Getting Caught Up

computermechanicWe are slowly getting caught up on our blog writing on all of our remaining websites. This month we have let a few website domains go back to the registrar in order to keep up with the other ones that are making a little more money. This will allow us to keep them updated and may even let us offer more services to our fellow writers. Since, we have over 20 years experience with computers and websites we can help the new authors out with building them a website, writing articles about how to build your own webpage on some of the few remaining FREE webhosting places and even offer services to format their books into the most popular formats for self publication. Yes, you can absolutely follow the instructions on Amazon and Smashwords to do all of these things yourself. But why should you when someone is willing to help you get it down for a small fee. (Keep checking our http://websandblogsforwriters.com website for details)
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Fall Is A Great Time to Do Something New

HalloweenBlackCatAndPumpkinFall is a great time to do something new. Even here on our website we have rearranged things and are trying new things to reach more readers and customers. We are using a new eCommerce tools for our eBooks that we sell and have added most of our “mailed” products to a very secure website called SquareUp. For those not familiar with it, SquareUp, started offering FREE credit card processing swipers for those small businesses with smartphones. They do not charge a monthly fee only a small credit card processing charge so that small businesses are able to accept all the major credit cards for their customers. It is a great tool for those of us who are vendors at craft shows, flea markets and events. They handle all the transactions through their secure server and deposit your sales directly into your bank account within 24 to 48 hours less their small fee. Your customers are happy and you get your money very quickly.
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Preview of Our Raffle

CrochetedWristWarmerFeb2014 (4)Over the next couple of days we will be posting stories on our sister blogs about our upcoming Raffle we will be holding at our vendors booth at the Sarasota Folk Festival this year. It is being held at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey, Florida the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Our sister site and craft blog is holding the raffle to gain new customers and to help our Florida State Parks. A portion of the proceeds from all the sales that weekend including the raffle will be donated to the Help of State Parks fund (HOSP). For more information you can visit the State of Florida Parks website: http://www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/deals.cfm.
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Want to Sell Your Crafts

Sell Online Not at Flea Markets
Sell Online Not at Flea Markets
Recently we added a page to our website about Other Craft Items For Sale. We were inspired to create a page for a Quilter named Suzanne who contacted us via email about selling her quilts on our online store. We thought that was a terrific idea. Creating your handcrafted items is really hard work, we know because we do that too, and selling them is even harder.
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