Monday, June 30, 2008
I'm having fun with this!
Have any of you started up your own home-based buess? If so, what was your approach? What wa your product? How successful has your business been?
I have to say, despite the enormous amount of work involved with trying to get my Sparkle & Charm Boutique off the ground, I'm really having a lot of fun with it!

Here's my checklist (randomly organized):

Now, all of this is evolving and changing over time as I learn what works and what doesn't. I'm trying to keep things simple (no business plan, no expensive marketing campaign, no hard sales, etc.). I'm simply trying to turn my creative outlet into a small side business.

I don't expect that I'll be able to stay at home and do just this on a full-time basis anytime soon, but maybe some day. For now, I'm just enjoying seeing a labor of love made from my own two hands being packed up pretty and sent off to a little girl. I love hearing how much joy my hair bows or tutus are bringing these little ones!

This is turning out to be an exciting and fun venture!!

By the way, if you've promoted my Sparkle & Charm Boutique on your blog since 9 May, please leave me a comment here with a link to that plug so that I can enter your name in my drawing for a $10 gift certificate to be used on any one of my products. I'd really like to choose a winner this week!

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At 5:50 AM, OpenID pinkexplosion said...

http://pinkexplosion.wordpress.com/2008/05/16/all-over-the-map/

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

I haven't had a web business but have thought about it a lot lately...I'll think more about it in the fall when our camp-retreat season is basically over.

I did promote your business and will do so again after I get Alexys TuTu and adorable photos! ☺

Fun!

 

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