Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Few New Designs

These are pictures of a few new designs I'm going to be adding to my icraft store over the next couple of weeks. Hope you like them.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sellers Bootcamp - Thank you Christine!

For those of you who haven't heard, Seller's Bootcamp will be starting up again on July 1st. I signed up for the first one but the timing was all wrong for me as I had just contacted Emily at Polkadot Pixels about setting up my storefront. This time I feel more prepared and hope to benefit from bootcamp.

I have to remind myself that "if you build it they will come" is not necessarily true and that my focus should be on directing traffic to my store - easier said than done. I'm hoping bootcamp will give me some solid ideas on how to make this happen. We have access to such a hugh global market that with some guidance we should all be able to start generating sales.

I plan on taking all the advice offered in bootcamp, and if something generates a sale for me I'll be more than happy to talk about it on this blog. As I mentioned, I signed up for the first bootcamp but didn't participate. I did, however, get a glimpse at the assignments, and if you haven't already signed up, definitely consider it.

Hopefully I'll see you all in bootcamp.

Take care.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'd like to give a huge thank you to Emily at Polkadot Pixels for the wonderful design she created for neatTreats. I contacted Emily and had her create my storefont, blog, business card design, avatar and some extras for the store. Emily was a delight to work with, so professional, and because she installed everything she created for me, she saved me no end of frustration. In the process I discovered why I'm not a graphic artist! It was a struggle for me to even come up with a design that Emily could run with. To Emily's credit, her patience seemed to be boundless, and she persevered with me until I came up with an idea she could work with. If anyone is looking to get their on-line store off to a great start, I would highly recommend Emily.

In the meantime, I've spent the last couple of weeks formulating and sourcing out the best possible ingredients for my new body butter. This weekend I'm going to produce some sample jars which my focus group (5 wonderful friends) will try out for me. Hopefully they'll love it! I'm also going to try and fit some time in to get my Etsy store up and running. Boy with Father's Day and all, this is going to be a busy weekend!

Talk soon.