How many ways can I avoid sitting down and filling my pre-paid orders????? I own a home based business making faux-floral wedding bouquets. And some days, especially Mondays, it’s a challenge getting focused. Do you ever feel this way? Hmmm. I can write this blogpost about avoiding my orders! I mean, others must feel this way too so I MUST share it! I can take … Continue reading 10 Ways to AVOID Doing Your Job!
Every now and then I come across a post that resonates with me. When I read this topic about negative feedback I realized it’s a common problem, especially with online sites where leaving feedback is encouraged. WeddingWire is a great resource for my button bouquets and alternative bouquets. But they also offer tips like this one, “How to respond to a negative review.” I especially like the … Continue reading Negative Review? How to deal with it.
Most of us, with the best intentions, create New Year’s Resolutions. In the New Age philosophy, you carry the wave of the freshness of the New Year through the first week or so. I find that goal setting makes me nervous. Sets me up for failure. Oh, I know I have to have some daily goals and lifetime goals to reach for. But in between … Continue reading Checking in with our New Year Resolutions
Over the last few months, my business has been very busy. So busy that I have had little time for play. I have recently come to realize that when this happens, I must get back to basics. I must continue to CREATE. I mean make new things, work on new projects. As I fill orders and focus (like I believe someone who owns a business … Continue reading Don’t shirk your business, but fit in PLAY time!
Having just finished a weekend at a craft fair where I sold so much on Friday evening that I was up at 4:30am Saturday to create more, I thought I’d share what I gleaned: You won’t get your hourly worth at a craft fair. People just aren’t going to pay you what you’re worth! Adding $20 to an item to give you your hourly wage … Continue reading 10 Things I learned from Craft Fairs this year.
Know how to keep your customers happy? While there are many things you can do, here are “Best tips for happy customers” picks by Becca Souder, customer service extraordinaire! These work especially well in a brick and mortar shop but most can be adapted to online shops as well. SMILE! Keep your attitude light and upbeat. This will make the customer feel the same way. … Continue reading 8 Tips for Happy Customers Part I
I used to look at other shops making button bouquets and see the number of sales they had and be….slightly depressed. They had more sales – way more sales! And my bouquets were just as colorful or creative! Their prices were lower or higher. I began to wonder about every decision I was making. Maybe I should increase my prices or decrease my prices or … Continue reading How to handle shop envy (Or stop comparing yourself to other shops!)