2018 Events and stats from 2017

Hi everyone and all the best for the year. It is going to be a very busy one for us filled with great things. Bookings are open for around 30 markets already and there are 2 workshop days on 3 Feb and 5 April which will include awards too.

Plans this year are to grow the sustainability side as we start building our own Precious Plastics recycling machines. This will allow any members to collect plastic and use it to produce materials for products, initially we will start with beads as I feel the artisanal content is where we can add real value. Any interested folks are most welcome to participate, we need techies, co-ordinators, sponsors and admins for this project which is aimed at growing the profits for our outreach traders as well as reducing pollution. This is a natural progression from the Plastic Free Pledge which we introduced last June banning single use plastics from our markets.

We also have great plans to grow the performing arts side as it is the way we can reach the most outreach candidates effectively. All performing arts are welcome, age limits are flexible as if there are groups with mixed ages they are welcome. Solo artists up to around 20 years old, all those older than 16 are asked to help out a little behind the scenes. Any teachers or music professionals are invited to join us, we plan a big concert for 16 June and again in Dec at Cape Town’s best venues as well as busking opportunities at all our regular events. Please register here.

I know there are many people asking for events in the Northern Suburbs and Table View areas as well as Strand, Overberg, Boland etc and then PE, Joburg and Durban. Unfortunately I work full time and so until there is some funding I can only really manage central and southern Cape Town areas, however I am more than happy to support anyone willing to arrange events elsewhere and come and do workshops etc.

At this stage we trade every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards from 4:30 to sunset, second Saturday of every month at Rondebosch Park Market and the last Saturday of every month at Longbeach Mall which is 6 markets a month! Then we also have special events and festivals as well as our flagship Youth Day event at the V&A. Here are the first lot of weekend dates, the times, venues and more about Thursday markets are on the booking page.                                                                                                                                          Jan – 27                                                                                                                                                    Feb: 10 & 17
Mar – 10 & 31 Easter Market (holidays)
Apr – 14 & 28 (long weekend)                                                                                                              May – 12 & 26
Jun – 9, 16 & 30 (holidays)

All traders have to create a pre market advert, complete a detailed accounting sheet with costings and returns and adhere to a number of POS requirements in order to gain their certificate and at each market there is an “Entrepreneur of the Day”.

WANTED: I need volunteers for 2018 please, for buskers management, outreach assistance, youth day flagship event, admin, PR, social media and fundraising. If you have any time to spare we have a need for both online and practical assistance.

LOOKING BACK: In 2017 we had 42 markets of which 15 were full “stand alone” events and 26 were “guest events”, 10 had our young buskers performing and of those 5 were fully “wired for sound”. Also 10 free workshops and 10 speaking engagements plus 3 TV shows and many radio shows. My admin is never up to date but I estimate about 350 kids have participated, maybe 400 including all the performers. Earnings vary dramatically with some kids consistently netting over R1000 per event and others not making R100 but on average its around R350 net profit per stall. This translates into about R110 000 net profit for the kids in the year, sadly about half of the net profit in 2015 and about 25% down on 2016 despite amazing improvements in goods, venues and skills. This is a reflection of the tough economic reality we face, many of the adult traders are experiencing even greater reductions. The only real solution is to raise funds for paid advertising or brand events, get volunteers for PR help and spread the message as far and wide as possible. I tried to communicate the benefits of shopping with us in an article at Christmas, and I believe it applies 24/7, 365.

There is so much potential for growth and improvement but time is limited and funding is hard to find. I have covered expenses in excess of R100K to date and had donations of about R15000 in total since the beginning, mainly paid directly to table hire or for transport. If you would like to assist on any way please check out our back a buddy page and donate or become a champion. I am more than happy to brand events and we have great support from the media.

Thanks for your support, all contact info is below.

See you at the market!

Lin x

Contact Linda: 0833840590
E-mail: linda@livelightly.co.za
First timers please see the https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ page and you are welcome to call for advice.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveLightlyKids
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA

16, 20 & 21 Dec events plus awards and free workshop

Hi everyone and welcome to the new traders!

We are pretty much full for 16 and 20 Dec in Rondebosch but let me know if you wish to join and I’ll try make a plan. We also trade every Thursday( except 21 Dec at Carols) Cape point Vineyards. Please drop me a line if you are able to bring a table. I’ll waive the stall fee – we have people wishing to join but no more tables available.
 
Please see each event detailed below:
Thursdays at Cape point Vineyards: Dec 2017: 21, 28. Jan 2018 4, 11,18, 25Bookings on the Monday for the Thurs via Whatsapp (Join the CPV group by sending a request to 0833840590). Trade from 4:30 to sunset. Outdoors, sun, wind etc so please check the forecast when booking and be prepared. 5 Tables available so we share if needs be, up to 10 traders. Tables must be confirmed by 9am on Tuesdays. Mainly tourists so Made in Noordhoek/Cape Town lables are a good idea. Kids activities are also great so long as you can manage in the wind.
Thurs 21 Dec: Oni & King, Khaya, Beauty, Glitter & Skins, Frantastic, Michaela – Face PaintSweet Tooth Brothers, Cook & Craft
Rondebosch Venue:Map: https://external.fcpt1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/map_tile.php?v=29&osm_provider=2&x=18065&y=19674&z=15&language=en_GB Cnr Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, Western Cape
Tables supplied, please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc. Umbrellas and Gazebos welcome. Vehicles may unload on site BEFORE 8:45 and then must be parked off site so you cannot have your car at the stall. You can only bring vehicles in much later so I think its easier to unload from the road, we are near the corner of Sandown and Campground roads, its about 20m to carry and you can unload on the pavement quite easily. Some shade but don’t depend on it! Gazebos and brollys are welcome. Outdoor venue and we trade in the wind, only rain will cancel so please check the forecast and decide if you are game. Saturday looks breezy but Rondebosch is not as bad as some parts of Cape Town! However plan a fairly robust display;)
Sat 16 Dec Rondebosch Park Trade from 9:30-1, option to stay on to 2.
Khaya’s Emporium
Sweet Tooth Brothers
Glitter & Skinz
Made by Teens
Gabriels Mucky stuffs
Cook & CraftKing
Made it Pretty
Plants n Stuff
Sweet Treats
Soap Cellar
SHAAW – Second Hand All Around the World
Frantastic
Set up from 9am. Adverts all in, thank you!  https://www.facebook.com/1591673784381762/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1967015790180891It is mandatory for everyone to share them please.
Wed 20 Dec Rondebosch Park Main market is 3-8pm.  We can trade from 4-6:30 so its not too long and BUSKING SLOTS AVAILABLE. Set Up from 2. I’d like us all there as close to 3 as possible but its a long day for younger ones. If you can only come later let me know and I’ll set up a bit for you.https://www.facebook.com/events/337468226719332/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1512205363193065
Khaya’s Emporium
Sweet Tooth Brothers
Glitter & Skinz
Beauty
Gabriels Mucky stuffs
Cook & Craft
King & Oni
SHAAW – Second Hand All Around the World
Made it Pretty
Frantastic
Alley Cats
Plants n Stuff
Sweet Treats
Rainbow Unicorns / CTC
The Soap Cellar
Parents wishing to trade at Rondebosch we are short of tables. I am working on it. Let me know if you have a table. I have Marianne, Ben and Marrihett and Anjo looking for tables. And myself.
GENERAL:
Please remember: NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS at any of our events and regular traders BRING YOUR PLEDGE.

 
Tables are provided for all the kids stalls but you may like to bring a chair. Please bring a cloth.Remember your change float.I attach the accounting sheet and suggest you complete as much as possible at home before the market.Completed sheets must be handed half an hour before the end please, if you need help please just ask during the market. This needs to be completed in order to gain a certificate. 
When you arrive, please see me and book in BEFORE setting up.All stalls must have a sign please.
A couple of rules:
No playing on cell phones during trading please, they are best packed away for security anyway.
Please try not to eat at your stall, it looks unprofessional. I know the kids get peckish and a quick bite is fine but don’t make the stall a picnic area.
No gum chewing while trading please.
While younger kids need adult help I think from about 10/11 years they should be fine without and I am around if they need help. For those needing help please can we keep it to just one adult at the stall, otherwise the event loses the kiddie vibe. 
When you pack up please leave your area immaculate, if you have had messy activities please pick up any bits. 
We are all ambassadors for the PMM and I am always proud that the kids are so much more professional than the pros!
STALL FEES:These are totally voluntary, however it teaches a good lesson about overheads. As there is always a rush to pack up at the end please calculate your stall fees as follows: Work out your net profit on the accounting sheet by the end of trading. It really helps to use this sheet when you prep and keep it up to date while you trade. You are welcome to customize for your products. Fees are not compulsory but do teach the concept of overheads. The general idea is a maximum of R50 per stall but not more than 20% of net profit. This should motivate accurate costings;) If you are raising funds or require start up assistance no fees apply. Please calculate before the end of the market, ask if you need help and if needs be wait until after. The accounting is an important part of PMM, please do not gloss over it.I would prefer fees to be paid electronically into the PMM back a buddy account: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly If you are happy to do this please write that on the accounting sheet too so I can reconcile. Use your stall name as a ref. You are more than welcome to pay ahead for those of you who know you do well…I can always hold credit if needs be.
ADVERTS
Please send a Jpeg advert as soon as possible, at least three days before the event. I will be sending out links with the ads and it is compulsory to share them please. Please feel free to call me on 0833840590 if you would like any help or have questions. 
 
As always thanks for your support. New traders feel free to shout for help. I think everyone is in the whatsapp group but if not message me on 0833840590.
 
We have some money coming in Jan for our annual awards and a party! I am planning last week of the holidays. There will be a short workshop section, followed by awards and an activity….if we find a suitable venue it will be tie dye. I’m looking at 10 or 11 Jan, 10am to 2pm. All welcome, past and present traders. Non traders may join but will be asked to contribute to costs. Venue suggestions welcome, I have a venue in the far south but perhaps we need more central. If you are keen drop me a line.
 
Full lists of stalls along with the fabulous adverts the kids have made are on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA
 
We have also had a great little story this week: One of our regular traders is teenager names Khaya and he is a competition skater. He has been saving for a new board and made his target during trading on Saturday. He went directly from the market to Billabong with his cash still in his market tin. The manager queried where he got the money and when Khaya explained he was trading at the Pocket Money Market she was amazing and gave him a huge discount. He was over the moon!
 

 
I am so so proud of these creative and dedicated youngsters, they are more professional than many adult traders and keep impeccable accounting records. They are a delight to work with and customers get awesome products at great prices while they are doing something real to fight unemployment in SA.
 
All traders also sign a Plastic Free Pledge and we permit no single use plastics.
 
This is an NPO, everyone is welcome, start up assistance is available and there are no mandatory fees.
See you at the market!
L
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Heritage Weekend event & new bookings open

We have a fab fun event on Sat 23 Set at the amazing Cape Farmhouse! Thanks so much to Zoe and Vusa Mazula for hosting us!

Dates open for bookings:

23 Sept Fun day at Cape Farmhouse

21 October 2017 Longbeach Mall Saturday 10:30-1
28 October 2017 Cape Town Kite Festival (Muizenberg) 10:00 – 12:00
11 November 2017 Longbeach Mall 10:30-1
14 October True Grit Farmers Market Somerset West 11-1

Trader BOOKING FORM

NB BUSKERS PLEASE SEE THE BUSKING BOOKING LINK: https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/buskerbookings/

Holidays are coming soon and I will be offering the following modules:

1) Costing & Pricing
2) Marketing & Sales – Incl need identification, market research, 4P’s
3) Operational management – incl production, product optimisation, etc
4) Basic financial management – incl record keeping, capital investment, returns & profitability, depreciation
5) Online marketing & sales – get out of the sun, wind and rain!
All suitable for children from about 6 or 7 up to adults. Younger kids are welcome too although they won’t get quite as much out. Workshops are structured around a fun activity to keep it interesting and largely related to actual traders to keep it practical and real. There is no charge for traders.

Its a short holiday so I’m looking at 3 and 4 Oct only.

Please visit our FACEBOOK page for photos, videos and more regular updates and give our creative traders a like and share!

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Please support us by getting involved HERE!

 

Holiday Workshops, news and July/Aug markets

The Free holiday workshops are on Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 July with two modules each day. Full details are here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/talks-and-awards-days/Book only the modules you fancy: We start on Tuesday with Costing & Pricing then Marketing & Sales. Wed is Operational Management then Financial basics and on Thursday we do Online Marketing. All suitable from about 7 to 16 years and centered around an activity. As we are in Plastic Free July all activities will be making alternative packaging. Call 0833840590 to book.

Trader Bookings are open for the next market days on                                                                Saturday 29 July 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek                                   Wed 9 Aug (holiday) 11:30-2:00  V&A Waterfront                                                                 Saturday 26 August 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek

Busking bookings cam be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/FEfwmMz7FmsqPu612

We continue to learn and grow and the busking side is taking form fast. We have also had great feedback from the Plastic Free undertaking and will feature this month as a guest blog on the Two Oceans Aquarium website. This project has scope for much growth and I think if the kids can get it right to trade without plastic packaging then the challenge to the mainstream retailers is out there!

We have also had some great feedback in the press and are ever hopeful some sponsorship may eventually follow! Here are some of the articles and video links:

Expresso Show on TV3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJxeGkIGwyE&feature=youtu.be

http://spice4life.co.za/out__about/va-waterfront-youth-day-kids-market-pocket-money/

http://www.iol.co.za/capetowner/news/youth-make-it-at-market-9903606

We also made the news on TV 2 and 3 as well as front page of the weekend Argus.

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I am very pleased to announce we have received support form FORWARD FUND in conjunction with their Win Woman initiative, THANK YOU so much to Tina Thiart and her team for this: www.forwardfund.co.zaff logo

We were also happy to join a Dept of Education initiative in Mitchell’s Plain this week and look forward to more events in the future.

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As always, thanks for the support and hope to see you at the workshops and the markets soon!

Lin

Youth Day report & holiday dates

 

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Just a quick report back today:

We had a lovely Youth Day market at Imhoff Farm on 16 June, many thanks to Imhoff for having us at their delightful venue. The weather played along too thank goodness!

We had 20 stalls and 26 official traders although some “visitors” also joined the fun. The youngest trader was just 4 years old and the oldest 16. I thought the atmosphere was great and I was really pleased to see such good presentation and also lots of refinements by those who have attended workshops.

As always picking a winner is the toughest part of the day, everyone was so fantastic. Congratulations to Kaira and Stella of Cupcakes, Critters & Crafts who won Entrepreneurs of the Day. Their advert was lovely, they sold very well (in fact sold out) and had a fantastic attitude too. They also handled a couple of mishaps with aplomb and all the “secret shoppers” were very complimentary. Highest earner was Robert’s Organic Plants (by a long way!), followed by Hannah’s creations with Kaya and the Soap Cellar joint third. Well done! I am very pleased to see the detailed costings and improvements from the regular traders. On that note some sheets were incomplete or poorly done, they will not be accepted like that again so please take note!

Special mentions to the Soap Cellar for outstanding products, costings and a fabulous stall. Also to Colour Me Crazy for excellent presentation and Hanna’s creations for lovely original products.

For those wanting figures, one trader had a net profit of over R500, 6 traders had a net profit over R300 and another 5 over R200. Considering this is after costs and the kids are between 4 and 16 I think this is pretty good! I am available on skype or you can come and visit if you need some help getting there…this is a safe space to try out all the ideas.

I will do the other awards in the holidays instead of month end this time…I am looking at 13 July (see below). I need some time to study the sheets and think things over  to do the awards in more detail, market days are getting pretty hectic.

If there is enough interest I will do a workshop in the holidays on Wed 13 July from 2 to 4pm with awards after. We should be all done by 4:30 but the kids generally like to socialize a bit and weather permitting I’ll organize a fun activity again. I am flexible with dates but can only do afternoons and evenings so feel free to get in touch if you have an alternative suggestion. Remember workshops are free for traders and any group of 5 or more can initiate one.

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The winner of the LUCKY DRAW was Enid Pemberton. Congratulations Enid, I have mailed your four tickets to Snow World to you, enjoy and thank you for supporting the Pocket Money Market! The lucky draw was a great selling tool for the kids and as each sale = a ticket I think it really boosted sales. If anyone has connections for another prize that would be awesome…even if a company wants to sponsor  something smaller like movie tickets or a voucher…anything would be most appreciated!

Below are some snaps of our traders…in no particular order….Apologies I was a bit busy so didn’t take many pics and I missed a couple. Please send me your photos! Or better still I am hoping for  a young photographer (Hannah?) and a young reporter too. I could really use some help on market days too if anyone is keen, plus admin and PR too.

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Soap Cellar

 

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Kaya: Stick a frame, Twiggit, Scratch n win
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Save the Rhino

 

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Save the Rhino
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Color Me Crazy

 

 

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Cupcakes, Critters and Crafts

 

 

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Funky Dunky Danika

 

 

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Kidz Zone
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O’STEEZ
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Natural Nature & Molly’s Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wishmakers

 

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Robert’s Plants
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Cook n Craft

 

 

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Sweet Pop

 

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Monsters at Work

 

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Hannah’s Creations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Request a Beanie and Sydney’s Gifts

Here is also a link to the ads the kids have to send in before the market…and while you are there please give our Facebook page a like & share: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1737537636462042

Many thanks to Nikki Mountified for her hard work as well as Leigh Palmer for coming to my rescue when I could not fit the tables in my car! My continued thanks to Rotary for supporting the market, I saw a number of their members shopping and to SNOW WORLD for their fabulous prize worth R480!

We were also lucky to have a visit from Kieno Kammies of Cape Talk and they have given us some lovely encouragement. Here is an old article someone sent me that I was not aware of:

http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/13512/your-child-can-become-an-entrepreneur-at-a-young-age-find-out-how

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Please book here for the next market at Longbeach Mall on 9 July and I will open booking for 6 August this week too:

https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/market-stall-bookings-for-kids-from-3-to-16?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

Until now I have collected the stall fees at the end and adjusted down where takings are on the low side. However its too chaotic to manage so all fees will have to be paid up front from now, unless you make a special arrangement ahead of time. If any children do not earn enough I will be happy to credit them but this will be done at a later stage when I have time to assess properly. ( I work on not more than 20% of net income as a guide) Please remember you may apply for charity dispensation and outreach stalls are at no charge. I also have some start up assistance available for outreach too. This is a non profit, I do this in my own time “for the love” and self fund but I am really battling to stay afloat. Certificates, prizes, and a host of set up costs need to be paid, plus each event takes about 5 working days to set up. I work full time too so its not perfect, but on balance I think still worth doing. If anyone is able to assist in any way…nothing is too small. Printing is a constant expense and posters, accounting sheets and certificates are essential. It is my dream to get a proper sponsor and “do it properly” – I have a document prepared if you have any ideas!

Lastly we are now on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/pocketmoneymarket/

Thanks to everyone for your support!

Lin

PS sorry this is not a very pretty report…having a glitchy day and nothing wants to go where is should…but the basics are all there.

 

Market report back and future plans

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Sooo, I must apologise, I am about 3 reports behind. I’d love to do them with the amount of detail as I used to, but Murphy’s Law, whenever I plan a market some paid work turns up and that has to take priority! So rather than get even further behind, here is a short report of the 5th September Pocket Money Market at Bay Primary and another call for Young Reporters, Young Photographers and Young Film Makers to take up the challenge! I have had coverage on radio and TV so it’s a great platform just sitting there…waiting for you.

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Many thanks to all, especially those who travelled so far. We had people who came from far and wide which was amazing. Great kids, clever products and a fun day. It was the first time I have joined another event so a learning curve but on the whole all good I think. As it was a food fair fundraiser, the Pocket Money Market could not sell food…quite a limiting factor. Lots of green fingered folks out there however and there were plants galore!

We had a tight schedule for prize giving so the costings sheets were somewhat rushed and I am having some difficulty working them out, but love the calculations and little notes some kids have left me.Too cute, really! I would like to start a bit more detail on this and hope the parents will take this part further at home too. I am also going to get a LOT stricter on how much help parents are allowed to give at market day…at this stage it reflects in the awards so parents who do too much…take note please;) You may be “Young at heart” Entrepreneurs, but its all about the kids. Thanks so much to Bay Primary School for having us and to everyone who supported, but most of all to every young entrepreneur – you are all amazing! Please scroll down and see the rest of the report with the pics in the captions below:

Kidz Biz: Kian, Ruhan & Grace - Wow, real pros. 6 pages of stock sheets, I think about R300 net profit at the end...some delightful calculations;)
Kidz Biz: Kian, Ruhan & Grace – Wow, real pros. 6 pages of stock sheets, I think about R300 net profit at the end…some delightful calculations;)
Red Hill Cool Kids: Khanyo, Jeremiah & Edrige...Our first outreach stall. They made R180, reinvested R30 and took R50 pocket money each...small beginnings of big futures.
Red Hill Cool Kids: Khanyo, Jeremiah & Edrige…Our first outreach stall. They made R180, reinvested R30 and took R50 pocket-money each…small beginnings of big futures.
Kid's Stuff: Michael, Stephen and Lisa...Awesome profit of just under R600. Well Done. And big thanks to mum who really worked hard too!
Kid’s Stuff: Michael, Stephen and Lisa…Awesome profit of just under R600. Well Done. And big thanks to mum who really worked hard too!
Winner of the best display...First boy to win this ever. Well done Robert!
Winner of the best display…First boy to win this ever. Well done Robert!
Half an hour before the market opened and everyone was finished setting up already...First time ever. I do always try and warn everyone that kds can't really do more than 2 hours, I'd advise actually setting up later to be honest.
Half an hour before the market opened and everyone was finished setting up already…First time ever. I do always try to warn everyone that kids can’t really do more than 2 hours, I’d advise actually setting up later to be honest.
Rawk...there is a prize for you still! Product innovation with these
Rawk…there is a prize for you still! Product innovation with these “beautiful message in a bottle” Jars
Shifaa won a salesmanship award...totally knows her plants and gift of the gab! Well done!
Shifaa won a salesmanship award…totally knows her plants and gift of the gab! Well done!
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Isabella and Ruby “All Sorts” Marketing Winners.

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Michale and Stephen: The Gangly Gnomes. I love these clever Ideas made from things that cost nothing!
Michael and Stephen: The Gangly Gnomes. I love these clever Ideas made from things that cost nothing!
Katie of Crazy fun cartoons...a very cool concept, well done!
Katie of Crazy fun cartoons…a very cool concept, well done!

I’d love more photos if anyone have, please mail me at linda@livelightly.co.za.  And please join the mailing list to recieve market notifications here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r7HUidHTxEyypAN_C04l5ZNLtWjPAn_HPcZ9y8cwEbg/edit?usp=drive_web

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If anyone is keen for a market in your area please get in touch.

Our format includes basic age appropriate costings and profit calculations, a premarket advert requirement which can also be their market sign. Awards are based on creativity and salesmanship among other things…judging is not so much about earnings. A nominal “rental fee” of R20 introduces the concept of overheads. Children from age 3 to 16 are welcome. Each child gets a certificate of participation so there are no losers.

As always I am constantly looking for sponsors, partners and feedback. I am passionate about this project and even more so about the new outreach part of it.

Next date is Sat 24  October with a big outreach craft session in the morning and a market in the afternoon…LOADS OF VOLUNTEERS needed of all ages.  Donations of cash or anything we can use to make things with and ideas all welcome, I plan to stock 10 outreach stalls for 40 children. I hope to make it a fun day and all the kids can get together too. Busking and performance art spaces will be on offer and as always any fundraisers are welcome for free.

Please check out the pics on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1652328258316314.1073741837.1591673784381762&type=3 and give the page a like and share. For those of you on Twitter check out https://twitter.com/LiveLightlyKids too.

In closing, I run this with pretty much zero resources, sometimes on borrowed bucks and my sister Nikki is my team. It’s a real dream to take it up several levels and I have grand plans. My joint aims are to empower a generation of independent earners with more choices while bringing real income to needy households via the outreach arm. I really believe much of the crime committed against children happens because their parents spend such long hours working and commuting leaving children unsupervised, and if we could generate home based income this would make a meaningful difference. Apart from the obvious lack of jobs which makes self employment a necessity. I do, however have to earn a living so this gets odd scraps of time (Yes its 1am as I type this) and its far from perfect. But at least its happening…my two refrains are “Use what you have” and “Nothing ever happened sitting on the couch.” Seeing what a big deal the first earnings they took home was to the Red Hill Cool Kids has already made it a win for me. But I do need help…do-ers not talkers though. So if that’s you, give me a shout on 0833840590. You can check out the links to my qualifications and back story in the “About” section of this blog and let me know if you want to see the “masterplan”. Bank details are optimistically there somewhere too.

Thanks a mil for all the support so far!

We are off to Reforest to plant trees later this month so taking a little break, but always plotting and planning the next move. Check our Arbor day TV show here     Part 1:youtu.be/Tz4X8bSxjBg?a Part 2 http://youtu.be/a6Vu61gil8c?a

Oh one last thing…I am crowdfunding with Greenpop to get to Rocking the Daisies, please donate a tree if you can at R120  http://www.givengain.com/activist/144447/projects/11178/ One of my fave bands is out from Aus – The Cat Empire…am determined to get there.

Sjoe…if you read this far, well done! Thanks.

L x

pmm 5 Sept Bay

Linda Wilson

0833840590

Web: pocketmoneymarket.com

Twitter: @LiveLightlyKids

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Easter Pocket Money Market stall bookings now open

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The stall bookings for the Easter Pocket Money Market are now open.

Please use this Booking Form or mail magic@livelightly.co.za.

Times have been tweaked a bit to accommodate the road closures for the Two Oceans Marathon so that should not be an issue.

Sat 4 April 10:00 to 12:00am, awards 12:15 – 12:30.
Set up from 9am:
Venue: The Moth Hall, Central Circle, Fish Hoek (Near the tennis courts and the Library, but not the main Civic Centre hall)

Children up to 16 years may participate, there is no minimum age but I think from around  3 years is best.
Contact Linda: 0833840590

Please see the last blog for tips and more info about the stalls. Making goodies to sell is a great holiday activity and we will share craft ideas on the Facebook page too. Children are welcome to make an advert for their stall which I will publish on this blog and social media. (A photo of a hand drawn poster is perfect.)

I  would like to make part of the stage area available for some music and performing arts slots, I think about 15 minutes each. It would essentially be a busking slot…I am thinking they can join in the Young Entrepreneurs and get certificates, etc too. A 15 min slot will be R5 and they can book more than one, either consecutive or at different times.

I will also share some crafty ideas on the Facebook page if you need inspiration and please feel free to share yours, whether you are joining us or not! I am proud to say that the Pocket Money Market concept has been followed around the world and I have had interest from mums in Canada and Australia, so let your children use this platform to showcase their skills!

Many thanks to Lights that Last for sponsoring the cost of the venue & their incredible support.

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Thanks so much to Michelle Beattie for the lovely logo and graphic design work she has donated!                                                                                                                         I look forward to seeing you all there.