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paul wheaton
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Years ago, jack spirko told me to do what he does: member support brigade.

The idea is to that if people pay $50 for the MSB, they get lots of videos that are not available elsewhere, lots of ebooks that are not available elsewhere, plus there are dozens of businesses that give lots of discounts on their stuff. So the business gets listed outside of MSB, and if people log in to MSB they get all the details.

It took me a long time, but we are finally travelling in that direction.

The list of businesses will be first come, first serve. And the discounts need to have some level of substance to them.

So, the first businesses to jump in will be the first business listed.

Who wants to be at the top of that list?
 
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- Big malls talk about flagship stores for obvious reasons,Besides some great local ones my #1 vote to approach and work with would be Pantyparatus.com (sp)

Glad I am the 1st to suggest it ! Big AL
 
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I am an MSB vendor for comfrey root cuttings. Im located in zone 9 california SF Bay Area so i can ship year around. The demand for comfrey is amazing. Ive been selling for 3 years now and have shipped all over the world. I would be happy to offer a similar disount to PIE members!

Marshcreek.farm
 
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I do 1-on-1 retreats down here at The Castle in south Taiwan (and other healing/transformation services as well). How do I get involved in your scheme to promote our business to permies?
 
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I just joined (today!) jack spirko's MSB discount vendor list. I'd also love to extend a discount to the Permies community. We sell quality hand tools for the garden, and homestead. Let me know if you're interested.
 
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Kristen and I would like to be in on this one. What do we need to do to list are living the good life naturally business and Rocky Mountain Permaculture business?
 
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Awesome!

If you already have pie, then you have access to the pie forum and you can describe you dealio here. If you do not have access to the pie forum, then I wish to subject you to my disappointed look and then direct you to send the particulars to gir at richsoil.com and cassie will put your stuff there.

In this thread, please tell me the name of da biz and the url of the biz and we will put that in the big pie thread, complete with a link back to your post here which describes the particulars.

I would also suggest that you create a media rich thread here on permies that describes your bidness. And we will probably make a link to that as well.

(This is gonna be so cool!)
 
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I have no pie. But I like to support permies when I buy stuff. For us with no pie, can the vendors also post in blatant advertising? For myself, I may be interested even if no discount is offered.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:I have no pie. But I like to support permies when I buy stuff. For us with no pie, can the vendors also post in blatant advertising? For myself, I may be interested even if no discount is offered.


of course!! we are really hoping that people/businesss that want to be in the pie list will post a thread in the blatant advertising forum. they can learn how to create a great thread for their business here. or, as noted in that thread, they can shell out $200 for me to do it.

anywhoo, in that thread, they can spell out the offer for pie people and link to the pie thread. They can also spell out their offer in the promoting your biz with pie thread.

then, there will be a thread in the pie forum (that only pie users can see) that will have the details about how to get the discounts for each business, etc.
 
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Hi Folks,

I'll blatantly advertise here! Don't mind if I do...

We have Chinese Chestnut seedlings, bare root, available to ship this spring.

Packages are sold in bundles of 25.

Everyone pays $5/tree for orders of 25, 50, or 75 trees. $4/tree for 100, 125, 150, or 175 trees, $3.50/tree for 200-500 trees. $3/tree for 500+

$1 off each tree to PIE people. (I hope this is some level of substance)


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The chinese chestnuts are seedlings, a variety from a local (Michigan) low-input farmer. The parent trees exhibit strong blight resistance and are Michigan winter hardy. They produce copious amounts of medium to large sweet nuts. I prefer to eat these raw, like walking around pocket candy; they do not need the sweet hand of heat to make them palatable. These are perfect for large plantings either as hardy root stock to graft onto, or as commercial production trees. In my opinion, the roots are most important to this crop, and will support a large crop no matter the genetics if water and nutrient requirements are met by soil organisms over synthetic additions. Chestnuts are one of those crops that responds strongly to either irrigation or access to water through Permie earthworks. They like slightly acidic, well drained soil.

In future, we will additionally sell Korean Stone Pine, Siberian Pea Shrub, Saskatoon, and a hybrid chestnut that produces very large sweet nuts early in the season.

Thank you for the forum!

Andrew Mateskon
 
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I create beautiful, media-rich threads for people for $200.

I am offering 10% off for PIE people.

I am also offering 20 minute phone consultation about how to promote your stuff here on permies.

See my "bidnez" thread for details here.

 
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Hi Folks,

My little homestead-based biz sells effective and durable hand tools for your garden, farm and homestead. We now offer 10% off all orders for Pie Peeps. Yahoo!

Have a look at our goods at https://www.thetoolmerchants.com/
 
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I also just got an email from justin rhodes, of Permaculture Chickens Film.

He is offering 20% off ANY film edition, which is a HUGE deal because he neverrrr does discounts, so us PIE people are pretty much special as heck.

Essentially, you are getting 2015 prices, and he's never going back to those.

A few other important bits:

The Essential edition now includes three chapters from the ebook.

The Complete edition now gets 20 minutes of the raw interviews with Salatin and Foreman

The Premium edition now gets my 40 minute creative feed workshop.

Plus, customer get any bonuses I add for 2016.
 
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Alright, one more for today: Marjory Wildcraft is offering 25% off of her Grow Your Own Groceries DVDs for PIE people.

Her most popular resource is this 2 DVD set about how to Grow Your Own Groceries and they have been a hit all over the world.
This 2 DVD set covers tons of topics divided in 9 sections from water to poultry, gardens, perennials and tons more.
 
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I am offering 10% off ANY advertising for Permaculture Magazine, North America!!

You can see advertising options here.

 
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I'm starting a home tree business. I would be interested in advertising and offering discounts to pie members.
 
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Dan alan wrote:I'm starting a home tree business. I would be interested in advertising and offering discounts to pie members.


Hmmmm .... I never thought that somebody would like to promote a local business. I think we might be able to do this, but it might take some work to set it up.

Dan, could you ping me about this again in july?
 
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Sure thing Paul. It's a tree nursery selling and shipping trees. Not like a law/tree care thing..
 
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Dan alan wrote:Sure thing Paul. It's a tree nursery selling and shipping trees. Not like a law/tree care thing..


So you will ship trees all over the US right? If that's the case then that's the sort of thing that this is currently set up for.
 
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Yes, USA shipping.

We are starting small, having only one type of tree this year, but adding new trees each year. I hope to some day leave the rat race and work only in meaningful perma-empire related things.
 
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Dan alan wrote:Yes, USA shipping.

We are starting small, having only one type of tree this year, but adding new trees each year. I hope to some day leave the rat race and work only in meaningful perma-empire related things.


Hi Dan - sorry about the delay. I'm going to send you an email and get the details of being a PIE partner worked out with you

Chat soon!
 
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I'm launching Spare Change Emporium, with trees and shrubs (2017-2020) adapted for drier and some altitude; (they're in the rooting beds right now); rhubarb (crowns, seeds, and some prepared products, 2017-2018 ) and various pepper products, (seeds and seasonings) (2017, the mama plants are meeting the sun right now). I know that Wheaton's Village is 4b with altitude and will be selecting some varieties to grow best in those conditions (I lived at 4b at 6500ft for six years). As well as bringing recycled products (work aprons and specialty grocery totes from denim) and tofu presses (by July 1st). Permie Pie people, I will be picking up your postage ship for continental US. I will not be able to ship trees and plants into Texas, Florida or California. There, I made it official. (edit to remove an accidental emoticon)
 
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Deb Rebel wrote:Permie Pie people, I will be picking up your postage ship for continental US. I will not be able to ship trees and plants into Texas, Florida or California. There, I made it official. (edit to remove an accidental emoticon)


This all sounds really cool Deb! I'm going to send you an email so we can work out the details and see about getting you listed here!
 
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Thank you, Destiny. Looking forward to bringing good stuff to good people!
 
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Hi;

I'm a fairly new member, and already find myself the recipient of a couple of slices of delicious PIE. Much thanks to the sweet bakers that sent them to me.

I am a freelance graphic designer, and would like to offer my services to Permies PIE members at a discount. I am still working out what the discount would be, but first I wanted to get a reading on whether this service would be acceptable, not to mention wanted/needed.

I will offer discounts on:

Logos
Business cards
Flyers
Posters
T-shirts/product images
Labels & Packaging
Websites - nothing complicated, just a simple attractive website for small business or farm. This would include help with written content, optimizing photos so they look great, creating tantalizing web images, and setting up a blog, if that's something you want. (I don't do much in the way of SEO - you'd have to hire someone else to do that).

And just about anything graphic design related, for print or web.

So, do you think that this is the kind of thing that members might be interested in? I know that many people struggle with marketing, and sometimes just don't know where to start. I can give them that start, at least. And make suggestions as to what to do next.

Let me know if you're interested, and I'll work up a proposal!

Cheers
Tracy

P.S. Thanks for this most wonderful and helpful site!


 
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Permie Pie People! I have a permaculture/gardening themed t-shirt biz and I want to give all pie subscribers a 25% discount. My website is http://fourwardco.com. I just finished putting it together so I'm super excited to finally to be sharing it.
 
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Ryan Workman wrote:Permie Pie People! I have a permaculture/gardening themed t-shirt biz and I want to give all pie subscribers a 25% discount. My website is http://fourwardco.com. I just finished putting it together so I'm super excited to finally to be sharing it.


These are great Ryan! Could you please email me at destinyATrichsoilDOTcom, and we'll get the details arranged and your business added to this list?
 
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It's official - Ryan over at 4Ward is offering a 15% discount to orders from PIE members on their awesome organic permaculture themed tshirts!

(Edit: This discount has been lowered to 15% as of 8/30/2016.)
 
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