Thursday, 15 January 2009

Moany Post

I'm afraid I have to be honest - I'm finding the whole positive thinking thing very wearing at the moment. I'm really struggling with motivation at the moment and I just can't seem to get the shop off the ground. I look at all the wonderful blogs written by talented and successful people and I feel like a complete fraud. I can't get hold of anyone to even get a table at a craft fair or flea market as starting point and I've got no idea where to go to market the shop, or how to get people buying my stuff.
Please accept my apologies for this self-indulgent c*** - hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly x


BusyLizzie said...

I know, it can be really tough - but keep at it & I am sure you will get where you want to be! Have you tried for a stand at the Shepton Flea market? The link is on my blog. Cheers,
lizzie x

Country Bliss said...

I think it's hard to be positive during the gloomy month of January. Once Spring comes you should see more craft fayres/flea markets advertised.
Yvonne x

Jane said...

I think that everyone feels like this at times (goodness I am worried that that is actually a line from one of my daughter's Miley cyrus songs).
I'd say get hold of Seth Godin's book "Small is the new big" or read his blog. I found that this completely changed the way I looked at my business and the selling side of it. Much of it will not be relevant, but then there are bits that make you think "but of course".

Donna said...

It takes a lot of time and energy to market a website. I spend an awful lot of time doing just that and have very little creativity time left in my life now. I advertise using Google adwords, advertise in magazines, send out newsletters to my customers, write a blog, write to magazine editors etc etc. It takes a while to get a website off the ground and to the point where you are successful and start making good money. Keep at it, eventually it will get better. Lizzie's idea of a stall at Shepton is a good start. Once you have been at one fair then you get to hear of others. Lizzie is the person to ask about that, I call her my Vintage Fair Oracle!

Good luck honey, keep your spirits up x

Rose&Bird said...

Thanks for your words of wisdom and encouragement everyone, it means a lot to me. I've been feeling a lot more positive the last few days.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Yes, why not join Lizzie and me at Shepton. My friend Gillie has decided to bite the bullet and has booked a pitch for the next one on 22 February. Quick ... do it now!

Rose&Bird said...

Bit scary, but I'm just about to send the cheque!

MelMel said...

Its rubbish this time of year!

Soon cheer up......
I just phoned them free from my OH mobile, and asked them to send out the ones i wanted AND i wasn't charged for P&P!!!!


We have sleet and snow......oh happy day.....NOT!!!

MelMel said... have talent and thats the main thing......keep trying.....success will come!xxxx

Redwoodhouse said...

I agree with the girls try Shepton I do know just how you feel though, I am in the 'shall I shan't I' mind at the moment as to if I start a little web site or not, I need my daughter to come home and give me that push which we all need from time to time.