I am a solopoddist and am finding it difficult to get my bags out there. I've stuffed my immediate friends, family, aquantances and their friends, families and aquantances choc full of bags and was even giving three away every time a birthday came up as presents. They want no more!
As a result of this, and my need to keep making Morsbags, i have been looking for other options. In my spare time, i like making other bags such as shopping bags and handbags which i sell on an American based website called Etsy, which touts itself as an International marketplace for handmade goods. The community on the site have come up with an idea called 'PIF' or "Pay It Forward' and the idea of this is that you post an item as a PIF and the buyer only pays the 20 cent (about 10p) listing fee that the seller has to pay to list the item, and also the postage fee, but the item listed is FREE. This was initially an idea to help those with low incomes and people who buy a PIF item are strongly encouraged to either list one of their items as a PIF, or to do a RAK, a Random Act of Kindness (help an old dear across a road, donate some cash to a local charity, etc).
I would like to know if it would be okay for me to list my Morsbags in my Etsy shop as PIFs as they would be free and i would be taking no money for myself. Also, it would be a fab way of getting them around the world, and I know the Americans are currently going nuts for eco-shopping bags and anything recycled.
What say ye?