When seeking a way to save on crafts more time than money means your best efforts searching online will reap the most in savings. There are ample craft websites such as blogs and forums with ample information on finding savings. Many blog owners are more than willing to share their experience at finding means to save.
Craft websites also will provide information on savings. True, these sites will be telling you the best savings will be through purchasing from them. And this is where a little research on your part provides the biggest money savings. Take the time to find 3 to 5 websites selling similar products and compare prices. Watch out for shipping costs! Some sites can get you with their shipping and handling costs. On the other hand, many sites offer reasonable shipping costs. Some even offer free shipping on purchases over a set dollar amount.
The easiest way to find relevant websites with your online searching is to be as specific as possible. Let's say you want to make personalized mouse pads for gifts. Before you start searching in the search engines take a few minutes to create a plan. Searching for “custom made t-shirts" with the quotes will return more relevant search results than merely typing in mouse pads and hitting the search button. Using the quotes around your search term tells the search engine that you want that specific term and not everything that possibly fits. Searching this way will bring back fewer results but definitely more relevant results.
Another great way to use the search engines is to tell them what type of website you specifically want to see. In other words, “custom made t-shirts" forums, will bring back even more relevant returns. Try this and notice the number of search results you get using the different search criteria. You will quickly be able to find websites with great information.
So, put the quotes around “save on crafts" or whatever search phrase you need more information about and do that search. You will save time, every time!
Marlo Anderson operates a wesite providing computer crafting products and supplies. Specializing in “all things Inkjet, " Marlo is the go to guy for custom or personalized crafts and gifts.