Monday, August 13, 2007

Shifting Gears

I have spent the last couple of weeks working on the website (KnotGypsyDesigns.com) and although it still needs much work, I must shift gears this week. I really need to increase my income so that I won't have to get a day job! To do that would mean I would not have much energy for KnotGypsy Designs. My business has been growing, slowly, but definitely growing. I can't abandon it now!

The patterns are becoming my best sellers, so of course I want to focus on making some more! I also want to have a good collection of patterns and kits to take with me to the show in October.

So this week I want to focus on producing patterns. I need to get one done on the earrings to match the "Fans Bracelet Pattern". Then, since "Ripple" was voted next in line in my recent poll, "Ripple Bracelet Pattern" will be next after the earrings pattern.

I will also be working on my Squidoo lenses as they are some of my best referring sites. Squidoo also shares royalties from ads and affiliate sales (i.e. Amazon) with their lensmasters. You might want to check it out for yourself.

Already, on Sunday, I created a new lens "Cooking with KnotGypsy". Besides beading, I do love to cook! I have a personal blog (here on blogger), called "The Other Side of My Life". I started it a few months ago so I would have a place to talk about my cats, cooking and my other interests. That way I would not clutter up this blog with those topics. I have added some of my recipes already and will continue to do so. So, why not a Squidoo page on it? There I can recommend my favorite cookbooks, etc.

No, I did not get to go sailing after all. One of my cats, Bella, is sick (again, still, some more). I admit I am getting worried.

So, these are my goals for the week...See you on Friday with "Knot! News" if I don't blog again before that.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Just wanted to say hi, I haven't been around in awhile. Sounds like you are busy, I'm sure you will produce beautiful jewelry as always!

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