Tag: Business

1000Markets — Maybe not…

I got this response back today: Hi, I appreciate the work you put into your product and that you took the time to set up your shop and seek approval. Unfortunately, we are focused on “finished” products and do not yet have a place for wonderfully handmade supplies like beads and yarn. There’s just one …

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1000 Markets

Andrea found a new online site for selling handmade craft items, 1000 Markets. As soon as she mentioned it on Twitter, I popped over and checked it out. I liked what I saw and signed up right away! It’s pretty easy to set things up, and the fees are comparable to other venues once you …

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Using Social Media

It all started with my original blog at LiveJournal, which was to be the mis-adventures of a mid-40’s divorced woman. Since I met DH almost immediately, that went by the wayside, and the blog eventually moved here when I set up Art of the Firebird and became a general-purpose blog. Then I discovered Del.icio.us and …

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Back to the Future???

Time for another Flaming Hot! Blog It! You fall asleep and think you are dreaming. But really, you have just traveled through time forward 5 years. What does your glass world look like? Blog it! Hmmm.? Well, I think it looks, ah, full of glass… Seriously, now. Honestly, I’m not sure how different the studio, …

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Goals and Objectives

From Flaming Hot! How do you track the progress of your glass business? Do you set goals and benchmarks to be reached? Do you have detailed directives? Do you just plod along and let it happen? Tell us what you do to keep your business thriving. Blog it! Up until now I haven’t really had …

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Moved!!!

No posts for the past three days because I finally got totally fed up with Livehost.net.? Apparently they have been subject to a number of virus attacks, and sites hosted by them have been hacked more frequently than the norm.? Combine that with the email problems (my emails from GlassHaven being rejected by Comcast, Bellsouth, …

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Surprise! I sold something!

I had an email from PayPal this morning that I had received a payment.? Being inadequately caffeinated, I thought at first it was yet another scam.? But when I checked, I discovered that one of my handbound books had sold off of Etsy! Then I went over to Mincot’s this afternoon to have lunch, return …

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Get it Done — Flaming Hot! Blog-It

This week’s Flaming Hot Blog-It!: Being self employed has it?s rewards and challenges. How do you manage to get your work done? Blog it. I’m not altogether self-employed — I do have that “day job” teaching computer science. The lampworking is very much a side business.? It is very hard some days to come home, …

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The show, and Aunt Mary

DH’s Aunt Mary passed away today.? She’d been failing rapidly the past few days, so it was not surprising.? There will be a memorial service, probably next weekend, and she’s donated her body to Emory University (which I totally appreciate and approve of).? She wasn’t in any pain (thanks to a morphine drip), and evidently …

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One more show to go

I figure tomorrow’s show (the first annual GPC Artisan Craft Fair) is a crap shoot.? I am just taking bead stuff, no books, because I know I can fill up a six-foot table with just my and Mincot’s bead stuff.? I’ll have loose beads because I know some people do make their own jewelry, but …

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