Share 2 Tweet Pin 0 2 shares. I'm not slamming on what you do. Sorry to hear it. If you reach out to find out what is going on, you'll be told that your product doesn't meet quality standards. A lot of time wasted and money spent for no reward. Anyway hope that helps a bit!
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The company outsources assembly of "Buddy Bears. When writing you should include a SASE for return information. Include a self addressed stamped envelope to ensure you receive a reply by mail.
Check out the Mark Martin Association. This company hires for a wide variety of home assembly work, including sports products, electronics assembly and more. Write to 92 Brighton 11th St. Create beaded earrings for the San Francisco Jewelry Company. Unlike with many other home assembly jobs this company allows you to shop locally for your own supplies, giving you the option of trying to find them at a cheaper price.
The earrings are made from easy to find glass beads, in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Assemble baby bibs and children's moccasins for the West Art Company. This company provides supplies and training to help you learn to assemble the products according to specifications. Write for details, and include 2 stamps with your inquiry, to help cover shipping costs.
The company's address is West Art W. Create your own arts and crafts and market them to potential buyers. The Seventeenth Colony House will purchase original handcrafted and woven materials. They are also interested in jewelry, stoneware and collectibles.
You will need to send photos of your own art or craft work to the Seventeenth Colony House Main St, Hilliard, OH , along with a letter detailing the product you are marketing, and your asking price. I'm referring to these companies that promise to set you up with your own work at home craft assembly job, providing you with materials and instructions for making crafts in exchange for a startup fee.
This doesn't vary much from company to company. Basically, you have to initially pay for a starter kit containing everything you need to make your first craft. The kit usually comes with the materials you need to make the craft, a completed product to compare your craft against, and possibly even some instructional DVD's to watch. The cost of the kit varies from company to company, and some do offer money-back guarantees that you can take advantage of within a month or so if you decide you're just not cut out for the work.
You make your first craft according to the instructions you're given and send it back to the company to inspect. You may or may not be liable for the cost of shipping your craft — this also varies from company to company. After they receive your craft, they look it over and determine whether or not it's up to their standards.
If it isn't, they'll send it back to you so you can try again. If it is, you can start working. You'll submit a certain number of crafts per week and will be paid per piece for each one you do. So, this all sounds like a pretty incredible, easy opportunity to work at home, huh? Well, if only it actually were.
Nine times out of ten your first craft will be rejected. And most of the time your second and third efforts are rejected as well. In fact, there are some people who can't get their crafts approved no matter how hard they try — many of whom claim that their finished products match the samples exactly and in some cases look even better than the samples they were sent to compare against. This makes me very, very suspicious. The end result here is that you've paid for this starter kit and also possibly spent money on shipping for sending crafts to this company, but you have no money yourself to show for all your hard work.
And you probably won't because chances are good that by now you've gotten disgusted trying to please this company and given up on the whole thing. A lot of time wasted and money spent for no reward.
This is why I don't recommend home assembly jobs— because this seems to be the story all too often. And believe me, I have looked over lots of job review boards for some good feedback on many of these places, and the good feedback was so few and far between that I finally came to the conclusion that most of the time, people who attempt home craft assembly come out on the losing end.
Not all of them. Technically, there are two that might be legit. And I definitely don't feel comfortable recommending them, either.
That would be a lot of money lost on their end. However, I hate the fact that so many people lose so much money trying to get involved in this with no idea of what it actually entails. It's not instant cash — it takes time to get your starter kit in the mail, make the crafts, send them back, wait on approval, then probably get your samples rejected and have to try again.
And then there's the waiting game again with shipping stuff back and forth and also the likelihood that you won't get paid for every piece you send in because some won't be up to standard. I can't deny the fact that some people are assembling crafts at home and earning money. You can read this thread on home craft assembly jobs at WAHM and see that for yourself.
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The practice of hiring workers to assemble products from home is called outsourcing. Many companies choose to outsource their assembly to work-at-home laborers because this practice can save money on overhead, as well as on hourly wages. Please note that by “home craft assembly” I am not referring to making and selling crafts. I'm referring to these companies that promise to set you up with your own work at home craft assembly job, providing you with materials and instructions for making crafts in exchange for a startup fee. Legitimate At-Home Assembly Jobs: Sewing & Craft Work at Home for DIYers. Published October 30, Disclosure: We may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked to below. We try our best to provide the most accurate information, but details do change.