So, a few months ago I decided to give this whole networking thing a try. I joined a Yahoo group, started twittering (or is it tweeting?), blogging on a more consistent basis here and on MySpace...even have done some bulletins on Myspace (never had done that before), joined IndiePublic, joined Start up biz.com, posted my shop to Linkreferral and today I opened a booth on Bonanzle. That's alot, right? Oh, and I've been listing new items in my shop on a more consistent basis too.
Do you know how much time goes into networking, advertising, marketing....whatever you prefer to call it??? TOO MUCH! Oh my lord, I can spend the entire day just on the computer updating, informing, advising.....before you know it, my son is home from school and I feel like I've gotten absolutely nothing accomplished.
How successful will all this time on the computer be? This is what I ask myself on a daily basis. Now, I must add that my views and "hearts" have seriously increased..but no sales. I am hopeful that they will come back and purchase for the holiday season.
Honestly, the funny thing is that I started all this networking hoping to make sales, but the reality is that I have made alot of friends. Especially in my Yahoo Group, Unique Women in Business. Such a fun bunch of ladies who sell so many different things. We've really grown very close, sharing things about each other and really uniting. Ugh, that reminds me.....we're doing a weight loss challenge and I have to weigh in tomorrow morning. ICK!
So, here is where you can find, follow, visit me:
Unique Women In Business: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Unique-women-in-buisness/ (if you decide to join, tell them Sandy sent ya)
Stop by and say hi and let's be friends!!!
- ▼ September (10)