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Setting up an Etsy shop

As part of me attempting to fund my crafty hobbies I’ve been exploring the opportunities to sell my cards.  This is all very new for me. I’m used to running a high street chain shop, not selling my handmade creations through the internet or rocking up to fairs with a little table and some decorations. My usual selling strategies were not going to work here. My Etsy shop I actually created this shop months ago and never really got round to doing much about it. I then received an  ...

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Christmas has begun!

I say begun, but thanks to working in retail it’s actually been going since August for me. But I digress. I’m here today to talk about Christmas cards. I was quite good this year and got a good head start. Such a good head start that I think i’m now in danger of being on a card selling roll and thus make lots of Christmas cards to sell and none to give.  I’ve been quite fickle in terms of the ranges I’ve been using and rather than just stick to one and make  ...

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A first for me: a wedding fair

So I’ve been cardmaking again now for a while and definitely want to make some money from it. I know i’ll never be rich from it but enough to cover the cost of buying pretty new things for the hobby guilt free would be perfect. My friend has just got involved in a direct selling of unique beauty goods and part of income is through recruiting new people to the business. As she’s started this to pay for her wedding she hit upon the idea of going to a wedding fair and talking  ...

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