Traditional advertising costs money, and isn’t very effective in many circumstances. What about word of mouth advertising for your business? It’s free, and it’s the most effective type of marketing. When you buy something do you head to YouTube to research commercials, or do you head online to read reviews, or maybe call a friend or family member to ask their opinion of a local plumber? You use word of mouth, and you trust it, whether you realize it or not! Day after day, he went back to the studio for three months. He walked passed the guard, waved at him, and he waved back. He always wore a suit and carried a brief case, letting the guard assume he was one of the students with a summer job in the studio. He made a point of speaking to and befriending directors, writers, and editors. He even found a vacant office, and listed his name in the building directory.
Sell outside of the home through arts and crafts shows, jewelry shows, Internet outlets, flea markets, swap shops, consignment at department stores and jewelry stores, and wholesale. Working from the home will allow for experimentation before opening a physical location away from the home.
Make sure they see a blank page that says that you charge extra for special images. If they want to put up the cash for that painting – by all means, paint it! Don’t sell yourself short and do charge accordingly for it. Its your art, what is your time worth? There are sign painters that charge $1 a MINUTE so you can base what you want to charge using that as a guideline.
I have tried Arbonne products. They’re not life-changing, though I’ll admit they’re not only beautifully packaged, but they somehow feel extra luxurious in comparison to anything at the drug store. Because of the price, I wouldn’t recommend trying to sell to your fellow mommy friends who are probably already feeling guilt about the air-freshener plug-in they bought at Wal-Mart. If you decide to sell Arbonne, branch out to friends and family with older children or even try throwing parties with the high school crowd where everyone gets to experience a facial and a foot soak. That’s how you really sell this stuff.
That you will have to ask an accountant. If you are going to be self-employed they will tell you what expenses you can offset against your business and the amount of tax which will be incurred. For the legal requirements in your area, you should speak with your chamber of commerce.
Healing Stone Foundry, Jewelry: Owner, Lisa Katz, The use of stones by our ancestors for healing has fascinated her for years. She has combined this fascination with research on the healing properties of semi-precious stones that the ancients believed and has put together beautiful pendants along with information on each stone in the setting. Each pendant is a unique piece that resonates with the person who decides to wear a bit of what our earth provides.