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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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.

 

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Feb Winners, March plans & bookings are open.

I am so impressed with the improvements I have seen in the regular traders this month.

We adapted to a new format of smaller weekly markets instead of the larger monthly events of last year. We are really lucky to have space every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards and although week day evenings are tricky for many kids, it has been super for them to be part of a “real”trading environment. We did manage one Saturday event too at The Red Herring so a bumper month with 5 markets…with another 5 in March too. Stalls can be booked here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/market-staltstl-bookings-for-kids-from-3-to-16/

The grand prize for February was kindly sponsored by THE SWEETEST THING PATISSERIE in Simon’s Town and is a voucher for R250 and a tour of the business with some hands on experience of running a small business from real entrepreneurs.

And the winner is….

Over all Entrepreneur of the month for February 2016:                                                       Robert Palmer – Robert’s Organic Magic Plants. Robert progressed a long way this month, getting to grips with his accounting and he produces all his wares without assistance, using things with little or no cost. In addition his point of sale displays are great and although he is not naturally a salesman or people person, his product knowledge and love of plants equips him to hold his own with even the most demanding clients. Robert also picked up a job at the market and did a day’s planting – a lovely bit of market penetration. Congratulations Robert!

Robert was SO excited…he was actually gunning for Best Display so overall winner was a huge surprize.

Other awards went to:

Sales Excellence We All Scream for Ice Cream Emma Colyna1
Presentation & Point Of SaleExcellence Message in the bottle Rawk Dudley-Steada2
 Salesmanship The Sweets  Francesca McCann-Pereira3
Product & presentation excellence Beeswacky Ethan Hunter
Sales Supporter: Ryan Hunter BeeswackySm
Best original product Table Mountain Dragons Joanna Deppe7
Salesmanship To good to be true Josh Changfoot
Jed Volschenk
Innovation & Point of Sale The Fun Spot Josiah Mortlock- 8
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Consistancy and positivity ICED 3 (Iced Tea) Neve Martin
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Presentation of products & best turned out  traders Sweet Truth Michael & Stephen Bottcher20160204_175751
Accounting excellence, Best newcomer Magical Mischief Kiana Rayne Sonnenberg18
Ability to improvise & innovate Face Painting Kyara Russell17

There are also certifcates of participation for all the children who attended in February, please get in touch to arrange to get them. Thank you so much to Cape Point Vineyards for having us and they also kindly printed this month’s certificates.

The Febuary focus was COSTING & PRICING the goods with ACCOUNTING in mind. This did not appeal initially but is really the foundation in many ways and once the kids get it they ralise how helpful it is. It is a juggling act to keep it light enough to be fun while ensuring the project goals are achieved…so awards are a massive motivator and the smaller format markets provide much more time for me to work with the youngsters. On Saturday we had a workshop and everyone who attended recieved an ebook on costing and pricing too – I think (hope) many pennies droppped. March will focus on ADVERSING, POINT OF SALE & MARKETING, April will have MARKET PENETRATION, DIVERSIFICATION & PRODUCT OPTIMISATION as a theme. Newcomers will have a chance to catch up as we will cycle through all the material regularly, I am happy to repeat modules for any group of 5 or more and each session takes about an hour. There is no charge for these and all are welcome.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be adding the pages to this website for each child who wishes to trade between markets so you can order directly.

 

We featured in the Weekend Argus as well as the community papers and I have done a lot of radio this month too. However  A SPONSOR is still desparately needed as I am still self funding. Winter is on the way and I need to hire indoor venues and I also need large weekend venues for the monthly bigger markets as well as workshops and training. Prizes, learning material, transport and subsidization for the outreach kids all need to be sorted. I see so much potential but am unable to fufil it all as I still work 2 jobs – if I could give up one then this could really take flight.

At the end of the day, I am in SA for the long haul and raising my child here. The only way forward is to do what we can to make it work and it seems to me that much of what is wrong stems from financial insecurity and children who are often largely unparented. The Pocket Money Market has two main aims: The primary objective is nurturing a spirit of entrepreneurship in young children with the long term goal that more South Africans will be able to sustain themselves independently and possibly in a more flexible lifestyle conducive to less commuting and more active parenting. The second objective is to bring real and immediate income generation to families where the means for the children to join the Pocket Money Market are simply not available, via the outreach programme.

The current group of children are really starting to earn well and paying for meaningful things and saving decent amounts. I believe one day they will be able to work for themselves and take care of their families. We have been running a year already and I think I have some 200 accounting sheets on file which is a requirement of each stall. I anticipate at least double that this year, possibly much more.

I simply do not have the time to fundraise but if you have any ideas or contacts please drop me a line: linda@livelightly.co.za

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As always thanks to everyone who supports this project and my sister Nikki for all her hard work and especially for arranging this lovely prize.

If anyone missed the last report on the actual markets please check it out here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/budding-bransons-took-flight-in-feb-awards-free-seminar-march-schedule/

See you at the market!

Lin

Bookings Open For Feb Markets At Cape Point Vineyards Every Week

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I am absolutely thrilled to announce we have been given a great new venue!

We have 10 stalls every Thursday at the fabulously popular Cape Point Vineyards Community Market.

The first one is already on 4 Feb so please help me make the most of this amazing opportunity by booking a stall.

Bookings are open for 4, 11, 18 and 25 Feb here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sX_5GJAh7sJr4iNLBf7FjfGHipEpuPmgs9muWOODp0c/viewform Please complete the form with all details, otherwise you application cannot be processed.

Trading will be from 5 to 7pm, older chidren may trade on later if they wish.
Setup details will follow, we need to be mindful of traffic as this is a BUSY market.
Venue: Cape point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
Contact Linda: 0833840590
E-mail: linda@livelightly.co.za
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveLightlyKids
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA

Applications will work on first come first serve with some preference to those who attended in 2015 if we are oversubscribed. If you wish to attend more than one a month that will be possible if all applicants have been accomodated and there is still space.

Stalls are R50 for one or 2 children and an extra R10 for additional children. Tables are provided at this venue.

Goods and services:
Please note some details may change as we are still in the trial phase at this venue. We may not clash with existing vendors, details are in the booking form.

ACTIVITY STALLS ARE ENCOURAGED. I prefer to avoid “made in China”. Please note electricity points are not available.
I would encourage a variety of items for their first market to get a feel for what sells. Plants, veggies and herbs, crafts, activities like guessing the number of sweets in a jar, temporary tattoos and nail decoration are all fun and easy. I suggest keeping some items small and simple and selling them at lower prices but a few larger items with a higher return help to bump up profits a lot. Awards will take into consideration things like the originality of the products, cost of production, how much parental assistance is required, display, salesmanship and profit, among others. Recycling, upcycling and creativity are encouraged.

The young children battle to concentrate for two hours so I advise keeping the set up time minimal and stalls simple. The children will get a simple sheet to complete  with expenses, float, takings and profit. This is compulsory as the aim of this project is to educate. As this is an evening event, accounting forms can be completed at home and returned via e-mail. Certificates will then me emailed back unless you prefer to collect at a later stage. Awards will take place monthly and winners will be given opportunities to trade at the bigger events in the year and a early booking option for each month.

I am looking for children who would like to become Pocket Money Market photographers and reporters too.

As always feedback, suggestions, help and sponsors or donations to costs and prizes are welcome as are volunteers to assist with the outreach children, graphic design, PR and loads more!

Many thanks to Cape Point Vineyards for this fantastic oppotunity. I look forward to seeing you there.

 

PS The last market report is here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/2016/01/14/december-pocket-money-market-report/

If you would like to recieve email notification of events please subscribe here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sX_5GJAh7sJr4iNLBf7FjfGHipEpuPmgs9muWOODp0c/viewform

 

 

December Pocket Money Market Report

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful festive season. December came and went in a flash so I am finally catching up with the report. My notes are rather brief so feel free to correct me if needs be!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the market  and congratulations to all the talented children, we had 38 young traders on the day. Looking at the sheets, it was impossible to pick winners as everyone was fantastic. We extended from 5 planned awards to 9, but I still feel there are more worthy of special mention.

The awards went to:

Table Mountain Dragons: Best original product – Joanna Deppe (Homeschooled) *Newsflash* I have just heard that Joanna has exported her first dragon to California via Etsy. Congratulations!

Colourful Chameleons : Product innovation and advertising – Keona Missing (Sun Valley Primary), Meg Holman (Montessori Noordhaven), Rebecca Bennet (Sun Valley Primary)

Create a Cupcake: Salesmanship – Michale and Ross Joubert (Sun Valley Primary)

Message in a Bottle: Product design/upcycling – Rawk Dudly-Stead

Beach Babes: Best advert – Camryn Tabraham (Reddam), Georgia Brown (Reddam), Kyla-RoseTabraham (Reddam)

Creative Kids:  Best stall- Evah, Asher, Joshua and Adi Read (Homeschooled)

Stocking Stuffers: Product innovation and originality – Ella, Frida and Lulu (Homeschooled)

The Beeswacky Project: Best Ethical Product – Ethan Hunter (Homeschooled) *Ethan is just 5 years old!

Sweeet Surprise: Salesmanship and overall Entrepreneur of the Day – Jed Volschenk

Congratulations! Unfortunately I dont have everyone’s school details and some surnames are also missing, if you let me know I will complete these details.

There was fierce competition in the pre market advertising with Beach Babes edging out the colourful chameleons by 35 likes to 34 and Steele Stall in Third. Please go and see the fabulous adverts these clever kids made here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1672818536267286.1073741838.1591673784381762&type=3

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I only ever have a chance to go through the accounting sheets after the event so profits are not much of a factor for awards. I must thank all my “spies” who give me feedback on products and salesmanship among other things. During the event I try and watch traders as closely as possible and chat to everyone, but some of the best feedback is from the “secret shoppers”! This market was really quite hectic and as it was really hot we were swift with gathering sheets and doing awards so some of the accounting was a tad sketchy.

The top earners were Beach Babes, I make the takings about R1000, a new record! Well done girls! B and E Crafts (Bedine and Emil Erasmus) did really well too and their accounting sheet is perfection iteslf. I am sorry this is so late, but you guys get a late award for it! Christmas Mouse was another good earner and Table Mountain Dragons too.

There are some special mentions…It is so hard picking winners and it was all terribly close: Gabi’s Adoption Centre (Gabi Fisher) was just too lovely, All Sorts (Rachel Davidson) did really well, Urban Freedom Kids (Massimo and Milla) always blow me away with their lovely crafts,  The Steele Stall (Samson and Benjamin) had many secret shopper compliments and I have had awesome feedback about the delicious goodies, Dogz and Drinkz (Emma Colyn) made thebest lemonade in the world, Gnarly Christmas (Stephen & Michale Dreyer) are always a delight to have and the Merrimakers…well you guys were exactly that! The merriest, most festive crew ever!

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Many thanks to Claire for hosting us at the lovely venue at Noordhoek Creatives Studio and as always to my sister Nikki for all her help.

Sadly I am uncertain of the future markets at this stage as I have self funded them for 2015 and without a sponsor I am not sure I can continue. While its not a lot of money, it all adds up and on top of the time constraints I need to be realistic. Also this was a learning year and going forwards it should have proper infrastructure and some advertising budget as well as a budget for outreach, ideally. I really believe in the concept and that a sponsor would benefit hugely but I don’t have the time to chase one as I discovered thats a full time job on its own. With a budget of zero and a handful of hours this year I have a file of “accounting sheets” from I think about 200 children from all walks of life. I have been told of certificates being framed and touching stories of how the proft was spent. It all gives me quite a lump in my throat and I’d love to do it all better and more, especially the outreach. For more on my ambitions please see the paragraph titled “The Bigger Picture” here:https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ and if your school would be interested please get in touch too. I have a real feeling a Valentines Market on Sat 13 Feb should be the next one but I’ll need to start moving NOW, so if you have any ideas for a sponsor I need one like air.
I am keenly aware that its all been a bit rough and ready, but at least it happened and its been great. Thank you.

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Here is a slideshow of some snaps. Please send me any more photos you may have to linda@livelightly.co.za or share them on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/ or Tweet @LiveLightlyKids 

 

There is an incredible event on the weekend of 11-13 March called Greenpop Reforest Fest: FAMILY weekend 2016 . I cannot reccomend highly enough that you try and take your children. It is a tree planting event in a beautiful forest near Stanford, about 2 hours from Cape Town. I think its the easiest way to be an awesome parent while having a blast and doing something amazing for the planet. There are loads of interesting talks, music and a heap of other fun activities. Check out  http://www.greenpop.org/ and you are welcome to contact me for info too or if your school would like to know more. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/events/1525424831110231/

Oh and PS: So proud of our Canada crew too! Just wish we could get such great support here.canada pmm

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

Facebook: PocketMoneyMarketSA

Radio: http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/4416/know-about-a-project-that-encourages-enterpreneurship-at-a-young-age

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.

#3 Next Pocket Money Market: Easter Weekend

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Just a quick heads up…I am off to scout venues tomorrow as Lights That Last have kindly offered to cover the cost of hiring a hall for our next market. I am hoping to find something suitable in the Southern suburbs for Saturday 4 April. I know many people may be away but I am also planning one for Sunday 10 May. I am looking at 9:30 am to 11:30 am with a quick award ceremony at 12:00 and allow half an hour for set up and close down. I will confirm dates this week and open stall bookings so watch this space and keep an eye on our Facebook page too.

Just so you know the behind the scenes planning…Apart holidays most children have sport or other activities on Saturday mornings so generally our events will be on Sundays. Two hours are about all they can deal with so I advise keeping the set up time minimal and stalls simple. The children will get a simple sheet to complete at the end with expenses, float, takings and profit. Those who hand this in will all receive a certificate in a short award ceremony and there will be some special awards in different age groups too. You can be off to lunch by 1pm!

I am planning 3 age group categories:                                                                             6 and under, 7 to 11, 12 to 15.  Up to 4 children may share a stall. Stall fees are R20 for one or two children with an extra R10 for additional children sharing the stall.

Goods and services: I would encourage a variety of items for their first market to get a feel for what sells. Plants, cut flowers or veggies and herbs, crafts, activities like guessing the number of sweets in a jar, temporary tattoos and nail decoration are all fun and easy. The traditional baked goods, sweeties and popcorn are always popular but must be priced well. I suggest keeping items small and simple and selling them at lower prices. No hot foods or on site cooking please. Children may also apply for a limited number of busking or performance art slots. Awards will take into consideration things like the originality of the products, cost of production, how much parental assistance is required, display, salesmanship and profit, among others. Recycling and upcycling and creativity are encouraged. Second hand goods like books and computer games will be limited to 10 items per stall. images

Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome and you can mail magic@livelightly.co.za.

Anyone able to assist with prizes or certificates or any kind of sponsorship would also be most appreciated.

Cheers,                                                                                                                                         L

PS: I want to please encourage everyone to make this Easter a Leaping Bunny Easter and have a different kind of Easter hunt: When you go shopping please check all your lables for the Cruelty Free leaping bunny logo and explain to your children, every little thing helps. lbBelow is a great article from Caffeine and Fairydust with product lists too: