They say it takes a village to raise a child.
The same could be said for creating a brand. And when you rebrand you have many people whose efforts you deeply appreciate. It even started with my fans who played a Guess the Name Game Contest on my Facebook page . I had so much fun inventing clues and hints for fans who struggled to guess so they could win a $20 coupon. It took 6 days of visual and text clues for Veronica Solorzano Athanasiou from Greece to be the winner. Holiday show schedule is in motion as the process of rebranding continues. Earth and Moon Design conjures up many images and possibilities for logos which will be designed.
None of this could have happened without support and teachings along the way. I limped along building my fan base on Facebook until I found Kelly Paul of DirectlySuccessful. Her specialty is in direct sales and although I was a small business entrepreneur, I knew many of her clients were part of home and catalogue jewelry companies. After I took her 30 day Honey Badger Facebook course my page soared and I gained confidence to learn technical things through her video tutorials.
How could I make my Fan Page Interesting?
Photo shop was too hard. Pic monkey seemed too limiting. How else could I learn graphics? In stepped Johnie-Louise of Fan Page Envy who taught me graphics through her video course. To this day, I have so much fun and pleasure creating original posts and it looks like you like them too.
Given my product was a visual one, Pinterest was a compatible platform and Melanie Duncan, the queen of Pinterest gave me tools through webinars and modules to get that going.
People- Without them where would I be?
And the fabulous people I met through groups led by Norma Dorion of SavvyBiz Solutions, Kelly Paull’s Honey Badgers, and Keri Francek Jaehnig of IdeaGirlMedia in her Likeable League group. The support, tips and encouragement to keep learning and growing to reach this day was unexpected and greatly appreciated. Made some wonderful online friends along the way and someday hope we can even meet face to face. Actualy two are coming to New York and plans to meet are underway.
My Ultimate Gratitude/Appreciation goes to:
Once again, my deepest thanks to Kittie Walker of Avidmode, UK for all she did that came from her generous spirit, patience and extraordinary talent. So often we contract for X and we get X, Y and Z. A weekly highlight was our Skype sessions, getting trained in keyword research, brainstorming and leaving all the technical stuff behind. As we went along, Beth and I had zillions of questions and Kittie patiently explained and taught, in email and often on our calls.
I coud write a separate appreciation blog as an ODE to Kittie and I may just do that down the line. There aren’t enough words to describe our gratitude toward her, for all she did and all she did that was unknown to us. And she worked with us with ease, having a calming effect on our partnership. She continues to guide, teach and hold our hands. Someday, I know she will set us free to glide on our own.
The Planets Aligned
Yes, One might say everything aligned for us to move forward in creating a new company, new name, new website, new skills, new plan and launch on Nov.1, 2013. The rebranding process is set in motion as we soar through Earth and Moon Design.