Mother’s Day is on the way, so to celebrate our awesome Mothers, there is a 50% off sale starting now. Go grab some deals. It will run right through Moms Day, and will include any new items added in the meantime, and I will be adding some new kits and designer resources that I am working on wrapping up this week, so keep checking the store.
Did you know you could make extra money promoting DSC products. We have an affiliate program that is really easy to use. If you have already been a customer at the newest store, and have created an account that lead to a checkout, then you are already signed up to be an affiliate. All you have to do to have you account turned into an active affiliate account, is to send me a private message in my facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/digiscrapcafe/
or our fan page https://www.facebook.com/digiscrapcafe/
which your customer name (the name you used when you purchased a product) and the email addy you used so I can look it up and activate you as an affiliate… anyone else who is reading this, and would like to be an affiliate, can simply go to either of the above links, and request it… and I will tell you how you can apply. Read more about the affiliates here
By the way, did you know that you are accumilating reward points when you purchase from DSC also.
Well, that’s it for now, except I will bet you would like a freebie huh! You got it….
How about a nice Designer Resource paper preview maker
GRAB IT HERE
but Hurry it will only be free as long as the sale is on, then it goes in the store.
How about another since it took me so long to write a new post and all.
See you at the sale!
Seeking people who have a certain talent and experience they would like to share and teach to others. This can be anything from crafting, such as sewing, crochet, art, graphics, web design or programming, and numerous other skills, to gardening, cooking, home hobbies into business, and starting online or brick and morter businesses. The purpose here is to help people with everyday lifestyles and the pursuit of making extra income from their own hobbies and talents.
Discussions on each subject will open up a question and answer forum for each, as well as a platform for tutorials, and ecourses taught directly to members.
This is good for, and a benefit to people who would like to gain some reputation as an influencer, writer, teacher, and can help open you up to greater possibilities in your own lives as you help others to grow and succeed in their lives.
This website has features that make it highly accessible to search engines, as well as a plethora of share features to many of the well known social feeds.
Anyone interested in joining and adding your talents and expertice, or ideas and suggestions to this project are welcome to do so. Simply join and verify your email at your own inbox, and then log in and follow the directions you will find in your welcome email her on the website.
BE THE DIVA IN YOUR LIFE!
What is a Diva and who can be one!
diva adj. pronounced (DEE-VAH)-
1.to describe a person who exudes great style and personality with confidence and expresses their own style and not letting others influence who they are or want to be.
2. A person whose character makes them stands out from the rest.
3. Noun; a person's title in a group of friends or in society that is popular or famous and who many people try to copy.
4. A person who tries to achieve what they want and who do not let people get in their way, and doing so with style and class.
A Diva can be a male, female, pet or anything they want to be [/justify]
WHO SHOULD JOIN AND PARTICIPATE
We are working to build a place where people interested in learning to create crafts for home or business, or starting a home, or side business can learn and share with others.
We are targeting women, men, Mom's, Dad's, and anyone else who has a desire to learn, and share their knowledge and experience.
We are also in need of moderators, and folks who like to write for articles and upcoming quarterly magazines.
Your welcome to Join and participate!
You might be wondering why I or anyone involved here would want to do this, share knowledge freely. You may be wondering how this platform can help you build a business from your knowledge. It is quite simple, through a process of people helping and sharing (and learning) the knowledge they have with other people, they are learning how to put themselves out there, testing the waters, and sharing while learning themselves. They are likely to discover the best "course" to follow themselves in this turn of events in their lifestyles. Some of the focus on this website is and will be....
Hobbies Into Profits!
Everyone has a hobby of some kind – most people have several. There are people who collect stamps; people who make scrapbooks or create graphic designs with their digital photos; people who love horseback riding, hiking or bicycling. Maybe you do something that you don’t even know is considered a “hobby”. Technically, anything that you engage in for fun that is outside of your occupational activities is considered a hobby- so chances are you have lots of hobbies!
Have you ever considered turning one of your hobbies into a business? You may be surprised at how virtually any hobby can be converted to profits, and without tremendous overhead or ridiculously high start up costs. What’s even better, you aren’t required to have a specific product to sell! In fact, you can make your knowledge your product to sell.
If you participate regularly in some sort of hobby, you are bound to know quite a bit about it. If you make scrapbooks of your family and friends, then you probably have extensive knowledge about where to get the best deals on your scrapbooking supplies, and how to create special effects on your photo album pages. Maybe you have magazines and websites that you refer to all the time for inspiration. You have the personal knowledge of what it took to get started in the hobby. For example, scrapbooking requires that you have access to supplies like paper, stickers, glue, photo albums and scrapbooking tools. Someone who has just learned about scrapbooking and thinks they want to start the hobby will need to figure out what they need to get started. You could offer this knowledge as your product to sell. Think people won’t buy it? Think again.
If you’ve ever used a search engine to look up information, you know that it’s time consuming to sort through all the data to find exactly what you’re looking for. Often, you’re given tons of information that doesn’t seem all that reliable, and you have to determine what you can use and what you need to avoid! When you make your personal knowledge of a hobby your product to sell- you’re helping everyone who wants to find that information without spending hours searching for it!
You do not need to have a physical product to sell in order to make a profit. In fact, having an inventory or having to create physical items from materials offers a lower profit margin than selling information.
Information products are among the top items to sell for a variety of reasons. They offer a low cost to get started, meaning you start earning a profit after just a couple sales. Informational products include eBooks, online courses or email courses, software, audio files, web sites- basically anything that can be downloaded from the internet. You aren’t required to have an inventory and you can set up your business model to allow you to earn money by the work other people do for you.
So now, maybe you’re thinking that this is all well and good- but you still don’t have a product to sell! You haven’t written an eBook, and maybe your writing skills leave little to be desired. Creating online or email courses are time consuming, and to create software you need special training. You can still sell your knowledge. Create a “package” of items that someone would need in order to get started in a particular hobby, and promote it as the “everything you need to know” about starting the hobby. Contact someone who has written an informative eBook on the topic; find someone else who has made an online video or radio show regarding it, and request permission to sell the items in your package. If they have affiliate programs, you can probably sign up for the affiliate programs and earn commission that way. Include your list of great providers for supplies or information that you refer to regularly, and anything else you know a person needs in order to get started in the hobby. This is a product to sell: selling your knowledge.
Once you’ve earned money from this type of information product business, you can invest in the creation of your own products if you want, or start offering more informational products that allow you to sell your knowledge! In order to accomplish that, you have to start somewhere, why not start here with us.
What's Your Story?
I am very amazed at how I overlooked using my digital camera, and my love for visual arts and media, as a tool for selling or earning a living. I have seen so many visual artists display their awesome works all over the internet for some time now, and while creating digital art myself, I was so wrapped up in other forms of "marketing", I completely did not see the forest for the trees.
One day a bell rang while I was creating yet another fansite for a close friend. While my experience at this form of art is not nearly at the level of some, it ain't bad, as one would say ;)
To make a longer story short, I began researching, and experimenting with different platforms, and ideas to sell my own works. Some of those platforms are fabulous, while some are so so, and others still, are just not worth the time (and money) to get someone like me, and countless others started. You see in this world today, the majority are just struggling to stay afloat. I for one certainly do not have any "extra" cash to invest in buying store software or hosting, (I bought hosting for 8 years to support my music and other projects, but that became far too costly), nor can I afford to pay a website platform aka marketplace, to add my shop items, and pay for each listing upfront, regardless of a sale or not (Etsy, Ebay).
I will not bash any platform, but some are just better than others. This is one reason, while I am still experimenting with platforms, and most likely always will, you can and will currently find art and other digital items I have available in several places.
I do currently have ETSY items up at https://shopnoir.etsy.com which I more than likely will not restock again, if I can not at least break even there.
I also have a shop on STORENVY, another marketplace similar to MEYLAH, except the one drawback there is if you sell digital products, your customer must wait up to 48 hours to receive the item(s). Many free platforms do not support digital downloads, and I have managed to work around this feature by adding my own cart, with the explanation that the visitor can use either, but this sort of selling can be cumbersome, in the sense that you must watch to sets of carts instead of one. Find my STORENVY shop here: http://digiscrapcafe.storenvy.com
I have also built several stores from scratch, using buttons and carts from Paypal, Payloadz, and DigitalGoodsStore. I have built on Jimdo, Miduu, eCrater, and used free platforms to build such as Ucoz, and Webnode, and so far out of the countless free store AND hosting platforms I have researched and used, WEBNODE stands out "so far" as the best, although yet again, can be a cumbersome task to not only add your products, but create your downloads, and create the buttons to support them.
And then there was ZAZZLE!
Oh how I love Zazzle! Have been happy there for years. Do you need more testimony than that! I have 10 stores there, please check out my PROFILE where you will find links to ALL my stores.
Another reason I give you this info may also be a little shameless self promotion, but hey, after being in music and media all my life, "ain't nothin wrong with that"!
So now we get to MEYLAH!
I am very impressed. While it is a fact that many things on the Meylah website are outdated, and in some cases simply not there, such as many of the features that are shown on the free tutorials about Meylah here, it has many other qualities no other platform has had so far.
PERSONAL AND QUICK CUSTOMER SERVICE!
This is Priceless, I can not explain to you just how priceless having a direct, quick and personal response and communication with your customers, clients, or potentials can be. With that said, KUDOS MEYLAH! I can not wait for the next (and coming ) generation of this platform. I am posotive I will be praising this website further in the near future, but in the meantime, if you are an artist, try it.
Self Promo Bottom Line!
I invite you all, and hope you will join my digital network website. Members can promote their art and products there till your hearts content, plus you will find, freebies, tutorials, challenges, friendship and more. While still in a somewhat new state, I am accepting requests for Moderators and Admins, so if you would like to be a part of a network of artists, please go to http://www.digiscrapcafe.com and click on MEMBERS CAFE.