I have only just come across this thread, I am glad I did. Something about her just didn’t sit right with me and I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I only found her (through Instagram suggestions) about 2 months ago.
Straight away I was noticing the ‘your purchases feed my family.’ I was like woah! You can’t guilt trip people into buying your stuff. The most recent thing that did it for me was the ‘thank you to the one person that made an order today!’ A bit passive aggressive if you ask me, you can’t have a go at people because they haven’t bought what you sell.
So here’s a thing... I used to draw cartoons, characters etc and made stickers. Purely as a hobby as I work full time. I sold them as it seemed a waste to just have them sat there, I really did love making them. But working meant I didn’t have the time to keep up with orders. I could never justify the hundreds of pounds on a cricut machine so I hand cut my stickers, I never had third parties make them either, it held a risk of having more than I could sell.
My point is, the ‘sticker paper’ is expensive in comparison to normal paper but it’s actually not that expensive. I honestly cannot believe her mark up! The vinyl I bought worked out at 48p per sheet. My most expensive sticker was 50p. Why? Because I could fit so many of them on one sheet. And I’m talking stickers the same size as the ones she sells for £2.50. My mind is blown! The sticker sheets she sells for around the same price have about 10-15 small stickers on. My multipacks of 15-20 were £2. And I hand cut them. I don’t get the mark ups. Even with ink costs and electricity, she is still very expensive for very simple designs.
Don’t even get me started on the price of her pins. I know how much they cost to make
I’ll get down from my soap box now. I’m just glad I found somewhere to get that off my chest. With reading how she has previously begged for money too I felt quite comfortable doing so.
I am intrigued though, how come she has two Instagram accounts? One is dorkfaceart with 100 odd followers and her main one, dorkfacecreates?
Sorry, I’ve just noticed how long my essay is. Can you tell she bothered me a bit