Wow, this is probably the longest I’ve gone without an update on my blog. In August I went to Africa for about 2 1/2 weeks to do a safari. The photo from above is a photo I took while in Africa. All the lions in the photo are young cubs just playing around with it. I got back last week and it’s time to get back to work. You will be happy to know that my business ran smoothly while I was gone and I did not have to do anything at all. I think this is one step closer to my vision of a 90% passive business.
August was a good month for the stores. The busy season is beginning now and things are ramping up. A big change for me is going to Amazon FBA. That means that some my products are now sitting at an Amazon.com warehouse and that they are eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping and Amazon Prime 2 day Free Shipping. This has lead to a large increase in Amazon sales. I am hoping for a good solid season selling there. Ebay sales are pretty sporadic. I’m not sure why it’s not selling on there, the pricing is the same. This is all still part of the plan of become less Google dependent.
The Facebook campaign is doing ok. The hardest part is finding decent content to post on Facebook. Good content gets many views and a few likes. If I do this consistently, my fan base will continue to grow. I won’t know how this will translate into sales until Black Friday when I plan to post my huge sales on there.
I have some new products in the making. This process is a little more complicated in that I have to pick out fabrics, design the patterns, design the apparel and then roll it out. I’m actually shooting for fall 2013 on my new product line. I feel like this is just the next logical step.
Sorry for the short update. I’m trying to type this on my tablet and it’s not easy!