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Originally posted by HangTheTraitors
Um, ok, so who the heck is gonna BUY THE PRODUCT?? One of your unemployed friends? Or one of your line-cook friends who are paying off several tens of thousands in school loans?
If work is that SCARCE in your area, (or any other area for that matter) then nobody is gonna buy these home-made, old-school products. They are gonna buy the BARE-BONES NECESSITIES in life such as FOOD, and RENT, and GAS. If folks are all out of work or working low wage jobs with expensive degrees nobody will buy the product silly!
Bad economy, no jobs, people working minimum wage with EXPENSIVE degrees = WE'RE SCREWED!!!!! No little hand crafted nick-nack, or gadget, or gizmo is gonna cut it and make someone a success story. It wont even make them a success until the economy is good again and then you can get a REAL PAYING job instead of the little non-profiting HOBBY. Jeez, come on now!!
edit on 7-9-2012 by HangTheTraitors because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by Eidolon23
You are right. I started my own home business going on one and a half years ago. Hand made goats milk soaps and organic creams, lotions, and now expanding into at least 6 new product lines. I started with 2 goats, now have a small herd.
I started selling to friends. Then did some craft fairs, and now have a regular weekly spot at my local farmer's market. Several shops are now carrying my products too. I went from making a few dollars a week, to now around $2,500. a month, and Christmas is just around the corner. I expect sales to double in the next 4 months. I am building my online store. Who knows what will happen after it's finished.
Yes, it's hard work, and long hours. But, I did build it myself, no matter what Obama says. I'm 61 years old, was retired. If I can do it...so can you!
I also use my goods for bartering for fresh veggies and fruit, and even a hand made quilt. The sky's the limit when it comes to bartering. I've bartered for goods I ended up selling for a lot of money.
edit on 7-9-2012 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Then did some craft fairs, and now have a regular weekly spot at my local farmer's market. Several shops are now carrying my products too.
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
Where I come from, America isn't famous for it's underemployed people who started brewing beer in their cellar and became a millionaire, but it's famous for the guy sueing the poor bastard for 10.000.000 $ because he found a fly in a beer bottle. Or how about the guy that sits in one of your chairs and sues you because it breaks and injures him.
Make 100 $ with brewing beer .. lose 10.000.000 $ for fly in bottle.