Sunday, November 22, 2015

I Finally Figured Ravelry Out






  I mentioned trying to figure Ravelry out when complaining writing about my wedding shawlette. Yay! I finally kinda did it! No, it's not the pattern for the shawlette... I'm holding off on that one until I'm comfortable with Ravelry. Right now, I'm still in that "Omg, I hope I did it right" stage.




  So... At this point, I'm just excited and wanted to spew words about it. My dad told me I write too much about how people are buttheads don't appreciate things. I agree. How's this for some happy stuff? I've linked a few of my free patterns on Ravelry before, but I've never figured out how to sell one until now. I did it, I din't break the internet, and I think everything is working. Now, if only I could figure out that free download thing...



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holly-holiday-table-runner





  But, I can't. I would say I need more coffee, but I just have to go to bed. I'll save the free download thing for in the morning, when my eyes aren't twitching and I can see straight again. For now, my late-nighters (and for later, my latecomers), how about some opinions? Can you go check it out for me and make sure I didn't break the internet? Please? And I promise there will be free download codes for stuff in the future.




  What I'd like to know is: Would you buy this pattern? (Not if your're going to buy it, just... Would you?) Did I charge too much? Too little? I'd love to know the answer to that before I tell you all the real story behind it. And no, it's won't be another gripe about how somebody didn't appreciate my work. Mom loved the table runner!




  This is supposed to be a link to the listing: Holly Holiday Table Runner. The link works for me. Also, if you click on the picture below, it should take you to the same page... *Sigh*... If I did it right. For whatever reason, I can't check that link in a preview. But as soon as I hit publish, I'm hitting the hay. Man, I really wish the Kid would grow up to become a computer programmer/tech/code writer already, so I can crochet more.








Happy Crocheting!




11 comments:

  1. Beautiful pattern!! Lets see if I can answer your questions.
    1) would you buy?? Yes, and I already did!!
    2) charge too much, too little?? I think you prices it perfectly.

    I was able to click on the link to get to the page just fine, but clicking on the picture just takes you to another page with just the picture.

    Love your design and can't wait to give it a try!
    Amy B

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    1. Ah, I've had sleep and more coffee. How nice to wake up to see that I've already made a sale! Thanks for your purchase, Amy! (And somehow, I knew that link wouldn't work, lol.)

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  2. You did the link perfectly! Clicking on photo, not so perfect....lol TFS Love ya' Patricia B

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    1. Thanks, Patricia! I'm still working on the link. Sometimes they work... And sometimes they don't. If only I could figure out why. Coffee will fix it!

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  3. Ack! Stupid... Properties... Alt text... Supposed to work... Link disappeared again... Nooooo!

    Lol, forget it. I did it the old-fashioned not-so-professional way. The link on the pic should work now, but it's just the same link as above.

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  4. Worked great. Price is too cheap. Especially if you want any European customers. You'll get a charge back for VAT to be paid to whichever country you sell into and have to pay it. On a $5 pattern, I have to pay back $1 in VAT. I don't know what it's going to be on a $2.50 pattern, but there's not much there for you.

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    1. Yay on the link! Um... Boo to the taxes? I'm supposed to have it set so that VAT gets added to the purchase price. Hope there's no surprises there.

      Know what though? I bet that sucks for European customers. I've never sold internationally, so it's all new to me. Thanks for the advice, Dave! You are wise beyond my years :)

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  5. Worked for me by clicking on the picture... I also think you aren't charging enough $2.50 is a bargain price. Advice from other crafters
    like Dave and comparing prices on other web pages will help you. The runner will be on the coffee table right after Thanksgiving so you
    know it will be enjoyed this year and for years to come. BTW the kid did mention to us one time she wanted to learn to write code but I know she is thinking about video games when she says that.

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    1. I think I might have her straight on that... I know she wants to work specifically in gaming, but a broader spectrum will keep in her a job no matter what, and she can work for me if she wants.

      (Kid? Any input?)

      I'm on the fence about the price. I want to get paid, but I also know what it's like to want something you can't afford. As long as I don't lose money, I'm happy. I'm glad you guys like it!

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  6. I think you're undercharging too - I think you're better off doubling that and then offering an introductory 50%off discount code, or get 50% off for subscribing or a zillion other ways of making it more affordable for those on a budget. I'm not the person to ask about if I would buy it or not, I have never purchased a pattern for sewing, knitting or crochet. But having said that, it looks like a pattern I've seen other people purchase.

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    1. Perhaps I jumped the gun a little! The only way I've ever "sold" a pattern is to a publication that gets full rights for a flat rate, which means I provide it and I'm done. I wanted to get this pattern up for sale so I could learn how to use Ravelry, but I had a feeling the other Crafties would tell me to charge more. I'm still in the "help" section for using a promotional code, lol. This could be a situation where "learn as you go" is not the best route.

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