As I previously mentioned my New Year's resolution involves revamping my art, finding a niche, and expanding my sales and business.
It is my only resolution but it is a hefty one. Before I got sick my goal was to unveil my new and improved Etsy Shop on New Years Day but time didn't allow this and I am still working on it, and unfortunately it looks like it is going to be pushed back a week or two.
One Major Development!
My Mom is going to be my first employee HAHA I know that sounds funny (but really she is just there is help). No matter which ways I have been stretching myself I can't seem to find the time to fit everything in (full-time job, painting, blogging, AND running an online business). So I figured what better way to expand my business than to bring in an entrepreneur for assistance; MY MOM! For 17 years my mom has ran and operated a very successful business but due to her recent injuries she is forced to take it easy, real easy. After 17 years of being on the go you can only imagine that she is bored to tears that she is layed for 12 weeks.
I am going to be teaching her the Etsy end of the business and teach her how to upload and add new inventory to the store.
Here is a sample of one of my NEW AND IMPROVED WORKS!
Not only will I be selling my originals I am also going to sell a lot more prints and note cards (which I am very excited about!) My goal is to update my shop at least twice a month if not more and more importantly carry a good diverse selection at all times(merchandise and prices). Oh how many hours are in a day? HAHA.
So what was your resolution? I sometimes find that by sharing a resolution it might spark something in another person that just might be beneficial to them.
ON THE PERSONAL FRONT:
This weekend I am going to the home land "Jersey" to go to a family function called, "The Family Party". Every holiday season for years well before I was born my Mom's side of the family meets up once a year to get together and share the joys of the season and New Year. This year I will be shamelessly promoting/unveiling my business. I printed out note cards and brought my business cards. Advertising 101 best form of advertising is word of mouth. Or that is what 4 years of college level advertising taught me. Free is the way to be. HAHA.
But more importantly this weekend I get to see my favorite cousins and my brother. People who I love dearly but don't get to see half as much as I would like to.
Well I am off to the races. Happy New Year to all. Thank you for your support last year and I hope to do you all proud in '09.
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