(Closed) IMPORTANT!! need any/everyones input!!

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you Pay/Support a business like this?
    yes, it would be very helpful to me : (11 votes)
    31 %
    I'm on the fence : (7 votes)
    19 %
    no, i would rather do it myself : (17 votes)
    47 %
    other (leave a comment) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mlford0531:  I bought my monogram cake topper off of Etsy. It was one of the ones covered in Swarovski crystals. I bought it because God only knows what would happen if I got ahold of crystals and E6000 glue… I shudder to think. If I had the budget, I would absolutely pay someone to “DIY” the things that I can’t! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mlford0531:  You could start a centerpiece rental business!

    Post # 6
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    When you say “invest” in a business are you thinking of leasing retail space and starting up an actual business?  

     

    I would say I (personally) would be wary of that route.

     

    I’d start small on Etsy…see how your product sells.  Less overhead that way, and you can get a better feel for what’s in demand, how much product you can handle, etc…without putting too much money into it.

     

     

    Post # 7
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    397 posts
    Helper bee

    I  am not a very crafty person, so HECK ya I would pay!  

     

    On another not, my best friends mom was  the same way and finally opened her own business and was one of the most successful ones in our area for about 15-20 years before she retired.  If it is something your serious and passionate about try it! 

    Post # 8
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    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am not crafty. I wouldn’t want to spend time making things or purchasing things made custom by someone else that will only be used for one day. I prefer to use recycled things, which I why I’m renting decor through a couple who collects antiques: http://alacratevintage.com/

    I definitely think etsy is the way to go!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’m not DIY at all so I’m on the fence about this. As a budget bride, DIY is about saving money…you as a business owner would have to get a good ROI to be able to stay afloat as a business and DIYing things can take a lot of time…how much mark up are we talking? If you’d have to sell a DIY product at the same price as a manufactured product, I don’t think the business would be successful.

    If you’re NOT trying to target budget brides, then there’s a chance I think. But you have to focus on originality, customizing (!!), quality, and customer service.

    Either way an Etsy shop IS the best way to test the waters. I’d LOVE to see some pictures of some things you’ve made!

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yes! I love DIY items but as I have found out I am terrible at it! I love looking at things on Etsy but if there was an actual brick and mortar store in my area (or home- not sure if you would do it from there) where I could talk face to face with someone about my vision I would definitely pick that over ordering online. To my DIY wasn’t necessarily about saving money (I’ve actually lost some money because a few of my projects have failed lol) but rather about unique decorations.

    Post # 13
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    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Lazy and not artistic here, so yes

    Post # 14
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    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @mlford0531:  It exhists and You can be a part of it. Etsy.com is probably your best option

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