Sunday, June 23, 2013

PDF Pattern Styling-Formatting Services for Selling Online

Selling your original design patterns online is simple with today's technology. There are many sites that will sell these patterns for you and handle the download process. Most will take a small percentage of the sale to cover their costs. Even with the fees, selling your patterns to other craft enthusiasts is worth the effort.

If you don't have the time or knowledge to style, format and create a PDF file for you pattern, Poochie Baby is here to help. I have created many, many patterns to sell online. All of these patterns are in PDF format, which is the required format at this time. (I also sell books on Kindle... but that is a totally different type of file! Email me if you have a kindle book you need help formatting.) I try to condense my patterns into as few pages as possible, while keeping the typeset large enough to read without strain. I also try to reduce the file size for easy uploading and downloading.

Here are the specifics of the styling-formatting services:
Styling - I'll choose an attractive font and font size for the pattern. I will also fix the overall "look" of the pattern into a eye pleasing document.

Formatting - The PDF file will be formatted for maximum efficiency. All efforts will be put into giving the pattern an easy flow, especially when photos are involved. The file size will be reduced when possible.

PDF Output - All finished patterns will be PDF format. This file will be emailed to you when completed.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not an editor! I will not re-write your pattern or fix grammatical errors. I also will not fix pattern errors. If I notice these things, I will make every effort to point it out before finishing the pattern so it can be corrected.

Payment:
Fee = $25

Payment for this service is handled through PayPal. You may purchase the service through this link, or I can send you an invoice through email. Please email me the original pattern file as an attachment. I will accept a text file or other word processor document that can be converted to Microsoft Word (which is most word processing programs). If pictures are included with the pattern, they must be in the correct positions and already included in the document.

Please allow 2-3 days for the PDF pattern to be created. I will email the document directly to you when completed. FYI: All patterns designed by Poochie Baby will have a byline included at the bottom/end of the pattern.

There are several sites online where digital pattern files can be sold. Be sure to sign up with them so you are ready to upload your pattern when ready for sale. Some of the best sites include: Craftsy, Ravelry, Etsy and Zibbet. You will need photos of your pattern, so, this would also be a great time to choose your photos and edit them as needed.

Think about it. All you need to do is put together a well written pattern, with photos if necessary, and upload it to the online site for sale. Once the pattern is there, you just sit back and collect the money from the sales. It makes for great residual income.

You will need to have a PayPal account in order to get paid through these services. It just makes sense to have an account anyway. PayPal is so flexible and you can even send and request money just using an email address.

Join ranks with other pattern designers and make your presence known online.


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Sell Your Patterns Online for Residual Income

Do you have patterns that you have written just sitting there with your craft supplies or hidden in notebooks? Are you interested in selling those patterns to others so they can make your fabulous creations? Well, it's very easy to sell those patterns online these days. Here are a few sites that will sell your digital pattern files:

Craftsy - Sells all types of patterns and tutorials including knitting, sewing, crochet and cake decorating.

Ravelry - Sells knitting and crochet patterns.

Etsy - Sells any type of craft pattern or tutorial. Etsy recently started handling the downloads of the PDF files and now also includes the ability to sell video tutorials.

Shop Locket - If you have your own website or blog, you can sign up with Shop Locket to sell just about anything! This includes physical items and digital files.

I personally sell all of Poochie Baby's patterns using all four of these services. Once the pattern is written, formatted and styled correctly, it is uploaded to the site. Each store handles the sale and provides the buyer with a download link or page. This means, once I put a pattern on the site, I don't have to worry about sending out each pattern as it is sold.

Requirements for selling online:

PayPal - Every seller does have to have a PayPal account. This is how you get paid. It is very easy to set up an account and many people can also get a debit card that is linked to the account. Most of my business expenses are handled through this account, which makes things easier at tax time. PayPal also gives you the ability to sign up for PayPal Here. This service allows your buyers to pay in person when you swipe their credit card..... I love PayPal!

PDF Files - All online patterns are currently in PDF format. Poochie Baby can assist you with styling/formatting your patterns and generating PDF files. The service is a flat fee of $25 per pattern. If you are interested in this service, send me an email: mypoochiebaby@gmail.com. A payment invoice will be sent to you through PayPal and you will get instructions on how to send me your basic pattern file. It generally takes a couple of days, depending on my current workload, for me to fix the pattern and send out the finished PDF file. I will also send you information on where to sell you patterns online. For more information about Poochie Baby's PDF service, visit this page.

Selling online may seem very confusing.... but it really is simple once you get the hang of it. It is a great way to make some residual income. Once the pattern is finished and placed online for sale, the online stores do the rest of the work for you! You just can't beat that!

Please contact me, Poochie Baby, if you have questions about the pattern formatting service. If you need help with the pattern above and beyond formatting and basic typo corrections, I will work with you for an additional fee. Just ask!


Happy Hooking!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Must Have Free Crochet Patterns for Newborns

Are you looking to make the perfect gift for a friend for family member? Well, look no further. Here are a few free patterns for new babies.

Monkey Bib Pattern 
This little bib is really cute. Make a pink one for girls!

Lamb Bonnet
Precious. 

Baby Aviator Hat
This little hat makes a perfect photo prop for little baby boys.

Diaper Cover
Make a matching diaper cover for those precious baby hats.

Barefoot Sandals
I love these! They are perfect for warm weather climates. Also, they look great with matching tutus!

Ripple Sleep Sack and Cap
Sleep sacks, or cocoons, are perfect for keeping baby warm. They can't kick these blankets off!

Chevron Baby Blanket
This pattern is always great for baby blankets.

Sweet Baby Hoodie
Make one for a baby boy or girl.

The patterns listed above are located on other sites/blogs. Poochie Baby also has some patterns for sale and available for free. They are listed on this blog or can be located on Ravelry.



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