Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Soap Business 101: Getting Started

I had a great response when I asked my email newsletter folks a question. I just went and checked, and it's been over a YEAR since I asked.

I am lame.

But I haven't forgotten it, and I got a lot of feedback on it. I saved it all, and I still plan on writing a book on owning and running a craft business. I'm thinking I should focus it, though, and write the book about running a soap business in particular.

Which book would you rather read?

Friday, September 03, 2010

Advertising on Blogs: How to Choose?

I have been trying to figure out which blogs would be best for advertising Craft e-Revolution. There is a part of me that doesn't want to spend one cent on marketing, and I'm doing the best viral planning I can. I have a newsletter email list, etc. etc. I'm not going to explain that. You all know that, right?

Right? Maybe a post for another time, then.

In any case, I'm trying to resolve a dilemma. Should I advertise on a blog that has high readership, but often incorporates MAJOR spelling mistakes in the posts? It's obvious that the blogger doesn't know how to spell 'spigot' for example. The spell check feature would have caught 'spickot' anyway.

See? Right there? That red, wiggly line that you, the reader can't see but I CAN BECAUSE IT'S SPELLED WRONG?

Sorry. I think I know my answer. That blog won't get my money for advertising. I can't give my money to someone who thinks it's appropriate to have a blog that has egregious spelling errors.

I just can't.

Where else should I draw the line? Or shouldn't I? Am I too picky?

Too Many Jobs: When to quit?

Am I the only person who has two businesses AND a full-time job? I can't be, right? I can't be the only one. If I didn't have the full-time job, I could dedicate hours and hours of time to the businesses. I could spend LOTS more time with my family.

Am I the only person who feels like she's missing her own life?

Thursday, September 02, 2010

NaBloWriMo -- someone else do it, please!

This year is the year I must give up NaBloWriMo to someone else. I am absolutely spinning with work to do. Someone, please volunteer to do it. I am sorry, but I just don't have the time this year.