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I am so very Thankful for YOU!!


Hello, my wonderful paper crafting FRIENDS!!

A lot of you are scrapbookers, more are planner girls and some of you are somewhere in between. I love that we all share a love for all things paper!

Next week, I'm participating in a fabulous bootcamp class with April Bowles-Olin on Creative Live.  I know most of you are not small business owners, but NO worries!  This post is directly for your, my papercrafting friend! I promise not to use business-speak because I know you don't want to hear about things like sales and marketing.  I'll  leave that to April, I know you are here for inspiration and to see pretty projects so, here ya go:



HOWEVER! I want to say THANK YOU!!  To you!

My readers, my scrappy gals and my planner girls! You leave sweet comments, you buy my stuff and you've been an inspiration to me as well. Mwah!

When I have a product, class etc, that I know will help you or be fun or inspirational, I want to share it.  I want to give you lots of tips, tricks and tutorials because I know you'll learn from it and have fun while you're at it :D

But, I don't want to come across as too salesy.

But, you know what? I don't even need to be salesy (as if I'd ever want to be salesy).  I'll mention the things I have going on and you jump right in and buy. You know, when you are with friends and someone mentions a fab new lipstick or awesome restaurant, you trust that friend and take their advice. And you're wearing that lipstick the very next day! That's kind of what it's like when I talk about my classes.

To be honest, it is slow going. I could get more people buying my stuff if I was pushier and salesy-er (yup totally a word!), but those new people don't always stick around as 'friends'.

YOU have stuck around, you read my blog, follow me on Instagram, and/or watch me on Periscope!

My email list may be small, but when I email, you open it! and when I have a new class up, you buy it, because you know me and you know that the info I give you in class will be awesome because you have seen in my blog posts, Instragram feed and Periscope videos that I give you good stuff!

So, that is my most successful marketing strategy (OOPS!  sorry, that biz-word just snuck in there!) I'm building a relationship with you, helping you and making friends along the way, which is sooooo much more amazing than being sales-y.  I get to help you and I get a friend in the deal!

So I am taking April's bootcamp (not just the free broadcast, but I've invested in the 'anytime access') to bring more people like you to my wonderful little Hooting Pirate world!


This post is a part of the Double Your Followers blog tour to spread the word about April Bowles-Olin’s upcoming CreativeLive course. Does hearing the word ‘marketing’ make your armpits start to drip with anxiety? Are you terrified of sounding salesy or like you have the personality of a dead blowfish? If so, come join me and 2,500+ entrepreneurs who’re taking April’s latest CreativeLive course, Double Your Followers with Creative MarketingYou can RSVP and watch for FREE. Yep, free. High fives, wildflowers, wine samples. Who doesn’t love free?

If you are new here, I'd love to have you in my circle of friends, please sign up in the tag below :D