Overflowing with Creativity? Suggestions for Marketing Your Merchandise


You know those people who are overflowing with creativity to the extent that they have to be expressing it in some way? If you’re one of them, you know what I’m talking about. For dancers, artists, photographers and other types of artistes, art is not a hobby; it’s a way of life. Unfortunately, art doesn’t hold much commercial value until the creator is obscenely famous. If you’re still trying to make your way into the big leagues and need to market some of your work, here are some cool ways to it (hint: it all involves the internet).

For the Dancers

Remember the ending of Step Up 4 Revolution where the street dancers get hired by Nike for a new ad campaign? That is something that legitimately happens, though not in such a cool or high-profile way. If you are truly good at choreography, shoot videos of your moves and post them consistently on YouTube. Use other social media to build traffic to your page. Maybe approach some heavy hitting YouTubers to view and react to your videos. If your videos get the views, you can soon start making money from the advertising. Record labels, production companies and other corporate entities have groups dedicated to combing the internet looking for new talent and inspiration. Get high enough on the rankings and get discovered!

For the Artists

Think about marketable products you can make: actual paintings and sketches, stationary, mugs, greeting cards etc. You can see these things to a local store or open your own online gift shop in NZ.

There are plenty of website templates to build your own, or you can go on pre-existing sites that cater to artist productions and join that. If you open an online gift shop, you will need to enable some sort of online payment gateway as well, and that may take a while, but if your business is strictly local then a social media site is all you need to conduct business. Simply have the customer deposit the amount into your bank account and send you a picture of the deposit slip, and you can deliver it to them as soon as you receive confirmation of the transaction.

Feel free to go over at this site https://www.world2nzgifts.com/collections/wedding-gifts-and-homeware-gifts for the most in demand wedding and anniversary gifts. 

For the Photographers

Getting discovered as a photographer is getting more and more difficult in this day and age thanks to the availability of high-end cameras and numerous photo apps with filters. It’s frustrating to take stunning pictures and then see them replicated by someone with a smart phone and a filter. The best way to become a working photographer is either join a studio and do bridals, or start building a portfolio by going online to source models and lighting assistants and putting together small shoots. As your portfolio grows, market yourself aggressively on social media. Offer discounts where appropriate. Shoot high-profile personalities for free or for endorsements. Eventually, you will make a name for yourself.

Getting Ready For Your First Day In The Rat Race


Starting work for the first time means that many things in your life are about to change for good. On the one hand. you will get money at the end of each month which is a great thing but on the other hand, you will have to say goodbye to your freedom and your free time as you will now have to spend most of your time at the office and another large percentage of your time travelling to the office and back again. You will need to ask for permission before you can take a day or a few hours off to do something personal like visit the doctor and then you will need to prove that you truly did go to the doctor with a medical slip. It can be rather difficult to get used to this new life.

For some people, they settle in quite well and for others, they spend most of their free time at home trying to leave the rat race. The rat race is defined as a race that a rat runs on a wheel. He runs for hours on end with the thought that he is running miles and yet, after all that work, he is still stuck in the same place. Full time work can often be like this, where you are left with little to no savings after working forty years on a pay check to pay check basis.

Buy your essentials

While it is important for you to try to move out on your own eventually where you will be your own boss and you will have the freedom of choice, at this point of time, you will need to get ready for this new job. You will need to buy your work clothes, your work shoes and your reliable high socks that you will wear every day while you collect money to move out on your own one day.

It is important that you buy as little as possible in those years that you are working. Make an effort to make those work shoes and those work socks in NZ last you for as long as possible so that you will be able to save enough of money.

Set an end goal

It is important that you set an end goal the moment you start working. Make sure that you set a date on which you plan to retire from full time work with a target on how much money you would like to have when you do retire. Always work towards that goal from the day you start working and you will one day achieve it and become your own boss.

The Search For The Right Winter Garment

The Bible quotes that John the Baptist wore clothes made of sheep skin and leather hide in his time. The shepherds wore sheep skin to keep them warm in the cold nights. Even so today knitted garments are an essential for countries that go through a season of winter and must be sold at reasonable prices to ensure affordability and availability. As such, the demand is high for breeding fleece producing animals. Fleece producing animals are reared / bred in cold climatic countries as New Zealand, England, and United States of America.

The sheep wool is the most famous animal bred for skin, but the Alpaca, similar to a Llama though smaller in size is also bred in the United States to take its wool to make sweaters, jumpers, mitts, gloves, scarves, hats and also bedding. The soft fiber of the wool ensures the comfort in wearing and keeps the body warm.

The result of an eager search, with a sigh of relief

When there is higher purchase power, people would tend to look for comfort and quality in purchasing garments. As such, for woolen and knitted items the search is for soft, silky yet warmer and not prickly clothing for comfort and ease.

In the search for a sweater well suited and perfect for you could be a daunting task at times. A sweater which is soft as cashmere yet woolly to the touch, has a high thermal capacity to keep you warm during the chilly or wintry days, does not prick you or have an itchy feeling to it, the fiber is non allergic, has a natural earthen colour that you desire the most. Then you see the sign that reads Alpaca wool for sale!!! The bystanders will hear your sigh of relief. The price too is quite reasonable and you walk home with the right purchase which brings great satisfaction. You have now purchased an item that even the royalty wear.

Research for most suited garment material

Textile studies teach the different aspects of material used to make a garment. Each sample item is thoroughly tested in labs to ensure when yarn is spun it is suitable for the skin, to wear and if it gives the sought result of comfort. They also research if the natural colours contained in the fiber can be kept as it is and if it also can be dyed to the trending colours. It is important to research and grant approval for the textile industry to use such material for producing garments and ensure that global ISO standards for are maintained across the board.