Ideal Me needs YOU!
Hello crazy crafter, builder, maker, baker, seamstress, sewer, and artistic reveler,
Thank you for wanting to be part of our ongoing contributor network. We aim to feature the best of the best out there in Crafterlandia, and maybe that can include you!
We would love love love (love love) for you to whip up a trial assignment for us; something that falls within the deepest areas of your creative glee but won’t take too crazy much of your time or cost more than the knickknacks already floating in that chaotic junk drawer we know you all have.
Admit it. You have one. And it is probably amazing.
Here’s the dealio: This ain’t no fulltime gig. It’s geared towards folks who already create and want either to:
- Make a little extra cash on the side,
- Showcase their skills to tons of folks and meet lots more just like ’em,
- Push more traffic to their own Etsy or personal storefront and maybe sell a lot more of their goods, OR
- All of the above.
We want to continue to build a community across our sites and we are open to so much great creation; from sewing crafts to woodworking to outdoor play to indoor efficiencies and everything in-between.
SO! This is what I need you to do if you want to get involved:
We’d like to see you craft a tutorial on ANY project you want. The key is we want to see it in the vein of our current post structure.
Take a look at this simple one:
Notice the structure? You’ve got a real nice title image (don’t worry about actually “titling” yours, we take care of the header) that sits vertical and tall and proud and really shows the end result. This great image is HUGELY important, because it’s the first thing people will see.
Then there’s a nice intro blurb, a list and photos of your supplies, and then you jump right in from Step 1 (with photo and description) all the way to Step X till you are done.
Round it out with a nice final photo of your final product (different from the first) and a concluding paragraph that toots your own horn and tells people to get to it too!
Whip up one of these for us (this should NOT be a multi-day affair for you on this first one). You are more than welcome to use something you already wrote up on your own blog so long as the photos are great (and belong to YOU), the descriptions are solid, and the layout follows ours. Show us your flash, your pizzazz, your attention to detail, and your ability to teach.
We start everyone off at $25 a post for roughly 500-word tutorials and $5 per photo we publish. Most posts include about 10 photos, which means you are looking at around $75 a pop for stuff you already do anyway (to say nothing of the fact that millions of folks will get to see your stuff!)
Fill out the form below. We are really looking forward to it! And hopefully paying for lots of supplies and giving you lots of assignments very soon. We 100% pay for any blind submissions we end up using, so submit away, my DIY darlings, submit away!
Fill out the form below to submit you work and join the Ideal Me Elite: