You may have seen the little badge on the right side of the blog called "House of Sass". Well I thought it would be good to share what it is! I have a guest post from the owner, Heather, that I want to post for today. It is a great explanation of what its all about. My thoughts on it is that she t is taking the best of Etsy and the best of Big Cartel (both are sites for selling) and combining it into one shop. Ill have more on it later....But for now here is her well written explanation of what its all about. And if you want to check it out click the button on the right that says House of Sass! You can buy or sell....AND she is offering 6 months free for any artists looking for a place to sell their Art!
Within the Walls of The House of Sass
By Heather Ferris
It’s all about the “SASS”
What is SASS? Sass is a lot of things; it’s the optimism that shimmers behind creative eyes. The sign of hope that never gets winded! Sass is the “Starving Artist Social Scene“. Beyond this it’s a way for the starving, to feed their artistic appetites.
Why was House of Sass Created? House of Sass was created for the talented and creative to push their artistic craft, without over charging Customers a per item fee for products listed, or retaining a percentage charged when Artists sale an item in their room. Our Business model was created with the intent to charge only a flat monthly rent, that is affordable only to the Starving Artist. Here is the flat monthly rent on our Rooms.
Standard Room: The price to rent this room is $7.95/per month. This room was designed for the smaller scale artists, who only sell and push their craft on a part time basis. The total product upload capacity is 15 products to be showcased within their room. This works great for the non “power” sellers who are only looking to showcase on a smaller scale. It also allows for 45MB of Upload Capacity and unlimited access to blog boards and listing services.
Deluxe Room: The price to rent this room is $10.95/per month. This room was designed for the average artists, who sell and push their craft on a more full time basis. The total product upload capacity is 30 products to be showcased within their room. This room comfortably accommodates the average seller who is looking to share their craft with the world! It also allows for 90MB of Upload Capacity and unlimited access to blog boards and listing services.
Penthouse Suite: The price to rent this room is $15.95 per month. This room was designed specifically for the “Power”selling Artists, who rely on their craft on a full time basis. The total product upload capacity is UNLIMITED and can showcase as many products as desired. It also allows for up to 150 MB of upload Capacity and unlimited access to blog boards and listing services.
How Does it Work? Once you make the commitment to become one of our residents within our online art community, you will automatically be assigned a unique room number, that can be shared in the future with your reoccurring customers. Its an easy way for the buyers to navigate directly to your room. Each Room gives the sellers full access to a “Live Feed” blog board, along with a personal blog board within their own rooms, where they can post unlimited entry's to their customers. A really neat and convenient bonus is the active calendar that is displayed to potential buyers, who might be interested in booking an event with a Photographer, or a DJ. Its also a great way to view turnaround time frame’s on handcrafted products.
Who is an Artist? In the House of Sass an Artist is neither defined, nor categorized, and does not possess a detailed job description. An Artist creates with his or her soul, and reaps the benefits, not with their pocket book, but with their hard earned efforts. House of Sass was created to enhance the riches of the Artists. In the past, we have seen far to may companies come in and guarantee sellers only one thing; FEE's! This trendy online Art House Hotel was founded by a woman who is not only a Mommy of two, but she is also an Artist. So she knows first hand how frustrating and daunting it can be to work hard to deliver a quality craft, with minimal return. A huge focus on our Residents, are stay at home mommy's, who are literally stitching, sewing, crafting everything by hand. So, move over Corporate America... because I truly believe this unique and classy House Hotel, will give single handed operators a deserving way to earn more household income!
Who created House of Sass? Founder Heather Ferris promises to rock the pedestal of the online art community. She is a success story, a mother, a wife, and a recovery to alcohol addiction. She is also, very luck to be here to share this story. She spent most of her adolescence in regret over life mistakes. Mistakes that cost her drivers license, time in jail, impounded vehicles and rental evictions. The same mistakes she pondered over while living in the dark for three days with lanterns because she couldn't afford to pay her utility bills. In High school she lived out of her car, with her three cats. She was once arrested in public for intoxication while running across an interstate! The great news about this story, is gloomy stories like this remind us that we are all “real” and “raw” with the ability to make bad choice! Heather has committed to her new life, in sobriety, as a mother and wife and is working hard to give back to the Art community after all the years she felt she wasted her craft. She created the House of Sass on a Starbucks napkin! (True Story) Within weeks, she began to write a full business plan. She never worried about how she would find the funding, as with all great idea's, where there is a will there is a great way. When she found her way, she hired an amazing web design company who fell in love with her business model. Soon after, House of Sass was born. It hasn't been easy. The six month time frame took two years. And there were quire a few improvements to be made over time, as with all great idea's. Luckily, optimism is a powerful tool, and Heather has proven what success these tools can build, with a little structure.
The House of Sass feeds the services and products, of all types of Artistic creations! What kind of artist are you? Whether you custom design fashion, furniture pieces, a baker who creates one of a kind wedding cakes, cupcakes, or cookies, an architect, a graphic designer, a photographer, a writer, an interior designer, a tattoo artist, a vintage designer, a DJ, or even a Magician looking to increase bookings. Whatever the case, we have a room ready to rent within the walls of The House of Sass!
So, what are you waiting for? Still not convinced? Well then, right now House of Sass is giving away 6 months FREE! You have nothing to lose. No CONTRACTS, No FEE'S, No commitment! Give House of Sass a try by signing up at www.houseofsass.com. Use Coupon Code Sass6 at checkout to get 6 months of membership for FREE!