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Design a Vinyl-Ready Decal in Minutes and Post It to Etsy

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I was recently asked how I get those photos displayed in my Etsy store.  Are they actual pictures of wall decals that are displayed, snapped a picture of, and then removed from the wall only to display the next sample decal?  The … Continue reading

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How Much Did I Sell This Past 7 Days?

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I made a decent amount of sales this past week.  Decent for me, at least.  I wanted to share this with you to tie it into the post I wrote last week regarding “My Part-Time Passive Income Home-Based Business“.  In that … Continue reading

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My Part-Time Passive Income Home-Based Business

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Not too long ago I was asked how I was able to make money and survive with my small, home-based decal business. The fact is my decal business is really just a part-time business that is, for the most part, … Continue reading

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How To Ship Large Decals

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I have recently had readers asking me how I package and ship my decals.  I thought this was a good topic to cover so I even made a video to supplement this post.  You can see the video below. Now, I initially thought I should name this post … Continue reading

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Vinyl Decal Price Calculator

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I thought I would shed some light on how I go about pricing my decals.  As of late, I have had that question come up and I think now is a good time for me to talk a little about … Continue reading

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Goals for 2013 | Time to Pick up the Pace

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I decided to write down some goals that I want to set for my Sunshine Decals shop on Etsy and for myself as a vinyl sign maker.  I figure I should blog about it so I can constantly remind myself what … Continue reading

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An Interview with blakdogs designs: Wag More, Bark Less

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For a while now, I have been thinking about finding folks in the vinyl sign industry to interview for this blog. The truth is I do not know anyone personally who designs decals.  I have not had even one face-to-face conversation with … Continue reading

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How I Got Started in the Wall Sticker Business

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I was minding my own business one day looking on eBay to purchase a small peace sign for my pickup.  I paid about $5 and when it arrived, I became interested in how it was made.  It didn’t seem like you needed … Continue reading

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Wall Art to Window Signs and Other Ways to Earn an Income in the Vinyl Sign Business

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After analyzing my last couple of earnings reports, I have considered the status of my wall decal business on Etsy and I think about what I can do to get my business to earn more. Of course, my decal business … Continue reading

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Merge or Weld Text with Adobe Illustrator and CutStudio

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Hey folks. I decided to write this post to redeem myself from a previous post on the topic of welding or merging overlapping fonts.  That misguided post is still available.  It’s called  Design a Decal: Solve Overlapping Text / Cutter … Continue reading