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Online Businesses that Work Great for Creative People

In this era of the pandemic, online businesses with the right target markets are thriving. They focus on what people need when they are in their homes, which is where they stay most of the time right now.

Expect the “new normal” to be the dominant culture in the months to come. Aside from stay at home needs, also the added anticipation of social distancing and health/sanitation concerns.

Where do online entrepreneurs with the added quench for creativity fit into the picture? There are a number of businesses that not only monetize and address the realities of the “new normal” but also release the passions and artistry of their owners.

There have been studies that show people are willing to spend on someone or something that they love dearly. And they do not scrutinize every dollar that they spend on that cherished someone or something.

It’s either your special someone, your babies, or your pets. We are going to focus on the pet drop shipping business.

Many people love their pets more than human beings. It’s a good niche that a creative business person can go into because pet lovers are always trying to discover new pet food, comfort oils, grooming accessories, toys, kennels, and collars.

And the entrepreneur doesn’t have to worry about inventory because in dropshipping, all the stocks are with the suppliers. You don’t have to allot space in your house or office for the pet supplies.

Another reality going for the pet drop shipping business is that most people will spend more time in their homes – thus, more bonding hours with their pets.

The creative entrepreneur who commits to a pet dropshipping business has his hands full. He has a say in the layout and theme of the online store. He also has control over the arrangement of the online shelves.

He has also to be creative with the description of the products in the pet dropshipping business. Words that will entice pet lovers to purchase online.

And there must absolutely be no typographical or grammatical errors in the descriptions. Studies have shown time and again that online stores with language errors have much lower sales than stores with perfect grammar.

Promotional ideas also keep the creative juices flowing for the owner of the pet dropshipping business site. Customers would always be happy with discounts. An idea that would help is to spin the wheel app, integrated into the site.

Before spinning the wheel, the customer is required to give his email address (for store newsletter purposes). On the wheel, there would be various discounts ranging from 5 to 20 percent (depending on where the ticker will stop) on a purchase of more than $100. Studies show that when customers get a 15 to 20 percent discount, they tend to purchase more. So, the wheel should be designed that there will be more random chances for the customer to win 15 to 20 percent discounts.

But what the customers don’t know is that the owner of the pet drop shipping business, in order to recoup sales after the hefty discounts, increased the prices of the pet products.

This is just one of the ideas. The creative owner for sure has other tricks up his sleeves.

The pet drop shipping business, in order to thrive, also needs great customer service. If the business expands, he might need an employee or two to handle the 24-hour customer support through phone or email. They will also work on answering inquiries on the social media platforms in which the pet dropshipping business has accounts. The customers will love your business for being attentive to their pets’ needs.

How to Teach Your Child To Quilt

What age do you teach your child to quilt? Children are easy to teach at an early age, and once they become a daily activity, they will want to do it every day. Now, if you don’t make your bed, you can’t expect your child to make their bed, because they will question why you say one thing and do another. Teaching children consistency is a key factor in their learning to complete simple tasks. Here are simple tips on how to how to teach your child to quilt.

A Brief Introduction to Quilting

Quilting is done by sewing machine, longarm sewing system or hand, and refers to the process of attaching different fabric materials and layers to make a large quilt. Most of us have read children’s storybooks made of fabric. Consider making short story quilts for kids. The entire quilt may be a story, and each quilt block or every other quilt has a story.

If you’ve completed a scrapbooking, you may have realized your storytelling abilities or talent when choosing photos and highlighting them with text or memorabilia or completing the story.

Roll Out Colorful Sewing Beds

Use your talent to make colorful stitched beds or quilts with scraps of various patterns, solids and letters to entertain toddlers.

Use Pictures

Toddlers can learn how to read pictures of animals, flowers and objects on fabric prints. When you think about it, it’s always good to see our name printed. Is there any better way to teach children how to spell their name.

Have Children Write and Rewrite Their Names on the Quilt

Give the child a piece of paper and a crayon or pencil, and let them write on the quilt and rewrite their names. Don’t worry if they write it on the quilt. The quilt can be washed, or you can think of it as “cute” and leave it there when the child’s quilt is longer than the quilt, and it becomes their memory quilt after a few years.

Design Your Story Blocks

If your child has a special interest, you may want to design short story stitches about trains, dolls, dogs, cats, horses, fish, and more other characters, letters, and other items they might like. They will have fun learning how to recognize or spell words or form sentences about items seen on the quilt design.

Stay Interesting In The Seam Story

Your children’s design quilt short story should be exciting for your young readers. Don’t try to make it a teaching quilt. Your story should interest people in a fun way to attract a young reader to curiosity and start exploring the world of his or her interests. This includes buttons and snaps, pockets, and zippers. Photos with family members’ names on the quilt would be great.

If your child is willing to make a disciplinary effort to learn how to sew, then you will become a skilled sewer and discover for yourself that sewing is not only a fun craft but also a very profitable craft.

Home Crafts That Go Great With Drinking Tea

Drinking tea is a great past time on its own, but on its own leaves a little room for doing something else as well. Whether it’s with friends or by yourself, the following activities will take up a few minutes of your time while you’re waiting for your favorite cup of Earl Grey to cool a little.


Origami is the Japanese art of papermaking, or rather, making objects out of paper by folding them in specific ways. This is an easy practice to pick up, and there are varying levels of difficulty, but none are without fun. You don’t need much in the way of resources other than paper or thin sheet cards to do this, and there are plenty of books or online tutorials to help get you started. Imagine the joy on your friend’s face when you suddenly make them a paper dragon out of the blue. It can be done, and it really is amazing what kind of objects can be fashioned out of a simple piece of paper.

Watercolor Painting

Anyone can do a watercolor painting because it is easy to do with a little practice, and purchasing the paints is actually cheaper than other kinds of paint (acrylic, oil). The benefit of watercolor painting is the portrait needs to be done in stages, so the paint doesn’t bleed into others on the page, so it’s a perfect activity over a nice cup of tea in varying stages. The best part is, you can set up your workspace in the time it takes the kettle to boil. Oh, and watercolor painting is great for developing or improving hand-eye coordination skills, too.

Jigsaw Creation

Everyone loves a good puzzle, and it’s even more fun when you get to create your own. All you need is a piece of card, a pencil, some glue, a picture on an A4 piece of paper and a pair of scissors. First, all you have to do is sketch out the lines of the jigsaw pieces on the back of the card and then glue the picture onto the other side. After that and once the glue has dried, cut the pieces according to the marked lines, and there you have your jigsaw. The whole activity is great because this can be done over two or three sittings with a cup of tea.


You may think embroidery is a bit old fashioned, but it is one of the most relaxing crafts to take up. It lacks the complexity of crocheting and knitting while teaching you valuable sewing skills. What’s more, embroidery (or cross stitch) is relatively inexpensive compared to other craft activities. Embroidery is an underrated mindfulness activity that takes attention away from the world around us and helps build concentration skills. Perfect over a cuppa.

There you go. It may not sound like much, but doing these activities over a cup of tea is a great use of time, and it’s even better when you have someone to do them with as well. Enjoy!