The FB page that reflects to my LMT page is still up and has been updated slightly more recently -- as in, within the last month. Oh, wait -- that was the actual business page. Gotta update the FB page too sometime!
And I think I'm just gonna give up on the Dragon Cave eggs. The last three clutches I took, one egg hatched and nearly a dozen "died" even though I was posting them for clicks. Sometimes one with MORE clicks would die and another, older egg, with fewer clicks, would hatch, but then the hatchling would expire. So it has quit making sense to me and I've been staying off that page -- I do still watch the comms and ninja-click, though, when I think about it.
Also need to take some better photos and re-do the ETSY store. How do I expect to get any clients at the current state of things!? Answer: I don't. Right now it's kind of a placeholder while I do some tweaking.
Of course, I get the chat window up and Lexi assures me that the stuff is there, it is just a glitch, but being the suspicious sort I am I go ahead and order by phone so they can LOOK and tell me it's on the way. Ordered some stuff for the pirate/fairy faire also next year, and of course will get more before then...and likely sell it at VisionCon and WhiteHart too.
And for the Pagan Picnic next month.
And today need to pick up couple of things at the store, drop off stuff (advertising! postcards!) at the Post Office, and ... well, more marketing tomorrow in Monett. Need to ask Soni abut setting up my chair in the store next week, and get some flyers up about it, drop off info at the auto repair and the glass shop, and check out the C of C. Ooof.
Those of you who perform energy work, divination, etc.:
Do you charge? Why do you charge? How much do you charge? How do you decide how much to charge? Do you take barter, service for service, if you don't accept cash?
Why did you decide to NOT charge? Do you ever accept a donation for, say, the animal shelter or on behalf of someone who is having a rough time?
I know a person* who will NOT charge for tarot readings or energy work -- but they'll call you up a few days later and do the whole "Oh, I'd just love to go here or do that or have this, but it's just too much trouble/money/etc. Can you drop me off there and watch my kids and pick this up while I'm busy?" *Sorry, I have clients that day.* "Oh, well, I thought since I didn't charge for that (reading that took about 20 minutes at a venue we were both at anyway), you might be willing to help me out with this (which will involve about 5 hours counting travel time and several gallons of fuel, and buying food for the aforementioned kids). SOR-ree to have BOTHered you!" Now if they had said "barter for services" and arranged a time, that would be one thing, but I'm not canceling paying clients to encourage this individual's guilt-tripping tour guide business. (I have been told by others that they have also been put to this.)
Just to clarify, I pay for whatever service I require now, or have a specific deal laid out. And NOT with this person!
*No-one on this list, obviously.
I ask b/c it has things for print media as well as websites and email, and many of my potential clients are, well, less than tech-savvy. It's an older population in this area, with many who are still "afraid" of computers.
Yesterday, that massage-swap, I found out that an hour face-down followed by 40 minutes face-up is somewhat past my limit. I still feel hungover. Yeah, that's with the cal-mag supplements.
OH! MaMa Jean's again tomorrow, 11 - 6, booked a client for Friday morning, and another for Saturday afternoon (or did I mention Saturday already?), and a meet with someone who is hiring for a salon/spa (sounds like W2-employee rather than IC, but right now that's OK with me).
Also, depending on the weather/temp, may set up at Farmers' Market Saturday morning just to get people used to the idea!
duane_kc , brotherwilliam , check back here and let me know how I did!
Since I know a lot if you vend, and I'd like to see you...
there are about 24 spaces left :D (I got the first one!)
map this address: 4534 HC 1, Shell Knob, MO 65747 (Road House Grill)
Please let me know if you'll be there?
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March 6, 2009
All Craft Vendors – FREE SPACE for Craft Show in Shell Knob!
To kick off the season, Roadhouse Grill in Shell Knob will be hosting its first annual Spring Into The Season Craft Show on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, from 11 am to 6 pm.
All exhibitors are welcome – from plants and artwork to handmade items like candles, soaps, jewelry and other creations.
Space is limited, so sign up NOW for your free spot.
To participate or for more information, call Jim at 417.858.6886.
I don't think I'll be posting the regular updates, but maybe when something especially tickles me or I have an EXTREMELY productive day!
In other areas, I had some good news today and got some reassurance on another, so that helps me feel validated. Sad that I NEED it, but whatever.
Well, I've an interview this afternoon -- in Springfield -- at a dayspa, and when I was on the phone with the owner we were laughing and joking like we'd been pals for years. A couple of things were brought up (on both sides) that have been deal-breakers before, and it was like "Oh GOOD!" this time.
I've prepared my usual "about me" folder with copies of pertinent education and licensing, added some fliers and brochures I've done, and printed out my new-and-improved resume`. What am I forgetting?
Khakis are laid out and a good top, hair will be pulled back and I'll be ready to provide a sample of my work. (FYI, I carry sample packets of massage lotions in my purse. How enthusiastic is THAT?) (Chuckle.)
Anyway, this sounds like a place I could be very happy (fulfilled is included in happy). Not in the "Lalala" sense, but in the "OK, I know what I'm doing and YAHOO they're letting me DO it!" sense. So any good vibes, prayers, whatever would be very happymaking for me, thankyouverymuch.
(See what happens when Mercury goes Direct?)
As of yesterday, I've added Aromatherapy certification to my portfolio, and today added Chair (aka On-site).
NOW....I need to figure out how to present these in such a manner as to get money for them. Damnit, I got A's in "business letters" and English and such all along....now that I need it....where is it!
I know I need to "sell the sizzle, not the steak," I think I'm just too close to it. Sleep on it, back off a little, let it perk and I'll be fine....yeah. I'll get it.
Thanks for letting me rant.
I JUST got a phone call about some red dragon candles.
And I haven't made any in months -- I have like ONE black dragon waiting to hatch.
Well, good thing it ain't TG yet! I have a couple of weeks to get a few hatched, and make for that Kris Kringle market in Galena as well (which is about an hour out, according to google; not much farther than Sprungburg, and closer than White Hart).
I can't justify paying out-of-pocket right now, and it starts Monday (so I need to have the money in Paypal by tomorrow night).
Therefore, if you buy a Gift Certificate for a one-hour massage for $27 (including mailing it to you or the person-of-your-choice), I'd be delighted and thank you manymanytimes.
I need to sell at least 6 to cover the cost of the webinar (by NCBTMB which is how MO decides if it's CEU-eligible, for now), paypal processing fees, postage, and cost of the certificates themselves..
No limit on how many you get at this price, and I will mail them early next week (to you) or closer to the holidays (if you specify this, for gifts). OH- -- and no expiration date on these. Good as long as I'm practicing. And you'll be extending that by getting these, so...! Win-win, right?
Paypal address is FifthHouse at gmail dot com.
Of course, if you can't get one -- or just don't want to -- that's fine too!
**Of course, my office is in Monett, MO -- but if we'll be in the same place for a day or so (think Cons, RenFaires, etc.), surely we can both find time!**
Oh -- feel free to post a link back here :) (reannon reminded me that this might be a good idea)
and I have a bunch of cards to get out to Mt Vernon and Monett Police and Fire dept's today, and I want to get some to the various Veteran's organizations.
Also, I'm setting up a box at the paper where DH works (and a couple of other places) for a drawing for a one-hour massage.
I decided long ago that military ID gets you a one-hour rub at half-price. Active, Guard/Reserve, Retired...but I need to see that ID, or how do I know? (Yes, Susi, this includes