Author Archives: Michelle

Windows 10 Screen Recorder DVR Utility – Free and Easy!

Editing Photos & Listing on Ebay

This is how I edit photos for my Ebay and Etsy listings:

You can see I’m listing video game stuff for my son. He lives video games but decided to clean house a bit.

This is my listing process:

Hello Ebay!

Life has been so strange lately.  Have you ever had that feeling that things are about to change but you don’t know how?  I had that feeling a few months ago, and boy have things changed since then.

I used to sell a lot of my products, mostly Suncatcher Craft Eyes, on Amazon.  That changed recently when Amazon changed some of their policies.  It is no longer worth it for me to send products in to Amazon’s warehouse and have them sell and ship them for me.  It was costing me twice what it would cost on my own website or even Ebay.  So I switched to merchant fulfilled, which means my products are still on Amazon, but I’m shipping them myself.  More on that in this video:

To cover the lost income from Amazon, I started selling on Ebay, both my own products and vintage items.  It’s been a journey and a really fun one at that!  I’ve learned a lot over the last couple months, and I want to share some tips and tricks for selling on Ebay, so my new hobby is making videos while I list on Ebay.  Most of these have information I wish I’d known when I started.

Of course my Suncatcher Craft Eyes  website is still going strong, and so is Etsy.  I can’t wait to see what this new journey brings!

Take care, stay warm, and let’s hope this snow lets up sometime soon!

Michelle

Clearance Sale

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Lots of craft eyes on clearance of up to 50% off or more with more added daily.  Click the image above to shop or go to shop.suncatchereyes.com

Clearance Sale!

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Clearance!  A few have been added to the clearance section.   Lots more to come! http://www.shop.suncatchereyes.com/Clearance_c17.htm

I can help you with your business!

business-adviceAt the highest tier on my GoFundMe campaign, I’m offering up to a month of business support including:

*Branding
*Online storefronts
*Customer retention
*Customer service
*Social media
*Packaging and shipping
*Product photos
*Increasing sales
*Guerilla marketing
*Answering all of your questions (email with a few phone calls too)

Once I began offering these services, I realized this is a real passion for me – helping others grow their business by sharing what I’ve learned over the past 10 years.  You should have seen the length of my first email!  I had to stop myself LOL!  There are so many things I’ve learned from experience and teaching myself, and I can’t wait to share them.

Since I’m enjoying this so much, I thought I would offer it on Etsy and my website as well.  Here is the Etsy link:  Professional Advice for your Craft Business  It’s $150 for up to 1 month of ongoing support including any and all of the topics above and answering questions and brainstorming with you.

What do you think?  I’m really excited about this!  I look forward to working with you!

Our strange holidays with autism

I hope everyone had a good holiday. Some of you may celebrate with friends and family, some of you may not. We don’t. When my kids were probably around 11 or 12, we realized that their autism made change almost intolerable to them.  That’s any change:  Change in season, change in daylight savings time, changes in our daily schedule, someone getting sick, plans changing, holidays … any little change.  So in order to minimize the stress of change as much as possible, we stopped celebrating holidays and even birthdays.  We still recognize the person on their birthday and have a cake, but that’s it.  There’s no singing or big fuss.  Instead of a big party with presents, presents are given through the year “just because” instead of for a specific holiday.  I like it better that way anyway.  It feels more special to me instead of being forced to buy tons of presents for one day.

This Thanksgiving is a little different.  Both of my sons have their own apartments (I’m so proud of them!).  So I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for everyone and delivered it to each of their homes. We visited for a few minutes, and that was it. Easy and stress-free for everyone. That’s also the way we’ll be celebrating Christmas.

It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that we couldn’t have a big holiday get-together and be “normal,” but now I’ve realized that every family is different and that’s okay.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to let go of all that stress.  It’s awesome being different!

Here’s a little video I made on the holidays and school and how it’s okay to be different:

Hope you all have a good holiday in your own way.

Michelle

Black Friday coupon code

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Click the image above to shop.  I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!

25% Off cut (owl) craft eyes

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Click on the image above to shop for cut (owl) craft eyes or here:  http://www.shop.suncatchereyes.com/Cut-Owl-Eyes_c13.htm.  Sale is through the end of November.

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It’s giveaway time! Ends November 20

Lots of giveaways going on over on my Facebook group.  Simply scroll down and comment on any or all of the giveaways to enter to win.  Winners will be chosen on November 20, 2016.  Good luck!

Sorry to those of you not on Facebook.  This is the best platform for me to reach the most people at this time.