I hope I’m not being cheeky for asking this on here now that I’m no longer able to sell on Folksy. (If I’m not allowed to ask this here then please just delete it Folksy! But if it helps whenever I may live in the UK again I will sell here! hahaha)
Anyway- I’m looking to expand! Basically I have an open work permit for in Canada while my husband works the job he came here to do- but it seems the 2 year time limit on my permit is a bit of a turn off for employees. Apparently I have to dedicate my life to them or whatever. So OH keeps telling me I should use it as an excuse to just focus solely on my artwork and expand.
Now- before Christmas I was given a suggestion and an offer- basically a very close family friend has offered to help me out in terms of putting my designs on to items (his example was like, mugs, tea towels that sort of thing). He used to own a company that did that very thing and made a substantial amount of money doing it (he retired at 40!) but he loves keeping busy and loves starting businesses up basically so he’s offered to invest and put the time in to develop that side of things for me so I can continue with the designing/art side of things.
My question was- I’m wondering what items people usually buy, or would buy with images printed on them?
Also- as a secondary thought which has come to me as I type…if I’m still registered as self employed in the UK and only living temporarily in Canada, and say- if items that are being made with my designs on are being made and sold in the UK… can I still sell on Folksy do you reckon?! (Am I trying my luck here!) haha
- and sorry for any late replies. I’m 7 hours behind the UK.