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Wilde Feature with Alecia of Cherished

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How long have you been selling online? What got you started?
Hmmm almost 2 years on Storenvy and maybe 2-3 years before that.



What's your favorite thing to draw/make/create?
I think my tree of life is my current favorite.


What inspires you in your work? What makes you want to create or keeps you going when you're struggling?
Friends' encouragement, I guess.



What item in your shop are you most excited about?
Ooo easy! My tree of life pendants and my words in a bottle necklaces.








Tunes Tuesday: "Human Nature" Madonna

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Geekdom & Cosplay Get a Local News Spot

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I was one of the folks interviewed at the NerdyGeek Fashion Show yesterday for the local news. I was thrilled to be included and thrilled that the event was such a hit!


Please check out the video and article and share it around so that we get as many eyeballs on the awesome as possible!

Wilde Feature: Ashley of Pinecone Grove

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How long have you been selling online? What got you started?
I first opened my shop in 2013 to sell my autumn inspired art. Now I create nature inspired learning tools and gear.


What's your favorite thing to draw/make/create?
My current favorite product to make is the Pocket FieldCard™ sets. Pocket FieldCards™ are learning tools designed for kids on-the-go.



What inspires you in your work? What makes you want to create or keeps you going when you're struggling?
My son is a great help when it comes to finding inspiration for my shop. He loves exploring the outdoors and learning about the wildlife we discover. Time is my biggest struggle so this year I'm focusing more work time on product creation.



What item in your shop are you most excited about? Why?
Pocket FieldCards™ are my focus when it comes to my shop and I am really looking forward to releasing more sets this year. My most popular set is the Autumn Leaves Pock…

Tunes Tuesday: "Orange Crush" REM

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Put Value in Yourself: Pricing Your Work

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The hardest part of having a small business for most of us (apart from the taxes and paperwork) is pricing our work. We all want to be valued, and we all want our time to matter and our shops to succeed, but it can be hard asking what our stuff is worth.

While the pricing structure from the video below may not work for everyone, the idea should. You're working hard. You're making things. You're DOING STUFF! Badly as we all want to make a sale, don't do it at the cost of your own sanity and your own personal value. If you put three hours into something, the price should reflect that. Remember that ultimately the buyer that really wants to purchase something will also want you to succeed.
How to price your work. A simple technique.
How to price your work. A simple technique.
Posted by Make Something on Wednesday, January 27, 2016




What do you think? If you're a seller, how do you price your work? If you're a buyer, do you put higher value on an item that's mad…

Wilde Feature: Jess Shadowens of Teamneville

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How long have you been selling online? What got you started?
4 years. I started to make extra money but now I am a work at home mom.


What's your favorite thing to draw/make/create?
Jewelry. But I also like sewing :)


What inspires you in your work? What makes you want to create or keeps you going when you're struggling?
Fun, cute and weird things inspire me. I keep going because I love being able to be at home to raise my son.

What item in your shop are you most excited about? 












Tunes Tuesday: "Mungo City" Spacehog

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Wilde Feature: Katie of nerdfelt

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How long have you been selling online? What got you started?
I've been selling printed designs since 2012, but I've been selling on Storenvy for a little over a year. Selling crafts all started with my Golden Snitch ornaments I made for my friends one Christmas, then I began making more crafts and designs having had more free time after graduating college.


What's your favorite thing to draw/make/create?
Any type of graphic design is my passion (that's what I went to college for!) but as for crafting, I think there's a tie between my mini Hitchhiker's Guide towels and my Eco-Friendly Dryer Balls. The towels are such a cute and little inside joke for Hitchhiker's Guide fans, and I love that type of thing. The reusable dryer balls are also important to me because I always feel better about giving gifts to people that they'll actually use instead of just sitting on a shelf, and bonus points for helping t…

How to be Someone People Want to Follow on Twitter

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I don't like the word guru, so I'm not one, but I do use social media a lot. It isn't just a hobby for me. It's actually part of both my day job and my freelance work in addition to being part of what I do to get my shop out there in the world, and after participating in all different kinds of social media for years, I've learned a few things. In no particular order, here are some things you should NEVER do on Twitter (or at least do carefully) and positive things you can do instead. Please don't think that I'm free of these sins simply because I know better know. I've done pretty much all of these at some point or another, and it's fair to say that most of us have. 
In this post, I'm going to mention Hootsuite a lot. It's what I use for social media management, and I happen to think it's pretty amazing. Even the free version is powerful, and for $10 a month, you can go pro. Nope, not advertising here (I'm not even an affiliate, I sw…

Tunes Tuesday: "Cups" Anna Kendrick

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