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5 Photo Mistakes that May Be Costing You a Sale | VarageSale Blog. We take the time to list our items online because, well, we want them to sell! So if you’re tired of staring at that $200 juicer you never once used, make sure your listing packs a punch. Keep in mind that the photo you use is a potential buyer’s first impression, so it’s important to avoid these five common mistakes when snapping a shot. 1. Blurry images If your item’s image is blurry, most people won’t bother contacting you to learn more. Make sure your photo is clear by holding your camera steady and taking a few different shots (so you can choose the best one later). If you don’t have a good camera on your phone, either borrow one from a friend or use a standard camera. Don’t be tempted to lift an image of the item of off the Internet unless your item matches the condition perfectly. 2. People want to know that the item is coming from a clean environment.

And while you may be very proud of your beautiful pets and children, it’s always better to leave them out of the photo. Bonus! 3. Invisible Repairs For a Hardwood Floor - The Craftsman Blog. My company is featured in the April/May 2014 edition of Fine Homebuilding Magazine for the unique way we repair historic hardwood floors. Here is a large portion of the article available for free only to The Craftsman Blog family. Enjoy! Image Credit: Justin Fink Other than refinishing hardwood floors, the most common repair my restoration company gets called to do is floorboard replacement.

My goal is to find replacement boards that match the existing floor, and integrate them for a natural appearance. Identifying Wood and its Installation When I get called to look at a floor-repair job, the first thing I look at is the species of the wood. There are online guides to identifying wood species, but this part of the job is a hard thing to teach. I can usually identify the species by examining the grain of the planks, and I know some people who can determine the species by the smell of the sawdust or weight of the boards.

Finding the Best Match Watch the video of the repair process! A Craigslist Pro Shares His Buying and Selling Secrets. If you’re looking for an easy and rewarding “in” to buying and selling online, there is no better option than Craigslist. Far easier than eBay, Craigslist offers more regionally relevant listings for the sharp-eyed shopper, and as a student with an uncompromising taste in good (and often expensive) design, Craigslist was one of the few venues available to me for furnishing my apartment. Through much trial and error, I’ve developed a keen sense of how to buy and sell through Craigslist, and I share some of my insights and tips below... What Craigslist is best for: Although Craigslist is very democratic in its presentation of various classified categories, the market has quickly shifted to favor specific items. For instance, Craigslist is excellent for furniture, materials, and technology, but less so for decorative items.

And even less so for items like books and clothing. If you’re looking for the latter, eBay, Etsy, or Amazon are superior online shopping destinations. How To Sell Your Stuff on Craigslist Through Photos — Home Hacks. Previous image Next image For the amount of times we've cursed bad photography on Craigslist, we've equally been the perpetrator of said photos. Sometimes it's hard to put in the time and effort to snap great shots of your junk, but in our experience the time you invest in photos pays off with a quick sale. We got together a few brains from the Apartment Therapy collective to come up with a comprehensive list of tips on how to sell your junk through beautiful photographs.

While we concentrate on Craigslist in this post, the following tips are helpful whatever site you may be using to sell your wares, be it Craigslist, eBay, or Etsy. What You Need EquipmentA decent camera -- no phonecams unless yours has a stellar shooter built in.A tripod, or something that can stand in as one -- a stack of book or a wine glass. Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Additional Notes: For help on how to write-up your ad, check out helpful tutorial's from ATLA and AT Chicago. More posts in this series. How To Find Your Soulmate. I used to think it was really dopey. A soulmate? Really?? You’d occasionally spot those long-term couples still looking all goggly-eyed at each other and wonder what they were smoking.

I mean, come on, relationships are hard work. At least that was my experience (and the experience of most of the couples I knew). Walk into any restaurant and look around at the couples sitting together. They’re either lost in their cellphones, silently focused on their food, or glaring at each other with barely restrained contempt. I just assumed that the “soulmate” thing was an anomaly — a new age term coined to describe the rare connection between two people beamed down from the planet Woo Woo, destined to find each other through magical attraction love beams.

But then I found mine, and all bets were off. Would I call him a soulmate? 1. This is basic, foundational work everyone should undergo in preparation for a great relationship. And Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Opening Shop: A Series of How To Posts for Getting Started, Part 3. Now that you have a basic understanding of how to begin selling online, it’s time to talk about the next most important part: pricing and listing. I will be going in depth on how to make sure you’re really making a profit with your pricing, as well as how to make sure you know how to list your products on Etsy. I will only be covering Etsy as most of you have asked how to work with Etsy. Etsy is also one of the largest and most popular selling platforms online for handmade items. If you have specific questions about selling on your own website, contact me and I will try to answer as well as I am able.

When I browse through Etsy (or Instagram/Tumblr/etc), I see crafters more often than not selling their items for dirt cheap. I know it’s hard to figure out how to price your items, especially when you’re in a market that is super saturated with goods (charms and jewelry specifically). The biggest hurdle an artist makes when it comes to pricing their items is how to account for their time. 00:00:00. - Vintage Toys For Sale Sitemap.