Thursday, March 06, 2008

A week?!?

Boy, I'm a bad girl. I need to be punished. Haha. JK. Well...maybe not, I wouldn't mind being sent to time-out for like...two days.

What have you guys been up to? Me? Obviously not enough because I decided to torture myself. Ya know, when I was younger I thought I was the bomb when it came to working under pressure. Eh...not so much anymore. I decided to push myself and kick things into high gear. I thought I would force myself to get off my butt and make something happen. In several different areas of my life. Well, maybe not.

I make handmade soaps, body products, candles, and jewelry and sold them on a website. When Mom was diagnosed with cancer, we decided I had way too much to handle and put everything in storage, taking the website down. Several of my local customers refused to back away and insisted they were hooked on the candles, soaps and/or fragrances, so I'd kept a few local junkies hooked up. Hubby and I have talked about getting the website published again. We thought maybe I could build it back up and try to get it going good before he came home. At that point we would expand it with his woodworking and custom welding decor.

So I did it. I bought three web addresses today. - - and what the I was able to program a basic format today for and got it published, but have a ton of stuff to do. I still have to make products, labels, take pictures, set-up a shopping cart and payment gateway. I'm not quite happy with the current design so it may change as I get the logo designed...

Did I mention I have an editor/agent pitch next weekend...and wanted to submit to two contests? What was I thinking???


Chicki said...

I was wondering where you'd disappeared to! How are you holding up? Are you ready for the pitch? You know I'm rooting for you, girl.

We're getting ready to do the same thing this weekend. Remember I posted about DH and I going to the StoresOnline seminar? Well, we hadn't started to build our site because we had to get the new computer first. We've been watching/listening to the DVDs and CDs from them instructing you on building the site and constructing it so you will come up at the top of the search engines when people search for your product. It's a lot to learn, but we're taking it one step at a time so we don't screw it up. I'll keep you posted, and hope you do the same.

Rae said...

Coowool. I've felt neglectful of you this week. So, I decided to tag you. '-)

I'll be checking out your site today and possibly placing an order. Very cool this!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Did you pitch yet?

I'll have to check out your website!