Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Folksy seller

After a lot of urging from my children and their spouses I have decided to dip my toe into the e selling market with things I make at home often from bargain materials and up cycling things. GrandmaMakes is what I am calling myself.

I don't have much money to invest in this speculation and set myself a target of £100 income in a year. This will equal what my husband makes selling his tomatoes at the garden gate.  I have gone for Folksy as the e selling site for crafts and home-mades. I researched Amazon, ebay, Etsy and think this is the easiest - but if any of you bloggers have feedback let me know of your experiences please!

I have put 6 items I have made and it has cost less than £1 so far to list them.  Tote bags, bakers apron, children's sun hats and toddler's sun dresses are my main things so far.

It is a good job it is too cold to be doing much else because the photos and uploads are taking me ages to do. I hope I get faster as I could have made 3 more things in the time so far!

I hope its a success even in a small way, but just in case I shall say "Thank you" nicely to the nice Government department who increased my state pension today.


5 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about using some of my stash to make things to sell, I was thinking of making throughout the year and at Christmas time having a table at a local craft fayre. Any leftovers can be use for gifts.

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    1. I was a bit worried about having enough stuff for a stall then someone suggested sharing a space and thus having some support too?

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  2. What lovely bags. I hope you do well.

    God bless.

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  3. well done, you need to add a link to your blog so people can click on it and buy from you..........

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    1. Too Technical! I will get a grandchild to do it!

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