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5 Photo Mistakes that May Be Costing You a Sale. We take the time to list our items online because, well, we want them to sell!

5 Photo Mistakes that May Be Costing You a Sale

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. 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.

Invisible Repairs For a Hardwood Floor - The Craftsman Blog

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. The most typical reasons we replace boards are due to termite or water damage, pet stains that almost blacken the boards to a point sanding won’t fix, and when customers are making changes to the floorplan that involve the removal of interior walls.

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. 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.

A Craigslist Pro Shares His Buying and Selling Secrets

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. Use Multiple Keywords: Keyword searching is your friend. The Free Section: The “free” section is a mixed bag. 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.

How To Sell Your Stuff on Craigslist Through Photos — Home Hacks

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. How To Find Your Soulmate. I used to think it was really dopey.

How To Find Your Soulmate

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. 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? Finding the person who will still make your heart go pitter patter 10, 20, or 30 years down the road does involve a little luck and chemistry, but mostly it involves knowing yourself, who you’re looking for, and some basic prerequisites for any successful relationship.

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.

Opening Shop: A Series of How To Posts for Getting Started, Part 3

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. The biggest hurdle an artist makes when it comes to pricing their items is how to account for their time. There’s also a good chance that if you under price your work, customers may perceive it as a reflection of the quality, and that, in turn, might harm your sales. 00:00:00. VintageToys.com - Vintage Toys For Sale Sitemap.