Mary Kay used to say, “The curtains may need to be washed, but not today!” I regularly remember that as I look around my house during the day and see dishes, laundry, sweeping that needs to be done. What REALLY needs to be done? My business. That’s my focus if I am to build a successful home-based business. I love the Wikipedia definition of time … Continue reading 10 Time Management tips for Home Based Businesses
Do you appear to be unfocused?Do you start projects and not finish them?Do you have many varied interests?Are you easily bored?Do you have a hard time settling on one focus for your energies?Do you freeze when given a choice of many options? If you answered “yes” to several of the questions above, chances are, you’re a “scanner.” The term was coined by Barbara Sher, author … Continue reading Are your creative? Are you unfocused? Read on…
Do you struggle with taking photos good enough to represent your products online? Without good photos, you are doing yourself and your products a great disservice. Through several months of adjustments, here’s what I’ve learned: Lighting is the single most important aspect of photography. Choose natural light whenever possible. Figure out what time of day the sunlight streams into your house and set up a … Continue reading 5 Photo Tips for Product Photos
I’ve been on a huge learning curve since beginning my online business in October 2010. It was so frustrating in the beginning to have to learn so much. I felt like I need to rush in order to catch up! Here’s a few insights I’ve learned in the past few months: Building a business is like building a house. It has to be done one … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve learned from selling online
My first official craft fair was last weekend! I must admit that it was not as successful as my Open House, however, part of marketing is getting ourselves out there and letting people know what we have to offer! So here’s my display: Looks good, right? I am wondering if I had too many options, though. I brought button jewelry, the green shirt that my daughter … Continue reading Tips learned from my First Official Craft Fair
I define my days by how much I get done. I judge myself by how much was accomplished on my list. I define my life by how many things I can complete.On a day that I feel scattered and I don’t get much finished, I don’t feel very good about myself. When I get calls it breaks my concentration and I feel pulled in too many directions. I’ve … Continue reading How do you define your days?