Exchange Program

Are you the creative type that loves to create tutorials and would like to receive unique, free supplies to try out? Are you a supply seller looking for a new way to promote your shop? 

I'm playing matchmaker! I'd like to bring the two of you together.

This is a great opportunity for some free supplies in exchange for making a tutorial using them.

Current Exchange Opportunity
http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com/2014/03/tutorial-exchange-opportunity.html
 Click on photo for how to apply for these free jewelry supplies
through April 2

Here's the plan:

 The supply seller offers free products to those promising to create a unique tutorial using the supplies given. Each seller will decide how many items to offer and to any number of people. The seller may accept people on a first come-first served basis or may decide to choose from those that apply. The seller will come up with all of the details on how this will work.

The receiver of the item will create something amazing with that supply, while creating a tutorial, taking photos at every step. The receiver will post the free tutorial on her blog with a link to the supply shop, and detailing what supplies were used from that shop. If you don't have a blog, you may post your tutorial to Craftser, Instructables, or CutoutandKeep. It must be posted on a non-commercial site and must be free. After you post your tutorial, let the supplier and me know about it. I'll post the tutorial here too. (Please send me your tutorial through the "submit your tutorial" form page).

Tutorial creators, please keep in mind that anyone will be free to use your tutorial to create something to sell. The supply seller will be allowed to use your tutorial photos in promoting her supply - in listings or blogs, giving you credit of course.

Be sure to get a great photo of the finished piece for your tutorial. That's the one that will be posted here and possibly used by the supply seller.

Tutorial Creators, please remember that the supplies you receive are free, but there are strings attached. The supply sellers are taking a risk sending out their supplies. Please only apply for free supplies if you can commit to creating something wonderful with a fabulous tutorial and great photos.

Unsure of how to create a tutorial? ArtMind, the Queen of Tutorials, has posted a "how to" on her blog. She has some great tips and walks you through the whole process. You can also have a look at the tutorials already created as part of this Exchange Program.

The benefits?
* The supply seller will get additional blog traffic from their post explaining the exchange. It will be linked to from here.
* The supply seller will have links leading to her shop in the tutorials. Maybe the receivers will put items up for sale and link to you in those listings.
* The supply seller will be allowed to use photos of the finished products in her listings and/or blog and link to the tutorials if she chooses. This will give your potential buyers inspiration on how to use your supplies.
* Besides the tutorials on the receivers' blogs and the posts here about it, I have a page where all tutorials using each seller's supplies will be grouped together, for more exposure.
*Perhaps the receivers will love your supplies so much that they'll return to purchase in the future and hopefully you'll receive new buyers as a result of the tutorials.

* The receiver will get something free!
* The receiver will gain blog traffic from having their tutorial posted here (and possibly anywhere the supply seller posts a link).
* The receiver may sell the finished product if they wish.
* The receiver will be introduced to fabulous new supplies to test out at no charge. You might just find some new favorite suppliers.
* The receiver will have fun and a creative challenge!

* I'll get more tutorials to post!
* My blog will receive more traffic, giving everyone here more exposure.

Right now, this blog receives 3,000 to 5,000 page views a day with over 7000 followers. Taking part in this exchange could be a nice benefit for both the seller and the receiver.

So, if you're a seller of supplies, please think about it! Please read this page for details on how to have your own exchange.

I'm excited about this! I hope it will be fun and rewarding for all of us!

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Disclaimer: I'll have nothing to do with the fine print and the exchange of product for tutorial. The seller makes all of the decisions - who will receive the items, what item(s) to use, the time-frame to offer the supplies, create the tutorials and post them, etc. I hope it won't happen, but if either party doesn't come through with their end of the deal, the two of you will need to work it out. My job is to help bring the two of you together, and post the tutorials here. Other than that, it's all up to you.

43 comments:

  1. I'm a tutorialist! I love the challenge of taking supplies and turning them into something great! Where do I sign up?
    Amanda
    BurlapAndDenim.com

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  2. I am hosting the first exchange. You can get the details and sign up here - http://fabricfascination.blogspot.com/2012/01/exchange-program-free-fabric-for.html

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  3. I would love to create something fabulous!

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  4. Thats a smart offer!! seems cool :)

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  5. I'd love to create some thing wonderful.I'm teddy bear maker and silk ribbon embroidering lover.

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  6. I am new to blogging but would love to try this! I have a few things I have taught some guild classes on. Question, does it have to be an original design for the tut?

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  7. Will check out their page and see if I can sign up.

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  8. I'm an Art teacher and I think this is a great idea. but I'm wondering is the tutorial only for craft or it can be drawing or panting too?
    cause I would love to share some new techniques in drawing using markers and color pencils :)

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  9. I would love to do tutorials with art craft supplies. I make cards,paint t shirts, even do a bit of revamping bags and fabric accessories. A bit of paper craft , a bit of sewing ...maybe there is a supplier who would like to provide supplies for me to do a tutorial.

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  10. I would Love to be a part of this awesome exchange series..Is it open these days? I will enjoy sharing tutorials with craft supplies, I can create so many things :)
    I am ready..please contact me whenever its possible..
    kkcreativemind@hotmail.com

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  11. I would LOVE to be a part of this! Please let me know where to sign up! You can check out my blog at http://animpassionedlife.blogspot.com to see if I would be a good candidate. Thanks so much!

    Sascha from An Impassioned Life

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  12. could you please check my blog

    http://www.shimsoftwares.blogspot.com

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  13. Hola!!! I would absolutely love to be a part. Where do we sign up? I am a new blogger and this would be perfect! You can check out my blog at http://thriftyhomedesigns.blogspot.com Thanks so much

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  14. I'm a paper crafter - mostly scrapbooking. I have written a fair few tutorials :o) I'd like to take part in your exchange. My blog is here
    http://miniowner.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sue x

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  15. Great Sue. To participate in an exchange, just keep your eyes on this blog. I announce all new exchanges.

    Thanks so much!

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  16. Im a knitter and crocheter. I am new to the blogging thing. I think it would be cool to do a tutorial for a new yarn. teresahull1968@gmaildotcom

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  17. Hello!

    I am a textile and accessories designer. I am interested in exchange program and I would like to give away few crafting goodies. Here is my blog link with a DIY tutorial

    http://desicraftshop.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/diy-wedding-brooches-and-hair-clips/

    Thanks,

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  18. Hi,

    If this is still available I'd love to participate. I'm extending my crafts into fabric, both sew and no sew!

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  19. I would love to!
    http://agypsyangel.blogspot.com
    Thank you!

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  20. This is a wonderful opportunity.I would love to participate.
    http://allittakesisavision.blogspot.com/

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  21. are you still doing this?
    miss P
    Xxx

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    1. Yes Miss P, in fact a tutorial exchange project will be posted later today.

      Just keep your eyes on this blog for the next opportunity.

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  22. I see that there was an exchange in mid February. Is there a current exchange or is that one still going on? I'd love to do some tutorials!!!

    Kassie
    markandkassie.com

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    1. There is not an exchange going on right now Kassie. But keep your eyes open for the next one.

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  23. Hi, are you expecting an exchange soon? I would love to be involved :)

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  24. I would love to participate in this program, one of my tutorials has already been featured here and on my blog most of my post are tutorials. I hope you have an exchange to participate!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  25. Hello, I am interested in the next exchange. It sounds like a great creative challenge. I'm sure I can create something fabolous. Here's a link to my tutorial page on my blog: http://lcartera.wordpress.com/category/tutorials/

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  26. Really nice proposal, When is the next exchange happening?

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    1. We have one scheduled for the 22 of May Anthony.

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  27. Where can I find the open exchanges? Thanks! :)

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    1. Hi Tiffany,

      In the last month, we've hosted two exchanges - one for duct tape, and the other for fabric fat quarters.

      Whenever an exchange is available, it is posted here as well as on the sidebar of the blog.

      Just keep your eyes peeled for the next one.

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  28. Hi... when is the next exchage? Thanks!

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  29. The exchanges occur when a supplier contacts me to set one up. Right now, I don't have any scheduled. But keep checking back, they seem to come in waves.

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  30. I would love to participate in this exchange!!!!! How exciting! Almost all my projects are tutorials and include what products I use as well!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Shelly,

      There aren't any exchanges scheduled right now, but keep your eyes on this blog for future opportunities.

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  31. how do I sign up for the tutorial exchange?

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    1. Hi Idania,

      If you would like to apply as a supplier to do an exchange, please contact me via email:
      TotallyTutorials@verizon.net

      If you would like to participate in an exchange, just keep your eyes on this blog. There is not an exchange available now, but should be in the future.

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  32. I would love to create something with the supplies...I work in an array of mediums so let me know when something is available.

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      We just had an exchange tutorial with gift certificates from a supply shop.

      Keep your eyes on this page for the next exchange.

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  33. This sounds like a great program and I am very interested in participating as a 'creator'. I will sign up to follow you through Bloglovin.

    Thank you.
    http://www.reginaatthelake.com

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  34. I would love to participate:)
    sewing4sofia.com

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  35. I'd love to participate too! I do a lot of sewing projects, but there's also all sorts of crafty projects. And I love doing paper cutting type projects. And I do tons of tutorials! Sounds like fun! my blog is http://feelincrafty.wordpress.com Thanks!

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  36. Hi, my blog is micromacramebyraquel.blogspot.com. I make micro macrame tutorials. This a link for one of my free tutorials http://micromacramebyraquel.blogspot.com/2013/10/micro-macrame-pattern-ribbon-on-my-arm.html. Thanks, Raquel

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