News Tag: The BAZAAR

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Monetising a craft/hobby idea Part III: Ideas and inspiration

In recent months, we have been listing resource items with ideas about how you can monetize a hobby/craft, including ways to turn it into a genuine business or job.

We will continue to list these items in the hopes that they will provide inspiration, tips and ideas to assist our hobbyist members.

If you are a member and have a hobby that you feel have not been addressed by these listings contact us ([email protected]) and we can directly assist you…

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Tip for members who will be developing a small business

All members of will be entitled to a stall and presence in The BAZAAR.  Perhaps this opportunity seems most relevant to our gigster members, but we suggest it can be very valuable for our small business members as well.

Before you’ve invested time, energy and money in building a website for your business, it provides a free internet presence for your business, which lists your endeavour’s name, work and contact details.

You might also decide to offer some services on a gig basis, at least until you build a revenue stream…

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A set of icons

Further to our previous post, our animator has provided us with a set of twelve icons for the platform.

These will be used for the three animations currently under development, as well as in our upcoming infographics and across our website.

The website changes will be made at the same time we post the animations.

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Marketing/brand plan

Through Fiverr, we commissioned a professional to produce a marketing/brand plan for the platform.

This covered the three audiences that we will need to connect with:

1. Australians who live with a disability who want to pursue their entrepreneurial potential and ideas;

2. Experienced business people and other practitioners who are potential mentors; and

3. Businesses and consumers who might use the platform’s virtual marketplace (The BAZAAR) to locate services offered by Australians who live with a disability…

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Meeting with our web developer

Today, Gary is meeting with our web developer to confirm our needs for:

1. The membership system (including the automated link to the NDIS)
2. The ‘Ask the Crowd’ internal discussion board
3. The ‘By the Creek’ webinar and event space
4. ‘The BAZAAR’ virtual market place
5. The ‘Ask your Mentor’ web form

Part of this exercise will be confirming the remaining cost to enable (pun definitely intended) the necessary functionality to be produced so we can run a pilot test with 10 Queenslanders.

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Excitement comes after a disappointment

After yesterday’s disappointing news, we received a terrific input of money this morning.  I hope to be able to share some details about that soon.

So some work commenced today:

Coding the other sections of the platform.
Producing the introducing video inspired by our logo.
Production of a comprehensive marketing plan.
Recording a message to go with our telephone message bank.

To say we are excited to have this work underway would be a MASSIVE understatement.   All of sudden, what felt like an impossible musing, is starting to become a reality.

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World Spine Day

Today is World Spine Day.  Chronic illnesses of the spine and traumatic injuries to the spine can be debilitating and impact upon every facet of daily life.

But it doesn’t have to limit capacity, contribution, passion or potential.

Too often it can be associated with isolation, blocked participation and wasted opportunity.

Sadly it can be the attitudes, disregard and labelling that can be the worst source of disability…

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Ways in which can help: Advocating for constructive change

Is there a matter in science, government/the public sector or business where you feel there needs to be constructive change?  Do you want to start a community movement, but you have no idea where to start? can help.  The platform team includes people who have been involved in successful community and departmental campaigns and can share constructive ideas…