Another Avenue to Expand Your Sales: Handmade at Amazon

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Move over Etsy there’s some big competition in your back yard! Amazon has launched “Handmade at Amazon” a place where artists and creators are invited to sell their handmade products.  The section of Amazon itself is set up so you can search by category or search by their home state / country. Once you are in the Handmade section, you can select the name of the creator and read about them, see a photo, read about how they make their products and get to know them a bit as if you were at a craft fair or strolling down a small hometown shopping district. I wanted to write a little blurb on Handmade by Amazon for all the moms out there who are selling their creations online.  Amazon has made a huge difference in many of my client’s sales and I hope it will make a huge difference for you as well. If I was advising a client who sells homemade products, I would advise him/her to be on both Etsy and Handmade by Amazon.   Below are some important links: Shop Handmade By Amazon Want an invitation to sell your creations?   I had to really search for this link!  You can apply to be a handmade artisian here:  http://services.amazon.com/handmade/handmade.htm   Know someone who sells handmade crafts? Share this...

Get Ahead of Holiday Cards! Book Your Family Photos Today.

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I met the most amazing photographer in Las Vegas – Jill Heupel (of Jill Heupel photography). She moved to Las Vegas recently from Chicago, where she had a thriving photography business. Her husband’s job moved them to Las Vegas and I am so glad it did! I have had several photo shoots with her now and have begun to use her on client projects. I am recommending you call her and schedule your appointment before she books out for the season!   My family photography experience:  #1  We met and discussed what I wanted and she gave me some ideas of where we might go for our photos (we ended up going to Nelson, which I highly recommend).  We scheduled our shoot date and time. On the day of the shoot, we had our makeup and hair blown out at iBlowdry (I also highly recommend this!!).  At 5pm we met Jill in Nelson and within an hour, we had accomplished three outfit changes and what would end up being 103 images, or something like that. Within a week, we were meeting her at Starbucks reviewing all the photos she had taken and choosing the photos we wanted. WHAT I LOVE  Yes, you can purchase the CD of your images for print and web with different packages but she also makes sure you have some pictures printed because (and here is a short story).She tells the story of so many of her clients running into her and saying “oh – I still need to get my pictures printed – I can’t believe I haven’t done that yet.” So, she decided to help you get a few of your photos printed for your wall right away and then you can take your CD and have others printed elsewhere as needed. She loves photographing and has a great eye for beautiful images She photographs people, newborns and animals (tells you of her talent – animals are so challenging to photograph!) She knows what photos you might want as a family and makes sure you receive all those different poses and family configurations She is fast The photos are amazing WHY I RECOMMEND HER For all the reasons above – but especially because she can get the poses you want quickly and painlessly.  PLUS – book with her soon and “get ahead of the season.” Check out her web site here Request a Las Vegas or Henderson Photography Session Check out her latest work on Facebook Don’t forget to share your Jill Heupel Photography Photos with Moms in Vegas on Facebook!  We would love to see your family. Thank you again Jill!!!! We haven’t had professional photographs done for four years – long overdue – your work is invaluable to...

Local Dentist Fundraising for Ceicil

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Adventure Smiles Dentistry for Children in Las Vegas is doing something really cool!  They are donating money for each lion colored at their office.   “The only Lion we want on our walls, are the ones you’ve colored! We were shocked and saddened by the recent senseless death of Cecil the Lion at the hands of an American dentist. Adventure Smiles wants to celebrate wildlife by decorating the walls with pictures of lions, our patients have colored.  Adventure Smiles will donate $1 to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit for peach patient who colors a picture of the Lion to display in their office.” We at Moms in Vegas hope other Dentists will find ways to donate money for this important cause!  Thanks Adventure Smiles!!

Like a Local Business And Share It With Our Community

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I was thinking about what would benefit our community of moms and then it hit me – lets start a “Like It Local Vegas” campaign on Facebook where we post local business Facebook Pages that we love and let other moms see and like those businesses – it helps the business and our community. So here is my first “Like It Local Vegas” campaign. EVERY THURSDAY WE WILL POST A NEW “Like It Local Vegas” POST TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY. Step 1:  Visit our Moms in Vegas Facebook Page Step 2:  Comment on the “Like It Vegas” Post we create every Thursday with the Facebook page of the local business you love and why you love it Step 3:  Scroll through the businesses and like any of them that you also like or want to follow In this way we can build the success of the local businesses we want to see...

Training Future Entrepreneurs – A Love Letter to Moms

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Dear Mom and Future Entrepreneur, I’ve been where you are. A young adult ready to take on the world, start a family and a career. A new mom with a bundle of joy who demands all of your waking attention, making tasks like dishes, work, laundry, errands next to impossible and utterly slow. A mom of two with a toddler and a baby demanding all your waking attention, making work and extra money challenging. A mom of young school children – where suddenly some of your time has returned but it is difficult to return to the work force and you can’t seem to find the right fit …. plus you need a flexible schedule and want to be able to stay home with your kids when they are sick. A mom of school children – your time has returned but you still want a flexible schedule and to be involved in your kids lives. So, what do we do?  Some of us work a full work week and have day care arrangements.  Some of us work part time.  Some of us have support and don’t work at all.   Some of us pick up side income through Etsy or MLM type businesses. Some of us become entrepreneurs. I can confidently say, all of you have made excellent choices and I applaud every one of you.  For my life, I chose to be an entrepreneur and what a ride that has been.  Through my journey to where I am today, a self taught business owner of a six figure business, I have always wanted to teach others to do the same, side stepping some of the mistakes.  I want to empower you to move forward – to try it – to take the next step. So I started “5 Days to Launch” This is an education/training program for Moms, Women and Future Entrepreneurs.  It gives you the knowledge and training you need to launch your own business online.  Whatever your future business may be … A business in crafts A coaching business A retail business Or even a marketing and web design business like mine. Whatever you want to do, I want to teach you how to launch it online For all the moms out there, this is a love letter for your efforts.  I hope you will be inspired to get started doing something and see where it leads.       Oh, by the way, if you want to enroll in our “5 Days to Launch & Year of Marketing bundle” program that starts August 15th, enter code momsrock at checkout for $500 off.  See you in the training room!!...