Hello Friends, 

2008 is behind us and it was a very bad year for many of us. Financially, personally and emotionally it has affected everyone. 2008 was very hard for me personally and emotionally. I am just now getting my feet back under me.  I am finally getting back into the work mode.

So many people have lost their jobs and families need extra income to just keep their roof over their head and some food on the table.

So we are going to concentrate on some sales avenues for a while. How and were to get our products out into the public eye. But there are ways to get sales and many times you don’t even meet the costumer.

Each issue will cover a new sales outlet. They all won’t be right for everyone but hopefully you will find a few that will work great for you. Our aim is to be selling our products and we need places to sell. This is a common question for all home crafters so we will spend some time discovering sales avenues.

We will cover the basics but you will be responsible to research each avenue for yourself. I am not suggesting any one place over another. I am just going to list what I find is available. Naturally it is best to have many avenues of income. Do not put all your eggs in one basket so to speak. If one sales avenue disappears you want to have others to continue the income.

We don’t have thousands of dollars for advertising so we are going to find and share what ever we can to help you with your craft business.

Online sales are great. You don’t even have to go to the post office for stamps today. You make up your product, package it and print postage from your computer. Put it in the mailbox and go on to the next project.  You don’t even have to get dressed, but I do suggest a robe when you run out to the mailbox.

You must take clear pictures and write complete descriptions of each item. If you are going to take orders you must clarify what and how you will allow them to order. You must explain what sizes are available, what colors you offer and so on.

Linda


 
From the readers: 

I have a question. I've never crocheted slippers (which surprises me because I've been crocheting since I was 4 years old. I'm 23 now). I found a pattern. I am wondering how much yarn I might need for a pair of slippers.  I find that crocheting is very relaxing. I just taught myself to knit (by hand). In fact, I just mastered the cable knit (FINALLY!).



Answer:

The average pair of slippers only require about 1 skein of yarn 3 or 4 oz.

 

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