I have adjusted prices in the store for Cyber Monday. If you were thinking of getting something, I recommend that you do it now, as I am going to be raising my prices soon. I realized that, even though I was more or less paying myself a little over minimum wage in the studio for the time I worked on my projects, I wasn't paying myself for the time I spend marketing and researching and whatnot. The two take up roughly the same amount of time. So I will be raising my prices to reflect this.
I heard about something called the Artists Advent Project in which artists donate a piece of work to the public domain for everyone's enjoyment. I am thinking of what I can donate. There is a small list of things I have to do in order to participate, such as use a certain hashtag in my promotion, choose a copywriting method, and sharing it widely. Advent is a very special time for me so I'd love to participate. More about that soon.
I have also discovered (via my husband) about a fantastic website about having an art business called Art Biz Blog. It's got lots of amazing tips, as well as a podcast. I have been neglecting some of my studies lately and I need to get back to it, particularly about business. It's especially good for me because there are tips for introverts like me. I'm not one for hobnobbing, but I can carry business cards with me, and when people ask me what I do, I can give them a business card. Also, social networking is a big sales driver, which is cool. I'm pretty proficient at Facebook but my Twitter skills suck. Maybe that's something I can improve on.
Speaking of my husband, I want to plug his blog, Author/Author. He is a fantastic writer and this is his blog about the process, as well as letting readers know about his upcoming work. He is also participating in the Artists Advent Project and is giving away a story. I suggest that you check it out. You're sure to enjoy his work.
One more thing: this blog has been accepted into the Fiber Arts Blog Ring. The link is on my home page (I haven't figured out how to add it to this page). I encourage you to check it out and look at the work of other Fiber Artists!
Well, I think I've just convinced myself to set up a Twitter account!