I lost my job

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you buy a guinea pig costume?
    I have a pig, yes : (3 votes)
    3 %
    If I had a pig, yes : (40 votes)
    41 %
    No, I wouldn't put my pig in one of those : (12 votes)
    12 %
    No, I don't have a guinea pig so why would I need a costume? : (42 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
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    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Cute but a very specific market. Perhaps if you could do dog/cat too it might be a little profitable. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    3271 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    Dude, I love guinea pigs and I so miss having one! I’d be a little worried about poop and pee on a guinea pig in costume though haha

    Post # 6
    Member
    42522 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I simply don’t relate to people who put their pets in costumes, so I would never buy one.

    If you have sewing skills, is there something you could make for humans?

    There is always a market for cute baby and kids’clothes.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Eckle:  oh so cute!!! I say go for it! Maybe Etsy could tide you over until a job opens up?

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not much into costumes for pets (even though my pups do have a Halloween costume but they’ve only worn it once) but I’ve owned over thirty pigs. I wouldn’t buy them a costume but I would buy them a coat.  Even just cool breezes can make them deadly sick so keeping them warm and protected from the wind in transfer to the vets or when I had to have someone watch them was a big problem. Maybe you could do some of those too. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Eckle:  I say do it, then you have more for the wedding fund. 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We used to have a pig and we totally would have dressed him up!

     

    I agree with expanding to the cat and dog market. Is there a local animal shelter you could borrow a few models from? I’m sure they would be more then willing – give them the rights to use the photos you take and I’m sure they would be more than happy!

    Also, our animal shelter does sell some pet products at their shelter and at various fund raising events, maybe for an auction you could offer up a gift certificate to your store? It will get the local adversting around. Also try farmers markets. I know I would totally buy a locally made pet costume

    Post # 14
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    1891 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    It couldn’t hurt… I made my own invitations ( although I used a template) and my sister said I should look into making invitations for other folks weddings. I am thinking of doing this or something like it, because I could charge way less and still be able to make a profit. I am also considering making silk bouquets. 

    If the supplies don’t cost too much, you would not waste too much cash trying it. I’d say give it a try. You never know what could happen! Good luck!

    Post # 15
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    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    They are so cute In their little sweaters!!!! DO IT!!! 

    Post # 16
    Member
    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    There is a woman I know on another forum who was the first to sell these on Etsy. It’s a pretty niche market, I’m not really sure I’d invest any more time or money than I could casually afford to toss out. From what I know they don’t sell very quickly or in abundance.

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