Selling self made products: How to start a new career

Selfmade products are in demand on the market like never before. Because fashion that is not mass produced gives its wearer a touch of uniqueness. A pinch of nostalgia at the time when everything was still handmade, also resonates. If you like to make your own clothes and accessories, the sale of your good pieces could give you an interesting future perspective. But how can homemade be sold?

Get feedback for your handmade things

For a professional business, it is not enough, if you make the stylish tunic once. You must be able to produce the product in appropriate quantities – and also spend the necessary time. The materials cost money and need space. Therefore, not only should you have enough storage space, but also be able to shop for your required fabrics and other materials in such a way that you still have a profit margin at the end. Unfortunately, it is not enough if the best friend likes the homemade garment. Before you professionally raise your business, you need unbiased feedback. Praise can inspire, but does not help you if there are still things to improve. It’s best to make a selection of the clothes or accessories you plan to sell and give them to selected test subjects. Ask for honest feedback on the materials used, workmanship, design and overall look. Then you have a first impression of how your creations could arrive on the market.

Calculate the profit margin

Many have slipped into the sale of homemade things, step by step. Over the months and years, but sometimes over night, the hobby became a profession. However, if you do not want to bake small rolls right from the start, you can not get around a business plan. Not only do you need materials and tools, you also have to pay for packing material and shipping costs. Keep in mind that the production of your good pieces consumes electricity, water and heating in your workspace. Also remember that you need to invest in labels that comply with the EU Textile Labeling Regulation, homepage, logo, printed matter and advertising. All expenses on your list should be allocated to the single handmade piece. Calculate the sales prices so that you have something left after deduction of all costs. Now you can count how much self-made things you need to sell each month to earn a profit or even live off the sale of your products.

Use online portals for home-made

As good as your products may be, they do not sell themselves by themselves. Of course, you can go the classic way and offer your home-made things at city festivals. However, this only reaches a very small number of customers. On the Internet, on the other hand, there are customers worldwide for your products. There are now several national and international platforms that specialize in the sale of home-made things. DaWanda is the most popular marketplace in Germany for Do it yourself. You can quickly open your own shop and get started. DaWanda earns on the registration fee and sales commissions. Etsy works similarly. Other online marketplaces for handmade are muckout, vondir, palundu and ezebee. Under certain circumstances, there is a niche for home-made even on Ebay. Still relatively unknown is the option “Handmade by Amazon”. To be accepted, your products must comply with Amazon requirements and successfully complete the application process. Alternatively, you can open an online shop on your homepage.

It does not work without advertising

However, it is not enough to open a shop on a do it yourself portal and wait for the customers. Because to attract potential buyers, it now needs marketing and advertising. The social media help you reach as many people as possible. You can use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter to drum up your creations. When you advertise on Google, you reach your targeted audience. There will be no cost to you until your ad is clicked. Always make sure that you are legally on the safe side. For example, find out about copyright and get tax advice so there are no nasty surprises. Thanks to the Internet, it is now easier than ever to start a successful business with handmade products. However, if you do not want to stay on a sideline, you will need to spend a lot of time, energy, and financial resources to make a living selling your home-made creations

The Swedish Nomad: A Innovative explorer

Alex, who is better known as ‘Swedish Nomad’ on Instagram, is a passionated full-time traveller and blogger. He made travel into his business. We interviewed the Swedish Nomad and he told us what you need, to be a traveller blogger Read more

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Krystalclearmakeup: Mother, Wife and Instagram Star

Krystal is a 30 year old Canadian stay-at-home mum and a Instagram Star. Over 474K people are following her daily makeup post on Instagram and Youtube. We asked her how her career get started, all about her beauty secrets and how she is managing her social media career while being a full-time mum. Read the exclusive interview with the ‘Beauty Chameleon’ now. Read more

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Emma Rose – the Woman who can do it all

Emma Rose is 27 years old and is a health, lifestyle, fitness, beauty and fashion blogger who is based in Sydney Australia but currently in L.A. She is the co owner of an Online Marketplace. She also works as an active ambassador for International health brands Read more

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Doounia – Traveling with three successful travel pages #dream

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Free influencer calculator: What is your Instagram channel worth?

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Indyamarie Jean – The Loner Who Just Wants to be Happy and Travel

Indyamarie Jean is a Instagram star, model, stylist and accessories designer. She has been hacked once and had to start all over again bur still she has over 650 k followers on Instagram. Thousands of people are waiting for new posts of her day after day. We interviewed Read more

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Shop My Faves – New Pieces for the Summer Time

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With us in Cologne is also a few weeks of summer also finally arrived. I love this time because the sun gives me a lot of energy and I feel much better than in winter. Also the styling and combine in the summer makes me much more fun than in the winter Read more

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Germany’s most successful fashion blogger on Instagram

Instagram has now become a real business and a cashmint for influencers. From fashion to beauty, fitness and food blogger, there is everything on Instagram. But who is the most successful, who has the most fans and most followers? I have compiled a Read more

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Trend Piece Ruffles – How To Combine It Right

Hello my love! Today it’s all about ruffles. Of course not blouses, but the currently very trendy ruffled blouses. This spring it has been very feminine so far. Colorful colors, such as a bright pink, flowing fabrics and sweet cuts. Even in summer, this trend seems to continue. Almost everywhere you can see one right now. Ruffles. And these really everywhere. Whether on tops, pants, skirts, dresses or even on shoes. It seems like you can not escape the trend. This trend has also pulled me a little bit, because through the ruffles, I feel a bit like a little girl in a princess dress, and who does not even like to look back on his childhood. How best to style the trend, I’ve looked a little closer to you.

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The Ruffle Blouse – It Piece of Summer

Apart from the fact that you are in fashion with a frilly blouse, it is also super practical. It is cozy, airy and easy to combine. It is therefore perfect for hot summer days. Also super hip, are off-shoulder ruffle blouses, which are also super cheap in the big stores, such as H & M and Zara gets. I have Zara frilly blouse and she just combines it with white trousers and sneakers.

Ruffles as Crop Top – must have for the hot days

Even with the crop tops, ruffles are hard to imagine. They spice up the often boring crop tops directly on. Even your outfit gets an eye-catching upgrade. I combined my black ruffled / lace crop top from Asos with a pair of white jeans.

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Ruffles in dress – Allarounder in summer

Ruffle dresses are available in a thousand different designs this summer. Ruffled blouse dresses, boho dresses with ruffles or off shoulder dresses with ruffles. All are super beautiful and super comfortable and therefore this year definitely my favorite for the beach. Here I’ve combined my off-shoulder ruffle dress for everyday use with ankle boots and a patches bag. You can find out more about the It-Piece Patches bag here.

Of course, there are endless combinations and many different styles to combine the trend of ruffles. I like the female very well and am looking forward to more great styles this summer. I hope you liked my blog about the trend ruffles and you will be back next week !! Until then, I wish you a great week.

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NA-KD Haul !! Summer Special with dresses and It-pieces

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The summer feeling has now finally arrived with me and I just equip my wardrobe with new great parts for the warm temperatures! One of my current favorite online stores is Read more

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Mode, Trends und Highlights aus der Medienwelt. Ich nehme euch mit hinter die Kulissen von Fashion und Werbung. Egal ob bei GNTM oder der Fashion Week New York, wir sind für euch dabei!

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NA-KD Haul !! Summer Special

Hello my love! The summer feeling has finally come to me and I’m just outfit my wardrobe with new great parts for the warm temperatures! One of my current favorite online stores is NA-KD. Since they have infinitely nice summer parts and I could not resist, I ordered there and show you today my yield and imagine my new It-Pieces!

Clothes – my favorite parts in summer

What could be nicer than going to the door on a hot summer’s day with a breezy dress? What I especially love about them? They are simply uncomplicated. You do not have to worry about your outfit as the dress just speaks for itself. It also looks really nice and does not keep you warm. During my online shopping, I found two super beautiful new summer dresses that are definitely among my favorites this year.

Beach Dress – Airy and cozy

I have ordered this dress for this year’s holiday. It is super comfortable, super airy and you can just quickly pull over the bikini and go to the beach. I’m really looking forward to wearing it on vacation because it just looks really nice. For you I have combined it again for everyday life. By the way, if you need insider tips for your holiday on the beautiful island of Tenerife, just take a look at my blog over Tenerife.

Carrie Bradshaw Style – Elegant but suitable for everyday use

I had to think straight to my absolute style icon Carrie Bradshaw when I saw this dress. Elegant, simple but still suitable for everyday use. Combined with simple Stifeletten you conjure up a super fast, chices outfit for the summer. The neckline makes it a real eye-catcher and also airy enough for the particularly warm temperatures.

Denim Jackets – Summer Trend 2017

Over the years, one has seen that denim jackets never actually come out of fashion. This year, however, the trend seems to be particularly extreme. Oversized denim jackets are also particularly popular with prints, patches or embroidery. You can combine them with most summer outfits. I fell in love with a denim jacket with the print: ‘The Future Equals Female’ at the NA-KD online shop and combined it with a white wrap top and black jeans. Perfect for the temperatures momentary and super simple.

every minute of the day I am addicted to what you giving me #ootd #d

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Tunic Blouses – Bohoo Style for Summer Chic

Tunics are in my opinion great for the summer but rather something for the beach. Tunic blouses, however, you can combine great with skirts, shorts and pants and they are not only super comfortable but also look great. I opted for an off-shoulder tunic blouse. It is super airy, but also has long sleeves which makes it great to combine in spring.

Hello summer ☀ #ootd

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I hope you liked my little haul about my favorite online shop NA-KD.com. Ordering is also super easy. My package was there after 2 days and with the free return shipping you need to worry about anything else. All shown outfits you can of course also online directly to nachshoppen! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for improvement feel free to write in the comments! I’m looking forward to next time and wish you a great week!

Your Iva ❤


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Summer Outfit Special – Trend Look Denim

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As the weather is getting better and the temperatures slowly but surely continue to rise, I thought it was time for a little summer outfit special. I chose the fabric denim as a trend look and looked for you how to combine it thr best. Denim is available in almost every cut. Pants, jeans jackets, jeans skirts, dresses, t-shirts, shoes, bags and Read more

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Mode, Trends und Highlights aus der Medienwelt. Ich nehme euch mit hinter die Kulissen von Fashion und Werbung. Egal ob bei GNTM oder der Fashion Week New York, wir sind für euch dabei!

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Store Openings: 6 reasons why they are great for bloggers!

Store Openings. They are a great way to draw attention to their brand and their new store. A lot of advertising, specials and a cool event help one or the other store to attract many new customers and make a name for themselves. As the topic of influencers and bloggers has become increasingly important lately, many of them are being invited to reach even greater reach. As I’ve recently been invited to one or the other store opening, I have summarized my 6 reasons why I became such a big fan of store openings and why you too should look over at the next opening near you.

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6 reasons why store openings are great for Bloggers

Store Openings are of course mainly intended for the normal customer. He expects great little things here and usually also great discount promotions or competitions. Since I was invited to one or the other event now even as a blogger, you can look at the whole again from a different angle. So here are my 6 reasons why store openings are just great.

Great catering – a little refreshment while shopping can never hurt

Most store openings entice you on the front door with great little things, such as champagne, lemonade, popcorn, iced coffee, sandwiches or other goodies, because of which it is worthwhile to take a look in the store. With a little refreshment, it’s much better and you’re happy when you have something to snack on.

Event factor – the fun should not be forgotten

Give the customer a good feeling, and keep good memories of the store. So you get the customers to come back again and again. And how could that be better than music? At almost every store opening you can now find a DJ who plays music for the customers. That makes shopping a very exciting experience.

Discounts! – Is there anything better?

Be presented or make a bargain. Is there anything better than knowing that you’ve got something cheaper than it actually is? Almost the best thing about store openings in my opinion are discount promotions or sweepstakes. Whether a wheel on which you can win something, coupons or competitions, it’s just fun and increases the fun factor for the customer enormously.

Star Watch – Meet Stars in Real Life

Stars are often invited to such events, the moderators or just bloggers who use Youtube Cam and Equitment to inspect the store. A store opening is the perfect event to meet someone you know, as the store invites many influencers to showcase the event in a targeted manner. Advantage of these. They usually get something for free or are paid for their performance.

New products, new brands

At Store Openings, depending on the store, you can discover new brands or find products that you did not know before. Quickly you fall in love with the new It-Piece and here comes reason # 3 again to the advantage, because this one gets with a little luck then even cheaper! And what is better?

Specials – Earlier in the Store?

Here’s a small reason for the bloggers or influencers among us. Store Openings are great events that will interest your followers and that you will enjoy. Often by agreement great specials are possible, such as one hour before anyone else in the store to be able to show your followers exclusively products etc. A great idea to make a great new video or just on Instagram live with to take.

My store opening experiences

I was already invited to one or the other store opening and of course also made videos. I have here again a short overview for you.

Onygo Store Opening

This was very spontaneous but was great fun. I was at a store opening in Cologne together with my collegue Soraya and a friend of mine.

Reserved Store Opening

Also this opening was super cool. Nikeata Thompson was there and we were able to get in the store and movies an hour before opening. Also one day before the opening we were already there, and were allowed to put together an outfit for the opening.

Those were my 6 reasons why Store Openings are just great. I hope you liked the little mini blog in between and motivated you to go to an opening soon. Until then, I wish you a great week!

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London Vibes – Fashion, Food, Travel & more

Hello my love! Today, my blog is all about London! I was there a few weeks ago and wanted to give you some impressions of my experiences and of course show my outfits and new parts! The trip was a gift from my aunt for my 18th birthday, which I over a year finally with my friend redeemed. I had chosen London, since I was there and the city had just thrilled me.

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London Shopping – Oxford Street & Shopping Tips

Of course, I could not resist taking a day’s shopping in this city. From Topshop, River Island to Victoria’s Secret, everything was there that a woman’s heart desires. There I also found my one or another new favorite part for spring!

For example, this coat by Topshop. I bought it on sale in the Topshop Store on Oxford Street. I love the color and especially the length, as it is perfect for spring.

My 2nd It-Piece is this jeans skirt! I also bought it in a small boutique on Oxford Street and I love it. He is not only great for the spring but also in the summer, jeans skirts are back in fashion. I also bought the red bag from the English brand Pauls Boutique in London. She is a real eye-catcher and great in the spring.

My last favorite is this T-shirt by Philipp Plein. It’s actually from the men’s section, but I find the rhinestone-studded lion on the back also fits great in my wardrobe.

☠ #ootd #fillingpieces

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London Tour – Harry Potter and Lion King

In London you can do so much and see so much! Of course, I did some sight-seeing, such as the London Eye or Buckingham Palace. But as I am a true Harry Potter fan deep in my heart, I could not resist taking Track 9 3/4 and stopping by the Harry Potter Shop. Unfortunately, the snake was so long that I could not take a picture. For that we were in the evening at the ‘Lion King’ at the Lyceum Theater and watched the Stunning Musical. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great evening program in London !!

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London Food – Cheap but delicious! The insider tips

Since no food was included in our hotel, we were often out and about and tried out spontaneous restaurants. One of them was Burger & Lobster directly on a side street off Oxford Street (6 Little Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7JE). In addition to lobsters, some of which still alive in the aquarium next to the table to swim up to super delicious burgers with frieze is here to have everything. A real insider tip and quite affordable!

My second tip is a cupcake shop directly in the Topshop on Oxford Street. There are super delicious cupcakes in all imaginable flavors and that for only 2 pounds. I tried Red Velvet and it was just heaven!

This was my blog about London, its sights, food tips and shopping experiences! I hope you enjoyed it and you will be back at my blog next week! Until then, I wish you a great week and a nice day!

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Influencer Events

The topic of influencers and bloggers is currently becoming increasingly important. Many brands and, above all, beauty companies are currently organizing events exclusively for influencers to introduce new products or to draw attention to the brand. But one question remains open. What do you do on such an event? There are so many possibilities and that’s why I took a look around what other brands did, thought things over for myself and summarized them for you.

Program highlights on influencer events

The A & O: food!

Food is in a good mood and of course you want to have it at an event. It is great if you can connect the food with a conscience Fun Fact. Of course, there are many different ways to present food and, of course, different things to serve. What arrives good and what is fun, I’ll show you now.

The classic: buffet from the catering

Of course this is the easiest way to serve food. There is a lot of choice, everyone finds something and you can sit comfortably together while eating, exchange ideas, meet new people or just enjoy.

The Candybar: My highlight with cupcakes & more

There are many ways to put the candybar around. Whether macarones, cupcakes a gummy selection, cotton candy or chocolate. The Candybar offers a wide range of options. Everyone can choose something and it’s more than finger food. People eat while standing it’s a laid back atmosphere.

Gold & Sweets – mein Paradies ☺ ? #benefit #influencerevent #beauty #coffee #cupcakes #gold #loveit

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The mixture of both: Fingerfood & Candy!

You want more than just finger food and sweet serve but not directly a huge buffet must build. Of course, there is also a variant where you can mix light food with the fun of a candy bar. These include, for example, salad bars, where you can put together salad yourself, plates with hearty finger food on the tables and possibly a few sweets as a dessert here and there. People can sit and choose whether they want a proper meal or just appetizers. Especially since this variant can run in parallel next to the normal program.

Influencer Events: Full program with products and talks

Of course, the influencers do not just want to go to an event to eat and meet others. Often the program specializes in the brand. Such a program is easy for beauty manufacturers, as they can work a lot with their products and themes. For all the others I have some ideas here.

Richtig girly ????#pink #balloons #lifeatbenefit @benefitgermany #influencerevent #benefitbrows #beauty

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Individual events: Personalize and do it yourself

It has a certain fun factor and after the event you have a very special memory of the day. Personalizing clothes or accessories is possible in a variety of forms. For example, patches, small stickers made of fabric, which are pressed by heat on clothing. A great way to quickly and beautifully turn your clothes into something special.

Social Media Content: Great Class Reunion

The intention of such a meeting is, of course, a large reach of people to talk to. Of course, using the followers of the Influncer on such a meeting is the main intention. In order to provide the influencers with good footage for posting, things like a boomerang box or a photo wall are great.

Make-up and Styling Corner: The Must Have for Bloggers!

Since most influencers are female, make-up corners are great. The influencers can get make-up tips and the fun factor is missing there by no means.

MWAH! ? #benefit #theyrereallips #influencerevent

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