Monday, June 8, 2009
So I got to spend my day in my studio this afternoon. I love it. So much!
It's so great to be able to make a big mess on the floor and not have to worry about cleaning it up anytime soon. I love the quirkyness of it too. It's right next to the railroad tracks in the industrial area on SE Portland. So there are a lot of noises going on. There are of course the big trains that go by, but there is also a rooster somewhere in the building and you can hear it call out every so often.
I can ride my bike there too, which is wonderful. It's not the shortest ride, about 20 minutes, but it's the route is through some very beautiful neighborhoods, and it's pretty much all downhill. The ride home is a different story...but that's ok.
So I've been getting back to making work, and it feels really great!
Things have been going really well life wise, business wise has been a little bleak. My sales have seemed to halt since moving here. I've gotten a couple of sales, but it's not what it use to be...
I'm hoping that it's just a summer slump, and that it will pick up quickly. I've purchased a couple of ads too. I bought an ad on Facebook on Sunday, and I got 40 clicks through to my Etsy, but no sales. I also traded for some ad space on IndieFixx, and that seems to get some clicks too, and a couple of sales. i also just bought an small ad space on LillyElla blog. That goes live in July, so hopefully that will help out a bit too. We shall see...
If you've got any good suggestions, or advice on advertising, please feel free to leave a comment! I'd love to hear your thoughts and experience!