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Marketing is a Bitch, but I Love Her

Are you a small business owner?

If you are then you’ll be able to relate to this post. Or at least 99% of it.

Marketing is one of the most crucial aspects of being an aspiring entrepreneur. It’s how you get the word out to everyone outside of your immediate circle that you’ve got a hot product on your hands.

These days marketing has completely shifted from the olden days. And social media is to thank. Or blame.

So my Etsy shop has been doing excellent, especially considering I work a day job. I’m working on really ‘branding’ the shop — inventory, packaging, and marketing. I’ve learned it’s truly an artform.

When I was in college I took Marketing as an elective because (deep down inside) I always knew I would be an entrepreneur, not an Early Childhood Educator, but wishful thinking doesn’t pay the bills. And Early Childhood Education barely does. LOL.

I’m working towards the day when I can wake up in the morning, get my soon-to-be 3 year old up and off to school, drive or walk back home with a smile on my face because I know I’ve got some creative ideas up my sleeve for my business (as opposed to drudging through morning traffic with a glare of “get the eff outta my way you’re driving too slow” look on my face blaring my beloved Emarosa), arrive home, open my laptop and see several orders waiting in my Etsy shop to be shipped.

This daydream fantasy has massive potential. It can undoubtedly become my reality. I know this with every fiber in my being.

But first I gotta get a grip on this marketing bitch….               Um.           I mean bit!

I try to post regularly to Pinterest, Twitter, and my Facebook page and I even just bought ad space at JulieAnnArt.

But it’s still only the beginning. The beginning of attempting to market my business. And the beginning of my business period. 2020Vision Vintage (my etsy shop) is still in it’s infancy. So I’m remaining patient, yet diligent.

Speaking of businesses in their infancy, I found this kick ass site that I’m intrigued with — Brickyard Buffalo.

It’s a cool site developed by 3 women who feature small business owner’s one-of-a-kind product. Think “embryonic Etsy” without all the inventory. Brickyard Buffalo is small and relatively new. But they are already doin’ the damn thing!

So kudos to them. And kudos to me.

And be sure to swing by 2020Vision to see what new vintage finds I conjured up this week. Like these ultra-cool, never before worn, Stride Rite 1970’s dress casual shoes. *wink*
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Until next time.
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Etsy Vintage Gone Wild

So I CLEARLY have ADD. Undiagnosed, yet still very real. And that’s OK. I’ve come to grips with this.

This season I’m using my ADD for good (rather than evil) and have a new Etsy shop.

It’s called 2020Vision Vintage.

I started the shop in the summer of 2011 doing tarot readings for my divination practice. But I didn’t feel Etsy was the best venue to cultivate my tarot talents.

So fast-forward two years and here she is 2020Vision Vintage.

Business is going great.

Have a look at some of the quality vintage finds I personally love and would totally keep for myself, but I love selling much more than hoarding!

BannerFans.com 1950’s Velvet, Leather, & Satin Two Tier Jewelry Box w/ Gold Embossed Embellishment

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Vintage Etienne Aigner Brown Leather Tri-fold Woman’s Wallet

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Vintage 1980s Pixelated Flowers Yellow Silk Rayon Scarf

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PELLE STUDIO by Wilsons Leather — Double Strap Genuine Leather Handbag

I’m amazed at the magnitude of Etsy’s ‘brand’. Just having the best quality photos and great tag and descriptions will get an item tons of likes, views, and even being featured on treasury lists.

Let’s just say… I’m enjoying my Etsy success while it lasts.

Who knows, maybe one day this will be a full-time business venture 😉

-Daydream Mom


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Do You Etsy?

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. A break was necessary as I was finishing up the last couple weeks of school (graduated Summa Cum Laude, bitches!!) and just really wanted to take time to find direction.

And direction is exactly what I found.

Since leaving Daydream Mom last November, not only did I obtain my much-desired degree in Early Childhood Education, but I moved to a new neighborhood, had a 4 month platonic-yet-highly-sexualized fling with a virtual love interest, hired a life coach, and found my purpose in life.

I’ve also started to work on a couple Etsy shoppes I have — Like My Body (natural, handmade body care products infused with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTERRA essential oils) and 2020Vision Vintage (freaking awesome vintage and antique finds)!

As you can see, I have a TON of interests, which is why Daydream Mom was born in the first place. It’s a way to catalog my ADD and make it functionable.

Anyway… So yes.. To add ONE MORE THING to my ever-growing list of ventures, I am in Life Coach training as well. I have my first legitimate, registered business — which essentially ALL my business are umbrella’d under, so to speak. Your Powers Defined, LLC is my primary business where I help spiritual women identify their soul’s purpose. You’d be surprised how much clarity and direction you’ll obtain from hiring a coach.

So that’s about it! Busy busy busy! AND I’m a mom on top off allll of that.

It may sound like A LOT going on to the typical person, but I’ve always thought of myself as a mogul in training because I was born to be an entrepreneur and I’m always going to be a Jill of all trades, and I can master a few too.

I’m sure this will not be the last Daydream Mom post as I am intent on getting this blog off life support.

Stay tuned 😀