Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Taking the plunge

Well hello!

I have taken the plunge. This is scary business. I have had my own website now for almost a year, and never really went anywhere with it. I spent the 1st month building it, and then had some other things that needed attending, so put Gypsytradingcompany.org aside.
In November of 2008, I found bonanzle. http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/gypsygirl and planted myself there. Now, The people who have come to know me, KNOW that I am not tech savvy. Ask anyone, www.bonanzle.com/booths/renagade, Susan Leak is one of the greatest people I know on bonanzle, and just a bevy of information for running your business and being successful at it. (waiting for her call now! :) ) www.bonanzle.com/booths/jamiro, Note, jamiro, did the lovely banner in my booth, which will now have to get modified! Help Jamiro! I just love this lady! nuff said! www.bonanzle.com/booths/auctionwally, Now, Wally, he is an auctioneer, and the best in my eyes, but also does consulting and appraisels and offers a host of other on-line services, including but not limited to live auctions! www.bonanzle.com/booths/attheboutique, Phaedra, one of my favorites that I have met since being on-line, is Wallys co-host during his talkshoe programs, and makes wonderful lotions and skin care products. (still waiting for my gallon jug too, and you can label with black permant marker! lol...I'll take it.) www.bonanzle.com/booths/ActionHealthyLife, Sonja, another favorite of mine offers a wonderful variety of healthcare products, and helps whenever she can, and several others including www.bonanzle.com/booths/bonanzlemark
I rerally cannot name everyone that has given me help along the way, and do not have all the words for my appreciation of them.

Since following the progression of on-line business, a whole new concept to me, I have learned terms like optimize, brand, transparency, and a host of other things, but not tech stuff. One of the things I was given advice about was the .com business. In order to get high search engine results, (I didn't know what that was either) I needed to go with a .com. Thanks Wally. :) So, here I am, the proud owner of Gypsybyways.com, and at a complete standstill! Arrgghhh...this is scary! I have to change everything. My user names will stay the same in most cases to keep my branding in place. My avatar will also stay the same. It is all the places I am listed at that I now have to go in and change. Bonanle, (which means changing my lovely banner that Jamiro made for me, and www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=31369&followVal=true&cmd=follow, and everyplaceIsell, and avcosa.ning.com/, and ......the list is a mile long.

This is a daunting task, but I have made one goal a day towards getting this completed, and incorporating it into bonanzle. Todays Goal, is getting Ms. Susan Leak on the horn to settle me down!
She has a godaddy site, and so I am really looking forward to talking with her about the ins and outs of this!

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