Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My August Goals and How YOU can help -- and perhaps win, too!

August is here and I've decided to participate in the Modish Biz Tips Monthly Goals Challenge. To do this I need to give some serious thought to what I want to accomplish during the month of August that will help my online business grow. I've been reading this blog for a while but decided it was time to get my feet wet and participate!

So – for the month of August my goals are:

One – finalize design for this year's special Christmas ornament.
Two – get better photo area set up so I can get consistently good pictures
Three – locate a source for earring display cards or design my own
Four – get everything I have completed posted to Etsy, Artfire and Picturetrail sites

September is going to be my target month for getting Christmas everything posted to my shops and sites and to best do this, I really, really need to accomplish all the goals that I've listed here for August.

Join me as I work though this month (I need encouragement, pushing, shoving and suggestions, whatever you want to share.)

For those who help me along the way by suggestions, comments, etc. posted here on my blog during the month of August, I'll have a random drawing on September 1st for a handcrafted polymer clay covered pen along with instructions on how to replace the ink cartridge when it eventually runs out of ink. Check back frequently to see what I'm up to!


Edie said...

You have some big goals there - my first nudge is to say "remember to breathe." And my second one is to say that I like the earring displays at FIre Mountain Gems to start with so you don't feel so pressured - and then you can work on presentations that more closely personalize your aesthetic. I am partial to re-purposed found objects, but then I am sort of quirky (insert quirky grin here) The first step is really the biggest - and you've defined your goals. Brava!

zafraniversum said...

Hi Arlene

I checked your business goals for august and saw, that you're looking for displays.
It was just yesterday, that I checked moo cards and their pontential for my biz. Under "Ideas" you#ll see moo cards turned into displays for ear rings http://uk.moo.com/de/ideas/everyday.php. Is that maybe what you are looking for?

Have a nice day!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Arlene, great plan! I can help you with the photo setup if you need it! Just let me know! :)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Arlene, I'm emailing you with a simple tutorial for a portable photo studio! :)