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    Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    Knitting Away for All the Girls

    My co-worker (who is a crochet/knit-a-holic), has been cleaning out her craft room and gave me a ton of the fur yarn and other novelty yarn. So I started knitting scarves for girls. Some are short for little girls and others are long for teens or hip women! I am having so much fun knitting because I bought these really light weight, bamboo knitting needles and the yarn is so much fun to work with. I brought some of the scarves into work the other day and ended up wearing one(I pretty much work in an icebox) and got lots of compliments. Now I need to figure out how to photograph them, so that they look as good on the computer as they do in person. Anyone with suggestions?

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    Do you have a website?

    I fell onto etsy last year as a way of selling my items without paying the high cost of having a business website. Earlier this year I signed up with yahoo and set up a simple website that now directs people to my etsy shops and I have etsy mini's to showcase my items for sale. I haven't seen any sales come from having my own site and now I am wondering if it is worth the money. So I pose the question to you: Do you have a website and does it bring business?

    Monday, August 11, 2008

    In search of a car

    I know that I typically blog about my business stuff but my mind is overwhelmed with the thought of I need to find a car by the end of August and the money to buy it. I have been fortunate to be able to use my mom's car but with a new school year approaching I need to have a car of my own to cart kids around to school and activities. I was hoping to generate some money by having the End of Summer Clearance sale but have sadly had only one sale of $1. As I am looking for a decent used car, most people I know tell me to go out and get a loan for a car but as a single mom with a tight budget that is just not in the budget for me. I could pick up a second job but then when would I see my kids. I don't want to sacrifice time with my precious children just for the wanting of my own car.

    So since I am trying to generate more biz for my biz I am offering an additional 15% off my regular and sale prices. In the notes to seller please put blog15 and pass this around to all your friends.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008

    Do you pay for Advertising?

    I have been looking into advertising for my shops and so far I have been trying to find anything free because I am not selling anything and I don't want to spend money I don't have. Since I have added Project Wonderful on my blog I generate a little money which I put back into advertising on other blogs. I haven't seen an increase in views from it but I am trying to look at the long term goal of selling, not just for today.

    So I am posing this question to you, Do you pay for advertising and where do you advertise(free or pay)?

    Monday, August 4, 2008

    End of Summer Clearance Sale

    With the end of summer approaching us in the next few weeks, I am making room for the upcoming Holiday season in my shops.

    I am having a huge Clearance Section in my Meagan's Designs shop with items being marked down by 50% or more.

    In the Kaedan Krafts shop I am offering 40% the entire shop and customers who buy 2+ items I am offering free shipping. For this sale I am sending the revised invoice so please put ESCS in the notes to seller.

    Sunday, August 3, 2008

    I'm Back!

    I know that it has been a couple of weeks since I have blogged or really even been on the internet so I am finally feeling up to resuming my internet/business work. The past couple of weeks have been very stressful on my body and pretty much caused my body to shut down. I have diabetes and with the stress I have been feeling it has caused my sugar levels to completely go out of whack. When my sugars are out of whack then I am exhausted and can barely function. On top of that I ended up with an ulcer, which feels worse than labor pains. The docs are still running some tests to rule out anything else being wrong but the meds I am on are making life much better for me and my family.

    I am learning to take life in stride and that includes how I run my business. I think that I got so overwhelmed with the show I had a few weeks ago and then the disappointment of the show just sent me into a tailspin. I will be blogging like I did before but slowing down on the goals of becoming a top seller until I learn more about the business and what works best for me.

    Thanks to everyone who has supported me through this hard time.