Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Building and Launching Your Creative Dreams with Teresa DeWitt-Pierce





Today, we have Teresa DeWitt-Pierce from Whimsical Card Studio on the podcast sharing with us how she built and launched her creative dream of being on a design team.  PLUS, we have a special surprise for her that she had NO CLUE was coming!  Thanks to Justine Hovey and Vicky Briggs from So Suzy Stamps for allowing me to a part of the fun!




SHOW NOTES

Teresa's Favorites


Favorite So Suzy Stamps Stamp - Fancy Butterfly
Favorite Crafter - Justine Hovey and Jennifer McGuire
Favorite Card Design to Make - Interactive

Where to Find Teresa


Blog
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter

Links Reference


So Suzy Sessions
How to Be on a Design Team

If you would like to congratulate Teresa on her new Design Team position, please leave her a special note in the comments section!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Organizing a Successful Card Class


This month, we are focusing on different ways to make extra money to support your craft habit.  Last week, we discussed craft fairs and launched our Craft Show 101 online class at SoSuzySessions.com This week, we are going to talk about card classes and how you can make extra money by hosting your own.




SHOW NOTES


Organizing a Card Class


If you are wanting to host classes, there are a few things to consider before you go all gang busters and start promoting.
  1. Where are you going to hold them?
  2. How many people is your ideal number?
  3. How many cards are you going to make?
  4. What will you charge?
  5. Where will you promote?
  6. What products will you use?
  7. How long will your class be?
  8. What type of class will you teach?
  9. How much time do you have to prepare?
  10. Instructions or no instructions?
If you decide to host in your home, keep these things in mind:
  1. ALWAYS include if you have pets in your marketing and promo materials. 
  2. If you do have pets, the dog goes outside PERIOD.   Same goes for the cat.  Cat goes outside or in a room.  
  3. Kids are not allowed at home.  The same goes with your guests, no children.
  4. Clean your house and bathroom.

Companies with Card Class Programs


Brutus Monore - contact heather (at) brutusmonroe (dot) com 

Use the "Contact Us" page for So Suzy Stamps, Right at Home and Crackerbox Palace.

Links Referenced


New Fun Releases



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Friday, August 4, 2017

Financially Supporting Your Craft Habit



We all need more money for crafting supplies and with the holidays fast approaching and new releases pending, new supplies are going to be essential for our well-being and our very existence.  Today, we are going to discuss 10 ways you can finagle some more money to buy the goodies you are dying to get!




SHOW NOTES


10 Ways to Finagle More Money



  1. Sell items on Etsy or eBay
  2. Have a garage sale
  3. Affiliate links, YouTube or Design Teams
  4. Stampin' Up!
  5. Craigslist, Facebook Destash, eBay
  6. Bundle your stamps to sell vs individually
  7. Mystery Boxes >>> Tag @doubleclickconnect on Instagram!
  8. Friend Stamp Swap
  9. Sell your cards at Craft Shows
  10. Host Card Classes

Links Referenced



Our Online Classes



Sponsored By


My Sweet Petunia




Friday, July 28, 2017

Getting Ready for Craft Fairs




For those of you who plan to participate in a craft fair this year, today's podcast is all for you!  We are going to discuss:

  • Supplies needed
  • Decorating your booth
  • Promotion for your crafts
  • How to stand apart from the other crafters
  • Type of cards to sell
  • Pricing

Also, we just opened pre-registration for our Craft Show 101 Online Class!



Show Notes


Cash to Have on Hand

  • 30 - $1's
  • 10 - $5's
  • 6 - $10's
  • 2 - $20's

Accepting Credit Cards Options


Links Referenced

Friday's Listener Tip


"Don't compare your work to other's.  Be inspired, motivated and thankful for the opportunity to learn from your crafting peers.  After all, you may inspire others with your style.  Be true to yourself.  Make what you love, not necessarily the new trend."  - Marci Snee





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Thursday, July 27, 2017

eCommerce Series: PayPal Solutions for You and Your Craft Business



Whether you own an Etsy shop, business, sell your cards at craft fairs or shop online, PayPal is MORE than just a way to collect or spend money.  On today's show, we talk with Jason Smith from PayPal and he gives us the inside scoop on all the ways PayPal can help you AND your business.  From payment solutions, shopping, peace of mind, dolling out funds to your children, working capital for your business and their Business in a Box.



SHOW NOTES


How else does PayPal act as a growth partner for small business?


PayPal Here - Credit Card Reader <<<< Great for the craft fairs coming up!!!
Working Capital
Business in a Box
$10,000 Business Make Over

PayPal for Consumers


PayPal Here
PayPal Account
PayPal Me <<<< Essentially, sending money to those children who always need money

Contact PayPal


www.PayPal.com/business
(844)720-4039