Contact me via my form, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and social media. (Twitter – Facebook.)
Do you take the pictures on your website/what camera do you use?
I take all of the pictures on Thrift Core. I use a Canon EOS Rebel T2i with kit lens. I love my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens, it makes a huge difference in my photography and I highly recommend it (affordable, too!) In the past I've used photos from Morgue Files, a free stock images site and istockphoto.
Your blog and product photos are awesome! Any pointers?
I have product photography tips here and basic photography tips here. Enjoy!
What does "Van" stand for?
It's short for my first name, Vanessa. The nick-name and my love of video games, robots, and comic books gets me mistaken for a male in the online world. (Read more about me here.)
Can you create a website banner/etsy banner/blog banner/design a website/do marketing consulting/take product photos for me?
Absolutely! I'd love to collaborate with you on that. Check out my whole list of services here!
What is Thrift Core all about?
Thrift Core is about living a thrifty, happy, healthy, creative life, in short. And documents the adventures of a kitsch, robot, and dinosaur loving reseller and creative!
How do you monetize Thrift Core?
I earn income from my antique store booth in Southern Crossing Antique Mall (booth #4504 if you're local), vintage sales to locals via Craigslist and word-of-mouth, vintage sales from my blog, advertising, my Etsy shop, and the many services I provide.
Is this a website about antiques and collectibles?
Nope! I have little to no knowledge about specific antiques and collectibles. I do post my thrift hauls from the weekend every Monday, but this is not the website to find information on the value of your vintage items.
Who works on Thrift Core?
This entire website and brand is run by me, Van.
Can you provide me with blogging and writing tips as a beginner?
I have written thousands of words to help you with your creative business and blogging, so read away and be inspired! Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.
Will you write me a guest post/Can I write a guest post for you?
I'm open to writing and accepting guest posts, please contact me with the details.
Can I interview you for my blog/publication?
Absolutely, just contact me with the details and I'll get back with you.
Can I feature your photos/one of your posts on my blog?
Yes. Please e-mail me to let me know, and make sure you provide proper credit with a link back to Thrift Core.