When I set up Conscious Crafties, I was still managing to work part time, so I absorbed the many (many!) thousands it cost to give us a safe website and community to sell our crafts and skills. When I lost my job after my health deteriorated further, I was sadly going to need to close the website. However, it had become a lifeline to the Crafties, so they begged me (bullied me into!) charging a monthly fee. Because the fee is so small, it doesn’t yet cover the HUGE costs associated with running a website of this size, but I have based the fee on ‘a little from a lot of us’, will one day cover the costs 🙂
What does my small membership fee go towards?
Website plug ins
Facebook page adverts
Facebook post boosts
Craft fairs and disability conferences
Marketing materials and merchandise
Postage for happy packages