craftshows”
We have tried out the local flea markets to get our craft products out in the public and increase our customer base. Flea Markets are an inexpensive way to perfect your showcasing skills. You want to present your project in a pleasing way and with selling anything you want your customers to stop and browse. If nothing else you want them to take a business card with them so that they will visit your online store or physical location (If you have one). Before considering one of your local flea markets you want to visit it during regular visiting hours as a potential customer to get a feel for some of the merchandise that is being offered. Continue reading “A Word About Flea Markets”