Archives for March 2010
Sandra Betzina’s Power Sewing website is holding a Sprouts in Spring Couture Kids Contest and it’s super easy to enter! Simply post a picture of a garment you’ve sewn for a child along with a description. The garment with the most comments will win a $30 Gift Certificate to Sew Baby.com and a $30 Gift Certificate to the Power Sewing WebTV Show! The winner will be announced on Sunday, April 4! Click here to post your garment.
How many of your customers, if you have an online presence, live across the country or around the world, would love to have immediate access to your classroom information? How about the handouts that you give those in your classes, or have available for your walk-in customers to pick up. These tidbits of information could be wrapped up as pamphlets or booklets and sold as downloadable information for your potential world-wide customers, rather than having to think about how to pack and ship the product.
For many years the only option for purchasing our Sewing Machine Repair and Serger Repair books was to pay for shipping and have them sent through the mail. With the postage rates going up every year in May, those costs have been getting higher and higher, and almost completely out of sight for those living out of the country, such as Australia, UK, Canada, etc. Sometimes the airmail shipping fees cost nearly as much as the price of the product you’re sending.
As an example of offering books and classes that previously had to be sent through the mail, you can now get all of our pattern making books / classes as downloadable ebooks at PatternsThatFitYou.com, AND our sewing machine repair, serger repair, complete guide to treadle sewing machines, as well as our complete Sewing Machine Repair as a Home Business are all in downloadable eBook format – you can see them all when you visit our sewnfit.com site.
By purchasing the downloadable version, you not only get the latest versions of the books, you also can have them IMMEDIATELY, and save dollars by not having to pay shipping on the books.
Consider what booklets, pamphlets and other information you have that can be produced as a downloadable item, then add it to your website or blog where your customers can see it, order it and have it on their computer as immediate access.
Although I’ve only been blogging about it for a couple of years, I have enjoyed designing patterns and teaching others for over twenty years! Now that my oldest is in kindergarten and my quadruplets will be starting pre-k this fall (YAY!) I decided that this would be a great year for me to attend the BlogHer Conference this August in New York City. Unfortunately, between the time that tickets went on sale and I was able to get childcare straightened out and hubby on board, they sold completely out of tickets (for the sixth consecutive year). This would be my first blogging convention and I was truly looking forward to the opportunity to hone my blogging skills and network with others interested in doing the same!
Well Cindi at Moomette’s Magnificents has the opposite problem, she bought her ticket early and now cannot attend, so she’s holding a giveaway on her site and one lucky winner will receive a 2-Day Conference Pass to BlogHer ‘10 in NYC, that’s a $298 value for the 2-day pass! I’m definitely going to enter but wanted to pass the information along to any of you who might have a blog and be interested in attending. Check out Cindi’s site for more info and while you’re there, be sure to read her blogging resource tips.