Drop by Drop

Pink Think: “A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha

The first poster to launch my marketing campaign

It’s been a whirl of a few days. Here’s a recap on my new personal history writing business, Treasured Stories:

1. I launched a marketing campaign that involves taking photos of a grandparent and grandchild (the poster above). My 16-year-old took the photos. My models were amazing and I envision the series to be a lot of fun and attention-getting. HERE is the story behind my first poster.

2. Got my business cards from Vistaprint a lot sooner than I thought. The cards look great. I designed them (a bit obsessive-compulsive, and was glad to finally hit the send button). I am getting the hang of handing them out to people that I meet. In a couple of days I’ll be attending a seminar, where they will come in handy.

3. Trying to come up with leads is by far the biggest challenge so far. I talked up my service at a family reunion, and tried to not be obnoxious about it. But when people are telling story after story around the campfire, I’m like, “You’ve got to get all that down on paper!” I also talked to a local senior center and they have me coming in to make a presentation to their regulars. One of the employees said, “You know, I’ve been thinking about doing this myself…” So the leads are coming.

I won’t lie: it’s a lot of work to start up and promote your own business. But it’s a blast!

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