Wednesday, September 22, 2010
My new focus....
Things have been crazy mad for me the past few years. I think I had mid life crisis early which is all together possible considering I had my first kid at barely 19. :) So, I have been working on this business for almost 4 years now and its so slow going, not because of the economy (although its not helping me) but because I just haven't focused as much effort into it as I really could be. So I have resolved that I will from here on out put every ounce of energy I have each day into making this a viable and profitable (and not just for fun anymore) business. I turn 40 next year, and I would like to have a big reason to celebrate because I mean who really wants to celebrate becoming that old? :)
So on my to do list are:
Blog at least 4 times a week. (daily would be great but probably not realistic for me, I know... I've tried!)
Creating a "line" of garments and handbags. I'm already hard at work on my first design. I have a few others that I will continue to use as well. I usually create more one of a kind pieces, but Im just not selling much at shows so I want to see what happens if I have more than one of the same item in a variety of fabrics and colors. Most of the other crafters at shows all do this and thier booths do look really nice. That could be a reason for low sales, or I could try arranging my booth different. Either way I've only done a handful of shows so I'm still learning.
Anyhow that's next on the list. Booth display and arrangement as well as at least one show a month. I already have the next two months shows lined up so Im stoked about that. I've included a pic of my booth from Sundays Indie-Mart.
The last things are the most expensive and things Ive wanted to get forever, and those are a professional logo, labels and hang tags. As well as get my website back live. Im sure theres more, but thats what comes off the top of my head.
Posted by Chrystine D at 10:50 PM