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8/5/09 10:18 A

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Yikes, sounds like you had a hectic schedule. I'm glad it settled down for you. I'm hoping I get that opportunity sooner than later. There's just so much more I'd rather be doing than what I currently am.

Sorry about the comma in the wrong place on the Etsy line. Sometimes my fingers are faster than my brain.

Good for your daughter being focused like that. It sounds like she knows exactly what she wants.

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Etsy & again is the one that I was thinking of,lol..

Ok I wont tell about sneaking in some free time,lol.

Your a very busy woman with a little one, its very hard to find what is called (some FREE TIME)lol. I remember when I was a single mom with two little ones were 3 and 5 having to work full time and trying to go to school part studying to be a doctor was I CRAZY or WHAT?? Now they are 20 and 17 and what I was studying is no longer in my head,lol...but in my daughters head which is good and I told her school first everything else come last no matter what even boys so far so good. I planned that in both of there brains,lol. Poor kids,lol

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Thank you Sonia! That's very nice of you. Now I just have to get my butt in gear to make stuff. It is funny, I never thought that the making stuff part of the process would be a hold up for me, but the time factor really gets in the way with my schedule right now. I'm hoping to get some done during my vacation in August & maybe have enough time to rearrange the spare room so it will be more condusive to creating. Everything's strung throughout the house where I can find storage, so having it in an easy-access place will help I think.

There's a few sites you can sell homemade stuff like Etsy & again, once I get inventory I'll give that a shot. I just need the time to do it.

Nope, I'm not off from work, I'm sneaking in posts at my desk. Shh. Don't tell. :)

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Thats sooo cool!

There is not much soap making things out there that are home made THATS COOL. Once I get things started with this site and I start with my second one maybe you can send me some pictures of what you made and I can show pictures of what you sell and send people to your email if they are interested and this way you can start out small etc. Catering to wedding that's A HUGE JOB WOW! Wire jewelry is a big thing too, there is a site that you can sell home made things I cant remember the name but I will hunt it down for you. I have checked it out and I have heard great reviews about it very low over head I mean LOW LOW LOW..I cant sell there b/c my stuff is not home made :( So you off today?

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I'd like to open a shop that sells handmade jewelry & crafts, maybe even catering to weddings. I've done a ton of crafts & I've been playing with wirework jewelry to hone my skills. I'd like to venture into soapmaking at some point too.

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WOW your really busy I mean BUSY! 5 year old and work full time plus being a mom too,yup your hands are FULL.

You can do the site its not so hard, I am just playing around to much and want to keep adding new things that I have no clue how to do and this is what take time. Your still very young. You have so much in front of you. You already did the right thing and got a domain name (WAY TO GO GIRL)that's start plus you have a room full of stuff that's number 2 (excellent) that's how I started and slowly but surely it grew more then I expected it to. When you have time find a website that you can work on at your time when the baby is asleep and you have a least 30 mins of free time (easy said then done huh)lol. I use Yahoo for one and Reg.com for the other one. There are so many websites out there like, GoDaddy,Homestead, and now my brain went blank but theres more,lol.. The price a month depends on what you want from $30.00 to $200.00 I am only spending $135.00 a month for one of mine but its b/c its large and I take fax orders etc.

If you want and idea how you want your look at other web pages that sell things that you want to sell to get some ideas. What would you like to sell?

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Nothing exciting. I'm an Information Technology Director & my whole career has been around technology. It then donned on me, now mid-way through my 30's...I hate it. I'd rather be doing something creative. I have a spare room full of supplies & projects I have yet to start (fulltime+ job & 5yr old at home makes it difficult). I went & purchased a web domain & registered a business name but that's as far as I've gotten. I need to figure out how to create a website on my own too. I just don't think I'll have the cash to pay someone to write a decent one.

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You can do it, just take your time look at me.

I started it out in my house and it got out of hand per say,lol. It started off b/c of my daughter loves sterling silver/pearls/stones etc and I was spending a killing until I turned the tables some what. I have been selling out of my house for a while but to many people were coming over and that's when someone told me sell it on line, so that's what I am working on my self. (ITS A HEADACHE)I am not going to hire someone to make a website I am stingy like that and I need all the pennies I can get. One child in U of H and the other getting ready to go to Rice.

So when I ment my store I ment online store not land store (No way would I ever open up a land store)not even if I win the lotto 10 times. I worked retail and I know whats its like, heck no I like being home (sometimes) lol.

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Sounds like a dream job to me, only I want to be making the jewelry! I'm trying to get my act in gear enough to get a business of my own started with it, but there's just so much to do with so little time. It doesn't seem like I'll ever get prepared enough to do it.

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lol,, its all good girl never to late, we were just to early.

I sell Jewelry I dont make wish I did,lol and Aromatherapy. Two different stores. Its a headache right now,lol

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8/3/09 5:19 P

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Sonia, sorry for being late to the game...what type of business do you have?

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WOW great idea, never thought about that..so cool!

But the way it looks like I am going to stick to free shipping so far. Thanks for the idea though,maybe in the future I will do something like this. Hugs Sonia

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I agree free shipping is a good idea because I know when it is offered, it sure motivates me to buy to that $ leel in order to get it.

If you can't do shipping, maybe you can offer a free upgrade to an item or give an option of 1 of 5 free gifts. For instance have 5 gifts to choose from if you buy $25-$50 & a different 5 if you buy $50-$75, etc.

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Free shipping is a GREAT idea!

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Free Shipping is a great thing. Free ____ something not so much.



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I love the idea of free shipping if you purchase a certan amount of product. That is a deal clincher for me.

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Very Interesting ((THANK YOU!))

I never thought of it that way, I like it though. emoticon

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I don't because when I buy something I just expect that thing. And I have a lot of 'clutter' in my house already.

F'instance, if you'd give me a pedometer I wouldn't be impressed b/c I have one that I love. It wouldn't endear me to you or have me buy from you. In fact, it would be a 'nothing' gift to me.
It's a nice thought. And a few times I've sold supplies, I have given a few 'extras' but only of the same type of item that someone bought.


By the way, I think 'free shipping' (for me) would be a better gift than a free item.


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I have a question? Do any give any thing away as a free gift when someone buys $25.00 from you? Reason that I am asking is b/c I started giving away a pedometer for a purchase of $25.00 or more but only one. And if they purchase over a certain amount I give them S/S charms or bracelets etc.

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