14 July 2008

Today's Tip - How to Not Publicize Your Business

I may never learn...........

Saturday, I made an appointment to take my car to the shop to find out why the "check engine" light kept coming on. I normally sit there at least two hours, so I decided to do something smart: take some of my small crochet projects with me to work on. The idea was someone would ask me what I was making, and I could explain it to them, talk about Redux Designs, give them my business card and encourage them to check out my Etsy shop. I had several small projects to work on, some to crochet and some to sew together, so I put them in small bags, ready to go.

You may see where this is going. In getting everything together this morning, I completely forgot to pack them in my backpack. Even worse - I didn't realize I had forgotten them until I got home and saw them neatly stacked on my desk!!!

Really, I may never learn. If someone complements me on something I am wearing that I made, I have no trouble thanking them and saying that I made it. But for some reason, I have trouble taking the next step and telling them it is for sale, and giving them my card. If I am ever going to get Redux Designs going, I have to do better.

So, I begin again tomorrow - looking for opportunities to talk about Redux Designs!


Glassgardenswhatnot said...

I was always forgetting my new business cards, so I bought a cute vintage cloth card holder to keep in my purse at all times. That way I'm ready when I get a compliment on my earrings.

I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached....

Gladys said...

Sadly, I had biz cards with me - I just forget to hand them out. But - the cloth card holder is a brilliant idea. I need to make one from fabric scraps I have just for my biz cards.