Being creative means different things to different people. To some, it’s having the luxury of personal expression at work; to others, a decadent escape from a frenzied 9 to 5 existence. And for those who dare to dream — like Toh Shia Lynn — it is a way of life.
Since its inception in 2008, The Artsy Craftsy has evolved from being her personal blog into Malaysia’s leading creative lifestyle blogazine. In this post, we’ll explore how Pocketbook enables her to offer her readers and partners more value; beyond quality content and great ideas for their Pinterest boards.
A place for a creative weekend fix
Looking for a workshop to nurture your creativity over the weekend? The Artsy Craftsy works with selected artists to offer a range of classes. Just last month, 5 workshops were held at T.A.C Studio and tickets were sold online using the Quick Buy feature. Within minutes of setting up her inventory, Shia Lynn could start selling tickets across multiple social channels, without having to write a single line of code. With Pocketbook taking care of ticket sales and online payment, Shia Lynn and the artists could focus on the workshops rather than spending time on routine, administrative tasks.
A promotional channel for entrepreneurs
Having established itself as a quality resource for all things crafty, the Artsy Craftsy is an ideal platform for creative entrepreneurs looking for more exposure. Shia Lynn offers various advertising and promotional packages, and uses Pocketbook to automate tasks like invoicing, issuing payment reminders and receipts. Previously, Shia Lynn used a US-based ad monetising service but its hefty fees prompted her to look for an alternative.
A specialist shop for bespoke items
Shia Lynn also accepts commissioned work and special gift orders under the T.A.C Shop brand. Before using Pocketbook, she would process orders and payment manually, a tedious and inefficient process. Now she can work more efficiently and channel her energy towards taking The Artsy Craftsy to the next level!
About The Artsy Craftsy
A pioneer creative lifestyle blogazine championing the arts, creativity and entrepreneurship in Malaysia. It serves as a quality resource for craft enthusiasts and an effective media channel for small, creative businesses. Clients and collaborations include Etsy International, Toyota Global, Staedtler Malaysia, YellowBee.my, Craft Haven, Photo Crafts and Café, Lazada Malaysia, Zalora Malaysia; and creative homegrown brands like MaeDay, Petit Tots, The.Wild.Things, Claire Organics, BeGood, EarthCareSoaps and more.
T.A.C Shop, T.A.C Studio and the Arts & Crafts Lounge group on Facebook are extensions of the T.A.C brand.
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