trshtwns01 (trshtwns01) wrote,

New Business Updates

Wow. Maybe I'm getting the hang of this.

Today, I finally got pricing on all of my product pages, and put in the code for the 'Add to cart' buttons, and added a 'View cart' button for all of the pages. I set up my PayPal account to accept payments for BeaDistinct Jewelry. People can buy now!!!! It's just like a 'real site'. Heck, it IS a real site. :)

My mothers of multiples club is always looking for donations for our monthly raffles. I wrote to the coordinator for our fundraisers, who manages those raffles, and negotiated that I would provide a valentine's bracelet for next week's raffle, and in exchange I would get advertising in our monthly newsletter. While the 30 or 40 people that are at the meeting will get a preview of my work (I plan on having a table there for the March meeting) and I can hand out business cards so they can see the site, the newsletter gets a much wider audience. I should reach more like hundreds of people.

Did I mention I made three sales last night at my own Super Bowl party? I wasn't even trying to sell my friends - they pretty much know I'm uncomfortable doing that. They were just looking and wanted some of the pieces.

I also had to go out today and get more of the boring side of business taken care of. I had to get a receipt book for when I make sales, and I got a nice binder and clear protector sleeves so I can make a table catalog for display. I have a few odds and ends I would like to get before next month's show: a free-standing mirror, a nice cloth/blanket/something to cover the table and put my work on, and I need to create signage. This part isn't as fun as the design and creation of the jewelry, but I know that in the long run it will make the sale of it more successful.

Onward and upward.

Oh! Feel free to check out the site. Constantly improving.
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