Saturday, March 8, 2008
I want to sell this rock (homeschool economics project)
...that's what Jeremiah said to me the other day.
me: Hmmm, let's see. Not sure many people need a rock.
him: But it's so pretty, and look I washed it and it kind of sparkles.
me: Yes, it does sparkle a little bit. i could put it on ebay for you.
him: Yeah, and then we could sell it for one hundred dollars!
me: You think so?
him: No wait - you could sell it on Etsy!
me: well, the listing fees are cheaper...but it has to be handmade to go on Etsy. You could do something to it to sell it there.
him: can I paint it? Or I could put some glitter on it. And feathers. Do people buy stuff with feathers on it?
me: some do. Want me to research it for you?
him: Yeah - see if anyone will buy a rock.
me: maybe you could offer it customized. Like you sell it and they tell you what to put on it and then you can send it to them.
him: really? I get to pick?
me: no, you get to tell them what you're good at and then they pick what they want you to do to it.
him: Oh. Well can I sell it?
me: sure. Let me put out some feelers first and see what the market for custom-ordered rocks looks like, ok?
So here I am, putting out feelers for the custom-decorated rock market. And trying for the mom-of-the-moment award.