I am currently working on an Online Marketplace for Artists, Crafters and anyone who wishes to affordably sell their handmade products online.
I am an artist and crafter myself and I know the expense of having to sell your items on a third-party service, it's because of this expense (high fees and per item costs) that I wanted to take my skills as a professional developer and create a marketplace where Artisans can come and sell their products without being saddled with unreasonable fees that seem to steadily go up.
I am a web developer and graphic designer by trade, which greatly assists with this projects needs but for a project of this magnitude and complexity I am having to secure an additional VPS Server and also costly software add-ons, which will allow the sellers to have their own unique storefront pages, a forum for buyers and sellers to discuss ideas and projects, a messaging system, the software for instant payout to sellers for purchases. I also want to be assured that I have some advertising budget so I can get the site in front of a large audience.
It's very difficult for me to ask for assistance with any project but at this time, I cannot afford to fully fund this project myself, I am covering about half of the project cost but the other half is where I need the assistance so, I can make this needed service a reality.
I have already purchased the domain name (www.artisanspace.net) and have begun the development layout but I need the additional help to assure it's launch next month.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I hope to see you at the Artisan's Marketplace very soon!
I would love to offer thank you items for those who donate (I can only ship to US Addresses):
$15.00 8.5 x 11 Print of My Celtic Spring or Under The Full Moon
$25.00 An 11 x 17 Celtic Spring or Under The Full Moon Poster
$50 an 11 x 17 Celtic Spring or Under The Full Moon Poster and An Aphroditite Body Spray (Beautiful Scent of Jasmine and a hint of Vanilla and Spicy Cinnamon)
$75 up all the above and an Artisan's Marketplace T-Shirt