Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to Make Big Bad Bucks Reselling: New Name. New Chapter.

We sacrifice ample riches as freelancers for flexible schedules, freedom from tyrannical bosses, and escape from bureaucratic time-wastes. But more money is the cherry on that sweet liberation sundae (mmmm!and it's hard as hell for a mere mortal to increase profit as busy reseller without splitting in two like prokaryote bacteria!


I'm independent to a fault, a micro manager that tries to tackle every part of a project. I bite off more than I can chew; all exploits suffer and work/life balance implodes violently! This is the wrong approach for success, and I've finally done what I should have long ago- accepted help! I've teamed up!



I work extensively with Rosaly of Old Skool Junk and we realized combining our brands would be essential for opening our future brick & mortar shop. Two (or more!) brands under one roof? Too confusing, and multiple antique mall booths, social media accounts, blogs, and online shops on top of a B&M store would be impossible for us to maintain. 


Redirected: "thriftcore.com" will redirect to the new domain name early November.
So You'll...just go to thriftcore.com as usual, update links/bookmarks later.
New Name: Thrift Core will go by a sexy new name. (Hint: involves an animal!)
Shop: Online shops overflowing with diverse vintage, art, and accessories will launch!
Updates: Shop and blog updates will be high-quality and frequent!
Rosaly: See more Rosaly! You'll like her, pure talent! (Read her interview see her studio.)Blog: More DIY/thrifty lifestyle/business/vintage shopping/thrifting posts coming!
Voice: won't change, it's still me! I'm still easily reached. Old articles stay put.

Making The Big Bad Bucks and truly ascending takes sacrifice! I thought I couldn't "abandon" the website I've slaved over for years. Rosaly and I invested hundreds of dollars and hours of labor on our brands! It's heartbreaking. But this isn't the death of two brands, it's the birth of a mega brand that's guaranteed to earn more and reach new levels. I'm excited to bring you the best quality blog content and merchandise under it, and I'm grateful you're here to experience the transformation with us!

Questions? I'd love to answer. Feedback? I'd love to hear it. Let me hear your thoughts in the comments! I'll continue to be transparent and write about our transition.
Daily thrifting updates, information, & Inspiration: Follow Thrift Core on Twitter and Facebook.

37 comments:

  1. Wonderful - good luck on your new adventure. From what I've seen/read in the past year I have no doubts that you and Rosaly will be a huge success!
    Can't wait to follow along and your fun new ride.
    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Victoria! We'll report the details along the way!

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  2. Congratulations on your new venture!!I just know it will be a huge success!

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    1. Thank you, we're working hard so it will be!

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  3. Congrats Van! Sounds like an exciting turn of events. Can't wait to see the new branding! :D

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    1. Thanks Michelle! We can't wait to show peeks of the new colors, logo, packaging, antique mall booths, and everything else throughout the month. It's a complete overhaul for the better.

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  4. I just started following you but, I believe you'll be successful with two brands. Picking for profit is just a hard time consuming job, two people in the mix is going to help you out a lot! Good luck on the web site too!

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  5. Thanks Abe! Two people is going to make the most time consuming parts like moving merchandise from store to store, taking photos, writing descriptions, and listing items online quicker. Just to clarify, there will be only one brand. Thrift Core will be changing it's name to the new brand, which shall be revealed early November.

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    1. Thanks Rachael :) I'm excited to share them.

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  7. Awesome,exciting news. I will follow with interest these changes as I look to be making changes in business name, blog and so forth.

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    1. It ain't easy, but it's exciting because it really feels like you're growing when you change to improve. And it's a nice, clean slate that motivates you to raise the bar with your writing/products.

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  8. Wow Van! You are just soooo busy! But I know that you will make this new venture a HUGE success. Congratulations and lots of encouragement to you and Rosaly!

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    1. Thanks Crystal, we're so busy we're overwhelmed, but also incredibly motivated and inspired.

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  9. wow, what exciting news. I am sure it is hard to let go of what you have built, but really you are just expanding and growing. Actually I am jealous. Wish I knew someone who had a love for junk that complimented me and my style. It can get lonely junkin out there. You will be a huge success.
    Karen G

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    1. I reached out to Rosaly and her biz partner/boyfriend at Art Walk because I was so impressed by their dedication to quality displays, presentation, and products. I love getting out there and meeting kindred spirits through local art events, I've experienced many opportunities and grown so much this way.

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  10. Van, I wish you all the best! This business is very time intensive and having another person to help will certainly help build your brand even more!

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    1. It is! We're both lucky to have each other to work on this. I'll remind Rosaly of that when we're exhausted from taking pictures are writing descriptions all day ;)

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  11. That's very exciting news! Congrats!! It'll be fun to see & hear how it goes...

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  12. Congratulations and best of luck, Van! I can't wait to check out all the new digs. Hurray for a creative partnership!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

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    1. Thanks Jackie, I'll be reporting about it all month :)

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  13. The most important thing in business is being able to adapt and be wicked flexible. You guys are doing that! I'm excited to go on this journey with you! Congrats guys, it is gonna be BITCHIN!!!

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  14. MUCH luck to you and Rosaly on your new joint venture! Be brave; be BOLD!!

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  15. Super excited and can't wait to hear the new name!

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    1. Thanks Fenn! I think you'll like it :)

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  16. Oh Van, how very exciting, best of luck to you! If I can help you in any way, please feel free to email me -- I went from the flea market booth to a B&M shop with a partner with disastrous results, learn from my mistakes! Actually, I'll try to write you a personal email, if I forget, remind me (its the beginning of crazy time around here.) XXX Jet

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    1. I would absolutely love all the advise you have to offer me. I really look forward to your e-mail!

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    2. Wow, good luck - your blog has been so helpful and encouraging to me since I started an antique mall booth this past February. I'm still a slave to the Man, just barely making my booth rent each month, but I can't help believing in the dream when I read your stuff; can't wait to see and be inspired by your new adventure!

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    3. Thank you for the kind words Kim, I'm glad it helps! Keep working hard at it, it takes time and experimentation, but I'm sure you'll get there!

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  17. All company's change or die. I've been through 3 mergers in my day job and going through the 4th right now. Without my sister to help me with the antique booth I may never have given that a try. Life is full of choices and change, best of luck in your new venture, I'll be following with you!

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    1. Thanks for wishing me luck and sharing your story Jolene!

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  18. Congratulations!! So excited for you! I have faith you'll do great things!! ~Anita (facebook.com/ThelmasVintageMarket - a new business doing great because of your Antique Mall advice!)

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    1. Thank you :) And I'm glad the advice helped you to thrive!

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