You've Got Questions? We've got Answers!
Whenever we're chatting with people new to Bought Beautifully, we usually share our quick descriptor within the first 30 seconds or so, that BB is:
"A marketplace of handmade goods that transforms lives"...
What happens next? Well, usually questions - sometimes lots of questions.
These Q&A interactions are one of our favorite parts about BB's ministry and work...it's so fun to engage with people interested in how we operate and why we're here.
And we especially love connecting the dots to arrive at that "aha" moment where people really get the heart, intent, and impact that defines BB's work.
We thought we'd consolidate many of the most frequently asked questions here - so that anyone interested in getting to know BB more has a good place to start.
About Bought Beautifully
How did Bought Beautifully start?
BB started as
Why do you call Bought Beautifully a ministry?
Who actually gets paid to work for Bought Beautifully?
While we have been extremely pleased with BB's growth rate since we launched in 2014, when you start from zero even exponential growth takes some time to become significant.
All that to say, that Co-Founder Emily Betzler is currently the only paid employee. She is paid a part-time wage for her full-time work. Co-Founder Colin Betzler currently works part-time as a volunteer.
We also pay part-time seasonal help as-needed and have been fortunate to work with Sasha Saur the past few years dependent on seasonal demands.
Finally, we have been fortunate to receive a local grant that has helped us with paid and unpaid interns with several of these enjoying (hopefully) their experience with BB during the past 4 years.
Who is on your Board of Directors and what do they do?
Meet our current Board of Directors and learn what they do here.
Does Bought Beautifully have an ambassadors or similar program?
How is Bought Beautifully funded?
How can I support Bought Beautifully (beyond making purchases)
How does your internship program work?
Do you have a physical storefront?
Call to action - If we've done our job, then you should be excited to get shopping here!
About Our Partners
How do you find your artisan partners?
Where do your artisan partners live?
How do you pay your artisan partners?
How do you document fair wages being paid?
How do you document safe working conditions?
How do your artisan partners quantify how they are sharing God's love in their community?
Can my organization become an artisan partner?
About Our Products
How do your products actually enrich lives, restore hope and empower people?
Who designs your products?
How does the quality of your products compare to other brands?
What is your personally favorite product?
What product has the coolest story?
Have a different question? It's likely that we have that answer too! Please, take a few seconds to ask us your question and we will be in touch with you to address it. And who knows, it might be the impetus for an upcoming blog post.
1. On your FAQ page, list out all the major questions you receive every day. If you have more than 15 or so questions, you may want to break these lists out into categories, allowing the viewer to find the question they’re looking for quicker and easier. (Note*** Please understand you do not have to call this an “FAQ Page” at all, as it can be said in many ways, as show in the two photos presented here from the River Pools and TSL websites.)
2. Now that the questions are listed, do NOT answer them on the actual page. Instead, hard-link the entire question to the blog post that answers said question.
3. Finally, at the bottom of the page below all the questions, show a call to action for some type of guide/eBook that contains the answers of all the questions listed above.
Quick video responses for each?