Oh boy, have I got some fun news for you! There is a new website in town and you need to check it out. Great.ly just launched and it is an online shopping experience that gives “tastemakers” an opportunity to curate “makers” goods. When I first heard of this, I knew this was going to be a GOOD thing. I have a fabulous time telling everyone how talented you are and now I get to do it in my own curated boutique! I am very fortunate to have fallen under the “maker” profile as well. I KNOW how hard it can be to market your own creations and now I can help you do it through my shop! I am so excited about promoting and buying from artisans and owner operated businesses instead of big box stores (soul crushing.)
I am sure you have about 100 questions which is why…..next Tuesday I am interviewing the founder of Great.ly, Sarah Bryden-Brown. Yup! While I was in NYC for Surtex and the National Stationery Show, I nabbed an interviewed where I asked her all the in’s and out’s of her brilliant idea. I believe it will be very good for bloggers and good for creatives! We all work so hard, let’s work together seamlessly at what we do best!
I even added a couple of new prints of my own into my boutique but I really want to be carrying art exclusively from the Smart Creative Women community! More on that later!
Here is the skinny overview: 1. You must be priced for wholesale 2. You need to submit and be accepted (don’t let that scare you) 3. The curators get a percentage of the sale for marketing your work. So when you shop through my boutique (http://great.ly/t/monicalee) then I get credit for the sale and it helps me keep Smart Creative Women going, even if you click around to shop the site in general!
I am already getting to share some of my favorite makers goods, like Jenean Morrison’s darling coloring books and wrapping paper and Vana Chupp’s chic and custom cuff and necklace!
You will all get to hear it all first hand next week!!! In the meantime, check out my boutique! http://great.ly/t/monicalee