Saturday, December 4, 2010

Promote, Promote, Promote

I love designing and creating jewelry. I really can't say that I have a particular "style". I dabble in just about everything. Crystals, gemstones, glass, wire, chain, weaving. I go with whatever mood I'm in when I sit down at my workbench. It isn't just about creating though. In my journey to become a jewerly artist, I have learned that there is so much more to selling your art than initially thought. I have learned that I need to balance creation with promotion. This week it is all about promoting. I have tweeted, Facebooked and joined a few of the promotional sites on my long to do list. I still have many more to visit and join.
We artists and crafters have many hats we wear. We are designers, CEO's, secretarys, creators, makers, marketing directors, inventory specialists, promotion officers, photographers (don't let me even go there), bookkeepers, postal workers, packagers. The list goes on. And that's not including our domestic duties and day jobs. Not thinking too much of it, I applied for a business license and got my tax ID # and my sole proprietorship certificate. Only weeks later, did it sink in, that I am a business OWNER. Me, little ole me. WOW!
So now it's time to really sit down, figure out my business plan, carefully plan my schedule and list of daily to-do's. Right now, the Holidays are upon us and there are lots of things to do.

 The first of the year will bring many changes.

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