Well, yesterday I spent the day getting all the detail finished on the big PARTY!! I am so excited to be giving away these great prize packages!!! I am going to make 4 people very happy - hopefully!! As I was working on the Party I did a lot of thinking about how far things have come! I have actually been in 'business' for almost 9 years, but in the beginning there wasn't any social media work. I started out doing local Art/Craft shows. As word spread, my creations improved and my reputation grew I started doing more and more shows. There were 'in-work' shows, 'at home' shows and even a couple of mall shows.
But, when the economy started to drop crafters were hit hard. People stopped spending, but the shows, hotels, gas, etc still charged - and went up! So quickly I went from doing 40-50 shows (some small) a year to 5 in just a year! I quickly found out that Social Media was the way to go. I am now able to reach people ALL over the world and interact at any moment with my customers!!
So as time gone on I have really grown - both in my social media knowledge and my creations. It is because of the encroachments of my fans and followers that I keep creating new designs and continue to grow. I have to say that although I have had some 'slow' times and some times that aren't many sales, I am ALWAYS encouraged and forge on. Right now is the best of times!!! I have been having a year that started out slow and has grown stronger and stronger as the days go on!
Let's see what has happened over this year so far!!!
Given away 5 GREAT beading books to Krafty Max Originals Fans
And that, is just the MAJOR milestones of the last 3 months. I have to say, I am so flattered. I know that my followers and fans are here with me, showing off my creations to their friends and family - and for me, that is the most amazing part of this experience. I hope that someday I can look back and remember all these wonderful things - as the place where it all began!!!
If you didn't see it, here it is.... my BIG Party.... come on over and enter to win!!
Here is where I left off last night - what do you think?? You can watch it 'grow' on my Fan Page or Google+ page throughout the day.
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And today, I would like to leave you with this one word, that has so much meaning and said with my heart;