In the early nineties my business started with selling hexadecimal colour swatches for 8bit artists using Microsoft Paint. Despite the fact that my audience happened to be elementary school students with an allowance of one whole dollar each month, making digital swatches proved to be a steady source of income (and ended up paying for my library late fees, lol).
While recently studying how to organize crafting supplies, the swatch system turned up again. An “ah-ha” moment occurred. Even now, I sit in a workspace of mildly cluttered inventory order and re-stock sheets, not to mention the scattered odds and ends of supplies. I could adapt my old method for my new work.
This swatch archive could prove to serve as an excellent source of additional revenue. And that is where I will start today.
Additional Notes – http://youtu.be/t_p7AYFa4zc 1 week ago
I found relief from working by listening.
You may well know whom I am about to refer to, by his performance in the Avengers. Little may you know he is also a very well spoken audio-book reader.
If you have a moment, pay attention to the voice in this video:
Tell me you are not relaxed! 1 week ago
I skipped a few days and yet I feel determined to pick up the slack.
Working hard should not usurp my hygienic routine!
It helps to:
- brush and floss after every meal
- brush and mouthwash after every coffee
- drink water in between brushing and meals
- avoid long sleep periods
- take enamel enriching nutrients 1 week ago
I found a treatment method for my arthritis! It works! I can run again, play games, fitness train, work hard and push myself to my heart’s content.
Self serving low antibiotics coupled with removing inflammatory foods has meant the end to a troubling time for me. And I owe it all to six years of medical research and active study!
Hurray life! 1 week ago
In the beginning, there was a need that created consumer pull, an artist who began writing to provide a service, and an idea that would improve the quality of other people’s lives.
A bit pretentious, but it’s something.
Rough draft contents page:
- tea blends – soothing, aromatic, cold/warm/hot, mildly medicinal, hydrating
- simple 1 serving meals – protein, carbohydrates, lipids, healthy, few ingredients, little preparation
- meal plan for a week – how and what to prep. in advance, can you freeze this,
- fresh kitchen herbs – rosemary, sage, chive, parsley, potato
- anti-inflammatory meals – roasts, dips, smoothies and spreads
Extended for personal recipes
Inflammatory scale for common foods 2 weeks ago
Preparing meals ahead of time makes working at home fabulous!
Roasted vegetables gives me an hour of work time. When done it chimes at just the right moment for me to take a break. And it’s a side dish that most everyone can appreciated, more so when famished, lol.
Dips and purées with a bit of flat bread turn snack time easy-peasy, because that’s a wrap! In a pinch? Use crackers.
Soup can be served in a mug. If reheating a broth, toss in some pre-diced veggies, fresh kitchen herbs, and left over grains (pasta, rice, lentils, even beans).
I actually hate cooking with a livid passion, but when it comes to getting stuff done, many hands make light work in short time. And these days, time is in short supply. 2 weeks ago
The things we do to clean up after our family pet.
Well I’ll tell ya! 2 weeks ago
I’m not even sure what this all is.
To the packing boxes! 2 weeks ago
For those who don’t know, I not only physically go out and gather my resources, refine, manufacture, and supply into fine jewellery, but I also sell my own wares. It’s a boatload of work but no one else is doing it so I have a comfortable niche that has only widened over the past fifteen years.
I have sculptures, jewellery, prints, toys, and cosmetics to sell. Now to take the final close up before selling to the public.
I’m so excited! 2 weeks ago
How to stand out?
That question should be asked long before the actual work starts. It separates the product from certain success or ruin.
The product itself should draw attention to itself without a single word or description. Quality images, for both thumbnail preview and for a large focus gallery, can describe your product in further detail. Descriptions lead to final sale where scrutiny and highly finicky buyers hesitate based on preference. This should include any specialized or specific cleaning and care instructions, including and not limited to handling, shipping, packaging, and possible repair policies.
Where organic materials are concerned, some buyers are especially particular to the quality of life and manner to which the organic material was collected. Ethical treatment should be the highest quality sought after when manufacturing with supplies, so that upon sale, you can assert moral obligation with confidence and thereby open your selling audience to the highest volume of potential buyers with a flexible spending capacity.
This is where variety serves the seller best. Creating variates upon request while supplies last, creates a buyer “pull” and implies exclusivity or that it being lucrative. Stimulating buyer pull is a marketing tool that can emotionally charge your sales, and even future sales, to your benefit.
“You are noticed more if you stand on your head than you are if you are the right way up.”
- George Orwell 2 weeks ago
It sounds funny out loud, but I hate buying my materials for work online due to it’s detachment, both from the seller-to-buyer and between the buyer-and-the-product. It’s next to impossible to quality control until it arrives and by then so much time has passed that deadlines are usually fast approaching.
The ideal is to manufacture and supply oneself. 2 weeks ago
It bothers me that I have inventory to sell but I cannot sort myself out to publish an itinerary of each item. 2 weeks ago
I was done a week ago but my post office tells me I can’t mail certain items. Has anyone else had this problem? And what kind of items might I substitute for food items? 3 weeks ago
Simple and satisfying meal. 3 weeks ago