WORK FROM HOME. BE YOUR OWN BOSS!
Established: OPEN SINCE 2004.
Selling everything you need to work from home by filling orders and owning Mad About Molds. (See the website address in the logo image in this listings photos.)
This job has allowed me to be at home to raise our family for the past 13 years! Our kids are grown now so I’m pursuing other things. I’ve been able to pay for all the families gifts, holiday’s and birthday’s, nice vacations, car payments and personal items I would never have been able to afford without this business. My family has benefited from me being available for those days you dread going to work such as sporting events, sick days, going on field trips, doctors appointments. No asking the boss for days off to go on weekend getaways or vacations. Work in your PJ’s if you want too. I never even posted a phone number so no phones to answer when kids are screaming or dog is barking. My personal tip, though. You would get more orders with a phone number on the contact page, but it’s not a requirement.
Supplies: starter clay, packing supplies
Equipment: small oven, clay machine, hot-plate, tools
1,000 charms to make 1,000 molds. Charms can be reused and do not need to purchased again.
Molding tools and craft supplies listed on the website.
Digital freebies customers can download at no cost.
Baskets to organize individual orders.
Contact info to reorder all supplies.
Personal training to make molds if come to my location. (SW Minnesota)
How-To make molds video with a write-up to go with it.
Facebook business page. (2,400+ fans)
Mail Chimp account (2,000 addresses)
View past blog/newsletter posts on Blogger.
Website file – must buy Xara Web Designer website design program (demo online) if you want to maintain website yourself, or pay me $40 / hour for updates. You can edit product information yourself through a shopping cart program.
Exported customer database file – or buy Lotus Approach 2000 if you want to use it yourself.
Complete customer data records. (5,300+ customer addresses)
Tons or promotional photos and images.
Auto email reply documents.
All product photos. (1,000+ products) 1,000 molds plus misc items for sale.
Domain and Hosting – paid up till (date)
Ecwid store: $17 / mo. You have full access to make changes. (monthly)
Hosting $7.99 (monthly)
Domain renewals $15 (yearly)
Email address renewal $? (yearly)
You will need to set up your own PayPal account or 2chekout (I use both on this website.)
Must pick up to get personal training.
Or must pay for delivery.
Extra items you will need that are not included
Work desk/table, chair
Additional optional – not required but nice to have
Program for customer database – exported date which you can import into a database program.
Program for website development – Alternative is I’ll do updates for $40 / hour)
Attention to detail
General email skills
General marketing and promotional
Access to a post office
Ability to learn the basics of mold making.
Optional skills not required, but nice to have.
Photo shop program
Various office documents. Word & Publisher.
Send out newsletters, blog posts etc…
Shipping label program
Ability to update to social networking sites.
Profit: You truly do get out of it what you put into it. Contribute to online forums, newsletters, social networking and classifieds and sit back and watch the orders come in. I never needed to pay for advertising for this business, but I can recommend a clay magazine that would be my top choice for the best market in the business. Also selling on Ebay and Esty filters the right customers directly to your website by advertising it in orders and email communication. By selling a few choice products on these platforms, it gets them hooked and then tell them you have 1,000 molds to choose from on your website and they will come back for more and many times they will bring their friends as well.
Most of our feedbacks received from this account on Ebay have been from selling these molds. (100% Positive feedback 1533.)
The arts and crafts business is just booming right now online!
See my website to learn about Clay Push Molds and what they are used for, instructions on how to use them and many creative ideas to put them to good use. There’s even information on the main page explaining to customers why they can save money using molds.
No tax number or state license. I never needed one, so I didn’t got them. I paid income taxes.