Is having an etsy account to sell homemade things a good idea for a teen?
Etsy is highly regarded within many craft circles. I know this as I make products that people believe would do well...people who also make items of general interest. However, you're mixing up apples and oranges, aren't you? You want to be involved in your craft work yet exhibit a concern that you'll become overly involved in its marketing. Let me suggest you get going with this project of your pronto! This could well be the turning point in your young life, pointing the way to successes you can't begin to imagine. Someone asked me last night how I earn my income and I told him I have always earned by making and doing things that appeal to me rather than settling for a job where someone else gets to control all I do. I had my stints teaching but nothing has ever been as rewarding as making things and selling them. I bring this up because I truly believe that your love of craft work will probably dictate your life's work although you may not see it-----yet. The smart thing is to give yourself space to grow and taste and try things out and find what you like. Share your life in school with your creative life and inspiration will carry you further than you can imagine!
Do you think its a good idea to sell completed cross stitch?
You might try etsy.com for your already finished pieces. However, my experience is that you can never get enough money for the piece to justify the time you put in. What you might want to do is take commissions (like an artist would). Advertise in your local newspapers offering to do pieces for people. Think Grandmothers with a new grandchild on the way, etc. If your customers get to pick the pattern and thread colors they will be more willing to buy your work. They will be willing to pay more also because it will be a custom made piece. You can use some of your already finished pieces as "floor models" to show potential customers the quality of your work.
Can you sell something that people don’t need?
You would assume that is the role of advertisement. However, many of those people who work close to the business would immediately disagree. Which sells more? A product nobody needs or one that everyone assumes they need? Need is king.From this, you might assume that the role of advertisement is really to create needs. Wrong again. Acccording to those experts, those needs can't be created.You would argue that this is nonsense. Nobody needed televisions or mobile phones back in 1811; we don't really need them now. They can be nuisances and we might even live better lives without them. Advertisement is to blame.There is certainly something more at work here, something which twists our desires and blows them out of proportions. Why else would ugly people buy clothes that look good only on the good looking? Why else would they expose themselves to biased information or go along being tracked wherever they go?A common way to sell people something they don't need is to hitchhike an existing need. For instance: the desire to be desired, the ability to reach out to friends and family whenever they wish, the possibility to engage with other people of similar convictions and share this mindset, and so on. You don't need this cool jacket, but you can feel like a star when wearing it. Your understanding of international politics is shady at best, but the daily news report make you pass as someone who's got an idea of what's going on overseas. In an ideal world, you would advocate for a right to your privacy, but your handy GPS and detailed personal profile have saved you from other daily troubles; as far as you know, you are happy with your compromises. Just build an adaptor between different needs that may even contradict each other. This way, you'll manage not only to sell things that people don't need. You'll sell them things they don't want, but can manage to live with.
What thing should I SELL TO MY CLASSMATES AT SCHOOL!!?
Candy-grams sell well. You buy some netting and ribbon, and get some bags of candy at Sam's Club. Cut the netting into 6" squares. Then wrap it around a few pieces of candy and tie it with a ribbon. Sell them for $1 each. (They only hold about 4 pieces of candy - you can make them bigger, so they hold abou 8 pieces and still profit at $1 each.) Just make sure you buy decent candy. For $20, you can make $50 if you do it right.
Will selling candy make me some money at school???
1. get a friend to help you 2. u can sell in bulk like 2 for the price of 1, you decide 3. don't expect to make a million dollars, be realistic, do take note of the price of a lollipop and see how much u have, add it all up... see how much they are willing to buy for a lollipop. 4. make sure those lollipops are still eatable, not expired. 5. if you got the time, take photos of the lollipop one by one and make into an attractive ad poster. describe each lollipop of its flavor, make it very colorful. alwyas have those lollipops in your pocket and also the poster so it be very fast and handy to show to people. 6. be happy, be confident! they be attracted. 7. all the best =)
Where can I sell my business idea online for money?
Allow me to tell you a secretYou have to promise that you won’t tell this to anyone ok?You promise?The secret is this, your ideas are not worth a damn thing if they are not tested, not backed up, not implemented/executed and if they have no unique selling point.Let us imagine that I have a business idea for selling hot dogs to Bankers and I proceed to tell my friend about it.The conversation would go something like thisMe - Yo James!James - Hey Bryan!Me - Listen, I know that those top notch “Bankers” down at “Wall Street” will pay anyone $50 for some cool looking Hot dogs, I think you can make some money on thisJames - Umm thats a nice idea, I’ll try it outMe - It definitely is, now, pay me $100!James - for what!?Me - Well I gave you the idea!James - so what? I ain’t paying you a penny for it!Me - It was my idea!James - So you implement it then! Why come to me!Me - I can’t, I don’t have the time, but you should go for it, it will workJames - how do you know it will work? have you tried it yourself?Me - No but I have a feeling it will work, its like a gut feeling.James - so you have a feeling it will work but no proof? and yet you want me to pay you $100 just cause you gave me the idea?Me - ummmm yeah?James - get the hell outta my sight!!!!!Do you see the point?On their own ideas are not worth anything, no one pays the “idea” guy a dime for his idea, but if that “idea guy” can implement his idea then he either gets paid or gets handsomely rich.Keep in mind that ideas are just ideas, without action they will remain as ideas. You need to turn them ideas into reality and then see how it goes from there and see if people will actually buy them once they see that they have some actual money making value.Who would want to “buy” an untested, unproven and unimplimented idea?Would you?I think not!My name is Bryan Lawrence, I primarily write about Business & Finance. Your time is important, follow me and I assure you that it won’t be wasted.
How can I sell an idea for an original restaurant?
Hi! As a former restaurant consultant who created restaurants for a living, I can assure you that there is a great deal behind what truly goes into a restaurant concept. Everything must be considered to determine if it is a viable business... location, target clientele base, parking, etc. Add to this an innovative menu, interesting design, and a good business plan, and THEN you may, or may not, have a good idea. The only way to effectively sell your idea is to create a business plan that encompasses all the variables of your concept- name, sample menu, price point consideration, and cost projections , not to mention the general points that point to the original "hook" that would make it a viable, marketable concept. Have an attorney look over said plan and create paperwork protecting your idea as intellectual property, and then bring your idea to various restaurant groups that specialize in your particular genre of restaurant- i.e.- quick service, casual service, trendy or fine dining- and prepare a presentation to see if there would be any level of interest in marketing your idea. Generally, just so you are aware, investors who would most likely invest in a new restaurant idea want to see a proven track record behind the person creating the idea, or to see a working, thriving singular example of this concept and then offer to buy the idea based on seeing a successful example they feel could be created and marketed on a much larger scale. Sometimes, people really do come up with great ideas from the get go, but more often than not, you really have to work through the kinks to get a final, polished product to mass market. But keep plugging away if it's something you believe in, and good luck to you!
Can I sell an idea about an animation movie to Pixar?
TL;DR summary: no, you almost certainly can’t.By way of an explanation, let me tell you a parable that comes down from Pixar history.In the summer of 1994, Pixar was hard at work on Toy Story, when John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft were having lunch at the Hidden City, a small diner cafe which was just across the train tracks in Point Richmond. During this particular lunch they got to talking about what Pixar could do after Toy Story.And, the legend goes, while sketching on napkins, they came up with four movie ideas which became the movies A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and WALL-E, movies which became the foundation upon which the studio flourished for more than a decade.I think there are two takeaways from this:Pixar has really talented story tellers, with lots of really good ideas. During one particular lunch hour, a group of four of them came up with four really amazing ideas. It is often said that Pixar is a director-driven studio. Pixar directors almost always have a story that they want to tell. There is no shortage of ideas for them to work on.The other takeaway, perhaps more subtle than the first but no less true, is that Pixar is successful because our directors and story people don’t just have a good idea, but they are talented and skilled enough to turn these ideas into compelling movies. They combine the inspiration with all the skill and perspiration that it takes to completely visualize their incredible ideas.Given all that, you can’t really submit ideas to Pixar/Disney. Their official FAQ includes the following:Walt Disney Animation StudiosOur long-standing company policy does not allow us to accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions or materials. In connection with anything you submit to us – whether or not solicited by us – you agree that creative ideas, suggestions or other materials you submit are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way, and that you have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type.The reality is that such submissions would likely be remain unviewed, and submissions of this sort are generally seen as an annoyance. Such material generally has to be forwarded to legal without viewing.