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Old 11-23-2010, 09:19
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So I think sometimes it is necessary to buy more than one, to see different writers' points of view.
I have a problem with this and that's why I, as a general rule, won't purchase amateur tutorials.

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:50
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I "slept on" the idea of writing this post, lol! I hesitated to say anything since I recently began selling tutorials , but I think there are some general statements to be made about buying the "right" tutorial for you.

I too started by buying a couple of sets of tutorials, some on the above list. Many of the ones mentioned above ARE very good, but even they had "missing pieces" that I found in yet other tutorials. One of them, for instance, left out how to do "loopies" around the topper bows of stacked bows, and another one showed how to do them, but the technique was very difficult. So I think sometimes it is necessary to buy more than one, to see different writers' points of view.

Because the writer of the original post probably hasn't read ALL tutorials, I wanted to add a few more suggestions when looking for a good tutorial in general:

1. Read the listing carefully so you know what you're getting. Some are very specific for the type and style of bow the author is writing about. What's included? Do you also get value-added items (chat rooms, blogs, videos)? Do some comparison shopping and find out what you're getting for your money.

2. If the listing seems carefully crafted, odds are that the tutorial is well-done, too. Someone who writes a listing in ALL CAPS or with tons of errors might be someone to avoid. Attention to detail is pretty important when writing instructions!

3. Check out the photos. Are the bows something you would like to make? Are the photos bright and in focus? Does the author give any sneak peeks to what's inside the manual? Once I bought a non-bowmaking tutorial, and it was written in HUGE type and created in Power Point...it was very difficult to read and use.

4. The number of photos and the list of "what's included" is probably more important than the number of pages. Although something that has 70 pages might sound impressive, if there's only one photograph and one step per page, that's a lot to print out! The tut might still be useful, but it's not necessarily well-designed.

5. What's the person's feedback like? On Etsy, you're lucky to get 30-50 percent of people to respond by feedback; more than that is great, and while less doesn't mean the tutorial is bad, you have to wonder about a person who has 100 sales but only 4 feedbacks (I don't know anyone in this situation, but am using that as an example). See if any feedback is specific, or just says "OK," but keep in mind that sometimes people are pretty harsh and leave tough feedback because they "can." On one site I noticed that someone left neutral feedback for a competitor and complained that the tutorial would have been better if she had a color printer. Well, the same could be said of any tutorial, including mine .... I did take the photos in color, since this is 2010, lol! Sometimes comments cause me to scratch my head.

6. Sites like www.youcanmakethis.com have good tutorials that were read by editors and approved for sale. You pretty much know that you're getting a decent tutorial when you shop there, despite their lack of a feedback system.

7. Ask any questions of the tutorial writer in advance! If she's nice and responsive (the good ones are), then you know you'll get help after the sale if needed.

Hope that helps! Yep, I know I sell them, but this guide will support all tutorial writers who create good products. I'd much rather someone comparison shop and buy exactly what she wants -- even if it's not mine -- than purchase the first things she sees and then regret the purchase later.

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I just posted this to help the newbies out. I am not going to hand it all to them but I thought I would make it helpful for them by giving them my experiences with the ones I did buy. I am not sure what you are trying to get across that I have not already wrote. I already posted the youcanmakethis link as well. I did put that it will take more than one tut in order to pic up everything as I highlighted it in red. Did I write something wrong in my post? Are you posting on here so I can add you to the list? I never used yours so I am going by only the ones I have used since I have been doing this for a very long time.

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No, I just wanted to offer some additional tips, as someone who had to buy different tutorials when I started back in 2006.

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One thing I'd like to add, tuts with small photos aren't much better than no photos at all (imo).

Carry on Ronnie!
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Thank you sooo much for posting this info!!!
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One thing I'd like to add, tuts with small photos aren't much better than no photos at all (imo).

Carry on Ronnie!
I have bought several amateur tuts that the pictures were either not big enough or there weren't enough pics. Lots of space for writing but small photos. The very first ones I bought that I don't even acknowledge was back when my girls were like 2 and 3. They are 9 and 10 now. I was so discouraged because I could not see the pics well. It should the step but not as it was being done. If you write a tut it is a good idea to use printed ribbon on one side that way people do not get confused as to where all the twists and flips are.

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Maxine,
You're right! Too small isn't good, either. Neither is amateur....hence the tips on what to look for when purchasing. I don't like when something is just thrown together; then it's not very useful. It's just important to check out the product as much as you can before purchasing. That's really my only point. There are a lot of good tutorial writers out there!

And Ronnie, you're right about the printed ribbon. I bought a tutorial like that as well....the twisted boutique, in particular, should always be shown with printed ribbon. I thought I was going to cry the first time I tried that tutorial, LOL!

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Thank you for sharing your experience on purchasing tutorials. There are some tutorials that Ive been wanting to try....but we will see...
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I added an update to this.
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thank you so much for sharing all your experiences with tuts..i haven't purchased any yet but now i know what to look for
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