Well, that was back in 1989 (oh, my - you might say that was decades ago!). Today computers have become such an integral part of all our lives that it's difficult to comprehend how we got along without them. But what does that have to do with quilting? Everything!
This past year I have been like a child in a Candy Shop. And the 'candy' has been all the excellent blogs, tutorials, photographs, ideas, tips, web sites and sharing that exists. For you younger quilters and crafters, this viewpoint may seem childish, but for an old schooler like me, it opens up an entirely new venue to share, create, learn and grow. Amazing!
And to help foster that spirit of enthusiasm, Kelly of Blue Bird Sews has started a Store Front Meet Up for entrepreneurs like myself to share some of the tricks that we have learned to successfully market to an online community and to local face-to-face venues. How cool is that?
It's simple - just link up your Store Front, post to your blog and link it, and let's get started! The tried and true rule of thumb is that you should spend 25% of your time marketing your products. That's the easiest thing for most creative personalities to dismiss, but, unless you are making a roomful of items to gift to everyone you know for the next 20 years, it is vitally necessary to devote time to getting the word out about what you have to sell. Even if you only have three items on Etsy, you need to tell people about them.
So jump on over to Blue Bird Sews and join the ride!