Need advice on wording for ad

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-17-2003
Need advice on wording for ad
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Sat, 06-11-2005 - 9:43pm

I'm going to try to do some scrapbooking for other people to make some extra cash. I've never done it for people outside my family before. There is a e-mail listserve in my town where I can post an ad for free so I'm going to give it a shot. I have come up with the following ad copy. What do you think? Would you call if you read this? What questions should I be prepared to answer if people call?


Also, what should I charge? I'm thinking an hourly fee if I am helping them and a per-page fee if I'm doing it myself. How much would you be willing to pay? They'd also pay for all consumable supplies but not for use of my stamps, scissors, etc., etc.


ANY advice would be MUCH appreciated.


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Subj: Want a photo scrapbook but don't know where to start?

Whether you want to learn to create your own scrapbook or want someone to turn
your shoebox full of photos into a beautfiul keepsake, I have a solution for
you.

As an experienced scrapbooker, I am offering:
-- Assistance sorting and organizing photos to begin a scrapbook.
-- Hands-on guidance in basic scrapbooking techniques.
-- Any other assistance you would like in completing your unique memento.

OR

I can complete your book for you. You just give me everything you want in the
book, including explanation of photos, and I will get to work!

If you are interested, contact me for rates and examples of past work.

(Name and Phone no. here)





 

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Sat, 06-11-2005 - 10:30pm

Wowee Jen that sounds perfect!


I have no idea what you should charge!! I have no idea what goes into scrapbooking! I'm sorry!


I just wanted to say I think your ad is great and I wish you luck!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 06-11-2005 - 11:42pm

I think it's a great ad! I think you may want to be a little more specific in regards to scrapbooking materials- Does the customer have to suplly thos eor is it included in your cost? Maybe you could include some

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Registered: 05-18-2004
Mon, 06-13-2005 - 11:53am

Hey Jen,


That sounds great. I really don't have much input, but I will keep you in my prayers that your side gig is successful.


Love ya,





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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2005
Mon, 06-13-2005 - 7:37pm

Hi Jen - I like your ad too! I'd go with it just as it is. Good luck!


   
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-15-2003
Thu, 06-16-2005 - 8:03am

Hi Jen :)


I think your ad is great! :)

Snowman Siggy

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Registered: 12-15-2003
Thu, 06-16-2005 - 8:07am
I just said the same thing about the materials Heather.

Snowman Siggy

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-17-2003
Thu, 06-16-2005 - 9:10am

Thank you all for your input. I also sent it to a bunch of people I know who scrapbook so I've gotten some more feedback. I am going to place the ad when I return from vacation. I also have an information sheet for people who call after seeing the ad (it answers all the questions you guys asked here and more) and a contract, which I modified from another scrapbooking service elsewhere in the country.


We have a small Michael's here but they don't have nearly as much scrapbook stuff and don't have classes often. We have two good scrapbook stores that do some teaching, but the times have never been convenient for me, so I'm sure other people feel the same way.


So, keep your fingers crossed for me. :)


 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2004
Thu, 06-16-2005 - 2:11pm
I didn't know Michael's did classes... I'll have to check that out too.





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