Hi, my name is Alan and I've been making and selling my handmade items for many years now. I started out in mail order long before fax machines were popular and now, this thing called the internet. I would buy small ads in national magazines where I would get orders the old fashioned way. At that time, a little 1x2 inch black & white ad would cost around $350 in a magazine that had around one million subscribers. That was a lot of money when you compare that with how cheap an ad on the internet costs today where you have the whole world at your doorstep instead of just subscribers of a magazine. And it took forever for an ad to appear. It would take 3 months for an ad to appear once you submitted it and now, it takes only seconds to get an ad uploaded to the net.
In 1995, QVC was doing a special program each week where they would feature 20 artists/vendors from each of the 50…
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