The last time I had butterflies in my stomach was when I thought I was in love. Maybe it is just indigestion? That couldn’t be it because I haven’t eaten anything yet. What I did do was to just spend the past hour on a webinar learning about email marketing. A few of the words & concepts were familiar but most of it was Greek or maybe Latin.
IS THIS POSSIBLE?
My head keeps shaking from side to side telling me that I can’t do this. My friends & family say I can. They focus on what I have thus far accomplished these past years. I look at how much more I need to learn. Not sure what will win out, up & down or side to side.
For now, I am plunging, as it is late summer, not into a pool or ocean but into the world of social media marketing. I was delighted to discover groups of fellow beaders, handcrafters, artists & women owned businesses on linkedin. In response to a group members query on, ”How do I get started selling my newly created jewelry?” I read the following reply: “Before you get started in your craft business, you need to have a clear idea of the types of products you want to sell & what you think people will be willing to pay for them”.
No, no, no I cried out. This isn’t really her issue because she has already started. She is hooked & already has boxes of beads & lots of finished product. The same thing happened to me before I realized that I was in business. When I think back to the beginning, I had no clue what people would be willing to pay for my jewelry. I wasn’t even sure what it cost me to make each necklace nor did I know I should keep track of it as a way to set my price point. I did sell enough to cover some of my expenses & so I forged on. I had to search for where the shows were only to discover that my applications often had to be submitted 6-10 months in advance depending on the juried level.
Here it is, 5 years later & I spend more of my time on the computer than in beading & my business & technical knowledge continues to grow. I’m pleased with all I’ve accomplished & intend to continue to expand personally & professionally. A dear friend dubbed me the “Ageless Explorer” hence the name of my blog . At age 73 I will continue this adventure.
Keep posted to follow my twists & turns as I immerse myself in social media marketing.
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I didn’t know it but my head going up & down is running the show.