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andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2004 8:33PM
Is that all,LOL.

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vfr400 16 886
27 Feb 2004 12:51AM
Andy, I told you on Monday that your pictures needed a wider audience. congratulations.
gajj 14 32
27 Feb 2004 1:50AM
Andy, I would seriously love to buy some of your Children in Africa photos...how much would you charge? Jan
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2004 5:19AM
Many thanks Chris,i guess a seven foot wide poster is a wider audience,LOL,well it is 05.16am and Ive got a 200 mile drive in bad weather to work,have a nice weekend,catch you all Sunday.

lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2004 8:06AM
Out of interest - does anyone have recomendations as to where you can get postcards printed ??
UserDeleted 15 3.6k
27 Feb 2004 8:42AM
Try Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com or .co.uk it matters not all shipped from the US) they do postcards with your own image....

I use them fort business cards for myself and some of my website clients.

I can't recommend them enough

lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2004 12:09PM
Thanks Mike - they lok OK (mind you the quantities seem quite large).
UserDeleted 15 3.6k
27 Feb 2004 4:47PM
What were you looking to do with them ?

If you are selling then you need to sell a few to make any profit as the per card will be small.

If you are sending them out as mailings then you are likely to only get 1-3% effectiveness....

It is very expensive to do small print runs so I expect it will cost the same for fewer !

andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2004 10:09PM
Thank you Jan,
I'm away from home until Sunday night i will then get back to you with a web address.
gajj 14 32
27 Feb 2004 10:40PM
Sounds great - thanks.
gajj 14 32
27 Feb 2004 10:41PM
Sounds great - thanks.
gajj 14 32
27 Feb 2004 10:42PM
Sorry, another thought. You could e-mail me at jgee@utah.gov as well. Take care, Jan
hst 14 27
28 Feb 2004 11:21AM
Iwould like to put forward a practical solution to anyone who can't afford to purchase fifty or sixty frames and mounts for an exibition. Make them yourself,its easy.Im an artist and do it all the time it can be done for about 10% of the cost.You could have most of the tools you need in your shed
regards HST.
mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 5:08AM
Sorry to back track a little here, but I am interested in the comments about Tax.

Would I need to make a certain amount of money from selling prints before I start declaring Tax, or is the Tex payable no matter how little I make? Would I need to be VAT registered?

Also, if I need to declare the Tax on selling prints, can I claim that the printing/mounting/framing costs are business expenses?

User_Removed 16 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:06AM
All income from wherever it comes is liable to income tax. Whether you actually have to pay any is obviously dependent upon other personal circumstances.

As to VAT, here you have a choice (to an extent). If your business turns over (i.e. not just profit) more than a certain threshold (currently 56,000) of taxable goods (i.e. goods that could attract VAT), then you must register for VAT purposes however below that figure you do not need to but can if you wish (sometime it is beneficial to register voluntarily).

Do be careful about launching into business particularly from home. You do need to take proper legal and financial advice. For example, as you say, you can recover the cost of running your business but you may find that once the local authority realises you run your business from home, your Council Tax becomes Business Rates which is not good news.

Obviously, it is too complex an issue to go into any great length here suffice to say that whilst most people do not consider selling the odd print or two to be worth worrying about, you might have difficulty explaining this point of view to the Inland Revenue so it is worth getting qualified advice before you start.


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