Thursday, July 1, 2010
We had our first ever ad appear in the August,
2010 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine!
It hit the stands the end of June
You can find our little ad in the back of the magazine
listed in the "Pink Pages". It's just a small advertisement
but it was big to us!
The funny thing was, was they emailed me to see if we would
be interested in having our ad in their magazine. I was shocked
and excited. No one had ever asked us that before, not from a
national magazine! They were offering a large discount, so I
thought ok, lets give the waters a test and see what happens. I
was told that the issue would be out on the 29th of June, so
I was patiently waiting for it to hit the stands just dying to see
me in the magazine, a magazine that I have bought and loved for
Well on Friday the 25th I received a call from a women wanting to
know if I had a catalog. I told her no, but have wanted to but just
haven't had the time as I'm so busy with sewing custom orders
most of the time. She then asked what did I do, which I thought
that was a bit strange as she just asked for a catalog! So I explained
to her what I did. She then told me she was looking for a shoulder
sling bag and explained the type of fabric she would like one in. I told
her that I could look for some fabrics and if she gave me her email, I
would send her some photos for her to choose from. She says "I don't
have a computer. Everybody thinks everybody has a computer. Lots
of businesses surely must lose alot of business from people who don't
have computers." I agreed, but was curious that if she didn't have a
computer, how did she find me or my phone number to call me!?
When I asked how she found me she says, "in the magazine"!, like I
should have known that. I was so surprised that I said, "are you
serious?!!" She must have thought I was nuts! I then explained to her
that this was my first ad, and the magazine had told me it was coming
out on the 29th of June. I told her I had no idea it was out and that
was why I was so surprised and excited. She said "I just picked it up
today". I got a sale from her, but I still wonder why she would call
me looking for a purse when the ad is for children's clothing and
accessories! Well, it doesn't matter. The day it was out on the stands
I got my first call, and an order to boot! I also figured out that must
be why I had recieved 3 orders earlier that day one after the other,
as that is a little unusual! They have been coming in ever since!
Isn't that exciting?! Those sales have paid for my ad and I have already
made a profit too! The first day! The ad is working! We're Happy! Yippee!
Thanks Romantic Homes for the opportunity!