Hello, Readers! I’ve been quite busy the last few weeks, hence not posting much here. I’ve been working on a couple projects — one of which I’m not quite ready to ‘unveil’, but in due time — the other I’m hoping you might get involved in.
After all we’ve been through the last several years, it is crucial Drew and I bring in some income. However, if our experiences have taught us anything at all, it is the importance of having a stable, location-independent, self-employed source of income.
I’ve personal experience within arts / crafts. I’m self-taught in a variety of handcrafts such as crochet, hand-embroidery, eclectic jewelry, and so on. I know how tough it can be to market one’s own wares, particularly using a service such as Etsy, where we pay listing fees. So many of us aren’t keen on the marketing aspect of our work, and I’d like to help.
So often, I’ve heard that “if you truly love a product, you’ll talk about it”. My ‘geeking out’ is usually reserved specifically for handmade and similar products. I’d like to offer to personally advertise for artisans of handmade and some nonprofit organizations. These are men and women who dedicate so much of their time, efforts and selves to their passion — whether it affords them life or not. It would mean so much to be able to provide these individuals an affordable advertising option.
How is it different?
- Price: I want to offer a few packages, but buyers could also create their own plan, allowing them full control of how much they spend on the advertising and what they receive. The lowest fee is a single dollar per day based upon the number of days one requests. In other words, if you’d like me to tweet your product for 2 days, you pay $3, or if you want a single day’s worth, you pay $1.
- Strictly word-of-mouth / social media: I will advertise by way of (a) modeling products I’m sent (b) talking about it via social media (c) blogging about it and sharing the blog via social media.
- Strictly for handmade / nonprofits. No affilliates, no big-box companies and no sponsors in the traditional sense.
How can you help?
For starters, you could ask questions. I am currently working to edit a FAQ / informational page for the business. It would help immensely if folks could ask questions that could help me to better inform potential clients.
Secondly, I will be hosting an online “preview party” for the business to raise funding for me to purchase my domain, thereby allowing me to monetize the blog and add PayPal Buy Now buttons within the business page. Previewers will pay a generously discounted fee [$1 per day] for a limited-time introduction to services offered. These funds would be paid directly to my PayPal account where they would remain until I can purchase my domain. Contact me to become a previewer and don’t forget to share with family and friends!
Thank you in advance for your time, input and efforts in your support of Route427.