Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I am tired. The Easter holidays have left me with a bad head cold, congestion, sore throut, etc.... I am having to re-evaluate my marketing avenues and hope these changes work.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I have renewed energy today! Two reasons. The first one is that I got two nice sized orders today and the second one came late in the day. I posted in one of the message boards that I now belong to and I received a response. It was from someone starting off just like me only a few weeks earlier. She had me pegged in her email, sheer excitement and complete exhaustion, moving unto the mountain of marketing. It's nice to know others are out there. I hope to meet many more like yourself. We can all help each other in many ways.

Monday, April 10, 2006

I had a great conversation with my account rep at Feed The Children. Kaboodle Kids was approved today under their special projects program. This is an ongoing project to give a percentage of Kaboodle Kids sales to Feed The Children. What I liked about them is that Kaboodle Kids can give specifically to children in South Africa, so that we are helping the children from the country our products are manufactured.
I have the Monday blues. My first feature ad for Kaboodle Kids published on the Mommies with Style blogsite on Friday so I thought over the weekend people will view the site. I was right, over 1,500 people did view my site. However, not one order came in. :-(

So today, I spent all morning looking for other potential sites to put advertisements on. I believe the Mommies with Style blogsite does hit my target audience and will keep advertising there. I also like the exposure to new prouducts the site provides me personally. I just need many more webhits and having multiple advertisements out there is key. In my review today of other potential sites, I noticed the same ads over again. So I am not wrong in my assumption, as this is what everyone else is doing.

I need to remain persistent. I remember the first job I got as a teenager. Had it not been for my persistence, I probably wouldn't have gotten the job. I need that same energy I had back then.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Today my first on-line advertisement went public via mommieswithstyle blogsite. I checked the stats and see almost 400 hits to my website just today! My hopes are high.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

My friends and family are really come through for me - they have forwarded to 93 new people that may be interested in Kaboodle Kids! What is wonderful is that it's even moving past just my friends - my friends' friends are even forwarding to their friends! This is awesome!